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I was standing a few feet away from my car a few mornings ago and noticed something weird about my foglight...
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I know that bears seem to love our cars, but now it's a giant bee?!?

I had to order a new housing from my dealership. The shop manager said he would waive the cost if he could keep the housing with the bee covered in melted plastic... What should I do?
 

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I took about 20 wasp stings last weekend. Messed me up bad

But I digress...I don’t get what happened there?
 

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These housings will not take heat at all. Did you change out bulbs to something brighter that produces more heat? I replaced mine with Luxeon LED from Diode Dynamics...they are awesome!
 

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Ya looks like melting from a change in bulb. Diodes are great. Morimotos as well.

Not a fan of the stockers
 

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These housings will not take heat at all. Did you change out bulbs to something brighter that produces more heat? I replaced mine with Luxeon LED from Diode Dynamics...they are awesome!
No, those are the stock bulbs.
I took about 20 wasp stings last weekend. Messed me up bad

But I digress...I don’t get what happened there?
OUCH.

Me either. That bee is covered in melted housing.
 

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Well heat caused the melting and the only source of heat there is the bulb.

I’ve meted those cheap plastic lenses before by switching out bulbs

If you didn’t switch bulbs it’s odd
 

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@hoshie - Yea, I didn't do anything. I've been thinking of changing them out because I don't like that yellow color at all. I want something that will more closely resemble my headlights. This might be the chance to do it, or maybe get the bulbs from the WRX. Those are so much nicer looking.
 

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Ya I’m pretty with the morimotos on the XT. I have diodes on my car.

Stock color and output is pretty lame.

Good luck my man
 

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Thanks. Got a part Number for me to check out?
 

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Not sure sure about the heat issue. I'm running upgraded HID fogs and they throw off a bunch of heat when the car is sitting still. Tested a full 15 stationary and they weren't melting anything (much cooler when driving).
 

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Well, they ended replacing the assembly and now mine decorates a cabinet at the shop managers office.
 

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@Lockheed Yea, one of th many things that were broken and/or removed by the new owners of the site. A real shame.
 
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