Hey man. I would like to hear JPark's opinion on this one. I have them and I heven't turned them on and felt the wiring or bulb temps. I basically plugged them in and put it back together. They work for me. Sorry no help on your original question. I am also interested in other opinions.
What's up? Jpark hasn't gotten back to me yet. When I get a response, I will let you know.
I used them for about a half hour today and when I got to where I was going they didn't seem as hot. I talked to my boy today who's helped me since 93 to hookup the cars he said there shouldn't be an issue because the Putco bulbs are 37 watts and he said factory one are usually about 30-35 watts. Does anyone know how many watts the factory foglight bulbs are? Thanks!
I had the Putco bulbs for two days. Just by coincidence, I had the fogs and parking lights on at dusk one night when I went to pick up a pizza. When I saw the reflection of my fogs in the window, I shut them off immediately. The driver-side fog lamp was dim and orange. If I hadn't shut it off, it might have shattered and/or melted the housing. It appears that the one bulb (top) let in air at the base.
This is the first time I've ever had trouble with aftermarket halogen bulbs, since I always clean them with pure isopropyl alcohol (no residue) before installing them, and I never let the bulbs touch anything on the way in, not even the edge of the housing. I even installed them by removing the fog lamp housings, which are secured by three pinch-pins on the back of the housings, accessible under the front bumper. The other bulb was fine, but I took out both of them and reinstalled the factory bulbs.
Electrically, they work fine. They won't melt the housings or wiring, since that wiring should work with bulbs up to about 45W. But physically, while the electrical connector is the same, the pins are spaced slightly differently, and they're shaped differently as well.
Too bad, because they matched the color of my Silverstars.