Dodge Neon. Saw 100/80 stamped on the side of the halogen bulb base. 9007 Bulbs. At first I thought they were the HELLA bulb which is made in India now. They weren't. The box said Made In China.
The "issue" is this bulb had aluminum pins. The OEM headlight socket has unplated brass terminals.
Being I have a crippled hand I don't feel like screwing around with the HELLA 100/80's in my '95 Spirit UNLESS I HAVE TO.
Anyone know FOR SURE what material HELLA uses for their pins on the 100/80 9004 lamps? Is it copper, plated copper, or aluminum?
If the material is indeed aluminum I need to take the car and some zinc oxide paste to a local mechanic who can follow instructions and apply zinc oxide paste to the fast-on aluminum to brass termial fit.
Aluminum to copper or aluminum to brass connections have caused more car and home fires than I would ever be able to count. Aluminum is illegal in some code areas. Aluminum MUST be tin coated for an interface connection and even then a material like colloidal copper or zinc paste must be applied. If Hella did NOT plate aluminum pins with tin, then this proceedure needs to be done before my next night driving excursion *nearest town 72 miles*. I need to postpone tomorrow's trip for meds, until Celso gets back on Wednesday.
Thanks for the help.