LifeBlind wrote:Still just regular Halogen. I have read about the Kizashi burning through bulbs quickly. Sure enough, here I am on week 4 of ownership... blown bulb :/
I’m going to save up a little and upgrade to LED soon. I hope.
Bummer - it took me more than two years for a bulb to go. Will you replace the bulb before getting an upgrade or just stay with one headlight? There are videos on YouTube as well as threads here that can help with the replacement process if you want to try it yourself.
Unrelated to bulbs, I’d also check the air filters, particularly cabin air filter, to see if they’re (relatively) clean. Since it’s summer, I’d imaging you might be using your air conditioning more, and you don’t want a musty smell in the cabin from an old and dirty cabin air filter. Getting to it is rather simple, thankfully.
All you have to do is open the glove box and it’s right behind a white plastic cover in the way back. If your car still has the service manual case in the glove box (unlike in my car) you’ll have to remove that first, but that’s no big challenge. There are videos on how to do this, and while they often include removing the glove box altogether, it’s not necessary if you don’t have huge hands or don’t mind sitting at weird angles.
I managed to find both cabin and engine air filters on Amazon with relative ease, although it may be more difficult now if people have been buying them. Even if you’re not a DIY person, there’s no way replacing either type of air filter is worth what dealers and mechanics charge, considering how inexpensive the filters are and how easy it usually is to reach them. For the engine air filter you just have to pop a couple of metal clips and pull the cover off from an angle and you’re there. Easy as cake.
Here’s a video on how to reach the cabin air filter:https://youtu.be/aRhTLm5dtio
This YouTuber has a lot of other Kizashi maintenance videos that will probably come in handy for you sooner or later.