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I have a 2010 Outback with 97k on it and I have had to replace both lowbean headlights about 6 times. Has anyone noted this same problem?
 

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Most likely daylight running lights. They are on all the time!
DRLs are the high beams in the 2010 (I believe this was introduced a few model years prior).


I have a 2010 Outback with 97k on it and I have had to replace both lowbean headlights about 6 times. Has anyone noted this same problem?
I have replaced both sets of low beams about 4 times and I have ~70k on mine (a lot of those miles are daylight though too). I think the fact that I replace them with Sylvannia Silverstar's (slightly higher output and therefore shorter lifespan) contributes to the problem. But it doesn't seem too out of whack, especially if a few more of your miles were at night.

For some venting on the topic, see: http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums...1-2010-outback-low-beam-lamp-replacement.html
 

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I have a 2010 Outback with 97k on it and I have had to replace both lowbean headlights about 6 times. Has anyone noted this same problem?
Do you use the automatic headlight setting? If so, stop. The constant on/off cycles that the ridiculously dumb system puts the bulbs through isn't good for bulb life.
 

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Good suggestion fatabot. As a follow-up data point, I do not use the auto headlights feature myself (more for safety since they do not always turn on in the rain/fog/snow and I like to be in the habit of thinking about it) and my car still eats low beam bulbs.
 
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