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Bare with me as there has been much discussion on this topic. I did a quick search for info using Google on the 9008(H13) bulbs for the 2004 Sentra. I ended up at this website: http://www.danielsternlighting.com

I began reading his site and found it pretty informative. I contacted him with the following email:

Dear Dan,

I'm about to purchase a 2004 Nissan Sentra and the head lamp bulbs
used on them are of the 9008(H13) form. This is different than the
readily available 9007 type bulb. I've been looking for replacement
bulbs and how much they cost and came across your website. I am
confused if you even offer this type of bulb but in the event you do,
how much do they cost?

It appears that Sylvania and PIAA have not yet created a 9008 bulb for
the application. The last thing i want to do is have to go to the
dealership if something was to happen to the bulbs. I would expect
aftermarket 9008 bulbs to be produced in the near future, but in the
meantime was curious if you offered such an item.

Thanks
Eddie
Here is what he replied with:


Howdy, EG.

"9008" was a development "working name" for this bulb. It is not
actually used. The bulb is called H13.

> I've been looking for replacement bulbs and how much they cost

A Nissan dealer will overcharge you ($60!) for an Osram-Sylvania 64178
(that's an H13).

A Ford ("2004 F150" or "2004 Freestar") or Dodge ("2004 Durango") dealer
will charge you about $19 for the same Osram-Sylvania 64178.

Or I have them in stock for $17.80 (Buy two for spares and keep 'em
around)

> It appears that Sylvania and PIAA have not yet created a 9008 bulb

See above re: Sylvania. PIAA is garbage.

DS
Just figured I'd throw this info into the mix. I've seen a lot of talk about the replacement bulbs and who makes them and when they'll be avaiable. personably i'd stick with Sylvania. i bought some 9007's for my 2002 from PIAA and they blew quickly and the light wasn't nearly as good as the Silverstars. (your milage may vary)

Use this info for what its worth. I was just trying to see what this guy knew and what he could let me know.

edit: here is a link to a PDF spec sheet on the 9008 bulbs - HERE
 
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