For a couple months, I had been running 6000K HID bulbs in my fog lights without any issues. Last week, I noticed my driver side (left side) fog light housing had quite a bit of condensation built up. When I took a closer look, I noticed part of the reflector where the bulb seats had melted. Since that part melted, there was nothing to keep the bulb secured causing the bulb to point upwards. The placement I had was "2" was on top and "1" was on the bottom. My passenger side was perfectly fine.
Fast forward to this weekend. I ordered a new fog light housing for the left side. Also, since I had melted reflector material all over my HID bulb, I replaced both HID fog light bulbs with brand new HID fog light bulbs. This time, I had "1" on top and "2" on the bottom. After aiming my bulbs and going for a drive to make sure I wasn't blinding oncoming traffic, I noticed both of my housings were starting to melt where the bulbs seat.
Do I have the placement wrong? Does the placement matter?