Hi, after about a couple weeks, my headlight came back on! This is with the original bulb. The only thing I could think of was that a crack might have let in moisture and it finally dried by itself. Or, there was some kind of short and all the vibration of driving and potholes fixed the problem. But honestly, I don't know.
I will say, while I do have the xenon headlights that swivel with the direction of the car, I think things like this are a rediculous waste. I could have spent well into the thousands just to fix a headlight. No reason to complicate things to the point that there is little added value. Case in point are washers and dryers. I have a very nice set, albeit older and without the touch screen panels. They get the job done as well or better than the new glass top, front loading wizards with touchscreen everything. And, I can easily fix these if and when they break. On the other hand, go on the Craigslist and you will see so many newer washers and dryers for sale because they don't work as well and nobody, including the service people, know how to fix them. Even people that buy new ones hate them-read the reviews. Anyway, my point is, I'd rather just have simple headlights that work.