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Old 03 Jun 2003, 09:56 am
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I attempted to replace the stock 9005/9006 headlight bulbs with PIAA Super Extreme White bulbs but I can get them in the socket. The stock bulbs have a connector on the back, but the PIAA's (and all other replacement bulbs that I've found) have the connector turned at 90 degrees. The connector then conflicts with the surrounding metal housings and I can't get the wiring harness on. How does one go about replacing the stock bulbs?
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Old 03 Jun 2003, 12:33 pm
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Gary - I had this problem when putting in my blue high beam bulbs.
Each bulb has 3 tabs, one smaller than the others.
The driver side bulb can only be inserted at 4 oclock and locked in at 6 oclock, but the metal housing is in the way.
I ended up taking a hot knife to one tab on the drivers side bulb, making it smaller.
That way I could insert the bulb with the 90 degree end at 10 o'clock and locking in at 12 o'clock.
BTW, First I lined it up by eye to see which one needed to be cut.
Hope this helps....Oh and im jealous!! Those are supposed to be sick bulbs!
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Old 03 Jun 2003, 02:02 pm
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http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...chTerms=9005xs

And this may also be helpful http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/zj/piaa/headlight.htm
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Old 03 Jun 2003, 11:29 pm
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Thanks guys. I found out from ptdoityourself.com that the bulbs are XS (straight connector), Doah![xx(]

I ordered Street Glow Xenon's today, so that should solve the problem.
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Old 04 Jun 2003, 11:33 pm
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Some more bulb advice --- make sure that you don;t OVERWATT too much ... the OEM bulbs are rated at 55W... many of the superwhites and blues are rated much higher, especially the high beams (100w) ... these can easily burn out your wiring harness, a $300 repair. You can find 55W and 65W superwhites and xenons from Midnight Moose (that's not a plug, just a suggestion).

I have superwhite 55w for my lowbeams, and the xenon blues for my high and foglights ... the highs are also 55w, but the fogs are 65w.
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