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Old 23 Aug 2011, 12:05 pm
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Hey gang,

Trying to get my headlights straightened out. Someone has played around with the bulbs and night vision really sucks...

Is the High Beams the inner bulbs while the Low Beams the outer bulbs?

Are only one pair on at a time?

Anyone ever wired the Low Beams to stay on with the High Beams?

Anyone running the 100/80 watt bulbs?

I was thinking about buying the GP Thunder bulbs from Ipremiertek.

Also want yellow bulbs for Factory Fog lights. Is 55 watt enough?

Let me know what you guys think? Bobster
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Old 23 Aug 2011, 06:34 pm
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Hey gang,

Trying to get my headlights straightened out. Someone has played around with the bulbs and night vision really sucks...

Is the High Beams the inner bulbs while the Low Beams the outer bulbs?
yes, the high beams are the one's closest to the grill
Are only one pair on at a time?
just like any car you can have both on at the same time. usually just the low beams are on when you rotate the knob at the end of the stalk
Anyone ever wired the Low Beams to stay on with the High Beams?
I havent done it, i don't know why anyone would, but im sure it's possible.
Anyone running the 100/80 watt bulbs?
don't know about that but these are the one i use for both hi and lo beams

i get them from this seller http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/xenonized-shop/?_trksid=p4340.l2559
I was thinking about buying the GP Thunder bulbs from Ipremiertek.
tho's look pretty good but they might generate to much heat. the one's i use are 5000k
Also want yellow bulbs for Factory Fog lights. Is 55 watt enough?
sorry can't answer that one.
Let me know what you guys think? Bobster
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Old 23 Aug 2011, 07:39 pm
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  1. Is the High Beams the inner bulbs while the Low Beams the outer bulbs?
  2. Are only one pair on at a time?
  3. Anyone ever wired the Low Beams to stay on with the High Beams?
  4. Anyone running the 100/80 watt bulbs?
  5. I was thinking about buying the GP Thunder bulbs from Ipremiertek.
  6. Also want yellow bulbs for Factory Fog lights. Is 55 watt enough?
Hey Bobster, I numbered your questions to make it easier to follow along....
  1. Already answered above
  2. Yes
  3. I wouldn't suggest this unless you take them through a relay, your MFS will burn out pretty quickly.
  4. Not sure - I believe mine are 60watt but will have to look - again, if you add wattage above the existing bulbs, you're increasing your load, and doing that will decrease the life of your MFS...voice of experience here, mine are now run off relays. I have simple diagram I can post if you're interested.
  5. Don't know anything about them, personally I prefer the Xenon bulbs
  6. I would say so, especially if you're using them for fog and snow rather than as simple driving lights. The yellow bulbs will really help you a lot in fog and snow. Also, if you do run those, you will want to raise the vertical level of your fog lights slightly for better performance in foul weather.
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Old 23 Aug 2011, 08:59 pm
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Thanks guys for the feedback. Yes Mr Nut, I would love to have that diagram for the relay. Anyone else is welcome to put in their 2 cents worth.

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Thanks guys for the feedback. Yes Mr Nut, I would love to have that diagram for the relay. Anyone else is welcome to put in their 2 cents worth.

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Old 23 Aug 2011, 09:13 pm
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Ouch, kind of kicked me in the nut...lmao....

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Old 24 Aug 2011, 12:10 pm
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Very kool diagram. Thanks for the help. Gonna try to get on it next week. Thanks again and sorry bout yer nut.
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Old 24 Aug 2011, 12:39 pm
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Stay close to the factory wattage - I have seen pics of people who fried the wiring with higher wattage bulbs!
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Old 24 Aug 2011, 10:49 pm
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Stay close to the factory wattage - I have seen pics of people who fried the wiring with higher wattage bulbs!
I increased the wattage of mine, and as you can see from my drawing I specified heavier wire than what is in the PT. Ended up running 10 awg from pin 30 on the relay to the battery, then 10awg from pin 87 to the splice for the headlights. I ran the driving lights off 87a but am moving those now to a new relay as I'm installing LED driving lights, soon as I figure out where to put them, and they will be on a switch with the driving lights. This way I can run both high beams and my fog/driving lights. Probably going to switch to very light amber bulbs for the fogs, since I've got these big honkin LED driving lights to install.

As to the wiring - if you run your own, use 10awg for battery connections, that's a 100 amp line. You can run 12awg to your headlights and the on/off switch, that will take up to 90 amps. Mind you, the relay is only rated at 30 amps which is why I'm moving my fogs off of it to their own.

To date, I've added a relay for my horns, a relay for my lights, a relay for my LED's, and now adding another one for my driving lights. Oh what fun!

I have another diagram for my new lights but can't seem to find it. When I do I'll post it here, it's a much simpler diagram and easier install.

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Old 11 Dec 2012, 10:46 am
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Sorry for posting on old thread I'm going to try to mod my headlights so that when on bright all 4 bulbs will burn but when on dim on the dim bulbs and fogs will burn, here is a quick diagram i made using a tutorial i read on a different website. my question is has anyone else done this? if so anything special ill need other than the basics Fuse, Wire, Relay


done the work last night works great
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