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Old 21 Jul 2004, 11:06 pm
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I was thinking of changing the wattage(higher) for my fog lights. Checked the searches and it seems there was a problem of smoking the lenses. Has anything change or any new info on them ?
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Nope, the fog lights themselves were not made to withstand the higher temperatures produced by higher wattage.

The SilverStar's are about the best you can do. They are 55 watts.
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do they help any, or is the difference minimal
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A few people have also "smoked" the wiring harness and connectors by going to higher wattage bulbs!
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do they help any, or is the difference minimal
Gonzo,

I stayed with the same wattage but changed the low beam headlight and the fog lights to the "white" lights. I like the way the road lights up at night and doesn't seem to be the sharp contrast now where the light stops...it sort of fades out rather than the abrupt light into dark. [8D]
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do they help any, or is the difference minimal
The difference with the SilverStar's is noticeable. The light is whiter and therefore appears brighter. It is an easy change and probably the best you can do unless you are willing to replace your fog lights AND the wiring/relays and start over again.
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The fog light wattage is 55 watts original?
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I "think" that the original fog light wattage is 51. Most folks that are having melting and wire burning problems are running 60-80 watts.
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Michael,
I went to check out the bulbs,any idea of what the #'s are silverstar900t or something like that. Don't want to fry my harness.
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The fog lights are 9006ST (the ST is SilverStar), the low beams are 9006XSST (the difference is the connector being straight rather than 90 degrees).
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