H4 Conversion and LED Elements - The Journey Begins!

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by knucklebusted, May 5, 2018.

  1. RoseBud68

    RoseBud68 Well-Known Member

    Just to be clear here, There was No Mods what so ever with this install. everyone will have their preference in bulb choice.
     
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  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Thanks, looks great!
     
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  3. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

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  4. BirdDog

    BirdDog Well-Known Member

    Just want to clarify...all four "lenses" are the same.?
    The hi/low beam is in the light?
    Will all four be on for hi and low beam?
     
  5. knucklebusted

    knucklebusted Well-Known Member

    Yes, I used the same lenses and bulbs in all four positions but I only hooked up the high beam on the inside positions. So, on low, you get the outside, on high you get all four.
     
  6. RoseBud68

    RoseBud68 Well-Known Member

    That is correct. The wire harness i ordered took out the guess work too. It really is a great improvement.
     
  7. BirdDog

    BirdDog Well-Known Member

    That is what it was sounding like.
    I would have thought you would need two different lenses for the different light patterns of the Hi vs. Low.?
    Looking forward to doing this.
     
  8. BirdDog

    BirdDog Well-Known Member

    Will they only accept H4 bulbs that have both Hi/low or will they accept bulbs that are just low or just for high...curious.
     
  9. RoseBud68

    RoseBud68 Well-Known Member

    Mine came with H4 bulds, and pretty sure that is all they will accept.
     
  10. BirdDog

    BirdDog Well-Known Member

    That's what I figured.
     
  11. CraigFaller

    CraigFaller Well-Known Member

    Curious if anyone who installed these headlight housings has run into them being loose inside the retaining rings. I probably have 1/4” gap so the headlight rattles and moves around inside the ring. Looks like the mount for these new headlight housings is thinner than the original headlights. Ordered exactly the same ones as OP, so perhaps manufacturing has changed?

    Anyone have experience shimming a headlight inside the retaining ring?
     
  12. rjm

    rjm Well-Known Member

    You may try self fusing silicone tape, the red is high temp stuff. We use it to wrap around landing lights on airplanes for cushioning the bulb in the retaining ring. They run at around 300 W, and it holds up to the temps.
     
  13. RoseBud68

    RoseBud68 Well-Known Member

    I have the same one and don't have the issues you do. You could do something with the retainer clip the hold the bulb in.
     
  14. CraigFaller

    CraigFaller Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys, I’m going to try some of the silicon tape, seems like a handy thing to have around anyway. I’ll snap a pic or two when I get to working on it to show you what it looks like.

    The aux beam headlights are plug and play though, pleased with how they look so far.
     
  15. CraigFaller

    CraigFaller Well-Known Member

    Here’s a picture... less than a 1/4” difference but enough for a loose fit in the retaining ring when installed. Regular bulb/housing on the left, new housing on the right.

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  16. RoseBud68

    RoseBud68 Well-Known Member

    I had no issue with the retainer ring securing the light in place.
     
  17. CraigFaller

    CraigFaller Well-Known Member

    I played around with the metal tabs on the back side of the headlight housing (you can see one in the pic above). I bent those outwards a bit, it fits a bit tighter in the ring but the lens still slides in and out a bit when I put pressure on it. Should be able to shim the gap for a nice fit.
     
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