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Upgrade headlamps

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Hi

just a quick question wish to upgrade headlamp wiring in a ef and was wondering could you just use 6 pin plugs for the headlamps like the original ones do for the upgraded wiring and leave the wiring in the headlamps as is? Would that be ok?

would using original style plugs for outside of headlamp and leaving the small bit of wire in headlamp be ok?

or are you better off using h4 h3 h1 whatever the globe takes and go straight to globe and using all the thin wires (even wires inside headlamp) for activation?

lots of upgrade harness (traxide, pihara more) have the globe connectors 

thanks

 

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I can't remember if they had relays already but if they don't, that's usually the first upgrade anybody does. The headlights are small so there's only so much you can do.

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Would the little bit of thinner wire in headlamp themselfs be a big problem if you used original style plugs for lamps when using thicker wire or you better off going straight to globes 

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You don't really want to run brighter globes in an ef headlight without upgrading the wiring as well inside the headlights otherwise the wiring in the headlights tends to melt

 

 

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16 minutes ago, gerg said:

I can't remember if they had relays already but if they don't, that's usually the first upgrade anybody does. 

 

Yep, relays ... Otherwise you risk melted wiring, engine bay fire, etc  if you get brighter lamps, they will draw more current. If they already have the relays, then polish the lenses, and/or fit some spotlights or an LED lightbar.

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if the headlights are shit it's more likely because the plastic is dull.. Marks XH lights work great.. on standard globes and wiring etc. 

is the headlight glass(plastic) faded and dull? fix that.. 

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So you’s would use thick wire straight to globes and use even wiring inside headlamp for activation and drill a hole through the cover and run new wire through that and use a grommet to keep it sealed?

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52 minutes ago, Thom said:

You don't really want to run brighter globes in an ef headlight without upgrading the wiring as well inside the headlights otherwise the wiring in the headlights tends to melt

 

 

Would you use a whole new connector when upgrading wires or just join onto the wires on the socket they normally have?

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If your only making a harness to bypass the factory wiring so it is only used for activation and keep same wattage globes will the wiring inside the lamps be ok

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if the headlights are shit it's more likely because the plastic is dull.. Marks XH lights work great.. on standard globes and wiring etc. 
is the headlight glass(plastic) faded and dull? fix that.. 
 
Yep, relays ... Otherwise you risk melted wiring, engine bay fire, etc  if you get brighter lamps, they will draw more current. If they already have the relays, then polish the lenses, and/or fit some spotlights or an LED lightbar.
Rather than modify the stock lights listen to Dean and bear
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Is the wiring in lamps thenselfs ok if you don’t increase watts in the globes
If you are keeping stock globes don't modify it

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yes mate. Leave it all stock as Thom said. Just polish the lens plastic, or add other lights. You'll regret putting higher wattage globes in, eventually.

 

 

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Leave the wiring stock, clean the lenses with a good headlight restoration kit (Repco do a good one in Repco brand, has everything you need).

Fit headlight protectors after to stop the lenses fading again if you desire.

If you're still not happy after that go to Narva or Phillips Plus/ExtraVision globes, they retain standard wattage but use a different mixture of the halogen gas to increase light output.

Not extra strain on wiring/alternator etc, and no extra heat as they are still stock wattage.

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Leave the wiring stock, clean the lenses with a good headlight restoration kit (Repco do a good one in Repco brand, has everything you need).

Fit headlight protectors after to stop the lenses fading again if you desire.

If you're still not happy after that go to Narva or Phillips Plus/ExtraVision globes, they retain standard wattage but use a different mixture of the halogen gas to increase light output.

Not extra strain on wiring/alternator etc, and no extra heat as they are still stock wattage.

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Some more good advice
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