I installed Halogen headlights in my car. Gives a lot better lights. If you go this route use a relay to save on your original wiring harness, as you take current straight from the battery it will minimize current going through the light switch.
Or you could convert to replaceable bulb type.
But whatever you do, install a relay just to be safe.
I bought two cheap relays (one for each low/high beam) and used them when converting. Now the current is going straight from the battery to the headlights. But the control is through the light-switch on the dash and the foot, so when you drive the car you won't see or feel a difference. Except that the lights-switch is cold.
I guess you can also buy a Quad H-4 Headlight Conversion Harness and use it. But its cheaper to build the system yourself.
I have a relay wire harness that is a simple plug and play design. The side effect is brighter dash lights, as the headlights are not stealing power from the headlight switch.
This way you can safely install any style or design of headlight you want. I use halogen headlights
The headlight relay wire harness is 75.00
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Hows that light relay work?
The stock routing of the headlight wiring is; battery to fuse panel to headlight switch to dimmer switch to headlights. All the power has to pass through 5 connectors.
Amps and voltage get lost in the process, causing a dimmer headlight.
The relay is wired directly to the battery, so power goes from the battery to the headlights.
The low beam and high beam have a separate relay. The stock headlight switch acts as the trigger to control the relays. No power is lost and the redirecting of the power from the stock wire harness allows the dash lights to be a little bit brighter.
Thanks for the detailed explanation. I understand how it works now.
Wow! Very impressive looking. Kinda retro/hi tech look. Love it!
Eric,love what you did. Where did you purchase those leds? I am very impressed. Thanks, Jon