I am trying to upgrade headlites to brighter and clearer style. Any suggestions? Also, i want the dash lights to be brighter. Are there any manufacturers that make a conversion bulb that is LED? Any suggestions would be of great he

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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.

Wagner Halogen Sealed Beams H5001 & Wagner Halogen Sealed Beams H5006

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

email me if your interested.  russ85747@hotmail.com

I bought Russ's (Painless LOL) wiring harness. He does a good job putting them together. I'm like Anders and like to do this stuff myself but I was in the middle of ten things under the hood and this was plug and play. The system is basically hidden and only the trained eye will notice the relays beside the battery next to the fender.

What's funny is I haven't taken it for a lot of night rides since it was installed but the other night I was looking at dash and thought to myself "I don't remember my dash lights being this bright". Now I know why.

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.  

I bought these from opgi and they made a huge difference, for my dash lights I had my custom audio shop put in led strips in my cluster to make it brighter, I’ll try o upload a photo of the dash
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Here is my dash cluster after led strips
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Wow! Very impressive looking. Kinda retro/hi tech look. Love it!

Thanks Jason

Eric,love what you did. Where did you purchase those leds? I am very impressed. Thanks, Jon

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