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Headlight bulb mod

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by swede78, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Jan 15, 2016 at 8:46 PM
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    swede78

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    Has anybody done the low beam mod by removing the h11bulb and installing a 9005 or the h9 bulb in it's place.
     
  2. Jan 24, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    What's the result of doing this?
     
  3. Jan 25, 2016 at 12:43 AM
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    65 Watt H9 bulb instead of 55 Watt H11.Last time I bought H 9's,Amazon had the best price on Philips "Standard" bulb. A Dremel makes the mod really simple.Do a search for H 11 to H 9.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2016 at 2:12 PM
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    Aren't our headlights H10 bulbs?
     
  5. Feb 21, 2016 at 5:10 PM
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    Aren't our headlights H10 bulbs?
    no
     
  6. Feb 21, 2016 at 5:14 PM
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    I have done it. Got the H9, 10 seconds with a dremel and you're done.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2016 at 3:40 AM
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    captTyler,how do you like them? any glare/flashed by other drivers
     
  8. Feb 22, 2016 at 6:13 AM
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    Not at all. But it is a quite noticeable upgrade.
    You'll be happy with it.
    I got the Philips Xtreme Vision.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2016 at 6:30 AM
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    Capt, are those H9s? I can't find the Extreme Visions in H9.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2016 at 6:55 AM
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    Looks like an easy enough mod if the light output is greater.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2016 at 7:51 AM
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  13. Feb 22, 2016 at 12:29 PM
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    Just ordered an inexpensive rotary tool so I can give this a try.

    Any advice on which H9 bulbs work best?
     
  14. Feb 22, 2016 at 1:11 PM
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    Sorry, got mixed up on my own mod!
    I kept the H11 bulb in my low beam, I talked to a guy named Daniel Stern (google him) and he helped me out. He said the upgrade should only be done if you have projector headlamps. With regular reflective lamps like in my '12 Tundra, he recommended against it just because of blinding everyone. The bulbs I recommended before is what he suggested for a H11.
    I did upgrade my high beams however.
    They are a 9005 and I upgraded to a 9011. Huge upgrade. Same thing, just use a dremel to make a tiny adjustment and they slide right in. Same wattage, different output. Hope this helps.
     
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