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Username Post: LED or Upgraded Headlight Options        (Topic#358727)
impalex 
Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 167
impalex
Loc: Long Beach, CA, USA
Reg: 03-13-05
11-06-19 08:42 AM - Post#2779667    

Hey is anyone able to give thoughts on Headlight Upgrades?

I discovered the passenger headlight on my '70 C10 has a dead low-beam. The cool thing is the driver's side is an original T-3 lamp and that one is working perfectly.

So now that I'm in the market for headlights I'm thinking is it worth at all to look into LED packages or Xenon replaceable bulb upgrades? Does anyone know if this has any kind of troublesome draw on the factory wiring or fuses? I imagine the LEDs would not but it's possible any kind of bright white Xenon might. And I'm basically curious to know if any of you have installed these kinds of kits and what your level of satisfaction has been.

65 Impala SS w/327 and TH350 trans. "Ignorance is the parent of fear" Herman Melville-Moby Dick When it comes to cars, the above is very true!


 


69_BOWTIE 
Senior Member
Posts: 1033

Loc: WYOMING,USA
Reg: 02-27-02
11-06-19 06:31 PM - Post#2779697    
    In response to impalex

I got an head light harness from LMC to go with my headlightup grade ,It comes with a relay to make it easy. Plugs right in was only $30 plus what ever lights you get.

2001 Silverado 4X4
2005 FXDWGI
69 CHEVY Short Step
63 IMPALA 2/DR HRDTOP 327


 
impalex 
Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 167
impalex
Loc: Long Beach, CA, USA
Reg: 03-13-05
11-07-19 06:03 PM - Post#2779750    
    In response to 69_BOWTIE

Thank you. I haven't used LMC but a friend uses them quite a bit. I've decided to just stick with a stock type bulb for now, except maybe go with the halogen whiter lights than the original style yellow-ish lights. If I find it isn't enough light for my taste I can always find something else later.

65 Impala SS w/327 and TH350 trans. "Ignorance is the parent of fear" Herman Melville-Moby Dick When it comes to cars, the above is very true!


 
bobb 
Super Senior Member
Posts: 5484

Loc: paradise
Reg: 09-05-03
11-09-19 09:24 AM - Post#2779840    
    In response to impalex

halogen lights need a bigger wire to power them. the harness mentioned may be that answer.

70 L camino, grampa engine, g-force 5 spd, road rage suspension. Pray first before all else fails.


 
69_BOWTIE 
Senior Member
Posts: 1033

Loc: WYOMING,USA
Reg: 02-27-02
11-09-19 08:13 PM - Post#2779873    
    In response to bobb

Yes I used the harness and only running Halogen lights ,made a big difference lights now have a constant 12 volt.

2001 Silverado 4X4
2005 FXDWGI
69 CHEVY Short Step
63 IMPALA 2/DR HRDTOP 327


 
impalex 
Silver Supporting Member
Posts: 167
impalex
Loc: Long Beach, CA, USA
Reg: 03-13-05
11-16-19 10:14 AM - Post#2780294    
    In response to 69_BOWTIE

Thank you to both of you gentlemen. The lights are all squared away.

65 Impala SS w/327 and TH350 trans. "Ignorance is the parent of fear" Herman Melville-Moby Dick When it comes to cars, the above is very true!


 


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