Halogen headlight Conversion

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Re: Halogen headlight Conversion

Post by G Dub » 14 Jan 2018, 14:45

Is there any original equipment looking LED substitute available?

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Re: Halogen headlight Conversion

Post by Cavallino » 14 Jan 2018, 15:21

xr7g428 wrote:
12 Jan 2018, 22:28
So long as you have a relay to power the lights the improvement is incredible. I would look at doing the electric headlight doors as well if you can afford it. The combo kit is fantastic.
Bill. Like your thinking and quite sure you are correct about a relay being needed for this conversion but did you use Rocketman's "HRKP-A - Headlight Relay Kit with electric motor control for 67-68 (dual motor) models" (or whatever is correct for the year of the cat you converted) for doing both halogen headlights and electric doors or something more home grown?

Now that i look what Bob is offering thinking going with this kit would be the way to go. No plans to convert the doors to electric right now as the vacuum system is still working fine but small price to pay for the dual relay and have the option to go electric with the doors later.

No one will see the headlights unless on but still want to maintain somewhat of an original look.

Not really hearing too much of a downside on doing this. But too bad that Scott Drake is currently only making halogen headlights with FoMoCo markings in 7" for Mustangs http://drakeautomotivegroup.com/Store/P ... px?wid=141 as would make this a no brainier.
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Re: Halogen headlight Conversion

Post by leonbray » 14 Jan 2018, 17:39

I have Bob's relay set up in my 68. They work fine unless you run 4 x 165W globes in high beams as they exceed the internal safety circuit Bob has built into the units and the headlight doors will close. I dropped globes to 2 x 95W and 2 x 120W and they work OK.
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Re: Halogen headlight Conversion

Post by ssava » 14 Jan 2018, 18:11

How crazy. I had no idea.
My son and I installed Halogen headlights a few weeks ago (not knowing they were NOT the original type of lights.
They were $10 each at O'Reilleys.

No problems until this evening when I was driving down my street with the highbeams on.
After about a minute of the highbeams on... the lights went out.

I turned the highbeams off (foot switch) and about 5 seconds later... the headlights came back on.

What do I need to fix?
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Re: Halogen headlight Conversion

Post by cyclonelou » 14 Jan 2018, 19:35

Replace the headlight switch.

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Re: Halogen headlight Conversion

Post by zman » 15 Jan 2018, 06:34

Also, or, get the relay kit.
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Re: Halogen headlight Conversion

Post by ssava » 15 Jan 2018, 06:36

Thanks both. As I have no idea where either are... can anyone provide links or images?
Still learning all this.
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Re: Halogen headlight Conversion

Post by BossElim69 » 15 Jan 2018, 06:43

Scott Zeller wrote a nice article on installing the Rocketman relay kit. Visit the CATS web site here: http://www.catsccc.com/how-to
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Re: Halogen headlight Conversion

Post by zman » 15 Jan 2018, 09:53

BossElim69 wrote:
15 Jan 2018, 06:43
Scott Zeller wrote a nice article on installing the Rocketman relay kit. Visit the CATS web site here: http://www.catsccc.com/how-to
Good write-up, got it saved for future reference.

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Re: Halogen headlight Conversion

Post by scottfzeller » 15 Jan 2018, 10:24

zman wrote:
15 Jan 2018, 09:53
BossElim69 wrote:
15 Jan 2018, 06:43
Scott Zeller wrote a nice article on installing the Rocketman relay kit. Visit the CATS web site here: http://www.catsccc.com/how-to
Good write-up, got it saved for future reference.

Thanks
Thanks....the relay is working real well for my 69 and I was very happy with the ease of install and quality of the relay/headlights. Go for it!
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