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Old December 12th, 2005, 01:42 PM
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Are many of yall running these replacement headlights? I am cosidering them in the stock wattage for my ROver. Have you ran into any legal implications? THe vision plus seem nice but I couldnt tell much difference when I was able to drive a truck that had em. I will search the forum later.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 02:08 PM
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I have the Hella H4's, with 100 Watt bulbs, they made a slight improvement. I re-aimed the lights after I was done installing them so they do not blind anyone. I have had no problems from other drivers or police. Just be sure to readjust the lights. I did burn up one headlight switch, but I don't think that the new lights had anything to do with that.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 04:22 PM
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The E-Codes are different than the 'Vision Plus', here is a good link explaining the difference
http://www.rallylights.com/useful_info/Vision_Plus.htm

Had the E-code H4's on my bronco, LOVED them. Eventually they are going on the Rover, but other things keep breaking and sucking up the cash.

Adjustment is important, you'll see the cutoff pretty obviously. Also, consider using a relay kit to save stress on your headlight switch and increase power to the bulbs.

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Old December 12th, 2005, 05:21 PM
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The headlight switch is the least of the problems this upgrade will destroy.I went thru 2 headlight switches 3 ignition switches before I figured out it was the headlight upgrade causing the problem. I installed 90/130 bulbs without a relay. after the relay was installed No more problems.I initially thought it was lord Lucas showing his powers.
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Old December 12th, 2005, 05:57 PM
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i was going to keep the stock wattage bulbs
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Old December 12th, 2005, 06:29 PM
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Was it the H4 conversion that destroyed all the switches?
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Old December 12th, 2005, 07:03 PM
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i think just higher wattage bulbs. Defenders are H4 bulbs.
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Exclamation H4 Conversion issues

When I went to H4's, did the Painless wiring kit, (a must do) and initially went to 100/80 Watt Bulbs, and ran into some problems.

1. The 100/80 watt bulbs failed about every 5K miles, I think because of vibration......

2. When the failed, in the 110, the light is designed in that the light has to be removed from the front to replace the bulb (clearance issues) so it was a pain to replace.

3. The 100/80w heat melted the plastic connector on the harness to the bulb....

So I went back to stock wattage (60/55 Watt?) , and have not a problem since.....

I also did the thick clear plastic covers stick on covers to protect the glass lenses
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The H4 Hella light output compared to Wagner sealed beams is huge!!
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I am thinking about doing a Xenon/HID conversion... a friend did it on his BMW, and it was pretty easy. I think it cost about $350.00 on Ebay.

Anyone done it or seen it done?
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I am thinking about doing a Xenon/HID conversion... a friend did it on his BMW, and it was pretty easy. I think it cost about $350.00 on Ebay.

Anyone done it or seen it done?
I saw one on a disco that belongs to Rover Accessories, they sell a defender kit too. The lights were bright, there is no low beam. If I remember correctly it was a fixed wattage bulb. You can call Charles and have him give you the right info, but I do know that they sell them. I think the price is about what you mentioned.
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