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Simple Headlight Replacement/Upgrade

 
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Old 01-28-2019, 11:04 AM
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Simple Headlight Replacement/Upgrade

A couple weeks ago I noticed that I had a headlight out, it was just out and not a wiring issue. I while back I bought a new pair of sealed beam lights, sockets and relays I figured it was time to replace them. I have a '56 so I'm running 12volt negative ground. I still intend on running a dedicated power circuit and relays to take the load off of the headlight switch but for now just the bulb and socket changes.

I used the Sylvania H6024 Bulb the old one burned out and clouded up pretty good.



I replaced the sockets with Dorman part number 84790




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Old 01-28-2019, 11:11 AM
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Very nice. Do those sockets come with that boot?
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 11:16 AM
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Yes, rubber boot with three wire pigtails, Green Red and Black. The part number 84790 is for a pair of sockets, I had taken one out of the package.

https://www.autozone.com/collision-b...67899_216208_0
 
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Nice find on the headlight sockets. thanks! I'm Converting form 6 volt to 12. Pulled the headlight **** for the first time and it pulled out in my hand! So do I need a specific 12 volt switch to replace, or would the replacement that was meant for a 6 volt system work? Thanks as always guys!
 

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