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Old 10-28-2012, 09:40 PM   #1
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H4 conversion....

I'm wondering if I switch to the hella e-code headlights I know there's a new harness I can buy but do I have to buy it?

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Old 10-28-2012, 10:33 PM   #2
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You don't have to buy the harness. I didn't when I did the H4 conversion but eventually will when I buy bulbs with higher wattage.

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Old 10-28-2012, 10:36 PM   #3
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it depends on the watts of the bulb you want to use i don't know what the e codes come with. the vision x ones i got i put the 55/60 watt witch is same as stock and you don't need a harness
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:49 PM   #4
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I was thinking 100w for a bright light, I also have 100w KC daylighters by the windshield but I have to re wire the guy who did it hacked the wire to hell and hella ff500 fog lights on the bumper
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:06 PM   #5
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you will need the upgraded harness for 100s
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If you put in Hella e code housing without changing the bulbs would it be brighter or just a different pattern?
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I'm wondering if I switch to the hella e-code headlights I know there's a new harness I can buy but do I have to buy it?

You don't have to but you should. If you're going through the trouble of converting to an H4, do the harness (not much money) so that you get the full potential of the new lighting.


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If you put in Hella e code housing without changing the bulbs would it be brighter or just a different pattern?

The E-codes convert your headlights from POS oem sealed beam (non-replaceable bulb) to an H4 housing (replaceable bulb). The E-code housings improve the beam pattern with a distinct verticle cutoff that enables you to run higher wattage bulbs without blinding oncoming traffic.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:17 AM   #8
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Standard H4's in the Hella E-Codes are so much brighter than the POS sealed beams. I love my E-Codes.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:51 PM   #9
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You don't have to but you should. If you're going through the trouble of converting to an H4, do the harness (not much money) so that you get the full potential of the new lighting.

The E-codes convert your headlights from POS oem sealed beam (non-replaceable bulb) to an H4 housing (replaceable bulb). The E-code housings improve the beam pattern with a distinct verticle cutoff that enables you to run higher wattage bulbs without blinding oncoming traffic.
The harness I found was like 87 bucks and 86 for the e-code kit, that sound right?
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:25 PM   #10
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The harness I found was like 87 bucks and 86 for the e-code kit, that sound right?
Can u post links?
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What's a good h4 bulb to use with hella e codes?
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I use the Hella HL78159 100/80w bulb WITH a relay and heavy duty 14g wiring.
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I use the Hella HL78159 100/80w bulb WITH a relay and heavy duty 14g wiring.
Just over $8 seems cheap for a headlight bulb? Is that right?
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Susquehanna MotorSports - Auto Performance Product headlights and the harness i need?
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The harness I found was like 87 bucks and 86 for the e-code kit, that sound right?

I got my lighting setup from Daniel Stern but I've read posts about the PUTCO 230004HW harness for ~$30. The housings are the same price as Quadratec.
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What's a good h4 bulb to use with hella e codes?

You probably need to decide for yourself on a good compromise between performance and lifespan. I bought a few of the Osram 70/65W +50 H4 bulbs for ~$20 ea.
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I got my lighting setup from Daniel Stern but I've read posts about the PUTCO 230004HW harness for ~$30. The housings are the same price as Quadratec.
Where did you find that harness at or how do I get the Daniel stern setup?
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Where did you find that harness at

I cannot vouch for the quality (there are some poor reviews regarding the relays/connectors) but Google shows the PUTCO 230004HW available at amazon for $27.00 shipped.


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or how do I get the Daniel stern setup?

Google danielsternlighting. He has an email link where you can send him what vehicle you have and what you're looking for and he'll give you some suggestions. The setup he recommends: Cibie housings, Osram or Narva bulbs and his harness kit (doesn't include the wire but has quality bosch relays and connectors) is going to be more expensive. The Hella housings, a Putco harness and Osram bulbs are going to be ~$100 less.
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I cannot vouch for the quality (there are some poor reviews regarding the relays/connectors) but Google shows the PUTCO 230004HW available at amazon for $27.00 shipped.

Google danielsternlighting. He has an email link where you can send him what vehicle you have and what you're looking for and he'll give you some suggestions. The setup he recommends: Cibie housings, Osram or Narva bulbs and his harness kit (doesn't include the wire but has quality bosch relays and connectors) is going to be more expensive. The Hella housings, a Putco harness and Osram bulbs are going to be ~$100 less.
It's bad to say but I need cheep, lol I have to do a SYE and custom driveshaft to get rid of the clashing u joints, and I have to regear the axles to 4.56 gear but I'm getting 17.5 miles to the gallon with my 3.73's so I might just order the lights with 55w Xeon bulbs so they are bright enough.

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