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Mcvicar 01-06-2011 10:39 PM

2000 wrangler headlights
 
One is dim one is fine do I need to just change it been like that for a year,

oIIIIIIo 01-06-2011 11:44 PM

Yes, you can try it but I think it might be a bad wiring or connection somewhere.

Yoders.TJ 01-07-2011 10:35 PM

I think that those sealed beam lights will get weak after a while. I had to replace one of mine about a year ago also because it was noticeably dimmer.

lukesdiesel 01-07-2011 11:06 PM

Are any of the high performance headlights worth the money?

Wallygator 01-07-2011 11:29 PM

I swear by an H4 conversion. Hella makes a great one for under 100 bucks and best money I've spent on the jeep so far as bang for the buck. Super easy to install. took me 15 minutes.

oIIIIIIo 01-08-2011 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by lukesdiesel (Post 973759)
Are any of the high performance headlights worth the money?

I would spend the money on HID conversion it will last you much longer than seal beam.

lukesdiesel 01-08-2011 05:58 AM

Which conversion do you guys recommend?

cjt037 01-08-2011 08:02 AM

I just bought the H4 conversion for mine. Has anybody else used those. and easy swap?

teknoid 01-08-2011 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by cjt037 (Post 974201)
I just bought the H4 conversion for mine. Has anybody else used those. and easy swap?

I put one in last week. It took 30 minutes, but only because I aimed them after installing. I installed a harness w/relays at the same time. Brain-dead simple, and much better than I had before. I thought about HID's, but I've changed my mind. I don't need any more light than what I've got now. Hella E-codes, 55/100 watt bulbs.

jeepjones 01-08-2011 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by lukesdiesel (Post 974160)
Which conversion do you guys recommend?

I can only recommend the ones NOT to get, stay away from the Delta kit, it's not worth the money. Get the Hella or IPA H4 conversion kits they're good, I'm running the IPA and my buddy has the Hella, aside from the light patterns they're both pretty much equal. I find my low beam pattern is wider than the Hella but the IPA highbeam is pretty skinny but throws light farther.

teknoid 01-08-2011 10:24 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepjones (Post 974301)
I can only recommend the ones NOT to get, stay away from the Delta kit, it's not worth the money. Get the Hella or IPA H4 conversion kits they're good, I'm running the IPA and my buddy has the Hella, aside from the light patterns they're both pretty much equal. I find my low beam pattern is wider than the Hella but the IPA highbeam is pretty skinny but throws light farther.

Must be one heck of a high beam. My Hella's are like searchlights. It seems like they throw light farther than I can see in daylight. Might be a matter of aiming them, but the pattern is different. I like the sharp cutoff on the Hella's I have, and the higher pattern on the right makes signs easier to read/see. Haven't seen the IPA's to compare, but I've heard they're at least as good as Hella.

Melissas6570 01-08-2011 10:36 AM

I did the Hella E-code, and it is amazing. They work great both on and offroad.

Neil F. 01-08-2011 11:16 AM

For starters, plug the dim light in the other side to see if it is the bulb or the harness.

TJ-Q8 01-08-2011 11:19 AM

What about kc replacement head lights? I am thinking about those. Anyone tried them?

allblackwrangler00 02-17-2011 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Wallygator (Post 973808)
I swear by an H4 conversion. Hella makes a great one for under 100 bucks and best money I've spent on the jeep so far as bang for the buck. Super easy to install. took me 15 minutes.


Can you post a good link where i might find them ?

98tj25l 02-17-2011 10:08 PM

Another recommendation for the Hella housings, I've been really impressed with them. I also installed Philips Xtreme Power bulbs which were a big improvement also. They are noticeably whiter than a standard halogen, without turning blue like some other bulbs.

Wallygator 02-18-2011 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by allblackwrangler00 (Post 1063427)
Can you post a good link where i might find them ?

Most decent parts stores can get them or will have them in stock. Thae Bosch H4 is good too. A buddy of mine has those in his. Price was about the same

DevilDogDoc 02-18-2011 12:28 AM

I used the Autopal E-code housings with extravision bulbs from Kragen. Much better pattern and good output.

allblackwrangler00 02-20-2011 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Wallygator (Post 1063787)
Most decent parts stores can get them or will have them in stock. Thae Bosch H4 is good too. A buddy of mine has those in his. Price was about the same


thanks man !!

KP Texan 02-20-2011 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by allblackwrangler00 (Post 1063427)
Can you post a good link where i might find them ?

I've bought several sets from these guys and have been happy with them: Susquehanna MotorSports - Auto Performance Product . Even the kit with their standard bulbs is an amazing improvement over stock. Stick with the regular bulbs if you're running stock wiring (like me) but if you want the ultimate, run a relay and use the 55w/100w bulbs.

-Wes

Jerry Bransford 02-20-2011 03:55 PM

I agree that the dim light is very likely nothing more than a dirty or corroded connector. Odds are very good that simply unplugging the harness connector from the back of the headlight and reseating it will take care of the dim headlight.

Wallygator 02-20-2011 08:54 PM

Jerrys right. But hell if you are gonna unplug, might as well do the cheap upgrade for the exta 10-15 minutes it takes

KCrisp 02-20-2011 09:06 PM

I had this problem with my 99 purchased last year. Both of the connectors on the back of the bulb were corroded. I took them off and sprayed in electronics cleaner like you'd use to remove corrosion from a dirty pot. I think Radio Shack still sells it. That fixed about 99% of the problem, cleaning and reseating the two grounding screws took care of the rest.

Munson821 02-21-2011 01:40 PM

I went with the KC replacements on my 03 Rubicon and cant complain they made a huge difference over stock for around a $100.


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