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Head lights
10-10-2011, 01:23 PM
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Head lights
I'm sure we have had a bit of a discussion on this before, but I'd like to hear ideas again on improving the "dim" head lights on the Syncro. They really are pathetic. Also highways are really busy now so usually only on dims. My brights are actually pretty good because of the center spots. I have new lenses recently and have tried some of the H4 newer, cleverer "brighter" globes but I dont think they help much. Has anyone got a really good set of "dim" headlights going?

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10-10-2011, 01:32 PM
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Re: Head lights
you running square or round headlights ?

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10-10-2011, 01:49 PM
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Re: Head lights
They are rounds, try a set of nightbreaker globes, and maybe wire it with relays as the standard set-up runs through the ignition switch,

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10-10-2011, 02:04 PM
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Re: Head lights
Hi Dean, Yeh they are round ones as Stuart said. They are new ones from Goldwagen about a year or two ago, so refelctors etc are not worn. Still not great. Stuart, I assume nightbreaker is the brand name? Are they from Midas or somewhere like that? Are there refernce numbers like H4 or something that is best to use?

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10-10-2011, 02:21 PM
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the thingcro has awesome lights, if you fit the same globes it should be perfect

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10-10-2011, 02:33 PM
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Will relays help the actual dash light switch stay cooler too? I ask as mine has melted before and i had to get a new one. Its still gets very hot though, or is this showing some other problem perhaps?

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10-10-2011, 02:54 PM
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Re: Head lights
Hi john, they are h4, that is the bulb code/type for the main beams , h3 for the spots, most midas' should have, osram make them, they relay should make the light cooler, i run 4x 100 watt bulbs in mine, with relays and my bulb on the dash is fine.

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10-10-2011, 03:18 PM
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32wbx6 Wrote:Will relays help the actual dash light switch stay cooler too? I ask as mine has melted before and i had to get a new one. Its still gets very hot though, or is this showing some other problem perhaps?

Yes, running relays will take the load of the light switch. The light switch will only pull in the relay, the relay will be carrying the load.
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10-10-2011, 04:35 PM
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Cool, thanks for all the info, i will go that route and get relays fitted too. When i cant work out how to wire it and get stuck I'll shout :lol:

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10-10-2011, 05:02 PM
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relays realy do make a big difference even with 55w/60w bulbs. i got sone relay holders that clip on to the top of the fuse board from my local vw dealership,(if need or wanted i could get the part no from the fitting,) and used relays with an internal blade fuse (the fuse is in line with the incoming power). as i took my supply from the un used spade terminals on the rear of the fuse board.

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