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Old 10-30-2003, 11:21 PM   #11
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Have any of you guys tried the Xenon bulbs, I have them in three of my vehicles, including my Z-71 4wd that sets up a little bit. I do have to aim down the headlights some to keep from blinding, and havent had any problems in two years....except for one. My wife has a 98 Crown Vic and the 80 watt bulbs didnt settle too well with the circuit breakers, seemed to draw more heat than they liked, after about 6 mths, the lights started flashing, and went haywire, pulled them back out and didnt have a problem since. I havent seen any schematics on this Bonneville yet, do they have the breaker type circuit protect, and does anyone know what they are rated at? And gauge of wire?
The breaker is integral to the headlight switch/dimmer. I don't know what the factory rating is, but fud or acg may have that info.
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I switched to HID. But you probably don't want to spend that much or have everyone flash you. I have Silverstar hi'* and they work good, a good upgrade for improved visibility.
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I switched to HID. But you probably don't want to spend that much or have everyone flash you.
It'* OK when the chicks do it.
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Have any of you guys tried the Xenon bulbs, I have them in three of my vehicles, including my Z-71 4wd that sets up a little bit. I do have to aim down the headlights some to keep from blinding, and havent had any problems in two years....except for one. My wife has a 98 Crown Vic and the 80 watt bulbs didnt settle too well with the circuit breakers, seemed to draw more heat than they liked, after about 6 mths, the lights started flashing, and went haywire, pulled them back out and didnt have a problem since. I havent seen any schematics on this Bonneville yet, do they have the breaker type circuit protect, and does anyone know what they are rated at? And gauge of wire?
The breaker is integral to the headlight switch/dimmer. I don't know what the factory rating is, but fud or acg may have that info.
There is a circuit breaker in the headlamp switch - don't know what it is rated at, but there is also a 50 amp fuse for the headlamps before the circuit breaker.
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simple dont go above your stock wattage (bulbs)
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I switched to HID. But you probably don't want to spend that much or have everyone flash you.
It'* OK when the chicks do it.
I never thought I'd live to see the day when FUDDY posted HUMOR!

Good start, bud!
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these silverstar things the things at walmart?
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David, if they say Sylvania Silver Stars (blue package I think) that'* them.
Cool Blues are in a purple package. Go figure.
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ah...i need!!! lol...i need front right headlight first!!!
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got silverstars? beotch
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