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Old 03-19-2005, 06:39 PM   #1
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I have a 99 se and was wondering what the stock wattage was on the low and high beams. Im wondering because some of the aftermarket lights are listed as high wattage bulbs. For example the street glow 9006 bulb is rated at 80 watts, would this cause any problems with stock wiring?
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low beams 55w
high beams 65w
fog lights 27w
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It could burn up your wiring. I had 80 watt Naxos in my car for a while and didnt have any problems, but it'* better to error on the safe side.
Also with those high wattage bulbs, they heat up. Try touching your headlamp when they've been on for a few minutes.
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low beams 55w
high beams 65w
fog lights 27w
any one know the watts on silverstars by chance ?
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SilverStar High Performance Halogen Lumens Watts Color Temp
9003 Sylvania Silverstars 910/1500 Max. 65/72 4000K
9004 Sylvania Silverstars 700/1200 Max. 50/70 4000K
9005 Sylvania Silverstars 1700 Max. 70 4000K
9006 Sylvania Silverstars 1000 Max. 60 4000K
9007 Sylvania Silverstars 1000/1350 Max. 60/70 4000K
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Thanks for the info corvettecrazy
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No problem. Anything else I can try to help you with?
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What about mine? I KNOW mine aren't that high wattage. I always thought mine were 25watts or so.. but I could be wrong. The fogs are only like 10, they don't illuminate anything [they aren't installed, but I had them hooked up one night [zip-tied on, so they weren't installed the way I wanted].


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What about mine? I KNOW mine aren't that high wattage. I always thought mine were 25watts or so.. but I could be wrong. The fogs are only like 10, they don't illuminate anything [they aren't installed, but I had them hooked up one night [zip-tied on, so they weren't installed the way I wanted].


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its most likely that your lenses are not clear anymore, and reducing your light output
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Justin..

Take your bulb out and you should see a model #.. then it can be reference to see what it is.. I went from 880 to 885 for my foglights and holy does it make a difference

Check out OBC for the pics I posted in general * no not a shameless plug either hee hee *

But be forwarned bout possible lens melting, crackin issue with runnin a higher wattage bulb.
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