How To: 9006 to 9005 swap the easy way with pics - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Everything Electrical & Electronic Have an electrical problem? Lighting, Alternators, gauges, DIC, HUD, etc? Post it here. Please post Audio problems in the Audio forum, and Engine control problems in the appropriate Mechanical forum for your year.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-14-2007, 05:18 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Starbuck, Manitoba Drving the Batmobile
Posts: 657
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Stitch is on a distinguished road
Default How To: 9006 to 9005 swap the easy way with pics

First buy 2 9005 bulbs and two 9005 plugs (i got mine off of a Beretta)
Name:  IMG_1947.jpg
Views: 35
Size:  284.5 KB

9005 bulb
Name:  IMG_1942.jpg
Views: 48
Size:  61.3 KB

remove this tab from both the 9005 plug and the 9006 plug in the car
Name:  IMG_1950.jpg
Views: 33
Size:  132.5 KB
Name:  IMG_1951.jpg
Views: 29
Size:  55.3 KB

use small flat screw driver to release the prongs inside the 9006 plug and pull out (remember which side the wires go on) sorry not the same plug but still the same concept (Our lights only have 2 prongs not 3)
Name:  IMG_1949.jpg
Views: 34
Size:  91.8 KB
Name:  DSC05288Large.jpg
Views: 31
Size:  78.5 KB

insert the plugs into the 9005 plug
take the rubber seal ring off the 9006 bulb and put it on the 9005 bulb
Name:  IMG_1953.jpg
Views: 31
Size:  58.3 KB

dremel or use tin snips to cut about 3 mm off of the upper tap on the 9005 bulb
Name:  IMG_1952.jpg
Views: 31
Size:  77.4 KB

Insert bulb into car This removes the act of taking out the two little guide bars in the 9005 bulb Approx time 30 mins
Stitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 01:26 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
harofreak00 is on a distinguished road
Default

thanks for the great write up! I think I should try this soon

clip your nails!
harofreak00 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 05:59 PM   #3
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

actually i did this mod, and the Brighter Headlighs, give weird cutoffs now.......

i know the lights are aimed EXACTLY the same, yet the Passenger side reflects farther out onto the road
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2007, 06:51 PM   #4
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Starbuck, Manitoba Drving the Batmobile
Posts: 657
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Stitch is on a distinguished road
Default

re adjust your lights. i readjusted my lights cause the passenger side was off in the ditch and they both were a little too high.

another thing that can be done, I might try it, is the bracket that the light turns into, you could cut back the metal so you dont' have to alter the light everytime you go to replace the bulb. Not like you have to replace them that often but if you ever sell the car it will make it easier on the new owner. I'll post the pic if I do, do it
Stitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2007, 03:36 AM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
radomirthegreat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 4,606
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
radomirthegreat is on a distinguished road
Default

This is fantastic! I've wanted to do this for a long time, and now I have a great guide. Good job on the pics!
radomirthegreat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2008, 09:02 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: jersey
Posts: 740
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
EWC88 is on a distinguished road
Default

Very nice work, I'm going to be doing this soon if I don't get HID'*..You can buy all parts at autozone right? I know the car light bulb you can, thats a given I just didn't know if theysold the plugs.

Also did you ever get to cutting the metal back in the headlight?
EWC88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 03:14 AM   #7
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: allentown, pa--brooklyn, ny
Posts: 1,646
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
88bonnsse is on a distinguished road
Default

so wait basically your putting high beams for your lows..? right... thats the only difference..
88bonnsse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2008, 05:24 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Aberdeen, S. Dakota
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1995_Bonneville_SSEi is on a distinguished road
Default headlight swap

I saw this and made my own swap. I used two high beam connectors from a parts car of mine. And then cutoff the low beam connectors. Then did a butt connector with heat shrink ability to provide a weathertight connection.This saves in having to play with the terminals if you dont want to. Also they can be bought new for $ 4 a peice from the local Analmart I then just had to snip the 9005 bulb to get it to fit in the low beam socket.I am thinking of doing the foglight trick but to top it all of , i am looking at putting relays into all the headlight and foglight circuits to insure maximum voltage to the lights. Also so saves the headlight from running the high current saving its life. Will post pics of my work later.
1995_Bonneville_SSEi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2008, 05:47 PM   #9
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 18
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Chris95GT is on a distinguished road
Default

It'* only ever taken me a few seconds to remove the inside guide tabs on a 9005 bulb with my dremel. I've had this done on my silverado for a LONG time, probably two plus years now. The only thing I really have to contribute, is that you might keep an extra modded bulb with you, I keep a pair. 9005'* aren't rated to last nearly as long as a 9006 is. If you don't want to keep an extra bulb or pair of bulbs, you can also gut the guide pins on your 9005 that is in your high beam, that way you can swap your "high beam" into your "low beam" if one dies until you get a replacement.
Chris95GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2008, 03:21 AM   #10
Alf
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hungary
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Alf is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the tip! I also used Dremel tool to remove the guides inside the bulb socket.
Alf is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
9006 to 9005 bulbs Stitch Detailing & Appearance 11 04-17-2007 07:46 AM
Headlights 9005 vs 9006 ( 2000 + ) USCGelectrotech Everything Electrical & Electronic 14 03-30-2007 01:06 AM
9006 vs 9005 L27Buick General GM Chat 3 11-05-2006 02:25 PM
9005/9006 to h3? NERV Everything Electrical & Electronic 1 11-11-2004 02:05 PM
9005/9006 Conversion Roadrash187 1992-1999 3 11-06-2002 10:42 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:24 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.