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Headlight globe upgrade

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has anyone tried putting higher wattage globes in their 33 headlights without upgrading the electrics? I have some 100/80 watt globes I would like to use in the 16v but don't want to fry the relay.
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Re: Headlight globe upgrade

Just fit an uprated relay if you are worried about it
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Re: Headlight globe upgrade

hey tony, i have 80 / 100w as the normals are crap. I had a problem where the plastic housings for the connectors melted, i have fitted new plastic housings and crimped on new connectors and not had a problem. I think the original problem was due to the original connectors not making a tight connection, as the lights would often go off and i had to move the wires to get the lights to come back on. I would fit the higher wattage bulbs and squash the connectors a bit to make sure they are a tight fit and then make sure you are not getting to much resistance by feeling for heat. If there is heat I would chop them off and fit new ones.
I would also refrain from flashing, instead put full beams on and then off as i think flashing lights up both fillaments.
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