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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: 7” headlight Reply with quote

Looking to change my headlights to something else. Led or halogen. Is the Thing headlight seven inch? Would rewriting be required? Mighty obliged [/s]
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: 7” headlight Reply with quote

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=638779&highlight=headlights
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: 7” headlight Reply with quote

Bohdan wrote:
Looking to change my headlights to something else. Led or halogen. Is the Thing headlight seven inch? Would rewriting be required? Mighty obliged [/s]


They are just the standard PAR56 highlight that was used on all cars with a two headlight system.

Back in the day when replacements only cost $1 apiece, I just used to replace them every two years to keep them nice a bright. Today with replacements costing many times that, going with an LED seems like a decent alternative.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:13 pm    Post subject: Re: 7” headlight Reply with quote

http://www.busdepot.com/0301600118
Hella H4 housings and you can get the brightest bulb you want.

I had some eBay special LED projector housings and they were amazing, look a little funny but really help aiming the light. After a while I slapped some HID bulbs in and they were bright as hell. I wouldn't go with the LED kits you see on here, they're just repackaged Chinese bulbs that aren't the greatest.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: 7” headlight Reply with quote

One thing to remember is that if you plan to run higher current lighting is that it would be better to control it through a relay.
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