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Hi Folks. Has anyone completed a LED high beam replacement? It wants a 9005 bulb. But most of the ones I look at have a fan that would be too large. I'm nervous about using the pigtail type cooling system getting hot with the dust cover.


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Yes! I did, actually. I got these, which fit behind the dust cover and their all in one integrated design meant I didn't have to cut a hole for a wire to go through for a separate power supply etc

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0185F7WHK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Sadly, I don't have good photos of it on this computer, so my phone pics (which don't show the brightness, only the colour matching) is all I can show at the moment.


The stock halogen highbeams are so yellow, the phone white balanced the LED low beams almost blue!


But the new high beams are a perfect white
 

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Is there an LED high beam replacement?

Why not simply change the current LED with the stock ones? Do the stock ones come with pigtails, etc? I've not looked so that's why I'm asking.
Did you read the post above? FireMate just explained that these do come in 9005 and 9006 versions. Give them a try.
 

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Forgive me for my ignorance (I don't know much about cars or electric components), but is this just a plug-and-play type of thing? Is it just a matter of taking off the dust cover and plugging-in the after-market LED headlights?
 

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Forgive me for my ignorance (I don't know much about cars or electric components), but is this just a plug-and-play type of thing? Is it just a matter of taking off the dust cover and plugging-in the after-market LED headlights?
That's exactly what I'd like to know but it doesn't seem so. There are drivers and some wiring that while not hard to do it seems, is extra junk under the hood. A picture or two in daylight of the installed units compared to the OEM lights would be nice.
 

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That's exactly what I'd like to know but it doesn't seem so. There are drivers and some wiring that while not hard to do it seems, is extra junk under the hood. A picture or two in daylight of the installed units compared to the OEM lights would be nice.
I'm going to give this a shot and will do some photos along the way.


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Just to further my post up there, the lights I got have the drivers built into them. They are plug and play, right into the harness, and fit into the space behind the dust covers.

This is as close as anyone will get to direct plug and play upgrade to LED highbeams, basically. They are significantly brighter than halogen lights.

The LED lowbeams are not user serviceable.
 

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Just to further my post up there, the lights I got have the drivers built into them. They are plug and play, right into the harness, and fit into the space behind the dust covers.

This is as close as anyone will get to direct plug and play upgrade to LED highbeams, basically. They are significantly brighter than halogen lights.

The LED lowbeams are not user serviceable.
BTW and FYI...I couldn't find the units from the Canadian Amazon site on the US one. I don't think they sell those here in the States. Maybe I am mistaken but I couldn't find them.
 

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Just to further my post up there, the lights I got have the drivers built into them. They are plug and play, right into the harness, and fit into the space behind the dust covers.

This is as close as anyone will get to direct plug and play upgrade to LED highbeams, basically. They are significantly brighter than halogen lights.

The LED lowbeams are not user serviceable.
Awesome! Thanks for the clarification FireMate. I thought it was important to ask because I've been reading changing a light bulb is not as simple as it should be with some people having to add resistors to prevent blinking issues, for example.
 

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BTW and FYI...I couldn't find the units from the Canadian Amazon site on the US one. I don't think they sell those here in the States. Maybe I am mistaken but I couldn't find them.
I noticed that too. These look similar and perhaps even brighter. Not sure if they would be as plug-n-play as the Canadian version. I can't post links yet, but search Amazon USA site for this:

SNGL Super Bright LED Headlight Kit - Adjustable-Beam Bulbs - 9006 ( HB4 ) - 110w 12,400Lm - 6000K Bright White



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My replacement for LED brights was $30 but now it seems the same would be about $50+

Hi Folks, I scoured Amazon for what I called the "Pigtail" type and bought this $30 fella and now it is currently unavailable:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L3SC4M4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Now the similar type are a bit more and here is a search for a 9600lm which I find plenty bright enough for me:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...0lm&rh=n:15684181,k:led+headlight+9005+9600lm

It definitely fit and I tried a couple fan types that did not fit with the cover. I have used them a little over a week now and seem great. The above search has some that look identical with different packaging. This one is only warranted for a year and I will update if it craps out. The first photo is before for comparison. Next I will move on to LEDing the signal lights. Wish me Luck.
 

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FireMate and Jernigan,
How do you find the beam "throw" with these?
I tried LEDs similar to the ones Jernigan is trying but they did not focus the beam like the stock halogens in the Volt's reflector.
I ended up using silver stars ultras that I had already for the time being...
Thx,
NV
 

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FireMate and Jernigan,
How do you find the beam "throw" with these?
I tried LEDs similar to the ones Jernigan is trying but they did not focus the beam like the stock halogens in the Volt's reflector.
I ended up using silver stars ultras that I had already for the time being...
Thx,
NV
That's the best choice. Use the bulb designed for the application when it comes to night time vision.
 

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FireMate and Jernigan,
How do you find the beam "throw" with these?
I tried LEDs similar to the ones Jernigan is trying but they did not focus the beam like the stock halogens in the Volt's reflector.
I ended up using silver stars ultras that I had already for the time being...
Thx,
NV
These seem better to me than the silver star ultras that I had in it. The originals didn't offer much. There are a couple areas that cast rings that are brighter than the overall cast, yet these rings land well for me. I live rurally and I can see deep into the forest as I am driving back roads. I am a happy camper. But again...let's see what $30 bucks brings overtime. I might be putting my ultras back in.
 

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Thanks I hope they work out.
 

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Where is the fun in that? ;)
 
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