Head light conversion

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2018/01/15 18:02:44 (permalink)

Head light conversion

Ok people I am getting Fed up with the  candles for headlights and have seen led plug in conversions  that just plug in 
Has any body done this cheap conversions 
Paul

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    benabrahams
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    Re: Head light conversion 2018/01/15 19:14:16 (permalink)
    Hi Paul,
     
    Be very careful fitting cheap HID or LED conversions.  My understanding of the laws (please correct me if I'm wrong folks!!) are that any HID's and LED's have to be self leveling and have a headlight washer, which obviously older Porsche's don't have the self leveling part.  You can do an upgrade but it has to be a full headlight swap.  RPM Technik do a full kit but it isn't cheap. 
    https://rpmtechnik.co.uk/shop-product/lumetechnik-led-conversion/
     
    I had the same thoughts about an upgrade but decided to go for the highest powered H4 bulb I could find and try that first.  I went for Philips RacingVision H4 headlight bulbs.  They made a massive difference but supposedly don't last quite as long as standard H4 bulbs.  5000 miles in and they are still going strong.... and for £18 on Amazon it might be worth a gamble first!
     
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    Re: Head light conversion 2018/01/15 22:04:19 (permalink)
    Osram Night Breakers with a relay in the circuit (Alan Kennedy's your man for the latter) or a Classic Retrofit fuse box which includes one but is more expensive than a simple relay.
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    Re: Head light conversion 2018/01/16 10:12:23 (permalink)
    chrishak
    Osram Night Breakers with a relay in the circuit (Alan Kennedy's your man for the latter) or a Classic Retrofit fuse box which includes one but is more expensive than a simple relay.


    When I had my 911 3.2 this was the modification I undertook. Yes it is a bit pricey but I thought it was good value for money when you see the fuse board in situ. I also changed the small fuse holder in the engine compartment. The fuse boards individual fuses have each an indicator light which illuminates when a fuse is blown. Blade fuses are for me the way to go.
    The LumeTechnik LED Conversion is a great idea but can be very expensive.
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    Re: Head light conversion 2018/01/16 19:30:15 (permalink)
    As Ray says, If going for brighter bulbs you need to fit the direct feed relay (http://www.jwesteng.com/shop/911/16-911-headlight-relay-kit-74-89.html) and fuse the ligth switch (provides more power and protects the wiring loom) otherwise you can overload the loom which has been known to catch fire in a few bur rarae cases.
     
    It's relatively simple, a plug and play DIY job, even I did it before I upgraded to a new fuse panel - http://www.classicretrofit.com/911-front-fuse-panel-1974--1989/
     
    Also a good clean or refresh of your headlight reflective element (the mirror bit) with the above mods makes a significant difference to their brightness.

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    Re: Head light conversion 2018/01/21 12:52:36 (permalink)
    This is how i wired in my relays hope it helps you.

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