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Old 12-14-2017, 06:51 PM   #57
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Thanks all for the info and kind words. This info will keep the law off me. The county needs the money I guess from tickets. Thanks
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:55 PM   #58
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Or look up a sealed beam unit for a 1987 Suburban... same thing.
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Old 12-22-2017, 03:52 PM   #59
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LED Lights

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I could not get any of the Amazon addresses you listed to open up but found a set of four for around 129.00 on Amazon that are plug and play with a wiring adapter. Is this the type that you used. I do agree the old bulbs are way to dim.
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:22 PM   #60
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There were several different sets on Amazon ranging in price from about $90 to $130. I think they are all similar. We've been on the road now for a couple weeks or so and still haven't given mine a test, only day time driving so far. When I installed mine, I decided not to use the adapter and removed the individual wires/pin connectors from the plastic stock connector. This will save a good deal of room in the light bucket to get the lights installed and tight to the bases. Here is one more link to the ones I bought on Amazon.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

When selecting your lights on the Amazon site, you can filter the search for DOT approved only. Like I had said, that was important to me, for what it's worth. I think the wiring connectors and adaptors are all similar though the quality of the adapters may vary. Give that link one more try and see if it works. Good luck, looking forward to more pics of your rig, especially that motor, you've got a rare bird for sure. Probably some envious old dogs here!!!!!!!!

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Old 12-22-2017, 06:47 PM   #61
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I picked up that set for $80 and I got a relay harness kit
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XJ771YQ for $22.50.
The weather has been crappy so I have not started the installation yet
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Old 12-22-2017, 06:49 PM   #62
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Thanks got it open they were one of two sets that are DOT. Merry Christmas and enjoy your travels
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:58 AM   #63
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Does anyone have a source for the 2002-2006 Land yachts. I think they use the same units found on IZuzu Suvs.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:10 AM   #64
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We finally did get to use the new LED headlights during the final leg of our trip home. They were as good as expected. Really lit up the road nicely, no hesitation in recommending them. The difference is amazing, should have done it sooner. Big thumbs up!

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Old 03-07-2018, 12:42 PM   #65
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LED Headlights

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Did you have any trouble mounting your LED lights in the cans. I noticed the ones you bought have breather valves on the back and was wondering if they caused any problems when installing. Thanks Jim
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:31 PM   #66
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Mayco,
Did you have any trouble mounting your LED lights in the cans. I noticed the ones you bought have breather valves on the back and was wondering if they caused any problems when installing. Fixing to do mine.
Keyair I apologize I sent this message to you by mistake. Thanks Jim
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:01 PM   #67
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They were tight Cole, no doubt. I ended up pulling the pins out of the plastic connector because it was huge and took up a lot of space in the bucket. Then connected each push pin to the terminals on the back of the lights. That created enough room to get the lights in the bucket and screwed down tight. Need to be patient getting the mounting screws started, they are tucked back in there and a bit difficult. But they will fit. When I was searching for which lights to buy I paid close attention the the dimensions. Tried to get the shallowest lights that fit the other criteria.
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Mayco,
I appreciate the info, I just ordered my lights off Amazon one more thing checked off the list.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:13 AM   #69
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Finally some weather I can work in!
Just starting to install my LED headlights and I bought a harness with relays but it needs about 3 feet of lengthening to fit properly so I am installing without it for now because I need to do my State inspection before the end of the month.

So I plugged in one of the LED lights as a test and no light.
I remembered that they claim some vehicles did not wire the connectors in the standard method.
I found the correct wiring for the sockets and made some photos for anyone else planning on doing this.
This is the OEM wiring on my 84. Large Green is ground, brown is low beam and black is high.

Spider webs no extra charge

This is the way it needs to be rewired for the LED version

Got rid of the spider web too!

I assume there is a tool to extract the socket pins, but I made my own by flattening a rivet shaft.


When you do this it deforms the spring tab that holds the contacts in the housing. Gently bend the tab back out before inserting the contact.

I should probably wire brush the contacts and add electrical grease before doing the real final assembly. (This was just a demo run)

I will do one side at a time. when I do I will mount a white board to my step ladder to find the original headlight aim and then swap the connector pins, install the LED lights and adjust so the bright spot is in the same location.
I will let the inspectors determine if that is good enough for the road.
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Old 04-22-2018, 10:31 AM   #70
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Always good to check your work, it saves frustration. Note the photo of the LED connector wiring in my previous post labeled "WRONG".
I had the ground and High beam connectors reversed. This is the correct way:


Also I found a problem that someone else mentioned.There is a part on the LED light that does not fit inside the shell for the headlight.


I found a way around it by drilling a hole in the shell like this:


I took out the shell to made my first hole at my workbench, but getting the spring off and getting the shell out and all back together is a royal pain so I drilled the high beam hole in place. Be careful the alignment spring is right behind the drill spot.

The center of my hole is on a line 1.125" down from the bottom of the lamp alignment tab slot aiming toward the center of the hole in the back of the shell. I found a hole saw that is 0.665" that was good enough. A larger diameter would be better.

Here is the back side view with the bulb installed:


One side is in, taking a break for the other side.

This is what I used for my alignment target. 2 bungees on a white board on my fold up ladder.


More photos are on a unpublished page of my website:
http://theouterlimits.ws/projects/ai...eadlights.html
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