on my 64 elky, i replaced the sealed beams with halogens, now the lights cycle on and off when on high beam. can anyone tell me what the amperage would be with these halogens.i understand there is a 30 amp breaker in the light switch.
a good cure for this headlamp problem is to install a couple of relays in the wiring sys. I think Painless Wiring company offers these kits to upgrade your lighting sys.youll find this either in Jegs or a Summit catalog.
I just changed over to halogen bulbs this weekend (11/14/98). A big improvement in visibility.
My 67 El Camino is a daily driver, and with it getting dark earlier I am doing a lot more driving with the lights on ..............should I expect charging system problems? I'm sure there are a lot more of you that switched to the halogen bulbs. What pros or cons have you experienced?
I also have halogen headlights (4) in my 69 El Camino with no problems. I also changed to internal regulated alt. Very simple and cheap change. About $10 plus alt. which I got from PEP BOYS for $29. They don't even check to see if your core is the same kind, or they don't care.
There are a lot of different varieties of Halogen lights. If they are the 'real' high output style you need to add a relay as the current draw is too much for the factory system and the circuit breaker will pop after you've been on 'high' for a little while. If you just have the halogen replacements (with the non-replaceable bulbs) then it's not an issue - but still an improvement.
I live in deer country (unreal deer country) and early evening driving means 'all eyeballs at the windshield'..... I'm not sure I can explain just how 'serious' it is around here.... whap, whap, all the time to bambi.
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