Headlights


July 29/2019





The left headlight had some clouding going on on the upper left side of the lens.




Surf City Garage headlight restoration kit.




Taped off.




  2 polishes later.



    
Clouding all gone.




August 31/2019



New hi beam bulbs.







    




November 26/2019



Some output shots (stock bulbs).....



    



         




February 13/2020



More output shots.....



Low beams (stock). Fogs & low beams (stock).



More output shots.....



Fog Lights: Morimito 2stroke 5700K LED Low Beams: stock HID Hi  Beams: Piaa Xtreme White Plus 4000K incandescent:
No lights. Fogs. Low beams. Fogs & low beams. Low beams & hi beams.




May 10/2020



Got some new low beam bulbs.....



         



         
  Right side: remove the 3 10mm bolts and move the coolant overflow tank out of the way.



    
Right side: the low beam housing is right next to the fender. Twist off the weather cap, twist off the electrical connector,  unclip
the two bulb retainer arms (push in each arm so it can move outwards), pivot the retainer downwards and pull the bulb out.



         
I thought the old bulbs were "stock", but turns out they were Osram #66240 (35w, 6000K).















              
Left side: the low beam housing is right next to the fender. Twist off the weather cap, twist off the electrical connector,  unclip
the two bulb retainer arms (push in each arm so it can move outwards), pivot the retainer downwards and pull the bulb out.



         
Quick test before putting the weather capsback on.




All done.



         
5500K low beams and 5700K fogs.



         
A few output shots at dusk.




May 11/2020


Last night when I was going to head out and get some night shots of the new low beams, I quickly noticed that the left light was casting a narrow/small beam on the ground, which I know is the result
of the bulb not being seated properly (the right side looked ok). After some investigation, I found that both low beam bulbs were in upside down. In my defense, that is how the old ones were, so I
just assumed that they were installed correctly. After flipping the bulbs around, I then found the retainer clips to be loose, so had to remove them and bend some tension back into them.

Then when I was cleaning up, the foggy headlight lenses were bugging me, so I got the 3M polish kit and the Mequiar's plastic polish out. Gave them both 2 good polishes, then 2 coats of wax.


    
Couple of better shots of the mounting area.











Right side all done.
Left side all done.




Before and after.



Low beams on (they aren't that blue).



Went for a quick drive to a local business with underground parking. It was well lit, but gave me what I needed to get a good visual on things.



Fog Lights: Morimito 2stroke 5700K LED Low Beams: Morimito XB 5500K HID Hi  Beams: Piaa 4000K incandescent
Fogs. Low beams. Fogs & low beams. Low beams & hi beams.



No lights.
Fogs.
Low beams.
Fogs & low beams.
Low beams & hi beams.







The left low beam moves up and down when adjusted, but not the right.
The right low beam cut-off doesn;t look right.
The right hi beam is higher than the left.




May 12/2020



Went for a drive last night to see how the new low beams perform, and I was very impressed. With the old bulbs, the low beams were terrible, so these bulbs are a great improvement.



Fog Lights: Morimito 2stroke 5700K LED Low Beams: Morimito XB 5500K HID Hi  Beams: Piaa 4000K incandescent
No lights. Fogs. Low beams. Fogs & low beams. Low beams & hi beams.



Fogs.
Fogs & low beams.



         


Light comparison #1.
Light comparison #2.
Found a dark parking lot to show all the beam patterns as I cycle between fog, low beam, fog & low beam, and hi beam.








Test drive #1. Test drive #2.
Went for a cruise to see how the new low beams perform.





If you have any comments, suggestions, or see any errors, please let me know..... cbradley@telus.net

Last updated on May 12/2020

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