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Offline HarleyFranco

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heavy duty headlight socket??
« on: Thursday, November 05, 2009. 02:17:07 PM. »
Hello Everyone,

I'm looking for a heavy duty headlight socket to accept the H4 bulb.  Any ideas where I can find one that won't melt?

Live in the southern california area.

Thanks in advance.

Frank

Offline Ed Y

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Re: heavy duty headlight socket??
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, November 05, 2009. 03:39:34 PM. »
NAPA Auto Parts in this area of the country has a heavy duty version.

Offline HarleyFranco

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« Reply #2 on: Thursday, November 05, 2009. 04:13:55 PM. »
Thanks Ed,

I'll give them a try if the one that Auto Zone says they have doesn't pan out.

Frank

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Re: heavy duty headlight socket??
« Reply #3 on: Thursday, November 05, 2009. 05:30:44 PM. »
If you are real carefull you can push the wire ends out of the old connections and put them in the NAPE ceramic end.


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Re: heavy duty headlight socket??
« Reply #4 on: Thursday, November 05, 2009. 09:40:48 PM. »
I'm glad I read this post because based on everyone's overall experiances it seems that the H4 was a winner. I didn't think about the heavy duty socket though. The one I got is a 55/60 watt but says it gives 30% more surround viem and 20-25 % forward light. I am thinking it said something about not needing the heavy duty socket or something. I'll look tomorrow. Anyway, thanks for the heads up on that. I have to go to town tomorrow so I'll pick one up at Napa. Spidey.
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Re: heavy duty headlight socket??
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, November 05, 2009. 09:58:36 PM. »
I use the NAPA LS 6235, it's very heavy duty, but not ceramic.  I've heard Napa has a ceramic, but never been able to find it.

Mark61, do you have that NAPA ceramic part number?


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Re: heavy duty headlight socket??
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, November 05, 2009. 10:02:48 PM. »
If your sockets and ground wire are burning, take a dremel tool and cut the plastic away from the outside of the ground spade.  That'll let the heat escape.  If you use high wattage bulb you may need to go to a heavier ground wire.  I use 10 Ga with a 100 watt bulb.

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Re: heavy duty headlight socket??
« Reply #7 on: Friday, November 06, 2009. 04:46:36 AM. »
I use the NAPA LS 6235, it's very heavy duty, but not ceramic.  I've heard Napa has a ceramic, but never been able to find it.
Mark61, do you have that NAPA ceramic part number?


     Sorry-no. I got my light and the plug off Jim Lewis over on TC88 7 years ago or more.

If you have a junk yard around you might find the real ceramics on an old car. These plug style has been the same since they started using the common 3 prong design as far as I ever noticed.

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Re: heavy duty headlight socket??
« Reply #8 on: Friday, November 06, 2009. 09:21:11 AM. »
I found the socket I needed at Auto Zone.  Part number 84790, it's a high heat rated socket for the H4 bulb.  Installed it last night and it works fine.

Only thing is the colors don't match so you will have to ring it out to identify the corret wires to splice.

Oh and for 12 bucks it came with 2 sockets.

Frank

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Re: heavy duty headlight socket??
« Reply #9 on: Friday, November 06, 2009. 10:56:47 AM. »
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