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#1 (permalink) Old 12-16-2008, 10:04 PM
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headlight dim in my opinion, plug corrosion?

My OEM headlamps were yellowish and i thought that getting the crystal clear ones would be a world of difference (same Osram Nightbreaker lights) but its not. The plug has like yellow gunk on it iono reminds me of Lithium grease. Is the plug corroded as to not letting enough power through?

I wish i had a before and after pic of light swaps, but i dont.
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Re: headlight dim in my opinion, plug corrosion?

i have the same headlights in mine



mine work really good but i put HID's i them and they work even better



you might just have old bulbs have you replaced them?
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Re: headlight dim in my opinion, plug corrosion?

osram night breakers are month and half old.
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Re: headlight dim in my opinion, plug corrosion?

The grease is cosmoline, just a rust-preventative.

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Re: headlight dim in my opinion, plug corrosion?

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The grease is cosmoline, just a rust-preventative.
o, and here i thought it was causing my lights not to be as bright as i would think aftermarket headlamp/light to be.

i should still check voltage tho.
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Re: headlight dim in my opinion, plug corrosion?

what I noticed with the diamond cut ones like I also have on my truck is that they spread the light in all different directions because of the cut. I put HIDs in it and it got worst than the halogens. If you want it a little more bright put in a good wiring harness that draws the power off of the battery. If you want it really bright retrofit a projector with real HIDs
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Re: headlight dim in my opinion, plug corrosion?

your problem is that you're using a halogen bulb. output is gonna suck unless you upgrade to HID.
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Re: headlight dim in my opinion, plug corrosion?

well even comparing with oem headlamps i expected clears to be better. but yeah i guess the aftermarket is for looks.

would taking the clear cover and putting it onto the oem reflector work out? or is there a reason for the oem cover the way it is.
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Re: headlight dim in my opinion, plug corrosion?

try cleaning out the gunk in your connectors and using some dialectic grease..
you can fint it at most auto parts stores, its for electrical connections..

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Re: headlight dim in my opinion, plug corrosion?

I like my black crystal lights. The light bouncing off the diamond cut chrome parts makes for a different light pattern though so you get bright spots.
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