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How should I mount the relay for the wire harness?

I'm interested in retrofitting my current 9006's to HID's. I wanted to confirm that your 9006 HID bulb capsule matches that of the original halogen filament since this will be for a reflector type housing. I'm wading thru hours of research on this and want to make sure I get the best kit I can. Yours so far seems like the best and cheapest.

What's the difference between All Weather, WeatherVision, All Season, Azzurro and Gold/Yellow bulbs?

When should you use a wire harness?

I want my bulbs to be brighter.  What can I do? 

What is the difference between the Sylvania Silverstar and the Osram Silverstar?

Is 9004 and 9007 are wired the same?

9004 and 9007 use the same connector but two of the wires must swap location? If they are in fact switched would it be possible to get a harness that would work the way I am wanting, does your harness have soldered connections to the relay or push on spades?

What is the major difference on 6000K and 8000K D2S bulbs?

How to reverse a socket?

Why for vehicles with dual batteries, it is recommended that 2 wire harnesses be used connected to each battery?

How could you cheaper than others?

Why don't you accept credit cards?

I can't find what I looking for, do you carry these items?

Why should I buy from SUVLights.com?

 

 

 

How should I mount the relay for the wire harness?

When mounting the relays, wiring should always enter from the bottom to the relays, this allows moisture to escape (drain).   You should also
never tape or try to seal the relay (per Bosch's recommendation) since doing so will corrode the contacts on the interior of the relay.

 

 

I'm interested in retrofitting my current 9006's to HID's. I wanted to confirm that your 9006 HID bulb capsule matches that of the original halogen filament since this will be for a reflector type housing. I'm wading thru hours of research on this and want to make sure I get the best kit I can. Yours so far seems like the best and cheapest.

yes, it not only matches the halogen light source placement, but the base itself is injection molded with the correct indentations (Some companies claim injection molded, but its actually a solid piece that is turned on a lathe to approximate the same shape- resulting in a loose fit).

Along with that we have been offering HID retrofits longer than anyone (and I mean anyone) that is why we offer both Osrams Sylvania and Philips, the 2 largest names in Automotive Lighting.

Unlike other companies that dedicate the majority of their time telling you how good their stuff is, or lying about where or how their kits are produced, we choose to spend our time improving our products and getting our customers better deals.

 

 

What's the difference between All Weather, WeatherVision, All Season, Azzurro and Gold/Yellow bulbs?

They are all model names used by Osram Sylvania, Philips, Narva, and others to describe a bulb with yellow or yellowier (approx. 2400K - 3000K) light output from regular halogen color (approx. 3200K). All Weather, Weather Vision, All Season, and Azzurro bulbs do meet European and US DOT requirements for street use and are only slightly yellowier (multilayer ion coating with slight purplish hue at outer edges) than regular clear halogen bulbs. Gold or Yellow bulbs are just that, definitely yellow and not street legal (France was one of a few countries where yellow headlights were legal, but that is no longer the case) . You can often see race cars with yellow headlights because they reflect less off wet surfaces and during bad weather as well as make the vehicle more noticeable.


 

 

What is the major difference on 6000K and 8000K D2S bulbs?

Color temperature is determined by the intersection of an X & Y axis, ie 2 dimensional rather than 1 dimensional as shown on most color temperature charts.

The 6000K has a primarily white color with blue and purple hues. The 8000K has a dominant blue white color with slight purple.

 

Why for vehicles with dual batteries, it is recommended that 2 wire harnesses be used connected to each battery?

We suggest using 2 wire harnesses for 3 reasons:

  1. It makes for a neater engine compartment because there are no wires running across the radiator.
  2. You can get slightly more power to the bulbs and therefore more light output. We are in the process of developing a wire harness just for dual batteries.  Some people have suggested increased length for the ground wire so it can be grounded directly to the battery also. If you can post on the forum that brought you here I would appreciate it.  We also want to let previous buyers know that we will extend a generous discount if they wish to get an additional harness. Also we are testing new terminals that should work better and provide more power and a better connection.
  3. Some vehicle with unused factory headlight socket may cause feedback preventing the fogs from shutting off with low/high beams until the headlights are cycled off and then on. Also some have mentioned insufficient length in reaching the other side headlight, using 2 will solve all this plus provide a neater engine compartment since there is no wire run across the radiator area. Light output is also slightly increased.

     

How to reverse a socket?

Its fairly simple to reverse the socket,

    1) Remove the blue clip lock on the back of the socket.

    2) use a small flat blade screwdriver (jewelers type) and insert into the cavity towards the center of the terminal (this will push in on the release tab).

    3) pull the wire back out.

    4) do the same with the other one.

    5) reinsert with the correct polarity configuration back into the socket (you may need to bend the terminal lock tab up so that the terminal will lock in the socket).

    6) put the blue clip lock back on.

 

9004 and 9007 use the same connector but two of the wires must swap location? If they are in fact switched would it be possible to get a harness that would work the way I am wanting, does your harness have soldered connections to the relay or push on spades?

Yes, you can reconfigure both the mating and headlight sockets.  You can also wire a diode to keep the low beam filament on when the high beam is engaged (not recommended for high wattage bulbs though). Also your beam pattern may be funky since the filaments run axial in a 9007/HB5 and transverse in a 9004/HB1 (see bulb specs on our page).

 

 

Is 9004 and 9007 are wired the same?

No, it is not.

 

 

When should you use a wire harness?

Whenever you want an increase in light output (more power), and improved headlight system reliability.  Particularly with high watt bulbs (for the aforementioned reason) but also to prevent stock wiring/socket damage.

 

 

I want my bulbs to be brighter.  What can I do? 

Use our wire harness or go with a higher wattage bulb.

 

 

What is the difference between the Sylvania Silverstar and the Osram Silverstar?

Osram Sylvania is one and the same company, within the US they use both Osram and Sylvania, outside the US its Osram. The Osram Silverstar is a clear bulb with Xenon gas boost to increase brightness up to 50% color is similar to standard halogen though it is slightly whiter. The Sylvania Silverstar is the same bulb but with an amethyst blue coating with 30% more light than standard halogen and 4000K light color which is comparable to Xenon/High Intensity Discharge Light Systems as seen on high end cars from Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Porsche to name a few.

Sylvania Silverstar is currently available in 9003/H4, 9004, 9005, 9006, 9007 & sealed beam sizes, the Sylvania Silverstar is the Super White (blue/grey coated) version of the Osram Silverstar (clear) which is available in H1, H4, & H7.  Osram Silverstar color is slightly whiter (very slightly) than regular halogen.  We also have the Narva Range Power Blue bulbs are made in Germany and DOT compliant.  The Osram Silverstar is E code (ECE Reg 37) but not tested for DOT compliance (FMVSS 108) since the bulb is made for the European market, but most likely meets US DOT standards if tested.  All these bulbs are stock wattage so it will not have any effect on wiring.

 

 

How could you cheaper than others?

Very simply, we don't overcharge. We sell the same exact product or a superior product but because we deal directly with the companies that produce them, we can offer them for less. Plus unlike some companies that have an attitude of "take the customer for all that you can" we don't hike up the price just because you drive an expensive car.

 

 

Why don't you accept credit cards?

We do accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express thru Paypal.com, it makes it easier for us to do billing and automatically verifies the address to prevent fraud.

 

 

I can't find what I looking for, do you carry these items?

We do carry most items in stock. If you don't see something you want, or have a specific application email or call us as we may be able to suggest something better or an alternative.

 

 

Why should I buy from SUVLights.com?

With more than 12 years experience working with automotive/mobile lighting applications, including the last 5 years specifically on HID - Xenon Lighting Systems. We offer what others can't, hands on experience from working with and for the worlds top manufacturers. This allows us insight into what ALL the major manufacturers are offering.

Working closely (including field testing) with the world's top racers, they don't have time for BS and neither do you. We help them win races, and we can help you.

When you contact us, you will receive a detailed response (as well as insight into the automotive industry & business) from someone who is extremely knowledgeable about automotive lighting- NOT an order taker.

Check out our customer testimonials!