Headlamp bulb.

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maximus
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Headlamp bulb.

Post by maximus » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:20 pm

Hello everybody - I have a 65 reg Pulsar with halogen headlamps, does anyone know if it is possible to change the dipped beam bulb myself. The manual is very vague on this one, saying to refer to No 5 in the diagram - there is no No 5. The diagram only shows how to change the main beam bulb. Can anyone help? Maximus.

Swe

Re: Headlamp bulb.

Post by Swe » Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:14 pm

Same procedure as head light, just twist the socket and pull out.

maximus
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Post by maximus » Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:35 pm

Thanks Swe, I'll give it a go. I used to have a Nissan note, changing the bulbs on that I found fiddly enough, but I managed.So here goes nothing then!

Swe

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Post by Swe » Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:21 pm

I live in dark Sweden, so for me max intense light is important. After testing different bulbs, I can only recommend Philips H11 xtreme vision for your Pulsar. Expensive but worth the money.

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Re: Headlamp bulb.

Post by maximus » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:45 pm

Thanks for the tip about the Phillips H11bulbs, Swe. That's why I wanted to know how to get the bulbs out so I can up-grade. I live in Wales and is dark by 4:00 pm in Winter. As you say expensive, about £40 for a pair here in the U.K. But I shall splash out and get some.

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Re: Headlamp bulb.

Post by kt53 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:23 pm

I don't know anything about the different types of headlight bulbs but did see this about changes to the MOT.

"Those of you who have changed your standard headlight bulbs for HID's will now get a major fail even if the aim is correct. It has always been an offence to fit HID bulbs to halogen headlamps so the MOT is now in line with that."

I don't know if the bulbs you are planning to fit will be affected.

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Post by maximus » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:27 pm

HID's (high intensity discharge) as you know are bad enough on cars fitted with them from new as standard equipment as far as dazzling oncoming traffic goes.
Let alone putting them in headlamps that are not designed to take them in the first place. So yes I agree that they should be an MOT fail.
I will be fitting upgraded but standard type bulbs that give off a whiter light that I find better on the dark and gloomy rainy nights we get here in the UK in the winter time.
I have been fitting these on my cars for some year's now and have never been flashed by oncoming traffic.

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Re: Headlamp bulb.

Post by kt53 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:14 am

Thanks for the clarification maximus. I'm happy with my headlights as they are after my previous Ford Focus where the dip beam didn't seem to penetrate more than about 20 yards ahead of the car.

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