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has anyone tried this headlight adapter

9004 9007 Complete Head Lamp Wiring with Relay System Kit

basically it takes the load off of your internal headlight switch wiring

the power to the headlights comes directly from your battery power

the headlight switch is just used to trigger the relay on

HID`s on the cheap
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my lights are wired the same way. works great.
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How is that anything like HIDs?

A relay kit is recommended to run with HIDs, that doesn't have anything to do with the output though. Justs helps them work better/ last longer

You can get them on eBay for half that price

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/9005-...Q5fAccessories
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i bought the one from LMC truck after all the wires at my headlight switch melted. i suggest it if you run anything higher wattage than stock.
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14.2 volts straight to your headlights

instead of just 12.1 volts from the fuse panel

the same setup as the HID kits , their power comes directly from the battery as well

( well the full alternator power output anyway )
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I'd like to see before and after pics of the light output to notice any difference
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14.2 volts straight to your headlights

instead of just 12.1 volts from the fuse panel

the same setup as the HID kits , their power comes directly from the battery as well

( well the full alternator power output anyway )
they still won't be anything like HID's.
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14.2 volts straight to your headlights

instead of just 12.1 volts from the fuse panel

the same setup as the HID kits , their power comes directly from the battery as well

( well the full alternator power output anyway )
Except HID kits are 35watts or 55watts. You won't notice a difference going from 12.1 to 14.2'

HIDs use the ballast to increase the power going to the lights, this kit has nothing to do that.
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Im running one just like that, no problems at all
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Im running one just like that, no problems at all
how is the light output with that kit
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I asked about that kit on RF and Shane said, "well, considering your headlight switch just tells a relay to turn on/off the headlights that are already fed straight from the battery, I don't see how this would be beneficial"

I really want to know if the kit is worth buying instead of just getting some heavy duty pigtails like these:


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the mechanic at my dealership stated to me that the headlights are not fed straight from the battery
( i asked the same question when i had my ranger serviced at 45,000 kliks )

if your head lights become brighter when the engine rpm`s increase then the lights are battery fed

those things are just wiring extensions
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does that kit bypass the headlight switch altogether? So that your lights are always on?

Seems like it does....youve got 2 new relays to mount somewhere, you plug the new plugs into the relays, run the new ground wires, run the new hotwires to your battery and the new 9007 pigtails to your headlamps and youre done. The stock wiring to the switch is no longer active. Unless i'm missing something. I'm not an electrical guy

can someone clarify?

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here is the reason why i bought the one from LMC.

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everytime the headlights were one, the switch became very hot.

carquest sells the pigtail:
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and this is the LMC harness i used.
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headlight switch stays cool to the touch now.
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does that kit bypass the headlight switch altogether? So that your lights are always on?
the one lmc sells doesn't bypass the switch. it uses the switch to trigger the relays instead of pulling all the current through the headlight switch. the relays get their power directly from the battery.
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the one lmc sells doesn't bypass the switch. it uses the switch to trigger the relays instead of pulling all the current through the headlight switch. the relays get their power directly from the battery.
but its still plug and play, correct?
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pretty much. you have to connect it to your battery and grounds, and one side plugs into the driver's side stock headlight socket, then branches to both headlights. as you can see in my picture, all the connections were labeled so you know where they go.
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