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to get an actual representation you would have to get a camera and use the same exact settings that were used to take the other pictures
this is why i took a picture of both my front fogs and rear headlights, however i didn't consider the variables my camera was still in control of. i need to put it on manual and get some more.
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So I want to revisit this topic. If you could get a higher wattage headlight bulb or dual filament headlight bulb what relay would you need to make it work right?

I rethought the HID idea, if you wire the reverse lights to its own switch then you wouldnt have to worry about the ballast firing during shifts from drive to park.

Sorry to bring up this dead thread, but I still think there are possibilities
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I would assume that you can find out what kind of relay it is by looking at a wiring diagram for the headlights.

I wouldn't waste the time on HID's, but I would look into the first option. If you put a bulb that had a high beam filament in there, You could just follow the same process as a normal headlight would to go into HI-beam. you know what i mean, Vern?
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I would assume that you can find out what kind of relay it is by looking at a wiring diagram for the headlights.

I wouldn't waste the time on HID's, but I would look into the first option. If you put a bulb that had a high beam filament in there, You could just follow the same process as a normal headlight would to go into HI-beam. you know what i mean, Vern?
Yea, I think you're right

Does anyone know of a headlight bulb that has a fitting close to the one for a taillight?
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The lack of light could also be due to the shape/texture of the reflector in the reverse light area too. Seems like they're not all smooth, rather a bumpy/mirror ball finish. That might be breaking the reflection into a million little shards of light rather than one more focused beam.

A combination of both led's in the housings & aux lights below the bumper may be the best alternative still. You could have the aux fog/driving lights connected to a relay for power that gets triggered by the reverse lights power wire or even have them wired to a separate switch.
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Auxiliary lights are always a good option, but the reason I'm revisiting this idea is because I would like to keep my truck clean looking, sometimes auxiliary lights look hack
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Yea, I think you're right

Does anyone know of a headlight bulb that has a fitting close to the one for a taillight?
Get me a picture of the bulb in question.
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If I had a dremel at the time, I could have modded the housing to work, but I didn't. The bulb I got had an angled base, which I think worked better than a straight plug would have been. I think it was a 9007.
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It might look a little hacked in your opinion, but they definitely are great when hooking up and backing trailers.

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I think they have a head light that will fit the housing for a 9007. But it may have to be a strait one.
I didn't have a 9007 in my toolbox to compare to.
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