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Old 08-21-2009, 05:17 PM
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ive swapped bulbs and the side that was dim stayed dim after the swap... so i could have a poor gnd. I have looked over electrical diagrams in the RAVE and I cant make any sense out of it.... where are the headlight grounds... or should I replace both headlight bulbs and what are a good replacement for factory bulbs, im thinkin halogen..... anyone run Silverstars?
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Silverstars are all I run when I step back in the dark ages and run halogens. For halogens the Silverstars are very bright. You should upgrade to HID.
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Your headlight grounds are on the inner fender on each side. Check next to the battery for the right headlight and by the jack for the left. That's the best description I can come up with of where they are based on the RAVE manual. The ground for the RH headlight is C0559 and LH is C0564. If you go into RAVE and click on connector, then click on those numbers it has a picture of where they are.
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Swap bulbs first to see if its the bulb or the wiring. Change from side to side with the bulbs you have,
that will tell you what you need to know.
The new Silver Star Ultras are better that the old ones.
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Check the headlight connector plugs for a good connection.
I had a similar problem on a car before, the headlight bulb got to hot and melted the plug.
Replaced the plug and all was well again.
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Check the headlight connector plugs for a good connection.
I had a similar problem on a car before, the headlight bulb got to hot and melted the plug.
Replaced the plug and all was well again.
yea mine did the same, they're like $5 for a universal one at the part store
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Silverstars are all I run when I step back in the dark ages and run halogens. For halogens the Silverstars are very bright. You should upgrade to HID.
AK,Spike
Halogens will go right into the factory bulb conector? just to see if i want them... and i need a kit to upgrade to HID right? i would love to upgrade from factory the headlamps and fogs

thanks for the gnd. location, I'll check it out tomorrow...

LANDZUII- I did the bulb swap...thats how i know it isnt the bulb. prolly like Spike says the connection may bad, if thats good then i must check grounds, inspect wiring and such...
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Halogens are the factory type bulb. Yes you need a kit to upgrade to HID.
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Yes... I thought so... thanks! havent had to get replacement bulbs so i didnt think halogens were stock... now "Ultras" are the way to go? ill just do a search around for some prices on them.
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whats the Max. Wattage for halogens that i can go up to? are they 55watt max... i can look it up on the RAVE but i dont wanna get that carried away right now...
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