hj60 headlights

Submitted: Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 18:29
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Have a diesal hj60 with uprated globles 90w/130w but still dont appear very bright,on checking with volt meter only 11 volts to the bulbs,13 v plus at battery with engine running,any ideas on what i can do to lncrease volts at lights???any help appreciated thankyou.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 18:38

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 18:38
Brian,
Wire the lights like you would driving lights with relays and 4mm wire. You can use the wires from the lights to activate the the relays.
I have found that 90w/130w will not last long due to the heat build up and the virabation. 80w/100w are a better globe and with the relay the lights should shine bright for a long time.

Wayne
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Reply By: Member - Don (QLD) - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 20:29

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 20:29
Brian,
I agree with Wayne about the lamps had the same drama.Are you using some kind of upgraded wiring kit.I am using the new lamps from IPF, they give you performance of a 130w/110w lamps with the current draw as if you were using 65w/55w lamps. they work well and are a cheaper alternative.
Good Luck
Don

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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 21:26

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 21:26
Gday Brian
Having done this to a diesel standard van 60 b4 (with 4 rectangleheadlights) i want to firstly ask if you removed the original lights to put the Hallogen light and globes in because the originals were a sealed beam light???? If so, the wiring in the plugs might be different, and you will notice high beam is brighter than low, because low is lighting both fillaments in each light (or the equivalent to 220 watts) thats pulling 18 amps per light through the oem wiring.
if this is the case, go to an auto spark and he will orientate the wiring of the plugs the right way, (very involved and complicated to work out)
Maybe im on a tangent here and you just replaced globes in a G packs lights, in which case, you wont have this problem, but a lack of descent wiring as stated.
Andrew
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Reply By: joseph baz - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 22:34

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 22:34
Brian,according to the voltage drop to the lights it may be a dirty earth contact ,check and clean all contacts from battery to body.
hope this may help
joe baz
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Reply By: brian - Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 23:24

Monday, Apr 26, 2004 at 23:24
Truck has standard wiring,therefore wondered why i had 11 volts at lights,appreciate all replies will check earth as advised,thankyou
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Follow Up By: Tuco69 - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 19:16

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 19:16
Toyota LC and Hilux wiring is 'sh*t'!

My own Hilux had the same problem - yellow lights - and only 10.7V at the light with the motor running. The bottom line is that the OEM wiring is simply too light (pun) - not thick enough.

I made up a new headlight loom complete with 3 relays. This is necessary because Toyota and also some of the other Japanese manufacturers use 'earth (negative) switching' in the headlight loom. If only 2 relays are used, using the originals to 'trigger' the relay, then the result is usually that on high beam - both high and low are on. The reason this happens is that the original 'high beam indicator' on the dash is earthed through the low beam circuit. The indicator bulb wont pass sufficient current to light a globe, but will pass enough to trigger a relay.

Either buy a Piranha or ARB headlight loom upgrade - or get your auto electrician to make one if you aren't electrically capable. I'm not sure on the Piranha one, but I know that the ARB loom also has 3 relays - two of which are diode protected types.
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Follow Up By: Tuco69 - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 19:18

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 19:18
PS - my Hilux now has 13.7V at the lights with the engine running - only 0.2 to 0.3 V less than the alternator output.

Very good lights now!!
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