up-grading lights from sealed beams to h4's

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 16:13
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Hi all I wish to wire in some relays on the Nissan Patrol GQ so I can up-grade my
exsiting sealed beams to H4 lights does anyone have a diagramme to do this ???
i just spoke with a auto sparky and he wants $200.00 to do it !%##@$ cany anyone help ??
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Reply By: John - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 17:23

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 17:23
I take it you want to up the rating as well. If you change to H4 bulbs with the same 55/60 (or whatever they are) you shouldn't need relays. I got some Halogen insert headlights straight out of an 80s model Pajero with good bulbs from the wreckers for $25 the pair. Bolted straight into the GQ. Much brighter and that is with the standard rating bulb.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 19:03

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 19:03
ARB and Piranha sell wiring looms kits to suit them.. Go look at them adn go home and copy it!
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Follow Up By: bruce.h (WA) - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 19:18

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 19:18
can recommend the piranha superloom had it in my gq with heligeon lights 100watt high beem 80 watt low beem also conected the spotties to it heeps brighter
Regards Bruce
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Reply By: colin - Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 20:00

Thursday, Jun 26, 2003 at 20:00
have up graded to h4 on my patrol and fitted same wattage xenon bulbs, have not had to up grade loom or any other components from original, also run rally 4000 hella spotties which i got wired up at a sparky shop with relays fitted and a off on switch, have had this set up for 4 years with many hours of non stop night driving and have had no problems, not even blowing bulbs, my suggestion is to stay with original wattage on globes and fit good quality spotties. There is very little gain from bigger wattage main globes. Col
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Reply By: howesy - Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 19:27

Friday, Jun 27, 2003 at 19:27
On the bottom of the relay there are numbers (30 is always battery supply) any spare parts guy who has any idea at all will take five seconds to write down which wire goes to what number. there is only battery, earth , switch and feed wires. some willl feed two lights and some relays only feed one. Your numbers will be 30,85,86,87 the later being the feed (you may find 2) 85 & 86 being earth and switch terminals and 30 is battery. I'm at howesy@optusnet.com.au if you want a diagram but generally you wont need them for a head light upgrade but you most definately will for spotties due to the current draw.
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Reply By: David N. - Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 11:00

Saturday, Jun 28, 2003 at 11:00
I chucked the sealed beams on my GQ and went to H4s many years ago- ran 100/90 watt bulbs with no problems for a long time, but have now gone to relays for peace of mind- also gets more voltage to the bulb (more light, but bulb will not last as long- it's all a trade off.)

If you only go to standard wattage bulbs (60/55) I would not bother with a relay.
Cheers
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