headlights GQ

Submitted: Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 14:03
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Hello people,

I was wondering if someone would kindly tell me if the headlights on the GQ Patrol are a sealed unit or do they use seperate globes and if so, what kind of globes?

Cheers,

Jim.
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Reply By: Member - Mark - Exmouth WA - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 14:12

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 14:12
Jim,
have just replaced a headlight in my '94 GQ and they are a sealed unit.

Cheers
Mark
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Reply By: Member - Luke (SA) - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 14:56

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 14:56
When I had my GQ a few years ago they were a sealed beam but I replaced them with some H4 headlights, that way I could change the globes

Cheers Luke
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Reply By: autosparky - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 18:52

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 18:52
they have sealed beams, to get better lighting h4 kits are available reasonably cheap these days, but dont be tempted to put too higher wattage globes in (100/140w) keep them to 60/55w and your headlight switch will last longer
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Follow Up By: Member - Happy Gutz (QLD) - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 18:58

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 18:58
Maybe I'm a bit ignorant but if he runs relays, which he should, headlight wattage shouldn't worry the headlight switch. But I've been wrong before, I've been married for years
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Follow Up By: Goldsahara - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 19:12

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 19:12
Hi autosparky,

I have put a deposit in a 97 gq and am going to keep the better quality h4 globes that I recently put into my camry so I can use them on the Patrol when the time comes.

These globes have the same wattage as stock but give brighter, whiter light so wont pose a problem.

Cheers,

Jim.
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Follow Up By: autosparky - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 19:14

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 19:14
you are right but run heavier wiring fromthe relays to the headlights, from memory nissan only run 2or 2.5mm wire to the lights , and using light wiring and heavier amperage = heat and smoke can escape from the wire ,
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Follow Up By: Goldsahara - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 19:47

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 19:47
Ok thanks for the tip.

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Happy Gutz (QLD) - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 19:00

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 19:00
And by the way, my 97GQ has sealed beams. Pathetic is a good discription
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Reply By: GerryP - Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 22:43

Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 22:43
I had one of the early GQ's, '89 from memory and it had H4s in it, non sealed. Mind you, don't know if they were original.
Cheers
Gerry
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Reply By: OsherG - Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 03:43

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at 03:43
Originals all had sealed beams!

A cheaop and easy replacement is a semi sealed set of inserts for around $50 adna good set of Narva plus 50 globes and you have great results for around $75, certainly much safer than starting a fire with 100/140w globes a\d gives better light too!

Another option si to fit new selaed beams which at around $20 each is the cheapest option around! PLus they make sealed beams at 60w, 75 100w and 150w so whatever your wiring is up to you can have something to suit you!
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