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post #1 of 12 Old 07-11-2008, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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last week i went up to longlac at night form sudbury, and i notice that my headlight are not strong wen i put the high beams and adder cars don't flash me back and the high and low beams are the same but the high beams are longer. so i pull out the light bulb and look for the type of bulb it a Philips H13 12v 60/55w, and the only think i can find is a replacement bulb, that sux. if anybody know if there is a aftermarket light that would be grate to know.
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-12-2008, 08:16 AM
 
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My Compass'es one headlight went out and I replased both headlights with Osram Silverstar H4.
Ad says that "50% more light" and I agree, it's feels a bit brighter .
My friend has used them for some time on his offroader, and he has only good words to say about them.
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-19-2008, 11:52 PM
 
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I want to get some of those Xenon bulbs, you know the ones that are ultra bright and bluish colour.

I was traveling behind someone with those once and the whole highway was lit up
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post #4 of 12 Old 11-18-2008, 08:07 AM
 
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Be cautious. I installed aftermarket bulbs in my Liberty and my wiring harness fried in about nine months. Cost me $585 for a new harness.

Be sure the bulbs you get are the sme wattage and are not drawing more power. They don't make the wire harness any heavier than the need to do the job with standard equipment.

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I want to get some of those Xenon bulbs, you know the ones that are ultra bright and bluish colour.

I was traveling behind someone with those once and the whole highway was lit up
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post #5 of 12 Old 11-20-2008, 06:50 PM
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I bought MTEC brand H13 Xenon bulbs 4750K Cosmos Blue White (HID lookalike) and I am very pleased with the results... They throw a nice white bluish light outpout, paired with oem fog lights, you really see the road. They have same wattage than original equipment so won't burn anything, they are made in Japan and come with a lifetime warranty. I'll post pics later...


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post #6 of 12 Old 11-21-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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I am also running some Xenon 60/55 bulbs now that I like. I have tried a lot of different light types and find that if you go too white youe don't get as good ov vision on the dark rainy nights as with some light that has some yellow in it, hence yellow for fog lights.

I will watch for your pics.

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I bought MTEC brand H13 Xenon bulbs 4750K Cosmos Blue White (HID lookalike) and I am very pleased with the results... They throw a nice white bluish light outpout, paired with oem fog lights, you really see the road. They have same wattage than original equipment so won't burn anything, they are made in Japan and come with a lifetime warranty. I'll post pics later...


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post #7 of 12 Old 11-07-2009, 02:37 PM
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I am also running some Xenon 60/55 bulbs now that I like. I have tried a lot of different light types and find that if you go too white youe don't get as good ov vision on the dark rainy nights as with some light that has some yellow in it, hence yellow for fog lights.

I will watch for your pics.
im rocking a white headlight and yellow fogs loving it so far
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post #8 of 12 Old 11-08-2009, 03:36 AM
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I replaced my bulbs with the Piaa h13 they are incredible.

Does anyone need instructions on how to aim the lamps? The adjusters are unusual on the Compass.


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post #9 of 12 Old 11-19-2009, 04:46 PM
 
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I was just looking at the adjusters on mine with thoughts of reaiming them. Mine seem to be slightly low after 115,000 km. Any tips would be welcome
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post #10 of 12 Old 01-09-2010, 07:10 PM
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I agree with Joncompass, changing bulbs can present a problem if the wattage,etc is not compatible with the overall system design. It may even void the warranty. I had a Mitsubishi car years ago that the manual specified not to use aftermarket bulbs. I am going to stick with the Jeep standard even though my ego says buy brighter bulbs.
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post #11 of 12 Old 08-21-2010, 08:34 PM
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Best light to replace with...I actually used this brand for my wife's car.
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post #12 of 12 Old 08-22-2010, 02:49 PM
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The best thing to go with is HID! :P
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