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Old 06-28-2003, 10:08 AM
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H4 Headlight sockets

I'm getting ready to convert my Jag over to the new style headlights using H4 type bulbs. I'm trying to find the sockets for these bulbs anyone have a good source? I've already purchased the replacement glass lamps and the bulbs came with them, the bulbs they sent are H4 100/90 type. I'm thinking of using the high beam element in the low beam pair as the headlight flash curcuit. Is there any problem in setting it up this way?

The other option I was thinking about is trying to find some H4 style bulbs in yellow and convert the old high beams into fog lights and then run the high low beams off the outside pair of lamps. Any ideas on either option?

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Old 06-28-2003, 10:38 AM
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I get my sockets at the junk yard. I have halogen bulbs in my Willys headlights. Got some complete headlight units at the junk yard and pried the socket mounting flange out of the donor reflector (reflector was sheet metal in the ones I got) and epoxied them into the Willys reflectors. Now the halogen sockets mount right in.

I build all my rods with flashing headlight turn signals. Gets LOTS of looks. I have a lot of people come up too me and ask, "Did you know your headlights flash?" You want to flash the lo-beams not the hi-beams though. In the daytime, the headlight flashes ON when turning, and at night it flashes OFF. Don't ever want to turn on hi-beams when facing other cars!

I plan on posting a picture fo the module I build and a curcuit diagram so you can build one yourself. I need to make one for my '53 Chevy pickup so will take pictures of it. Requires 2 Bosch relays, 3 resistors a little wiring and a terminal strip. Everything fits nicely on an aluminum plate a few inches square. It wires into your wiring harness fairly easily. The left and right front turn signal wires go to the relays and power their exciting coils. The low beam headlight lead goes to the power terminal on the relays. The existing low beam headlight wire needs to be isolated to feed only one of the headlight sides and you need to run a second headlight feed wire to the other side. Sounds a lot more complicated that it is.
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Old 06-28-2003, 06:58 PM
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Well when I refered to the flashing curcuit I ment the one where you pull up on the turn singal lever and it flashes the high beams for passing etc. I saw some tri-bar lights the other day that looked really cool, they had installed a small yellow bulb in the bottom section that activated with the turn signals. I'll see if I can find the picture

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Old 07-02-2003, 06:39 AM
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Speedway Motors sell the turn signal conversion for a dirt cheap price and they are very easy to do. The tri bars I think that you are referring to look like a sealed beam light and take the h-4 bulb. the ones that I have in the 36 use a standard headlight connection. they make them in both the small size for a four headlight system and the 7 inch for the single bulb system.
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need conversion kits

Bob Drake used to have kits to convert bulb type headlights (model T/A, Dodge ect) but no longer can supply them. Anyone know where I can get them or similar kits? I need to convert a set of Model t headlights for a ratrod.
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If you plan on heading out to the junk yard, JEEP Cherokee, YJ's connectors are H4 Compatible.

If your looking for a harness, Summit sells a H4 kit for Jeeps.
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Jag Daddy posted this on 06-28-2003, wonder if he got it sorted
BTW have´nt seen him ´round for a looong time.
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:27 PM
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Doc here,

HOPEFULLY , we didn't loose him in the bone yard without headlights at night three years ago..

Being held prisoner by a pack of Dobermans...

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