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Sport Headlight Conversion - Which Harness?

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Old 02-21-2010, 08:24 AM
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Some derivation of this has been discussed ad nauseam on other boards... but not here... and I have questions. Sorry if you're tired of reading about this conversion.

I was almost killed the other night, it woud've been my fault... I could not see due to lack of light from my "headlamps". They are yellow, and cracked up, and most of the refletive material inside has chipped away. I can barely see anything at night.

SO.. I bought a new set of sports, and am in need of the harness to do the conversion. Here are my options:

$60 LMC Truck Harness
$133 SUVlights.com
$79 Daniel Stern Lighting (this kit requires the wires and soldering/crimping, BUT this allows me to use whatever gauge wire I want)

Of course... I WANT to use the LMC one b/c it's the cheapest... but I have fears that it will be a cheap Chinese load of crap. The SUV lights one is the easiest KNOWN GOOD quality. The daniel stern one isn't hard, but it's not just plug and play.

Thoughts?
 
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The LMC harness will not illuminate all bulbs in both high beam and low beam situations as the SUVLights kit or the Daniel Stern kit will. I would recommend against the LMC kit as all it does is reroute the power to your bulbs from the switch to the batteries. It's up to you whether or not you want to build your own kit and save a few bucks. If so you can go the Daniel Stern route, otherwise you are better off with the SUVLights kit.
Good luck in your choice!
 
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That's exactly the information I was looking for. I WANT to be able to wire it up such that I can shine all four bulbs when in HIGH beam mode. I had a feeling that I wouldn't be able to do that with the LMC one.

Daniel Stern it is. I'll order it tomorrow (since they don't do online ordering), probably hit up waytek wire for the cabling... and I idea how much I need?

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Daniel Stern kit ordered. New soldering Iron ordered. Ready to get busy.
 

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I have the LMC Harness (not in a sport conversion) - save your money the quality isnt very good and I expected much larger wire guage. I think the best and most difficult solution is to make your own harness.
 

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thanks for the help i was haveing the same problem
 
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Glad I didn't get the LMC one then!

If anyone cares, I'll take pics of the daniel stern kit when I get it.
 
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Glad I didn't get the LMC one then!

If anyone cares, I'll take pics of the daniel stern kit when I get it.
Always good to have some fresh pics!
 
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I have a link somewhere for connectors - I will post it up for you guys if I can manage to find it in my many bookmarks.
 

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Daniel Stern kit canceled. What a *****. (He'd probably blame me; I'm okay with that; He's still a *****)

I guess I'll be piecing this together by myself. I'll post the links to where I source everything in hopes that it will assist someone in the future.

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Here's the breakdown of what I ordered and what is neccessary to do the conversion from stock non-sport light to the sport lights.

9004/9007 Male Socket w/ 14ga Pigtails - $6.50/ea need 1 (I mistakenly ordered 2. DOH)
9004/9007 Headlight Socket w/ 12ga Pigtails - $6.50/ea need 4
ATO/ATC Fuse Holder - $3.25/ea need 1
40 amp 12 volt Relay - $4.50 need 3
Heavy Duty Relay Holder - $5.50 need 3

use 12ga wire from relays to headlight sockets. and 14ga wire from factory harness to relays.

I ordered my new parts from Innovative Wiring - Home, and will get task length colored wire from NAPA.

Hope that helps someone.
 

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Excellent. Did not find that link yet. Have to check my other computer.
 

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