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 Post subject: Aftermarket Headlights non genuine any good?
Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:33 pm 
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Ok so I need to replace my badly yellowed headlights and since I
can't afford genuine Ford ones I am looking at the cheaper aftermarket ones.

I see that there are two makers of the headlights both TYC and DEPO however
I have been told that DEPO lights have problems with the spread of the beam and can blind oncoming traffic.. Wouldn't this be a simple fix by having the headlights adjusted and if so how can I do this?

Would like to hear thought on which is the better if any aftermarket headlight..

Thanks in advance..

Edit,sorry meant to say its for my EL Fairmont

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Headlights non genuine any good?
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:31 am 
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if it's just the yellowing then polish it out for now, autosol metal polish works well.
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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Headlights non genuine any good?
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 11:17 pm 
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I have a set for my EF Fairmont, they fit perfectly and everything works. It was quyite simply plug and play. I have had no issues since they were fitted

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Headlights non genuine any good?
Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 11:29 pm 
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I put in a set of TYC ones on my EL, perfect fit, except in mine the low beam is too low, or if the low beam is adjusted up, the high beam is too high. Took them apart and it seems I'll have to mod the low beam shield that stops the low beam going too high. Definitely worth the money for them though, you will love the nice, clear light on the road, plus it makes the car look a ton better too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Headlights non genuine any good?
Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:17 am 
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Try This.

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Headlights non genuine any good?
Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 1:11 pm 
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Try restoring them with this method..
http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/sho ... -idea.html

It is super simple, very cheap, very good, and lasts for ages.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Headlights non genuine any good?
Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 1:41 pm 
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I got an aftermaket ones from carsonline(??) at nambour off of Ebay cost me 70 bucks for both and they work like a charm. Just make sure you get good bulbs if you are going down that track.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:56 pm 
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just as a side note,, i put those narva 100+ globs in my ef and they were crap, could my head light be stuffed, they are not yellow either.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:40 am 
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100watt globes? They wont work without adding another power source and relay to them.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:30 pm 
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they were 55watt plus 100, meaning they were supposed to put out 100% more light with no more power, they weren't 100watt

 

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 Post subject: Re: Aftermarket Headlights non genuine any good?
Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Powerwise, you can still run 55w low beam with 100w high beam.
The cct breaker will handle it.

Key thing to be aware is the reflectors are known to overheat from 60w+ high beam power. Having said that though I've run 100w highs on my cars for a few years now without incident. Something to monitor though if you do it.

 

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