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    I recently changed my headlight from incandescent to LED. I purchased a single LED bulb that plugs into the existing factory pigtail. Unfortunately now the highbeam light indicator on the speedo stays on and the headlight won't switch from low beam to high beam. I heard rumor of a wire that had to be modified but not sure which one. Any idea? Thanks.
    "It's not the destination...it's the ride"

  • #2
    Easiestnisnjustntobreplacenthe whole headlight with a LED one from eBay or Amazon for about $60-80. Plug and play no issues nothing to modify.
    LET'S RIDE

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    • Sharpman66
      Sharpman66 commented
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      Yup thats plan B if i couldnt figure this out i just spend $30. I'd like to change my passing lights as well. Thanks Lug!

  • #3
    Also it has been reported that if you merely change the bulb and not the housing that you will not get the correct focus of the light. It's better to change the entire unit.

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    • #4
      The old headlight had 3 wires going to it.
      Low beam +
      High beam +
      Ground.

      How many wires/connections on new headlight?
      Get a voltmeter and find out which wire does what.
      Figure out new headlight connections and wire it in.
      2005 Silverado Midnight Star

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      • BubbaKahuna
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        That was my first thought. If it's one of those with DRL ring or other extra connection it could mess with the power path. Also if the DRL wire isn't even hooked up but grounding out just laying in the housing that could cause a ground loop in the circuit.

      • Sharpman66
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        3 prongs on the new bulb. No modification to the wiring. Just pugged it in.

    • #5
      Thanks everyone for the help i've decided to remove the single bulb and purchased this set off Amazon. This should be better! Guess what i'm doing this weekend lol.
      "It's not the destination...it's the ride"

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      • Tim Dedmon
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        What is the brand name of them lights. I would like to do the same replacement, thanks

    • #6
      we will expect a thoro review please

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      • #7
        Tim Dedmon These are a perfect fit for my 03.
        Attached Files
        "It's not the destination...it's the ride"

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        • #8
          The LED headlight fits perfectly into notches on the inner stock bracket.
          Attached Files
          "It's not the destination...it's the ride"

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          • #9
            Such a big improvement! (and the highbeam indicator light doesnt stay on lol) Be seen. Be safe.
            "It's not the destination...it's the ride"

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            • #10
              Definitely a great upgrade for safety and looks.

              New to the Clinic.

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              • #11
                Originally posted by Sasquatch View Post
                Definitely a great upgrade for safety and looks.

                New to the Clinic.
                from Ontario, Canada. Looks great! Thanks for sharing!
                "It's not the destination...it's the ride"

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                • #12
                  Just a PSA if you buy daymakers for a jeep wrangler you will get 2 headlights and there passing lights for a fraction of the cost as the same unit branded for a motorcycle
                  I have accepted once I started on a path of customization my bike will never actually be "finished" I'm ok with that

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                  • #13
                    Originally posted by Koal0313 View Post
                    Just a PSA if you buy daymakers for a jeep wrangler you will get 2 headlights and there passing lights for a fraction of the cost as the same unit branded for a motorcycle
                    Good to know! Thanks for the info!
                    "It's not the destination...it's the ride"

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                    • #14
                      Originally posted by Koal0313 View Post
                      Just a PSA if you buy daymakers for a jeep wrangler you will get 2 headlights and there passing lights for a fraction of the cost as the same unit branded for a motorcycle
                      If you put 'motorcycle' into any application description, you automatically double the price! I recently replaced my OEM headlight assembly with a aftermarket assembly that I had hoped would provide a better reflector (it didn't, and it was NOT an LED setup). I discovered that the plug came undone multiple times while riding (the first time, on a highway, at night...thank GOD for the driving lights). Tree times, the re-connection only lasted long enough for me to get to work or to get home, before I finally took steps to ensure that the plug stayed connected. I had to use a pair of needle-nosed pliers to squeeze the electrical connectors in the plug enough to tighten them enough so that the plug was a bit difficult to put on the prongs for the headlight bulb. I haven't seen any comparisons of the various LED units offered (except for the TRUCK light) that show a consistent improved light pattern- most show off-center or poorly aimed beams that worsen the effective lighting for the rider. Sure, they show up better to oncoming traffic, but what good are they if they don't light up the road ahead well enough for the rider to see any obstacles?

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