9005 conversions over HID?

saw this thread looking for reference for what size our headlights are .

This is my own write up on the 9005 conversion. If you dont understand please PM me and I can help you out.

The idea behind this swap is to put 9005 highbeam headlight bulbs into your 9006 lowbeam sockets. The 9005 lights are 70% brighter then the 9006's so they are a great alternitive to HIDS which cost a lot more.

You do not have to replace all four high and low lights at the same time but I did anyway. Each light costs about $10.

What you will need:
At least TWO 9005 lights.
A dremel tool with a grinding and cutting wheel.
One flat head screw driver with small tip.

To remove the lights reach behind the light housing and twist the grey ***. It is hard to turn but once it was been losend you may remove the light. To remove the light from the socket push down on the little tap on the top of it and pull on the light. This is even harder to do. DO NOT touch the light bulb on either removal or replacement. Not only are they very easy to break but the oil from your skin will cause a hot spot on the light causing them to burn out very fast.

These are 9005 lights.



Notice how they have two little bumps inside the socket. These are there to prevent you from installing them in a 9006 socket.

These are 9006 lights.



These only have one bump so you dont install them into the 9005 socket.

This is a shot of the 9005 and 9006 together respectivly.


In order to place the 9005 light into the 9006 socket you must totaly remove the TWO bumps from the 9005 socket.

This is a side shot of one of the lights.


Notice the groove on the left side of the pic on the light. When looking at the light from the top down it will be at the top of the light and slightly off to one side. This must be filed down by about 3/4ths to fit inside the 9006 housing. This is because The groove on the 9006 housing for that particular bump is opposite of the 9005 light so that you dont put the wrong bulb in there. On the 9006 light the bump is on the left side of the light when looking at it from the top down and on the 9005 it is on the right.

The final thing you must do is remove the O-ring from the 9006 light (yellow on stock lights) and put it OVER the 9005 O-ring (usualy red.) This is because this part of the 9005 light is slightly smaller then the 9006 light and so if you were not put the 9006 O-ring on it it wouldnt fit tightly enough. It should come off rather easily with a small screw driver or even a toothpick. Just place the tip under and slowly work it out of the groove. To place on the 9005 light simply roll it on top of the 9005 O-ring.

This is a pic of my car after doing this conversion. I must say it makes a huge improvment over the puny stock lights.


Note in this pic my right light was slightly out of direction. If you find that yours are like this to simply adjust the adjuster screws until both sides are even.

ps the pic wasnt taken on a golf course.

none of the links work but its a interesting discussion id like to hear what the community things
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