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Head Lights

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by Eleven, Dec 20, 2020.

  1. Eleven

    Eleven Gold Level Sponsor

    One of my head lights has gone out and I need a replacement. Sunbeam Specialties has a Lucas tri pod for $90! Surely there is a sealed beam or plug and play for a lot cheaper than that. I don't drive the car at night and have no interest or skill in adding relays and such to handle a more powerful light and strain my wiring. Any places I can go? I don'y know if Triumph or MG lights would fit or not.
     
  2. nsbluenose

    nsbluenose Bronze Level Sponsor

    Go to Walmart. Get a halogen sealed beam. H6024 I believe is the number. Get 2, then they will both have a same brightness. They are inexpensive.
     
  3. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    There are a multitude of replacement 7" sealed beam headlight units. From repro lucas to hella, wipac and heaps between.

    Best to make sure you get one with the same dome on the lens. The halogen lights tend to have a flatter dome... But are a good upgrade for brightness
     
  4. Eleven

    Eleven Gold Level Sponsor

    Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!
     
  5. Eleven

    Eleven Gold Level Sponsor

    WHAT is the first rule of working with British car electrics??? CHECK THE FLIPPING GROUND!
    Oh well, I now have a spare set of headlights.
    Say Goodnight Gracie.
    Good night George!
     
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  6. Tom H

    Tom H Platinum Level Sponsor

    Tracy, First step when headlights don't work is see if the High Beam works. That will verify the ground. Did you buy Halogen ones? If so might still be worth installing. That would at least feel a bit better!

    Tom
     
  7. Eleven

    Eleven Gold Level Sponsor

    • The really sad thing is I know that. Drove around High School for a year with my brights on thinking I could fool the cops! I think I was so buried in getting car running fight I just didn't think! Good to hear from you! Have a Merry Christmas!
     

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