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Headlight Replacement
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My passenger side headlight went out. I thought I could just replace a bulb but the whole headlight is sealed. I went on various sites to buy another headlight but they're all modernized and I just want the old fashioned style, dim yellow lights. Anyone have ideas on what I can do?
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adrian351c;247142 Wrote:My passenger side headlight went out. I thought I could just replace a bulb but the whole headlight is sealed. I went on various sites to buy another headlight but they're all modernized and I just want the old fashioned style, dim yellow lights. Anyone have ideas on what I can do?

o'really has one 11,00$
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nailpounder;247144 Wrote:
adrian351c;247142 Wrote:My passenger side headlight went out. I thought I could just replace a bulb but the whole headlight is sealed. I went on various sites to buy another headlight but they're all modernized and I just want the old fashioned style, dim yellow lights. Anyone have ideas on what I can do?

o'really has one 11,00$

The actual headlight? And is it the way I described? Oem yellow dim lighting
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#4
If you want a bulb like came on your car when new you need to ask for a #6014 bulb. Make sure there is no H in front of the number or you will end up with a halogen bulb. Most of the younger counter people who have no knowledge of our dinosaurs will try to sell you a H6014 or H6024. Not sure of the other parts houses but I know NAPA shows the 6014 in their system.

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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secluff;247147 Wrote:If you want a bulb like came on your car when new you need to ask for a #6014 bulb. Make sure there is no H in front of the number or you will end up with a halogen bulb. Most of the younger counter people who have no knowledge of our dinosaurs will try to sell you a H6014 or H6024. Not sure of the other parts houses but I know NAPA shows the 6014 in their system.

Alright cool will do, thanks for the help man
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#6
you can get ford licensed reproduction 6014 bulbs. they come etched with the ford oval in the center of the glass.
but everything is halogen now even the reproductions
the thing to look for is wattage rating. the originals were 55-65watt for the highbeam
and 35 watt for the low.

most modern replacements claim like 85 watt high beams.. what happens with those is they overload the original headlights switch on the lower dash board. so you drive at night and all of a sudden the headlights shutoff, then, turn on, then shutoff. the bimetal fuse inside the switch is basically overloading and kicking off from the heat.

so if the box for the bulbs lists the wattage make sure you are under 70 watts for the high beam. you can't even get the 35 watt low beams any more.
so it will be something like 55/65 watt 6014 bulbs.

a tip: buy the bulbs in pairs, switch both at the same time, do not just swap one bulb do both now.
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#7
No problem. We're all here to help each other. Price may be higher in California, but Napa part number LMP 6014 shows $3.99 in my area.
Part Number: LMP 6014
Product Line: NAPA Lamps
Attributes:
Bulb Base Type : 3 Lug Contact
Bulb Lumens Rating : Approx. Max Candle Power Primary 32000 Approx. Max Candle Power Secondary 25000
Bulb Type : PAR 56 Bulb 7" (178 mm) Dia
Electrical Rating : Design Volts Primary 12.8 Design Volts Secondary 12.8
Lamp Candle Power : Approx. Max Candle Power Primary 32000 Approx. Max Candle Power Secondary 25000
Overall Diameter : 178 mm
Overall Length : 5127 mm
Volts : Design Volts Primary 12.8 Design Volts Secondary 12.8
Watts : Design Watts Primary 60 Design Watts Secondary 50
Headlamp Bulb Candle Power Rating : Approx. Max Candle Power Primary 32000 Approx. Max Candle Power Secondary 25000
Headlamp Bulb electrical Rating : Design Volts Primary 12.8 Design Volts Secondary 12.8
Headlamp Bulb Type : PAR 56 Bulb 7" (178 mm) Dia

Steve

No Officer...I really don't know how fast I was going, my speedometer stopped at 140!
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72HCODE;247149 Wrote:you can get ford licensed reproduction 6014 bulbs. they come etched with the ford oval in the center of the glass.
but everything is halogen now even the reproductions
the thing to look for is wattage rating. the originals were 55-65watt for the highbeam
and 35 watt for the low.

most modern replacements claim like 85 watt high beams.. what happens with those is they overload the original headlights switch on the lower dash board. so you drive at night and all of a sudden the headlights shutoff, then, turn on, then shutoff. the bimetal fuse inside the switch is basically overloading and kicking off from the heat.

so if the box for the bulbs lists the wattage make sure you are under 70 watts for the high beam. you can't even get the 35 watt low beams any more.
so it will be something like 55/65 watt 6014 bulbs.

a tip: buy the bulbs in pairs, switch both at the same time, do not just swap one bulb do both now.

Damn it I was hoping they wouldn't be like that, so the lower the wattage the more old looking? Or do they not even look old at all?
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#9
Here is what I used to keep stock and not have to put in a relay. The wattage is identical to stock 35w low 65w high.

[Image: m8h94z.png]

Jeff
1972 Q Code Convertible
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#10
I went with the halogen sealed beams from rock auto abt 4 bucks ea

Paul
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