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sealed beam hesadlights
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runninpony 
Hi Guys, it's been so long I don't even remember if there's anything like a rubbery cover or seal that would go where the headlight connector plugs into the sealed beam headlight to keep water out.  My sealed beam headlights with "FORD" logo didn't come with anything like that. Thanks!

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#2
Nope, the connector just plugs into the back of the lamp.


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#3
I don't know if Ford US standard, as both my cars are imports, but both the H4 fittings have a rubber cover, the connector goes thru it and it covers the back of the bulb and the "wire" thingies that clamps the bulb.
When I've changed my headlights for much better LED's units, I saw the old ones suffered from corrosion on the back from condense, but the fitting area is as new. Even if the rubber covers more than it really seals, they are really doing what they are ment to do. Standard or not, I'd add them.

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#4
If you had some kind of cover it will probably do more harm than good unless it has a perfect seal. Water would get in and stay there and corrode the connections for sure. With no boot they can dry out.
If you put the electrical grease on your connections like you put on the spark plugs they will not corrode. I use on camper and trailer lights that use to always be going out and never have an issue now.


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#5
runninpony 
Now I remember where I saw those rubber boots...they were on my old headlights which were H4 (required to drive on German roads) back in the day!  Tongue

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#6
US spec headlights were crap incandescent sealed beams. The switch couldn't support the higher amperage draw of even the later halogen sealed beams.

Changed mine earlier this year to a set if Cibie/Valeo H4 housings and the difference is incredible.


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