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Old 10-15-1999, 02:36 PM
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Is it possible to replace the light bulbs in my 190 ,1990 ,head lights with stronger bulbs? Thank you for your help.
Old 10-15-1999, 09:36 PM
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Yes, however there is the possibility of the plug in connectors melting.
Old 10-17-1999, 09:37 AM
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Phillips makes a replacement bulb that produces a whitish blue light that is more intense than the normal halogen bulb but is the same wattage rating to reduce the chance of damaging connectors or wiring.

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Old 10-17-1999, 08:19 PM
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You can visit this website

This place sells Hella replacement bulbs.
Old 10-18-1999, 01:36 AM
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what would happen if you put the real xenon replacement bulbs in a normal lighting system?
Old 10-18-1999, 05:00 AM
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Nothing....the OEM system will not light the Xenon's. The conversion kit can be done for approx $1000.

A good option that might not be quite so expensive is a swap to the Euro headlights. They should increase the effective lighting and improve cosmetics a bit. PartsShop may even be able to get them for you...

Hope this helps...Lee

Old 10-18-1999, 01:25 PM
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is it the whole headlight assembly that needs to be swapped or can you just swap the lenses?
Old 10-18-1999, 05:07 PM
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It's more than just the headlight assembly. You also have to install the high voltage power supply. Xenon's work by creating a high voltage arc (10k to 30k volts) within a container of xenon gas. Once the arc is initiated it takes very little power to maintain it.

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