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Unread 11-30-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Why is it that if you want to halogens on your classic mustang you have to buy special harnesses for them, where as the xenons I have put on my car plug straight into the original plugs & harness?
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Did you notice much of a difference when you installed them?
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Well, unlike the old sealed beams, my xenons don't flicker, I only have to change the bulbs instead of the whole unit, I can actually see where I am going at night because of how bright they are, and people that I meet at car shows like them. You can sort of see that they look different from the sealed beam headlights if you look at the pictures in my gallery. The bulbs give the headlights a sort of blue colour when they aren't on.

I was just asking because I was curious. I mean, I see the expensive kits for a halogen conversion, and I don't understand why people are willing to pay $60 and up for lights when I got my xenons for $10 and something like $20 shipping.
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I've been looking at the conversion to and xenons sound like a great solution. I'm going to try them.

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Its ok. I got mine from an ebay store. I was off a bit on shipping. The shipping is slightly pricey, but that is only because of the size of the box they are sent in. Something else that I bought on ebay that you might want to check out is LED lights for the gauges. It makes a huge difference, you don't have to use the filters any more, and they are alot brighter than light bulbs.

Here is the link to the headlights.
eBay Motors: 64 65 66 67 68 FORD MUSTANG XENON EURO BLUE HEAD LIGHTS (item 120226441645 end time Dec-20-08 15:19:53 PST)

Here is a link to the gauge lights.
eBay Motors: 1965-66 Ford Mustang LED Gauge Cluster Conversion Kit (item 190266299191 end time Dec-11-08 19:00:01 PST)
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Just checked out both sites, great information. I'll be buying the head lights tomorrow and the dash is going to wait alittle bit. I had to add this to my favorites.

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I put on the halogen (blue) headlights and found the passengers side light was dim. This is because the old wiring is not big enough to handle the current draw the lights need. You will also have problems with the headlight switch getting hot and cutting out.
You really need to have relays and and larger wiring. I built my own harness and relays for about 20 dollars and left the old wing in place.
Here is a link to my web page with part numbers, schematics and pictures:
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66Sprint200, I also did the LED lights on the gauges. BIG difference!
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I haven't had any problems with dim lights, and when I had my old sealed beams, the headlight switch would go overheat almost all the time. Now with the xenons and LEDs I have not had that problem at all, and I have had them for almost a year. I have pictures of the headlights and LEDs. The first is the xenons, and they are bright. Second, is the LED lights in the gauges. I also have the scott drake white gauge faces. Sorry about the quality of the gauges picture.
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thanks for the info! I think I'm going to have to try these xenons.
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You're welcome. Whats really cool is, in that picture, my car is facing downhill and those are the low beams. Also something that is really cool, and gives it an aggressive look at night, is that they light up those gills beside the headlights.
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