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59 F100 Headlights

Discussion in 'Non Mustang General Discussion' started by janschutz, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    The headlights on my wife's 59 F100 are way too dim. It has a 4 headlight setup. I bought a Led headlight kit for it. Someone has splice all the wires and they are all black. The Dim lights have a 3 wire connector and the brights have a 2 wire connector. The headlight kit does not have directions so I need some tips on doing the hookups.
     
  2. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Watching this as I plan to convert my 67 c10 to modern headlights.


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  3. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    I got my kit at CJ Pony Parts.
     
  4. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    Leaving everything wired as is but pulling the connectors off the existing lights, use a meter to find which wire in both the normal and high beam connector is ground. On the high beam light the lead that isn't ground is obviously the power lead for high beams. After that, just turn the lights on and see which wire has voltage on the normal connector. The other is the high beam power. Now that you know which wire is which for all just hook up the new stuff.
     
  5. Fst Blk

    Fst Blk Well-Known Member

    Does it include a relay box? I’ve been looking at kits on EBay for a 7inch headlight. Mostly been looking at HID units. I want good headlights as I commute thru national forest and deer are plentiful.


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  6. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    No relays. I do not think they are needed for Led lights.
     
  7. JeffTepper

    JeffTepper Well-Known Member

    It occurs to me that a 60 year old headlight switch is probably working at something less than 100% efficiency and could stand replacing as part of your upgrade.
     
  8. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    You don't need to use relays post switch for LEDs as their draw is minimal in comparison to original bulbs but it doesn't hurt. If you incorporate a small led in the relay power connection from the switch output it can serve as a visual indication that the switch is functioning to aid in troubleshooting down the road though.
     
  9. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Already did that. Replaced all switches in 2016.
     

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