headlight conversion for 98 crv?

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by B29, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. B29

    B29 Guest

    Are there any headlight conversion kits for my 98 crv that might improve my
    road illumination? And, do I dare install some 80/100 watt H4 bulbs in the
    existing headlight assemblies? I am worried about melting down the plastic.
    B29, Nov 25, 2006
  2. B29

    Tegger Guest

    Don't do it! It's not the reflectors, but the the existing wiring that will
    have a hard time of it with the extra current. Honda headlight wiring is

    If you want to improve your lighting, first make sure the lenses are not
    sandblasted and pitted, and that they are aimed correctly. both items will
    put light where you don't want it, resulting in less where you do.

    Finally, if your bulbs are original, they will have dimmed somewhat from
    new. Replacing them with new will help.

    Actually, there is one more thing that would help: Installing a set of
    European-market lamps. The beam pattern is far better than ours. You can
    apparently obtain these at performance shops. If you decide to do this,
    make certain they are NOT "JDM" (or right-hand-drive) lamps!.
    Tegger, Nov 25, 2006
  3. B29

    B29 Guest

    Thanks for the information. I still am thinking about the large lights. I
    will put in a relay to handle the load. I will probably just run them for a
    while and see if the plastic starts getting too hot. I sure don't want to
    burn up my honda wiring. I'll just run some #12 from my battery to power the
    low and high beams.

    I did put these headlamps in a ford windstar and they worked fine. They did
    not melt the plastic. That of course does not mean that they would not melt
    honda plastic.
    B29, Nov 26, 2006
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