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93-97 Firebird headlight conversion to H7

I just completed converting my weak sealed beam headlights on my 95 to
H7 bulbs and the change in lighting is like day & night. The best part is
the cost. Total of $59 including tax. Next best thing to hid, but without the cost. Here's what I used. 2 silverstar ultra H7 bulbs $40. A h7 bulb
wiring kit(heavy duty) from autozone. $12. Two rectanglar (plastic) sealed beams, from you pull it. $3. Tube of high temp silicon sealent $4.
I drilled and cut out the old bulb part of the sealed beam, enlarged the
hole so the H7 would fit. Siliconed H7 socket into original sealed beam housing. Changed original headlight plug to H7 plug. Pluged light in and
lit up the night sky. These plastic sealed beams can also be used for the basis of a HID conversion for these cars. Will also work on third gen
firebirds.
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got any pics at night? im curious about this
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Sorry I don't own a camara, but believe me its like day and night. Regular haligen is a
yellow light and doesn't light up road that good. The H7 throws a bright white beam,
and it has a wider further beam. It lights up road very well. Not as good as a HID, but
real, good quality HID kits are expensive.
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You sure you don't mean H4? H7 is a single filament, which means you would lose your high beams, and that just wouldn't make any sense to swap to that. H4 bulbs on the other hand are dual filament bulbs just like the stock lights, so the one bulb acts as both high and low beams. If that's the case then good job, I did that a while back and it was one of the best things I did.
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Sorry H7 is a dual filiment with low & high. Got them in my car and have both beams.
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My mistake 9007 bulb

Sorry readers, my mistake, I did conversion with a 9007 bulb set not the h7 like written up in my original post. Again sorry for the confusion
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Sorry readers, my mistake, I did conversion with a 9007 bulb set not the h7 like written up in my original post. Again sorry for the confusion
9007 bulbs are essentially that of an H4, they're identical as far as looks and design are concerned. I believe the 9005's just have a different base than the H4's, you could have used either type of bulb and received the same end result.
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No offense dude but you could have done it a much easier way for about as much money lol. They make full conversion kits that are factory replacements for the 4666 glass lamps. I put those and blue HID fogs in for a grand total of about 50 bucks. Some kits are pricier, but if you shop around a bit, you can get good deals.

These below are what I have. They come with the complete housing, the retrofit wiring harness and the bluish-white high intensity bulbs. You can also get fog light kits that use the new bulbs or you can get old style bulbs that emit the same light (don´t know about formulas. I have a TA.) I just polished up my fog light mirrors and put the old style bulbs in. For 93-97 birds, headlamps are part number 4666 so just look up "4666 conversion." and yes they have high and low beam function... to keep yourself from being arrested, I recommend keeping your high beam use to a minimum unless you´re in the country. They´re painfully bright lol

Edit: Just in case anybody ever looks into these, you have to wire the high and low beams backwards since apparently whoever manufactures them is too stupid to wire them correctly (Red to green, green to red etc) Mine had to be anyway lol. I´ve had them for almost 2 years now though and I´m very happy with them



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Where did you get them from? For those who like the simplicity of plug & play. I, myself, love the joy of adapting and tinkering with things, but many others would like
to do it the easy way. So now there's a method for both kinds of people.
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i might try that nifelheim
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A bunch of different automotive lighting sites carry that kit. I got it from ebay because it was the exact same thing for cheaper. They're not _completely_ plug and play. you do have to do some minor wire modification, especially if you want the halos to function. If you ebay it, look up "4666 conversion" or "4666 HID conversion" something like that. if you do get them, you might have to leave the rubber plug off the back of them and rig up something custom made. my conversion lamps didn´t sit right in the bezels with them on



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Yeah I think I might try that this spring too. The factory lights are incredibly weak...

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