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charlie
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good morning everyone,

Anybody watch the game ugh!!! Anyway so have any of you guys updated your lights on the trooper yet. I popped a bulb went to get new one and surprise I cant, I believe the stock bulb is 35watts???? So I got a 55w halogen bulb thought I was all set disconnected the highbeam. but I left the lights on in the trooper for a bit over the weekend and I blew the fuse So is a 55w to much what have you guys done??

charlie

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The over head lights are 35 watt, but single elements, I had to go online to find replacement, what is the exact number on the old bulb, it can probably be ordered online. After we figure this out, I'll add it to the parts and pieces thread. As far as the overhead light go, I may be selling mine and I have the two extra bulb also. Changing over to LED lights, but that another thread.

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I first tried to brighten things up by changing out the two outer bulbs to 100W and inner light bulbs to 55W on the light bar. The original 35W bulbs are cheap and they pull about the same or more than a good replacement 55W bulb. I think even with the higher watt bulbs I was still pulling about the same amount of draw as I had them all checked at a place that deals with off road lighting. I had them working for a little while and then blew the 15amp fuse. Don't know if it would have blown again but I just disconnected one 55W light and they were fine. Later on, I then replaced fuse with a 20amp and it was OK. Still not enough light so I replaced all the lights on the bar with 4" Hella Optilux HID lights and what a difference. Easy wiring as you can just cut the ends of the original lights and splice to new lights. The Hella's don't even draw as much as the stock so there is no rewiring or changing anything else. It does make a huge difference. As far as the headlights I looked online and at auto parts stores and I just couldn't find a high low beam 35W or 55W bulb to replace what we have. I think Ricksrb had found then but he said he couldn't remember where I believe. Rick - did you ever remember where?

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I also replaced the halogen lights on the bar with HID replacement bulbs from a conversion kit. They work out very well. Way brighter than the halogen bulbs. The only 'install' was the boxes to house the transformers (see picture) all the wiring was just unplug the old and plug in the new. The boxes are just $5 plastic junction boxes from Home Depot.

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I first tried to brighten things up by changing out the two outer bulbs to 100W and inner light bulbs to 55W on the light bar. The original 35W bulbs are cheap and they pull about the same or more than a good replacement 55W bulb. I think even with the higher watt bulbs I was still pulling about the same amount of draw as I had them all checked at a place that deals with off road lighting. I had them working for a little while and then blew the 15amp fuse. Don't know if it would have blown again but I just disconnected one 55W light and they were fine. Later on, I then replaced fuse with a 20amp and it was OK. Still not enough light so I replaced all the lights on the bar with 4" Hella Optilux HID lights and what a difference. Easy wiring as you can just cut the ends of the original lights and splice to new lights. The Hella's don't even draw as much as the stock so there is no rewiring or changing anything else. It does make a huge difference. As far as the headlights I looked online and at auto parts stores and I just couldn't find a high low beam 35W or 55W bulb to replace what we have. I think Ricksrb had found then but he said he couldn't remember where I believe. Rick - did you ever remember where?

No i couldnt find replacements. Ended up putting in 50 or 55 watt singles.

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  • 2 weeks later...

so guys I left my new 55 watt halogen bulbs in the front driving lights and i changed the 7.5 fuse to a 10 considering most offroad lights run a ten amp fuse. Brought it to an aftermarket shop in the area that does steros and some 4x4 stuff they said should be fine after they looked at it also had my buddy whos an electricial check it out he said should be good. well i used them sat night fro about an hr and had no issues so i think I am good just wanted to give an update thats all

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