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Old 18 May 2008, 12:47 am
John E.
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Default Options for upgrading headlights on '89 Accord?

What are my options for increasing the light output from the headlights on an
'89 Accord? Googling a little it seems that they're a standard 4" x 6" sealed
beam.

Can this be upgraded to H4 bulbs (with relays & heavier wiring, of course)?

Any "got ya's" in doing such an upgrade?

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Old 18 May 2008, 10:41 am
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Default Re: Options for upgrading headlights on '89 Accord?

John E. wrote:
> What are my options for increasing the light output from the headlights on an
> '89 Accord?


without breaking the law?



> Googling a little it seems that they're a standard 4" x 6" sealed
> beam.
>
> Can this be upgraded to H4 bulbs (with relays & heavier wiring, of course)?
>
> Any "got ya's" in doing such an upgrade?
>
> Thanks,


legally, light output is restricted so you're not a hazard to other road
users. all aftermarket lighting kits really do is change the color of
the light, not the level of output.
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Old 18 May 2008, 12:09 pm
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Default Re: Options for upgrading headlights on '89 Accord?

On Sat, 17 May 2008 22:47:00 -0700, John E. wrote:

> What are my options for increasing the light output from the headlights on an
> '89 Accord?


My recommended method would be to go buy a 2008 Accord.

That thing is 20 years old, fer chrissakes. Get something better.


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Old 18 May 2008, 12:19 pm
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Default Re: Options for upgrading headlights on '89 Accord?

Dan C wrote:
> On Sat, 17 May 2008 22:47:00 -0700, John E. wrote:
>
>> What are my options for increasing the light output from the headlights on an
>> '89 Accord?

>
> My recommended method would be to go buy a 2008 Accord.
>
> That thing is 20 years old, fer chrissakes. Get something better.
>
>


dan's usual sunday rant! why dan? the backbone of this group is people
/wanting/ to keep older cars on the road - any fool can simply buy a new
car. otherwise this group would be alt.autos.justbuyanotherone


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Old 18 May 2008, 01:01 pm
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Default Re: Options for upgrading headlights on '89 Accord?

In article <pan.2008.05.18.17.09.28.28611@moria.lan>,
youmustbejoking@lan.invalid says...

> On Sat, 17 May 2008 22:47:00 -0700, John E. wrote:
>
> > What are my options for increasing the light output from the headlights on an
> > '89 Accord?

>
> My recommended method would be to go buy a 2008 Accord.
>
> That thing is 20 years old, fer chrissakes. Get something better.


Clue: newer != better

Dave



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Old 18 May 2008, 03:05 pm
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Default Re: Options for upgrading headlights on '89 Accord?

On Sun, 18 May 2008 13:01:21 -0500, Dave Garrett wrote:

>> > What are my options for increasing the light output from the
>> > headlights on an '89 Accord?


>> My recommended method would be to go buy a 2008 Accord. That thing is
>> 20 years old, fer chrissakes. Get something better.


> Clue: newer != better


Not always, but often. In this case (headlights), it's certain.


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Old 18 May 2008, 08:27 pm
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On May 18, 1:47*am, John E. <incogn...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> What are my options for increasing the light output from the headlights onan
> '89 Accord? Googling a little it seems that they're a standard 4" x 6" sealed
> beam.
>
> Can this be upgraded to H4 bulbs (with relays & heavier wiring, of course)?
>
> Any "got ya's" in doing such an upgrade?
>
> Thanks,
> --
> John English


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