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Thread: 9006 replaced with a 9005?
09-28-2012, 10:20 PM #1
9006 replaced with a 9005?
I was considering changing out my low beam bulbs from a 9006 to a 9005. I know that it takes a little work with a file to do, but no big deal.From what I understand the 9006(55w) puts out 1000 lumens and the 9005(65w) puts out 1700. My question is has anyone done this? Does it blind other drivers? how is the light pattern? looking at the bulbs the 9006 has some paint on the tip, the 9005 does not. Thanks in advance
1995 Silverado 4x4
6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge
2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...5-GMC-Yukon-XL
2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)
09-29-2012, 09:04 AM #2
I was also wondering if anyone has tried the HIR bulbs (9012)?(9011)
09-29-2012, 10:44 AM #3
Didn't you just pick up some Yukon Denali assemblies?
09-29-2012, 10:51 AM #4
I did but they were not OEM. So, they used a H1 bulb as the low beam. I sold them on Craigs list
09-29-2012, 11:09 AM #5
It's only 1 amp more that's drawn so you should be good to plug the 9005's into the same connection you used for 9006's. Given that you just spent and recovered 200 clams, perhaps try the mod to 9005's and, if you don't like it, order some replacement assemblies from Certifit? (You'll get new lenses with no need to restore them ... and be back with 9006's in the even of not liking 9005's). That gives you a fallback plan at less than 200 clams, I'd think.
09-29-2012, 01:02 PM #6
To fit the 9005 I do not have to modify the housing. Just the bulb. I am considering the HIR 2012 bulb for it. I am just worried about blinding other drivers
09-29-2012, 03:18 PM #7
I don't blind other drivers with 9005's in lows, highs, and fogs ... but my fogs are deliberarely aimed more downward than usual and my lows are projectors.
09-29-2012, 04:46 PM #8
Sometimes, that one additional amp will cause the connector to melt.
My suggestion, change the 9006 to a 9012 and change the 9005 to a 9011.
The new lamps draw the same current as the oem bulbs; therefore, the wattage stays the same (meeting fed regs), but the output is 80% brighter.
And...............no lamp, or socket mods.Ray
'09 Avalanche LTZ - Black
'05 Envoy XL (sold)
09-29-2012, 05:18 PM #9
09-29-2012, 06:17 PM #10
Hmmm, in looking around, I see that GE discontinued the 901x bulbs. They have been replaced with the HIR1 and HIR2 bulbs. Hmmm, just renamed.
Something to read: http://hirheadlights.com/
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