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Old 05-03-2015, 12:48 AM   #1
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More on Headlights

So there have been many threads on the FR3 headlights and low beams not very bright.

The fixtures are a GM style that was used on Silverado's 07 to 13. They are made by a company called Eagle Eyes and the part numbers are GM450-B1WHA Driver side and WCA for the passenger side.

They use an H1 for the high beams and H3 for the low beams. Reviews show most people like the look, but complain about the brightness. The H3's are a 55 watt bulb and there are wattages up to 100 watts, plus many colors available.

I found the head light fixtures to be very poorly mounted. Passenger side bolts were loose. After adjusting they are ok. I was able to put them in a position so that the adjusting screw could actually be used. They are fixed in slotted holes on the out board side and there is a slotted bracket on the top and bottom.

1st I adjusted the headlight fixture and then used the adjuster which is only up or down to set the height to give good forward vision without blinding on coming traffic. I will most likely order the 85 Watt versions and see how that goes.

Next is to adjust the fog lights as the driver side points way to the left.

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Old 05-03-2015, 10:00 AM   #2
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I do not recommend going over the stock wattage of 55w.

Most vehicle manufacturers design and build to the industry minimum standards. Increasing the wattage will most likely melt your headlight wiring, connector, and may even take out your headlight switch.

This is what I suggest upgrading to:
SYLVANIA H3 SilverStar zXe High Performance Halogen Fog Bulb, (Pack of 2)

The open box price is a steal!

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Old 05-03-2015, 10:50 AM   #3
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If you read all the reviews on bulbs it is like everything else, some like and some don't.

Another thing to look at is color temperature (K) as the stock bulbs are rated at 3000. Some after market rate their 55watt at ~up to 4000, but ratings are a MFG determined so who knows what you get.

55 watts at 12 volts is a 4.58 amp load, 85 watts is 7 amps, so well within the wires capability to handle the loads. The headlight switch is connected to a relay or it would have to handle headlights (low and high beam) all the markers, dash lights etc.

Some more checking is due to be sure the higher wattage is legal in all states.
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:19 AM   #4
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The last ghts in our fr3 are perfect
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Old 05-05-2015, 05:27 AM   #5
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I would suggest converting to HID. Many kits avail. and make a big difference. I converted my low beams & fog lights 1.5 yrs. ago with zero issues. I used 5000k color to keep them as white as possible.
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