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71 Headlamp Upgrade


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A couple of my headlights have stopped working and I was not that happy with the lack of brightness anyway.

Thinking of going to this Halogen upgrade kit which will pull 55w on low beam and 100w on high beam.
https://automotivesuperstore.com.au/narva-72050

https://automotivesuperstore.com.au/narva-72060

I know with the 1st Gen Rivs it's advisable to add a relay because the juice goes through the headlight switch and overheats it.

Just wondering if anyone know if the 71 would be the same deal or is there a relay somewhere already?

Thanks.

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Tony,

congratulations to have seen the light...

I was extremely happy with my conversation in my ‘63 for which I also used Narva although another model (they might have changed). I also used 4 relays, all with a built in replaceable fuse but I might be a little bit over cautious.

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Hi Tony,

worthwhile conversion. You may want to consider upgrades to the earth wiring as well. I added relays on my ‘63 with good results but upgraded all wires from power source to relays to lights inc earth wires. I also did the overkill and added a relay for each high beam and each low beam (4 relays) as they were inexpensive and all fit neatly out of sight by the battery. 

BTW used Cibie as I wanted the rounded glass fronts. 

Cheers

Rodney ?????

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