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Sprite headlight wiring
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  This topic is about my 1967 Austin-Healey Sprite
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zork Gary Robinson
N.ft.myers, Florida, USA   USA
A complaint of my Sprite is headlight brightness....or lack of. From what I can tell, there
is no headlight relay in the system. Power to switch to lights. And it has been working
that way for 50 years.
So......if a relay is used, would the standard lights be any brighter. If I switch to the new
halogen lights, will there be a noticeable difference. Would a relay then be needed.
Right now, the brights are about the same as present cars on low beam, or maybe
not even that bright.
As I seldom drive at night, maybe just leave well enough alone.
Decisions....decisions....decisions !
Thanks
Gary

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Wayne Burner Avatar
Chester, New Hampshire, USA   USA
Gary, yes, headlight relays would give more power to the bulbs, and less going through the switch. Lots of info on this topic, and my kits have been purchased, and will be installed, before the spring driving season. I have been driving the car for three years, and I am now on my third switch...no morecool smiley
Been working on another spring riding project, trying to keep my mind of the cold winter weatherthumbs up


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Billm Bill Masquelier
Santee, Ca, USA   USA
Gary
To improve your lights you can/should go in 3 steps:
1. add relays
2. put in halogens
3. put in an alternator
each step will get you brighter lights but don't go in a reverse order or you could have issues with your wiring
BillM

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