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Old 06-27-2011, 09:47 PM
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Ok, so I looked and searched (and even used the search) and found no topic already created about this, so I am making this.


I have a stock front 1978, and I have Silverlight brights replacing the factories.
They were just plug and play like normal, but I'm a techy and I like modern tech.
So I decided I want to switch headlights to the newer Halogen/Xenon bulbs.
After a little research I found it won't be quite as easy as I was hoping. It seems there are multiple types, but I'm not sure if they will fit.




My questions are this;


1: What are the exact dimensions for the 1978 Headlights (the duel high/low beams, not the quad headlights).


2: Has anyone done this before, and have any experiences they can share?


3: Does anyone know if there are electrical modifications that need to be made, or can I plug and play similarly to the stock replacements?


4: Does anyone have a site I can buy case+bulb kits or case only kits or both?




Thanks for any help you can provide Central.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:14 PM
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your lights are the 7x6 headlights best prices are on ebay here is one with h4 conversion for 30 or you can run the hids for a lil more good luck searching and choose the best styling that fits you.. just stay away from the black housings cause the light reflection is poor. plus its wise to run a relay to your new h4 cause they draw more power..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/H6054...item5d2ead814d

ita all plug and play that kits plugs directly into the light sockets.. even the relay is easy they sell them for ten bucks on ebay also just plug and play also...
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:52 AM
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your lights are the 7x6 headlights best prices are on ebay here is one with h4 conversion for 30 or you can run the hids for a lil more good luck searching and choose the best styling that fits you.. just stay away from the black housings cause the light reflection is poor. plus its wise to run a relay to your new h4 cause they draw more power..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/H6054-7x6-Diamond-Cut-Chrome-Black-Head-light-Lamps-H4-/400215081293?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories &fits=Model%3AMalibu&hash=item5d2ead814d

ita all plug and play that kits plugs directly into the light sockets.. even the relay is easy they sell them for ten bucks on ebay also just plug and play also...
Thanks for the info.

This is the brand I was looking in to:
http://deltatechindustries.com/site/...lar_headlights


I'm doing a custom setup. I plan to replace it with an HID kit, possibly a halo ring one.
Then I'm going to custom mount LEDs.

Thanks again for the info.
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Year one also has similar kits. I have ordered one for the quad lights but still waiting on delivery?????
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they also offer a direct to battery wiring kit that is pretty pricey.............not sure if it is necessary or not
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