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Old 04-11-2012, 08:24 PM
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While my wife was out, I had her pick up 4 new Halogen bulbs for my 68.
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I have a pair of Sylvania H5001
And a pair of Sylvania H5006

Anyone know for sure which ones are high and which low??

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Old 04-11-2012, 08:28 PM
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Two bladed connector is high beam. Three bladed connector is low/high beam.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:49 PM
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DUH!
I should have taken it apart or looked at the back of the bulbs 1st.

-W (going full bore on it)
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you should read up on the wiring to make all the lights come on with the high beams it may be something you want to do.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by bobs77vet View Post
you should read up on the wiring to make all the lights come on with the high beams it may be something you want to do.
Huh?

'Splain Lucy?

-W
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by bobs77vet View Post
you should read up on the wiring to make all the lights come on with the high beams it may be something you want to do.
Don't they normally work that way ?
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:35 AM
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That was my thought....

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Just installed a new front harness and when high beams come on, the low beams stay lit as well. I know in later model GM cars, the low beams turn off once high beams are activated.
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Just installed a new front harness and when high beams come on, the low beams stay lit as well. I know in later model GM cars, the low beams turn off once high beams are activated.
Yes understood. That's how it's always been on a C3.
Everything is good up there except one HB fiberoptic is very weak. Problem is not not in the headlight area or in the console - Oh well...

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Originally Posted by Clams Canino View Post
Yes understood. That's how it's always been on a C3.
Everything is good up there except one HB fiberoptic is very weak. Problem is not not in the headlight area or in the console - Oh well...

-W
I read somewhere that the OEM bulbs had the silvering removed where the fiber optics terminate. This allowed the light to shine into the end of the FO cable. Can anyone confirm that?
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I read somewhere that the OEM bulbs had the silvering removed where the fiber optics terminate. This allowed the light to shine into the end of the FO cable. Can anyone confirm that?
All I can say for sure, is that's not my particular problem.
The other 3 all work fine and I can shine a flashlight right at the offending optic eye and still no joy at the console.

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Old 04-12-2012, 10:42 AM
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Has to be a break somewhere along the line. I have heard of people repairing the FO's with a splice but have not tried if myself.
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Originally Posted by Raphiki View Post
Has to be a break somewhere along the line. I have heard of people repairing the FO's with a splice but have not tried if myself.
Only Cod knows where it is, as it's not near the terminal ends.
And I'm NOT ripping apart the front harness to find it.

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Originally Posted by bobs77vet View Post
you should read up on the wiring to make all the lights come on with the high beams it may be something you want to do.
You can only plug them up one way.
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