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Discussion in 'Exterior' started by duckman631, Aug 30, 2019.

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  1. badlldoit

    badlldoit Junior Member

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    I am not sure about Sirius. But it effects am/fm until about 35 mph then the truck must outrun the interference. It's the strangest thing. I am going to try some ferrite chokes as soon as I get a chance. Novsight says to try the resistors they sell, but they won't fit behind the dust cover. If the ferrites don't work I will be sending the bulbs back to Amazon. Then I will try a different brand that surely won't be such a good deal.
     
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  2. Darth

    Darth Senior Member Military

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    I purchased the LED bulb upgrade from Vanquish Auto. I think I paid $120. Lights were very bright and great.....for nine months......then burned out. Now I'm back to the stock halogens :(
     
  3. duckman631

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    Can’t say then that I might have same issue. I only use Sirius and I have a shorty antenna so fm sucked anyway with it so there is no way for me to test until I put them in my 2014 since that still has the stock antenna. I’ll try fm after I install them and see if I get same issue.
     
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  4. Random_Walk

    Random_Walk ...what's this bolt do? *plink* ...oh. Military

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    Updates on the Novsights on my end:

    Lo-Beam H11s went in just fine, aligned perfectly.

    Hi-beam 9005s were a raging pain in the butt, they almost align perfectly (not 9-3, but more like 9:30-3:30... but they're hi-beams so who cares?) and they barely fit into the housing (you have to be a little bit pushy with it, and be careful where you put the wiring - the fans still work fine, though; holding my ear up to the dust cover, I could hear them spinning w/o issues).

    Oh, and no interference with Sirius XM at all (but I can hear a slight interference with AM radio - no FM stations reach out this far for me to test against.)
     
  5. Bo Daggart

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    Save yourself a head ache and don't mess with your headlights.
     
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  6. Random_Walk

    Random_Walk ...what's this bolt do? *plink* ...oh. Military

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    Meh - I still have my old ones carefully packed. Out where I live, they really don't produce near enough light for the job (we, well, we don't do streetlights out in the country.)
     
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  7. south7west

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    So I've got the stock halogen headlights and the only thing that has been holding me back from upgrading to LED is that I am afraid that the center dash screen will flash the message saying my bulbs are out. Is there a way to upgrade to LED's and trick the computer? I did a full conversion of LED's on my 06 F150 and it worked great for that truck, but then again it didn't have all those fancy electronics either!
     
  8. pacofortacos

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    You can upgrade the stock halogens without going to LED.
    I am quite happy with the H9's and 9011's. Cheap and no issues.
     
  9. Random_Walk

    Random_Walk ...what's this bolt do? *plink* ...oh. Military

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    Mine didn't require it (they plugged right in and lit up with no errors, no sweat), but an OBDLink MX fob, plus the AlfaOBD app on your phone, and you can modify pretty much anything on the computers...
     
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    Random_Walk ...what's this bolt do? *plink* ...oh. Military

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    One last bit... This is the first vehicle ever that takes this much effort just to change a headlight...

    Here's what it took last Tuesday:

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