ok, my buddy has lighting problems with his gen3 cam, so he took out his low beams and just put the sockets back in, so at night he just uses his high beams with nothing in his low-beam socket. is that going to hurt anything with his car?
Why would it? He's using a high-beam bulb that's rated for the vehichle in the high-beam socket.initial-T said:hmm well it does look kinda neat too. reminds me of those cams that have the inner lights that stay on rather than the outer set. but i guess it won't blind people too much. i mean, otherwise why would people modify their sockets to a 9005 configuration.
so...i mean, water shouldnt leak into the headlight as long as the socket is actually in there, and it shouldn't create current issues rite?
Well for starters, if you put a 9005 bulb in a 9006 socket, you're most likely utilizing a reflector shroud or the dithering on the front of your headlamp. This in turn reduces the amount of glare 'caused by the extra output. Look at the stock headlamp assembly of a Gen 3 and you'll notice that the low-beam side has a lot more dithering on the front than the high beam side. Same goes for the 4th gen. If you look at the 5th gen (though, i'm not completely sure on this one), you'll see that the 9005's dont' have any sort of shroud over them to reduce glare. I suppose their whole purpose is to create glare since as someone previously mentioned, you use your highs for flashing at people, telling 'em to get the f*** out've your way, et cetera...initial-T said:i mean, otherwise why would people modify their sockets to a 9005 configuration.
Barely. They're not intended to be directional. If you put a high-beam bulb in a low-beam socket, you'll be fine because the directional fins in the front of the headlight will direct the light.initial-T said:hmm...so are the high beams directional at all?