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    replacing battery and alternator required for headlight & radio conversion?

    I converted my headlights to H4 (Xenon) bulbs. I also consider converting my radio to modern technology pulling & pushing more power (200W).
    Would I need to replace my alternator and battery to something with more output?
    When yes, how much?

    ThnX!

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    Re: replacing battery and alternator required for headlight & radio conversion?

    200 watts ain't nothing to worry about. The car is old so..

    Remove and sand all connections, clean with dielectric spray before reconnecting to the: Battery, alt. starter and fuse panel.

    When you want to go to 1,000 W, there are some precautions to take.

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    Re: replacing battery and alternator required for headlight & radio conversion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red STS View Post
    200 watts ain't nothing to worry about. The car is old so..

    Remove and sand all connections, clean with dielectric spray before reconnecting to the: Battery, alt. starter and fuse panel.

    When you want to go to 1,000 W, there are some precautions to take.
    Thanks!

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    Re: replacing battery and alternator required for headlight & radio conversion?

    red sts, what would those precautions be?

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    Re: replacing battery and alternator required for headlight & radio conversion?

    Larger (output) alternator/regulator assembly, parallel 12V batteries with isolation switch, larger high quality battery cables (both + and -) and high quality amplifier power 12V input cables. Upgraded body sound and vibration deadening materials. Dedicated tuned bandpass box woofer installation.

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    Re: replacing battery and alternator required for headlight & radio conversion?

    ^^^^ Hymm, Sounds familiar. You might want to read the audio and security forums.
    Some of us may have already done some (or all) of this.
    Taz

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    Re: replacing battery and alternator required for headlight & radio conversion?

    Update: the connection to the high beams were switched, so inside the lighting cirquit the grounding was wrong on the high beams. This caused the lights to be very dimm.
    Also, I needed to replace the battery. Although the control light was lit it wasn't ok anymore.
    Head lights are ok, but not at full potential yet, so I will be looking for 80Amph alternator soon, especially when I swap for a modern (classic!) radio with higher output.

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