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I have a 1996 STS and wonder if there is a upgrade kit of some kind that would improve the headlights. I live on the west coast and the wet pavement sucks the life out of lights. Any suggestions?
 

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Do you have a parallel post up in Seville?
 

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Sorry in the delay of getting back to this - thanks for the reply submariner - can you simplify the question please - parallel post up ??
 

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Thought you had asked the same question up in Seville, about 10 pages back.

There are 3 ways to "get more light", maybe 4, in order of increasing price:

1. If your headlight assembly lenses are yellowed by UV and pitted by road sand, buy one of the restoration kits from www.customchemicalpkg.com or www.autogeek.net and start there.

2. Install a set of GE Nighthawk halogen bulbs.

3. Install a set of PIAA Intense White halogen bulbs.

4. Install a good ($$$) conversion to HID lights, but know that you need wiring and relay work to handle 20 amps per light on startup.

(The OEM HID system starts at a 20 amp draw and -360/+800 volts as the arc strikes, and then settles down to 4 amps per bulb at 25,000 volts. A true install is not just a bluish-looking xenon bulb replacement.)
 

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Yep I had posted it at the Seville site - forgot I was there ... thanks for your help once again.
 
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