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Halogen Upgrade

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Although you can buy a halogen bulb to fit the old style tungsten socket, you will get much better results if you replace the whole unit with a late model PX halogen unit. The process is pretty easy but it is not “plug and play”. Below are before and after shots.

./Halogen upgrade before.jpg./Halogen upgrade after.jpg

./Halogen upgrade wiring changes.jpg

Above is shown the wiring from the new halogen unit. The old style connection to the headlight are crimp style connections but the new style are plug types. It is easiest to use the old style because the connections come in a standard crimping set that can be purchased at a local hardware store. All wires on the unit above will need to have the connections replaced (i.e. cut off the existing plugs and crimp on new connections) and you may need to change 2 on the scooter if you crimping kit doesn't have smaller sizes.

./Halogen upgrade wiring.jpg

The wiring colours are exactly the same, so just connect colour to colour. You will need to use insulation tap to prevent short circuits.

./Halogen upgrade fitted.jpg

Apart from a few minor connection changes above, the halogen unit fits into place perfectly.

The results of changing the unit proves to be very good. Much brighter daytime visibility for your scooter and at night much clearer view of the road. There was a noticably improvement over the halogen bulb/old reflector configuration. We have not measured the output though to confirm the actual difference.

Other info...

You will need to buy a W5W 12v 5W H4 12V 35/35W

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