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Old 02-05-2019, 08:30 PM   #15
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Fleetman & RC, thanks for your posts. RC, the lamp in that first link you provided, is exactly what I am looking for. I didn't know they even existed.

Did you do that mod on your Journey?
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:42 PM   #16
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Before taking that thing out on the road, please please PLEASE park it in front of a blank wall on level ground and see what kind of a beam pattern those LED plug in elements create. They're typically terrible, they put out a ton of light but the majority of it ends up too close on the road or blinding every driver on the road, causing a real hazard to all those around you. It's so easy to sit in the drivers' seat, proud as pie of how bright your new headlights are, without any clue whatsoever that you're causing everything from discomfort to real danger around you.

Ever notice how so many older cars now have incredibly blinding headlights?

These LED bulbs are why.

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Old 02-05-2019, 08:45 PM   #17
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Great thread, and project.

So does anyone know what lamps/housings might fit my 2002? They are the old round seal-beam headlights.
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The Truck-Lite and JW Speaker units mentioned above are DOT legal, have appropriate beam patterns and cutoff, bright, and safe. Highly recommended.
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:14 AM   #18
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Fleetman & RC, thanks for your posts. RC, the lamp in that first link you provided, is exactly what I am looking for. I didn't know they even existed.

Did you do that mod on your Journey?


Haven't done it yet. I have done research and believe those two to be the best available. As noted, there are many, many on the market that are Chinese knockoffs that are terrible. Many of those are not DOT approved. I tend to spend way too much time researching something like this. Gonna pull the trigger soon.
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:40 AM   #19
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Grote 90941-5 7" LED Sealed Beam Headlights

I replaced the headlights in my 2001 Journey with these, they work great, are plug in replacements that only took 15 minutes total to install. They also look great on or off.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Price has come down $10.00 since I bought mine last year.
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led update

For anyone interested, attached is the headlight. aiming procedure for RV's.

After looking at various forums, I see many references to DOT approved.
The Dept. of Transportation does not approve lights. Attached is an article from Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108
"There is a great deal of confusion regarding lighting regulations in the industry. One common mistake is using the term "DOT approved." The United States Department of Transportation is not an approval agency and will not approve products. In the past, USDOT has sternly warned manufacturers that claim that their products are "DOT approved;" the correct language is "DOT compliant."

We adjusted per the attached article and it did take a little time to get them right. The new lights are now about the same as my stock pickup.
Huge difference from before.
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:01 AM   #21
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would you post a link to the LED low beam headlight bulbs in the picture in your initial post for this topic? Thanks.
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low beam

audriver,
Here you go

https://www.amazon.com/Headlight-Con.../dp/B071XV8PZQ
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Green horn so it's just the 2 10 millimeter bolts on the top of the light frame that you have shown and the lens comes out, was there enough wire to come out far enough to change bulbs, I can see the one closet to the middle but haven't ben able to locate the blind one yet.Thanks John PS thanks for the link.
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I have been wanting to do this also . As I have similar LED with fans in one of my cars .
You have rejuvenated my intrest in this project . I found and removed 1 , 10 mm bolt . It was 1 inch long not counting the head . That one was toward the middle of the coach . Still trying to find the other .
Its on an 04 Journey 34H
Would I be looking for a total of 2 or 3 ?

These newer bulbs you use are shorter on the back side from what I have read . And will not interefere with the metal bracket behind the headlight housing ? --- Am I Correct ?
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Well I finally got the passenger side out ..
On my model an 05 Journey . It seems more complated .
I may be wrong but the way I see it . A third 10 MM and a phillips had to be removed to release the Adjuster . Which I will see if I can lubricate and get operational once again .

I can say the drivers side . At lease on my coach . Will be more of a problem , but doable . Wire looms will have to be moved . And space due to a cross member , will be be limited

So once again the forum will be costing me more $$$$ !

Its all good though as I always knew it could be done . And previous use of the LED is whats needed to properlly SEE

This job may not be for the weak of heart
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Journey Cat, Looks like you have parts that were not on my coach. Apparently previous owner removed them or they were not part of 04 coaches
Attached is a pic of the bolt towards to outside of the rig. This pic is of driver side. Me sitting under coach looking forward. index finger on 10 mm bolt.

Your pics are a lot better than what I submitted
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I have wanted to do this for 2 year now It had me frustrated for ever . I wanted to enlarge the opening in the metal bracket to acconidate the larger fan styles that have been on the market . Ill try your suggestion this time around ,

I ordered new lenzes from 1Aauto . There discounted a few $ .
71 & free shipping for both R & L
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I think your 05 journey is the same as my 05 meridian,I to have been thinking about this for a couple of years, looks like a real bitch getting to the bolts and screw I can see the bolt from the generator bay and I can feel the screw now I know where to look for the others, please keep us posted on the led with fans, thank you for the pictures now the trick will be reinstalling them. Thank you John
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