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Old 09-20-2016, 09:24 AM   #1
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Improving 2000 Seabreeze headlights ????

We have only driven our Seabreeze twice after dark. Last week was one of those times. It was like driving with the old Amish headlights. Now the Amish use LEDs and even theirs are way brighter than the low beams on my coach. I know that my lights are set to the proper angle, but they are very dim at low beam.
I know that the headlights are the same as was used on 1985 to 2005 Chevy Astro Vans but don't know if changing out the bulbs to LEDs will give the needed improvement.

My question is, has anyone had success changing out their lights to give yourselves a better view of the road at night?

And if you did, what did you use?
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JMHO: First things first , check the voltage supplied to the bulbs with the engine running and look closely at the gauge of wire being used to supply power to the bulbs. You should see full alternator volts at the bulb plugin . Then check the ground wiring from that plug , should have zero ohms resistance to the chassis frame .
Many headlight issues can be cured by installing a power relay and heavier wiring to the bulb.
I was having issues with , my fuel gauge reading 1/4 tank high when the lights were on . Lights and fuel tank sending unit shared a ground wire in the factory harness, and cleaning the ground stud made no difference. Rewiring the lights with their own grounds did the trick.
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A search here at irv2.com will find tons of information....

My Poor Visibility Headlights

In other posts you've I see you have a Ford chassis. The above thread talks about's Ford's poor answer for crappy wiring. You don't need to check your voltage. It's low, I guarantee it. Add relay(s), it will help.
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A search here at irv2.com will find tons of information....

My Poor Visibility Headlights

In other posts you've I see you have a Ford chassis. The above thread talks about's Ford's poor answer for crappy wiring. You don't need to check your voltage. It's low, I guarantee it. Add relay(s), it will help.
Thank you for that quick reply and that link. That is a long and very informative thread. Looks like there is no easy fix for this. Guess I'll just do like most others do and make sure I am there before it gets dark.
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Don't give up just yet.......We used Flitz on our dim, yellowed headlights and it helped, a lot. Flitz Polish | Car Wax | Gun, Knife and Boat Polish | Metal Polish
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Looking at the website...it is the 1.76 oz tube. Polish......BP03511. Not a kit or other stuff.
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Thanks Scooter, but my lenses are not yellowed or hazy, It's just that they don't seem to be putting out enough light. I think that National just didn't use a good enough headlamp assembly.
I love the quality of the Nationals, but I think they missed the boat on the lights.
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On my 2007 F53 Sea Breeze LX I had the same headlight issues! With good plastic on the lens assemblies, I re-wired the headlights using relays and mostly 12 gauge wire and a couple of pieces of 10 gauge! I also eliminated some of the Ford / National 16/18 gauge wiring! I also installed Silver Star bulbs and now the night time lighting is pretty acceptable! It could always be better but one heck of a bunch more light now! I also installed a 3rd relay so that the lows stay on with high beams...
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Just put new LED headlights on my Tradewinds and it made a HUGE difference. My headlights sucked bad, and this worked very well.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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