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Old 09-27-2021, 05:47 PM   #1
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Upgrading headlights on a 2004 Brave

I currently have the stock headlamps in the unit. I am wanting to upgrade the headlamps to something a bit (a whole lot) brighter. So many choices and not enough experience in making a sound choice. I have the stock 7 3/8 x 5 inch rectangle style lights. No way to change the physical size, just want a brighter light. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanking everyone in advance for their assistance.
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Sound like the same headlights that I had in my 1984 Plymouth Reliant . there were many aftermarket suppliers back in the day .

I'll see if any are still around .

EDIT : I believe your issue may revolve around your measurement , If you search for 7x5 replacements you'll find a bunch .

Do you have any number off your existing headlights.
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If they are old style sealed beam headlights, you only have a couple choices. Here's one.

https://www.grote.com/white-light/fo...am-headlights/
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Also check out headlightrevolution.com. What ever you choose make sure they have DOT cast into the headlight. There are many sellers out there but they may not be DOT approved. My 2000 has the 4 headlight system and had the same problem. I done the relay setup with a direct wire from the battery. That has made a big difference but have not driven with them at night yet.
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Goggle HELLA.COM good choices.. hid light upgrade kits.. good luck and let us know what you did and maybe better members then me will help you
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I currently have the stock headlamps in the unit. I am wanting to upgrade the headlamps to something a bit (a whole lot) brighter. So many choices and not enough experience in making a sound choice. I have the stock 7 3/8 x 5 inch rectangle style lights. No way to change the physical size, just want a brighter light. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanking everyone in advance for their assistance.
I like my Sylvania silverstars.
Much brighter.
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Hella 003427811 are 7x5 H4 headlights. 55 watt low beam, 60w high. The bulbs are replaceable, so you could put a higher watt bulb in, like 55/100w, or any combination thatís offered.

With the higher watt bulbs you might need to run a relay. The wires, bulb connector or low/high beam switch could melt.

I used some in an 89 Trans Am and they were much brighter than the sealed beams. I used the 55/60w bulb it came with without any problems.
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I like my Sylvania silverstars.
Much brighter.

Yes Sylvania/Osram Silverstars are the easy and inexpensive way to go and you maintain the clarity and longevity that comes from having a lamp with a glass lens instead of the coated plastic that develops cataracts after a short time.

Be very wary of many of the new plastic replacement LED out there that are sized to replace sealed beams as many are not street legal and only for off-road use or rated as auxiliary fog lamps and not driving lamps. Watch out for Internet Bargains coming from offshore suppliers too since many of those are not FCC certified and have been found to cause interference that can block emergency communications such as Fire, Ambulance and Police along with cell phones and marine radio.
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