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Old 12-08-2009, 07:44 PM   #1
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Replacement Headlamp for '00 Dutch Star

I need to replace the driver side headlamp on my Newmar 2000 Dutch Star DSDP. The headlamp is 'fogging'.

The numbers off the current headlamp are:

15V SAE HR92 TYC20-1935 HB5 LH DOT
(The above sequence of alpha/numbers are how the above are arranged on the bottom edge of the headlamp)

I have read the posts for a '98 Dutch Star but have had no luck finding a replacement headlamp using Google or the sites noted in the '98 Dutch Star post. Could someone please help me determine what the compatible part number and type of vehicle they fit and where I can buy the headlamp?

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This search says its a headlamp for a Ford, TYC headlamp.
The year can be that late Newmar use of older versions of discontinued lamps by MFG's.
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Thanks 007. I searched a little deeper in the irv2 website and found that the proper headlight is a #1935 (Driver's side) and is available from www.lampzilla.com. It is a 1992-1996 Ford Bronco headlamp. Cost = $41.24 each. I checked my local AutoZone and they carry them for $59.99 but I showed them the Lampzilla number and they met their price. That's the good news. Would you or any other member(s) have any removal/installation procedures and pic's for changing out the headlamps. I'm going to post that help request if you don't have any guidance on the removal/install process.

Thanks a million,

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Use the google images search to see if you can find a picture of one thats looks like yours and then follow the link.
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see pictures here Google Image Result for http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x160/oemtech/Misc/passsideheadlight01.jpg
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I have posted this elsewhere, but since there are a lot of questions regarding older Dutch Star headlights, I think I should re-post this here.

I also see where people are advised to use some of the websites to obtain after market versions of the headlight assembly.

I did quite a bit of research to find out how to correct poor night visbility. I confirmed what Daniel states below, with a lighting report that I found that lists tests of several of the aftermarket versions mentioned herein. The report showed the the aftermarkets were pretty much worthless.


The 2000 Dutch Star uses a Ford assembly that was on Ford pickups between '92-'97. I found tons of them at the local junk yard. I bought mine for $25. I had to pick through the ones that I found but did find several that were not discolored or scratched.

Daniel, of danielsternlighting.com, was the one that told me that the 2000 Dutch Star originally used a Ford headlight assembly. He advised me NOT to use any of the aftermarket versions like DJAuto, TYC, or DEPO since they were not manufactured properly. He said that the Ford assembly was the best of the bunch, although not great. When I checked mine I had one Ford and one TYC. I wasnt satisfied with my lighting when driving at night, so I replaced the TYC with a Ford version that I got at the junk yard.


I also replaced the headlight bulbs with what Daniel said were the best: "The best 9007 bulbs presently on the market are the GE Night Hawk 9007NH and the Philips VisionPlus 9007VP". I then found someone that had the proper equipment to adjust the headlights and had them re-aimed. They were quite a bit out of adjustment. I havent had the occasion to drive at night since all this was done so I dont yet know the improvement.

If you are not happy with your night lighting do yourself a favor a visit danielsternlighting.com. Daniel will respond to email questions and has been very helpful to me.



Attached is a copy of the test report mentioned above. Note results on page 21.
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