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Offline Dutch_Jeeper

6 volt LED lights
« on: March 02, 2018, 12:44:53 PM »
So my tail lights stopped working a while ago and fixing them turned into replacing the all the wiring in the CJ3a� ;D ;D

The old wires were almost all corroded wel into the insulation, ground was weak and at other locations they were almost gone entirely, touching them and the insulation crumbled.� ;D ;D

While working on replacing all the wiring i also started thinking about what i could do about getting a bit more visibility at night, 6 volt is just bad to be honoust in modern day traffick. So after some research i ended up looking at 6 volt LED's for mopeds and motorcycles. After some more research i found a supllier that also had LED's H4 bulbs, combined turn and stoplight LED's and after gathering some more information i decided to switch all lights to LED's. It was well worth the effort not in the least because it turned out it was all (99%) plug and play. Only thing i needed was 2 new H4 headlights to replace the sealed beam units and decide where to drill 6 small holes to mount the cooling blocks that are needed for the H4 LED bulbs.


Some of the old junk



Turn signal (top) and brake/drivelight



here is where i mounted the cooling blocks needed for the H4 LED headlights, they come with plug and play connectors to accepts the standard 3 pin headlight connectors.



H4 Norton motorcycle 7 inch headlightglass [smiley=grin.gif]



They really are very nice and bright, still need to adjust them properly but well worth the investment. High and low beam





Nice and white :-)



and while waiting for parts i refurbished the steeringwheel by wrapping it with paracord







For anyone interested in converting (in Dutch):

https://www.harrieabc.nl/

BAY15D > Brake and Drive lights : BAY15D.18.21/5.OO.41
BA9S > Parking lights front : BA9S.05.WW.00
BA15S (Amber) > Turn signals : BA15S.18.21.OA.41
Turn Signal relais 6 volt negative : RELAIS.04.00.03
H4 headbulbs set : H4.100.set.GW.03[\img]
« Last Edit: March 03, 2018, 05:26:26 PM by Dutch_Jeeper »
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Offline aboyandhisdog

Re: 6 volt LED lights
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2018, 06:43:42 PM »
Nice upgrades, DJ.  Very nice work!
Tom


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Re: 6 volt LED lights
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2018, 08:18:05 PM »
Never seen steering wheel wrap like that....it looks fantastic.
Very nice wiring job too!
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Re: 6 volt LED lights
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 10:40:48 AM »
Hi, I am really thinking of doing a conversion like this for my CJ3A. Overall how much work was it? My wiring is in ok shape so i would only be upgrading the lights (i think) not a whole wiring harness. but that might be a possible option as well.

was their any special problems you ran into?

thanks for any info
Glen

Offline Dutch_Jeeper

Re: 6 volt LED lights
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 08:22:39 AM »
You will need other headlamp units that fit a H4 bulb so no sealed beams.

A turn signal relais suited for 6 volt LED's

The rest is plug and play wwhen you get the right LED replacement bulbs, they fit right into the original fittings.

it's in Dutch  but he should be able to help you out

https://www.harrieabc.nl/
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