concorde lights

Discussion in 'Concorde' started by Smitty, May 13, 2004.

  1. Smitty

    Smitty Guest

    any after market headlights with a little more horsepower for a 95 Concorde.
    Smitty, May 13, 2004
  2. Smitty

    Steve Guest

    If you can get your hands on a set of headlamps AND MOUNTING BRACKETS
    for a European-spec (right-side drive countries, not England) version of
    the car, yes. You will have to modify the bracket so that you can
    transfer the manual (screwdriver powered) vertical aim adjuster from the
    US-spec bracket over to the E-code bracket because the E-code bracket is
    made to be used with an electric lamp levelling motor. Also, you have to
    file down (grind down, I should say) the mounting "ball" on the manual
    leveller. And you have to do some clever wiring and put in relays to
    carry the load.

    Very doable if you're slightly mechanical, works great.... Costs about
    $600 IF you can even get the parts or get someone to order them for you :-(

    Worth it if you plan to keep the car for a while, though.
    Steve, May 13, 2004
  3. Smitty

    Art Guest

    You might want to compare your lenses with ones from a newer model at a
    junkard. I know small improvements were made on the 94 LHS lenses.
    Art, May 13, 2004
  4. Couple things here:

    1) "Right hand drive" means the steering wheel's on the right side of the
    car and the traffic proceeds along the left side of the road. Also called
    "left traffic" or "left-hand rule of road" or "RHD" or "LHT".

    "Left hand drive" means the steering wheel's on the left side of the car
    and traffic proceeds along the right side of the road. Also called "right
    traffic" or "right-hand rule of road" or "LHD" or "RHT".

    In North America, as in Scandinavia and continental Europe and the Middle
    East and Taiwan and Russia and Central and South America, we have LHD/RHT.

    In the UK, Australia, Japan, parts of Africa, Hong Kong, New Zealand and a
    few other places, they have RHD/LHT.

    Believe it or not, there are wrong-side-of-road (RHD/LHT) headlamps made
    for the '93-'97 Vision/Concorde; they actually sold RHD versions of the
    car in Japan!
    Occasionally I see parting-out auctions for Chrysler Visions on the German
    Ebay site.

    Daniel J. Stern, May 13, 2004
  5. See Steve's response; I'm the one who set him up with the European-market
    headlamps for his '93 Vision. It is an expensive swap but the lamps are
    VASTLY better. There are all kinds of bulbs being advertised as
    "upgrades"; the big majority of them are a total waste of money (PIAA,
    Silverstar, Cool Blue, Lazerblue, and the rest of the blue-colored
    garbage). The only bulb that makes the lamps work a tiny bit better is
    something like a Sylvania Xtravision or a Philips High Visibility. It does
    not turn these dreadful headlamps into good ones, just makes them a tiny
    bit less bad.

    Daniel J. Stern, May 13, 2004
  6. Smitty

    Steve Guest

    To add to that... I switched to Xtravision bulbs in the old lamps on my
    (wife's) 93 before shelling out for the E-code upgrade. I could tell no
    difference with the Xtravisions. Zip, zilch, nada. To be fair, her '93
    still had the 93-style headlamps, not the improved 94-up models- so you
    might see some tiny improvement with Xtravision bulbs.

    You might also see an improvement just by putting relays in the system
    and upgrading the wiring from the relays to the bulbs. The stock wiring
    is pretty marginal for the load.
    Steve, May 13, 2004
  7. Smitty

    Richard Guest

    So you might see some tiny improvement with Xtravision bulbs.

    As an aside, my friend drove up to my house the other day with a water
    filled rectangular sealed beam on his Jeep. I picked up a set of Xtravision
    sealed beams (now labeled "Performance"). They claim to be 3X brighter, and
    from what we observed they might be right. Too bad Chrysler did not stick to
    good old styled sealed beams; then we would have a fighting chance on decent

    Richard, May 14, 2004
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