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Replacing headlights on my 99- any thoughts?

My Truck has the original headlights and they are getting a yellow ting to them and I want to replace them. I have seen a bunch on Ebay but I am not sure which ones are any better than the other. Some input would be great

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1999 F-350 SuperDuty
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Reg Cab 8' Bed
Superchip 1705
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Original '02-04 are the best..then add a USA made harness and some Hella 80/100w bulbs..very nice result..PM if I can help.
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Thanks do they plug right in? What is the wire harness for?

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They plug right in, without a harness all the amperage would run through your dash switch...not good as it can't take it, also the stock wires are to small for the amperage. The harness comes with 2 relays, fuze's etc and completely replaces the headlight factory harness, its just used to switch the new harnesses relays..plug and play.
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I have been looking at a slew of different types of headlights on Ebay and its a little dizzying at what is out there. I never gave any thought about the wire size for the headlights. That is a great point. I am starting to like this website more and more. Thanks for the info.

I was looking at a review of the Halo headlight systems on you tube and this guy bought a $200 set for his car and found the quality was very poor. This is why I posted the question. Has anyone had good experiences or bad regarding headlight replacement. I am certain I don't want to stick with stock.

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Reg Cab 8' Bed
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I've seen a few of the cheap China knock offs for the PSD's, and they're total junk. Wiring is tiny, plastic is thin and very poorly formed. I tend to stay with stuff that's OEM replacement, like DEPO's offerings for headlamps.

I ordered a set of DEPO's factory replacement '05-07 Harley Headlamps for my '99, and after some cutting of the grille support (Your factory lights WILL NOT be able to re-install if you do a '05 headlamp swap), and changing my headlight plug from a 9007 to an H13, they worked beautifully and had a TON more light thanks to the clear lens and improved reflectors.

They use existing holes to bolt to (2 on the top that were never used prior, and the bottom 2 that held the signal lamp assembly in) and are totally worth the $280 CDN I spent to get all the parts.

I did all the cutting and installation myself, it's pretty straightforward, just make sure to wear a mask when cutting, as the grille support is fibreglass, which isn't fun to breathe in.

Any questions PM me, I'd be more than happy to take some photos of my lights and how/where to cut if you decide to go the '05 lamp route.

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thanks- I just ordered some 07 "kock-offs" I think they may be going back if they turn out cheezy.

Thanks for the offer

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thanks- I just ordered some 07 "kock-offs" I think they may be going back if they turn out cheezy.

Thanks for the offer

Where did you get them ? I have the 06 Harley ones from Headlight depot , they seem to be nice and fit really well .

Before

After



lights fit well , my bumper is bent , happened the day after install .

07 F-250 Outlaw , Rough Country 6 inch lift , 37-13.5 R20 Nitto Mud Grapplers , MBRP 5" Exhaust , 08 Mirrors , S&B intake , 5% Tint sides and back , 35% windshield .

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I installed my new lights and I think I like them a lot.

They fit right in with no mods to the housing behind lights

Before and AFTER in one shot



and then after



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