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Silverstar High Beam


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'04 C2 w/Litronic lights, can I just swap the high beam bulb with an appropriate Silverstar halogen bulb to obtain

better lighting in dark forest atmosphere I live in? Thx for replies.

Yes, but be cautious about which bulbs you use, a lot of the aftermarket "brighter bulbs" are higher wattage and can discolor or even melt headlight components.

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I was under the impression that the Litronic lights were were xenon lights with a high voltage ballast and could only be replaced with other xenon bulbs. I may be confused about this as I don't own them myself. I have standard halogen lights on my 996 and the lights were very dim when I got the car. One of the lights was also discolored from a previous owner running too hot of a bulb. I have since put in the top end Sylvannia Silverstars (whatever they are called gold or platinum I think). The lighting is much better and there has been no additional discoloring running the new bulbs.

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'04 C2 w/Litronic lights, can I just swap the high beam bulb with an appropriate Silverstar halogen bulb to obtain

better lighting in dark forest atmosphere I live in? Thx for replies.

Yes, this is a very easy 5-10 min DIY. I did similar research a few years ago and then installed Sylvannia Silverstar Ultra as high beams; a big improvement in nighttime illumination and as yet no burn-in. Size is H7 for high beam. Great idea - go for it.

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Manual dictates a H11 for the high beams w/the Litronic option ( I know the high beam is halogen) H7 would seem to be a lower bulb light??

Sorry, you are correct, for your car MY04 high beam is H11. I have MY99 with first generation litronics and the high beam for those is indeed an H7.

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