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Im looking at replacing my bulbs. I want some Xenon gas bulbs. Im going to stick with stock wattage to not put any straign on the wires. But I do not know what the stock wattage is. I know bulb numbers, but no wattage. The fogs are 35. But I need to know what the regular ones and the high beams are. Thank you.
 

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even for 2nd gen?
 

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as far as i know, yeah. you might wanna get a 2nd opinion though :)
 

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Wow... I sure hope my headlight bulbs aren't putting too much strain on the wires. I have the Xenon ones, 80w low and 100w high.

I haven't noticed any ill-effects yet, but for some strange reason, a couple weeks after I put them in, I lost the daytime running lights. The high-beams work just fine, just not at the low wattage for the DRL. I can't figure out why it wouldn't work.

I guess I don't really need the DRL anyway, because if I should have my lights on, I always turn them on anyway, unlike some drivers I see out there.
 

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Good move on not wanting to go in with bulbs that draw more current. Even if they would be fine now (winter), I hesitate to think what might happen to the wires/housings as the outside temp increases over 80ºF by summer. I'm sure 00ChryslerIntrepid burned out his DRL module.

I know their not Xenon gas, but I put in
PIAA Platinum Super Whites for the lows and highs. The lows (9006) are 51W and the highs (9005) are 60W.

[ January 17, 2002: Message edited by: Rick W ]
 

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Oh wonderful... I burned out the DRL module. :(

I think in spring I will switch to standard wattage bulbs... like the ones Rick W put in. Hey Rick, where did you get those PIAA platinum super-whites and how much were they, if you don't mind my asking?

Also, does anyone have any idea how much a replacement DRL module is? If it's not too expensive, I'll have it replaced.

*sigh*... I guess I should have known that putting in 80/100w bulbs would cause something to break. :(
 

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hmm, well after more investigation IM going to keep everything the way it is. IM going to be buying a new car come end of summer so IM just going to save it for then and do a propper job reduing the wires and stuff.
 

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thanks for all your guys help, it was informing, like I still may spring for the Eurolights but I hate going cheap. I always say do something right or not at all.
 

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00ChryslerIntrepid - PIAA's are not cheap (at least here in Canada). I'm lucky that I drive a company car and was able to get the leasing company to pay. The bulbs were over CDN$65 a piece, or CDN$500 with tax for the set of six. Too bad I can't get them to spring for the K&N Aircharger!

Here's PIAA's 8YY number to check for a dealer near you - 1-888-888-7422. Good luck.
 

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Thanks, Rick...

I ordered a pair of 9006's and 9005's (55 and 60w, respectively). They were $70 (US dollars) per pair. Not too bad..

As for the DRL module, I'm not so convinced I would wanna have it replaced. Some people don't like having DRL's... I guess I'm indifferent enough to let it be non-functional. The only thing that would trouble me is the thought of having something about the car that does not work. We'll see...

[ January 17, 2002: Message edited by: 00ChryslerIntrepid ]
 

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yes the PIAAs are very ecpensive, if I were to get those I would go all out and get the HID kit.
 

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Just checked my bill.......I hate the Canadian $! The 9005's & 9006's were CDN$150 a pair! :confused:
 

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00ChryslerIntrepid,

The DRL module you need is Mopar #04602229AC. I upgraded my 1999 300m to it for around $95 US. The module fits all LH sedans 1998-2002.

Does the increased wattage really make that much difference?

[ January 19, 2002: Message edited by: 99300mricva ]
 

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Thanks for the part number and cost. I probably will not have it replaced, since it's really not necessary, nor is it something every Intrepid has. I really don't have a use for the DRL's because I always turn my lights on when I should anyway.

I don't know if the increased wattage makes any difference aside from ruining the DRL module, but when the PIAA lights come that I ordered, I'm putting them in right away. I may not throw out the ones I currently have in, just because it never hurts to have a spare set of working headlight bulbs around.
 

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00ChryslerIntrepid,
have ya checked the 30 cent fuse they use for the drl circuit instead of the $90 drl module ??

reason im asking is cuz i blew my fuse a week before i put my car away, and the first thing i checked was the 10 amp mini fuse in the side access panel of the car when you open the drivers door.
thats where id start the process of elimination ...
 

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Originally posted by 99300mricva:
00ChryslerIntrepid,

The DRL module you need is Mopar #04602229AC. I upgraded my 1999 300m to it for around $95 US. The module fits all LH sedans 1998-2002.

Does the increased wattage really make that much difference?

[ January 19, 2002: Message edited by: 99300mricva ]
How do you install the modual for a car that did not come with it????
 
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