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    Howdy - Just replaced the battery in the '88LX. Headlights, Instrument light, and such are still pretty dim (even replaced stock headlight bulbs with Sylvania "Ultra" Halogens). Still has the stock coil. Would a upgraded coil help?
    Guy at the local station recommended an "Accel Supercoil". Would this fit no problem? Is it overkill? Just running stock. Thanks

  • #2
    new coil is not going to make those items brighter. You are probably having alternator issues. Should have it checked at Autozone for output.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by GenevaDirt View Post
      new coil is not going to make those items brighter. You are probably having alternator issues. Should have it checked at Autozone for output.
      Yeah, what he said
      Beastiva - 89 L Auto

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      • #4
        Thanks!

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        • #5
          OK, I'll bite!
          What makes you think the coil has anything to do with the operation of the headlights and IP lights?
          Check the voltage at the headlights and see what you got when it's running.
          Let us know, in this thread, and maybe we can get you some info that will help.
          '93 Blue 5spd 230K(down for clutch and overall maintanence)
          '93 White B6 swap thanks to Skeeters Keeper
          '92 Aqua parts Car
          '93 Turquoise 5spd 137K
          '90 White LX Thanks to FB71

          "Your God of repentance will not save you.
          Your holy ghost will not save you.
          Your God plutonium will not save you.
          In fact...
          ...You will not be saved!"

          Prince of Darkness -1987

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          • #6
            Uneducated poster. Sorry How do we close a thread?
            Last edited by bastille10; 05-08-2011, 01:05 PM.

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            • #7
              Sounds like a bad ground
              91 Festiva, BP, auto
              69 Mercury Cyclone CJ, 428 SCJ, 4 spd

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bastille10 View Post
                Uneducated poster. Sorry How do we close a thread?
                You can't, I can but wont, because you probably are not the only one who thinks this.

                Besides you still haven't got your dim headlights and IP lights fixed.

                Do you have a means of checking the voltage at the headlights?

                Better yet, many McParts places will check your battery and charging system free. Try that and see what they say.

                Let us know, we're not here to make fun of people.
                OK, sometimes we are, but not this time, you need to get this fixed before it get worse or causes other damage.
                Last edited by Pu241; 05-08-2011, 03:44 PM.
                '93 Blue 5spd 230K(down for clutch and overall maintanence)
                '93 White B6 swap thanks to Skeeters Keeper
                '92 Aqua parts Car
                '93 Turquoise 5spd 137K
                '90 White LX Thanks to FB71

                "Your God of repentance will not save you.
                Your holy ghost will not save you.
                Your God plutonium will not save you.
                In fact...
                ...You will not be saved!"

                Prince of Darkness -1987

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                • #9
                  Thanks - No offense taken. I'll take it over to O'Reilly and see what they say.
                  I appreciate the help.

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                  • #10
                    We'll get you fixed up, then well laugh, OK!
                    '93 Blue 5spd 230K(down for clutch and overall maintanence)
                    '93 White B6 swap thanks to Skeeters Keeper
                    '92 Aqua parts Car
                    '93 Turquoise 5spd 137K
                    '90 White LX Thanks to FB71

                    "Your God of repentance will not save you.
                    Your holy ghost will not save you.
                    Your God plutonium will not save you.
                    In fact...
                    ...You will not be saved!"

                    Prince of Darkness -1987

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                    • #11
                      I would definitely check your grounds as mentioned early. Clean where they attach to the engine and body. It doesn't take much resistance to give you the problems you have. A cable can look fine but have some corrosion on the inside.
                      Rick
                      1993 Ford Festiva
                      1986 AMC Eagle Wagon 4.2L/4.0L head, AW4,NP242, Chrysler 8.25" rear. SOLD
                      1981 AMC Eagle Wagon-As Seen on TV Lost In Transmission
                      2000 Ford E350

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