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Offline HOLLYW00D

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Re: LED kit that works in high beam housing
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2015, 09:30:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by romoguy15 [+]
Have you had any issues yet with the dust cover off?
I just recently installed it, and the weather has been great, so it's too early to tell if there are going to be issues with the dust cover off.  I did "waterproof" the BMW H7 connector/plug, connecting the bulb, then filling in the connector with liquid electrical tape.  If you look at all sides of the factory H7 connector, you'll see what I mean.  The contacts have dielectric grease on them.  Did I need to do this? I don't know, but it helps me sleep better at night.

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Re: LED kit that works in high beam housing
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2015, 10:40:48 PM »
Okay cool, thanks for the reply. I think the liquid electrical tape is a great idea. I am going to try and drill a hole and see if I can get the cover to close. Ill take some pictures and post them by Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Re: LED kit that works in high beam housing
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2015, 10:42:47 PM »
You mean the professional way??? :745:

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Re: LED kit that works in high beam housing
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2015, 10:48:18 PM »
I am gonna attempt the professional way lol If not, ill just live without the cover.

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Re: LED kit that works in high beam housing
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2015, 01:18:02 AM »
 I've been living without the cover for six months now with no problems.
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Re: LED kit that works in high beam housing
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2015, 01:21:16 AM »
That's good to know, just didn't want to risk something getting messed up in there.

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Re: LED kit that works in high beam housing
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2015, 01:59:21 AM »
The high beam side doesn't have one, and BMW seems to think that's OK...
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Re: LED kit that works in high beam housing
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2015, 02:14:45 AM »
My theory as to why the high side doesn't have a dust cover, is A) because the way the 9005 bulb locks into place, it seals the inside of the housing from the elements and B) the 9005 plug itself has a weather seal.  Furthermore, the parking light in the high side locks and seals, also.  The low side, on the other hand, has the above features provided solely by the dust cover.  Not only can water/dust find its way into the housing, the parking light and H7 connectors are not weatherproof.  The chances of bad things happening are very low, just don't shoot a stream of water from "behind the gills" at the back of the headlight/fork, and everything should be okay.

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Re: LED kit that works in high beam housing
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2015, 09:58:24 AM »
I would say that a hard days rain can get water find its way into the low beam moreover through the cooler and fan of these lights. It is quite exposed IMO.

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Re: LED kit that works in high beam housing
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2015, 10:05:22 AM »
I almost never ride in the rain, but I can see where water can get up in there.

 


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