9006 and 9005 bulbs are they the same?

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  1. Spnknu

    Spnknu New Member

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    title says it all. I have denali projectors and want to install them but I have 9006 HIDS for my lows and I was wondering if they fit.
     
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    Other than the wattage being different (9006 are 55w, 9005 are 65w), if you hold the 2 bulbs up side by side, you will see the surrounding tabs are a little different. This is so you don't put the "wrong bulb" in the "wrong" socket. But since the tabs are plastic, you can use a file to ground down the plastic on the bulb, or even some wire cutters to snip the plastic.

    With about 2 minutes of work, you can make either bulb fit in either socket.

    *Edit*

    My experience is with the regular halogen bulbs. I am assuming the HID's are the same.
     
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    Check inside the bulb connector too, I know that some are different than others, can be fixed with razor blade and steady hand though.
     
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    That's right...I forgot about that. There are plastic tabs inside the connector that need to be ground down. If you have a soldering iron and you are careful, you can also heat up/melt the plastic and yank it out.
     
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    seems simple enough. I currently have 9006 HIDs from visionbulbs.com. So with some cutting and trimming I can put my 9006 in 9005 housing?

    Thanks
     
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    you can go to the 9005 highbeam in a 9006 lowbeam but you CAN NOT go backwards. the base that the o-ring sits in is slightly smaller in the 9005 in the 9005 which allows this to fit in the hole. the 9006 is larger at thebase and will not go backwards into a 9005 hole. you also have to modify the inside of the connecter. there are two tabs on the top side of it, just take an x-acto knife and file them down flat.
     
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    I realized the amount of destruction I will have to do to my lights in order to make the 9006 fit in the 9005 housing. So rather then destroy a set of 600 dollar lights I'll spend the money and pick up a new set of HID bulbs.

    Thanks for everyone's input and suggestions.

    Later
     
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    but why would you want a 9006 in ur 9005 spot? they wouldnt be as bright....
     
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    Hid's are 35 watts regardless. Won't be a difference in low or high 9005 vs 9006. Same wattage, different style bulb - just as bright.
     
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    9005 can fit in a 9006 socket but 9006 will not fit in a 9005 socket. the plug might be different but it will work 100%. Also, 9006 is only use in low beams and 9005 is use for both. HID will be the same output. both use 12v and output 35w or 55w depending on the kit.
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    I think he might have figured it out by now since he asked this question 3 years ago.
     
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    Lol this is funny

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    I read everything, was about to answer OP's question... then saw the date the thread was posted.

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    i got it, thanks guys
     

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