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Old 11th October 2008, 14:54   #1
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I own a alto Vx 2001 model and its head lights are not as bright as new model cars. I feel lot of difficulty while driving at night and i wish to improve/modify the headlights? does any one has any idea how it can be done or has got simliar kind of work done. Once maruti service guy had suggested me that it can be done by fitting an extra relay unit which is going to cot about 2000/-. any ssuggestions.

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Please go through the auto lighting thread. (Select "advanced search" from the "search" drop down menu and type in "auto lighting" and select "title only" from the drop down menu again.

There is awhole gold mine of information in there.

In short - up grade the bulbs. ANd I I do not think the relays will cost that much.
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i too faced the same problem in my alto and a perfect solution to it is go for philips rally vision 100/90 w bulbs and a relay kit from PMP or other good brand like roots. now the light is very bright, bright enough to bother the new cars.

do no put 130 w in ur old model alto.

cost:
Bulbs: 140 rs each
Relay kit : 500 rs max
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I own a alto Vx 2001 model and its head lights are not as bright as new model cars. I feel lot of difficulty while driving at night and i wish to improve/modify the headlights? does any one has any idea how it can be done or has got simliar kind of work done.
Hi rammishra,

You can try upgrading to Philips Xtreme Power bulbs from Philips, if you do not want to add a relay or a higher wattage bulb. These bulbs perform brilliantly and you can read about them on another thread on this website.

They would be a good upgrade to improve the illumination on your car.

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i too faced the same problem in my alto and a perfect solution to it is go for philips rally vision 100/90 w bulbs and a relay kit from PMP or other good brand like roots. now the light is very bright, bright enough to bother the new cars.

do no put 130 w in ur old model alto.

cost:
Bulbs: 140 rs each
Relay kit : 500 rs max
You can definitely install a 130 watt philips rallye. not problem. i am using it in a very old800.

Relay (PMP) is just Rs.75. Mico is expensive at Rs.250.

Labour is just Rs.150.

also adjust both the lamp with a beam tester. definitely not available with roadside wireman but at M.A.S.S.
the local wireman will adjust it manually at night/dark.

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i too faced the same problem in my alto and a perfect solution to it is go for philips rally vision 100/90 w bulbs and a relay kit from PMP or other good brand like roots...

do no put 130 w in ur old model alto.
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Amit will know better because he went thru the same pain very recently and then did the above mentioned change. A happy person, ever since!

Ram, do not go for the 130. Now, unless the 2001 model had a different, stronger light units than the 2005 built, be prepared to face a melt down (if you use 130)!
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Go for 90/100 w halogen lamps with relay.
This entire set up costed me rs 350 only at MASS.
This includes 100/90 w halogen bulbs+ relay+labour.

Now, buses and trucks lower their beams for my alto.

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I own a alto Vx 2001 model...
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Once maruti service guy had suggested me that it can be done by fitting an extra relay unit which is going to cot about 2000/-. any suggestions.
Hi, I own a 2001 Vx too I got a 90/100 kit installed about a year ago. This is quite a common upgrade which includes a relay, ceramic holders, & bulbs of your choice (I went with Philips Rallye). Parts & labor shouldn't exceed Rs.1,200 - even at an authorized center...

Have the lights aimed correctly once the install is done for deriving maximum benefits from the upgrade.

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