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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:49 am 
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Has anyone removed the reflector from just the high beam and had good results with either the halogen or and LED 9005 bulb? I see newer vehicles that use the 9005 for high beam don’t have a reflector. 2015 Chevy Silverado HD, 2014 GMC Terrain for examples.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:21 pm 
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I’m taking apart a pair I got out of the junkyard. I got the 1st one done, took both reflectors out and sealed it back together.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:07 am 
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I feel like it is not going to work well at all.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:20 am 
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The main housing reflector? Or the small bulb cover? I'd guess without the main reflector light output would be as good as a candle. Removing the bulb cover would probably do nothing noticeable as far as light output.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:24 pm 
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Initial results are good after swapping out my drivers side headlight for the one without the “bulb covers”. Seems to be called a "shield". Not talking about the reflector mirrors. Drove home after SB and no dark spots from drivers side. I haven’t been able to get my passenger one out yet. Pulling the heck out of it.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nBmKrIauuhXl72t-XpugouxZSKADeAk4/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1McZSfbflfiALLxBpiPpKH9J0ITlF7_g2/view?usp=drivesdk

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:31 am 
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Did a little research and seems they are called shields, which makes sense.

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The files aren't shared.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:52 pm 
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J Wikoff wrote:
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Should be now. Just pics of the headlights without the shields.

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Do you really think there is a noticeable difference? If you've only done once you could be able to notice a difference against a wall/garage door.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:55 am 
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harofreak00 wrote:
Do you really think there is a noticeable difference? If you've only done once you could be able to notice a difference against a wall/garage door.

Yes, I have noticed quite a difference between the 2 up against my garage door. I can post a pic showing it. I'll try to get pics of how well it lights down the road as well and how it looks to oncoming cars.

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It's the high beam, so how it looks to oncoming traffic shouldn't matter.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:49 am 
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J Wikoff wrote:
It's the high beam, so how it looks to oncoming traffic shouldn't matter.

I took both low and high beam shields out. Will try to take pics tonight.

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