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I have a 68 cougar and it seems as though the front headlights are not very bright. I changed the bulbs to halogen to see if it made a difference and it didnt. The voltage regulator and everything else associated with the electrical compartment functions properly. Do I need to get a stronger voltage regulator? Any suggestions would help a great deal!!!

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Many people here have done the headlight relay modification. If you do a search off the home page you will find several threads addressing this topic.

It really makes a difference. Your voltage regulator is probably fine. Many others are going to higher output alternators as well to help with this and other electrical problems. If you do a search on high-output alternators, you'll find those threads.

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A popular solution that I am going to use is to run the lights off a relay. With the factory setup, voltage goes from the battery, all the way to the switch, then back to the headlight. This causes a voltage drop to the headlights due to the length of the wire. Hallogen lights may compound this as I have heard they draw more power. The relay routes the power straight from the battery to the headlights. There is a good article at the link below.http:

http://www.madelectrical.com/electricaltech/brighter-headlights.shtml

I can't vouch for it yet though, but there are some in here that have done it.
 
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