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Anyone put brighter bulbs in MD75

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by BD1, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. BD1

    BD1 Member
    Messages: 85

    If so what bulb & part number

    Thanks
     
  2. 04ram1500

    04ram1500 Member
    Messages: 97

    I would suggest checking where they are aimed before you go replacing bulbs.

    I had an MD and currently an HD and once I got the aim right they are just as good as the truck lights.

    I got my plow(s) from the same dealer you did, they tend not to aim the lights and not tell you. My new HD was lighting up the trees 15' in the air, until I fixed it.

    Look in your owners manual for the aiming instructions and check that first.
     
  3. smoorman

    smoorman Sponsor
    Messages: 446

    Yes, what he said.

    The low beam bulbs are H7's - but aiming is far more important, and is not often not done by the installer.
     
  4. BD1

    BD1 Member
    Messages: 85

    How do u adjust them? Do u use the bolts under the lights to shine up or down? Any videos out there on this?

    Thanks
     
  5. 04ram1500

    04ram1500 Member
    Messages: 97

    You loosen the studs on the bottom of the light, you can then move the light up down left right. Here is a video by BOSS PLOWS.....mind you different plow but the concept for aiming is the same.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&persist_app=1&v=DK_DWuZwohM
     
  6. BD1

    BD1 Member
    Messages: 85

    Last edited: Dec 15, 2013
  7. Ray

    Ray PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 153

    That was the video I used when I aimed mine. Makes a night and day difference having you headlights aimed correctly.
     
  8. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    Is there any way to adjust the bulbs individually ? When my low beam is in a normal vision, my high beam is up in the trees, totally useless. When I adjust the lights with the high beam so it matches a normal useful high beam, then the low beam shines 10' in front of the plow, useless to see by.
     
  9. m00nraker

    m00nraker Member
    Messages: 50

    I am currently in the process of testing some HID bulbs in my MD75, ill report back when I have finished :nod:
     
  10. brg

    brg Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 44

    I have the same problem with mine. I don't think they're individually adjustable. I just use low beam most of the time.
     
  11. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    Thanks for replying. I didn't think I was the "only one" with this problem. I don't quit understand how others can be satisfied with the big variation between the low and high beam. May be there was some defective assembly's that Snow Dogg doesn't want to recognize happening or they just didn't know about. I would like to meet someone in my area with a new Snow Dogg to compare the lights. I would be willing to buy a new set of lights just to eliminate my frustration but not before I know the new set was a good set.
     
  12. BD1

    BD1 Member
    Messages: 85

    I maybe confused when setting the lights up with the plow up, because then when your plowing at night the lights are too high when plowing? Think u would try and get a happy medium up & down.
     
  13. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    By having your plow raised when setting your lights, it will be at the proper height when driving down the road. If you set the lights with the plow down, then they will be too low when driving on the road.
     
  14. smoorman

    smoorman Sponsor
    Messages: 446

    I've honestly never had anyone complain about a variation between low and high beams. That's pretty well fixed by the reflector geometry, which was tested to the relevant standards back when the light was developed.

    I couldn't rule out the possibility of a defective light, but I've just never heard of it. I've spent hours behind about 12 different SnowDogg's over the last 6 years, and have never noticed the brights in the trees.

    Next time I'm out I'll see how it compares to the truck high/low beams.
     
  15. smoorman

    smoorman Sponsor
    Messages: 446

    For the record, the aiming instructions are in the owner's manual - not too difficult - you just need to find a nice wall to point your truck at in the dark.
     
  16. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    You would definitely notice it when you go to high beam. The dealer I bought from is out of business, next closest dealer is an hour away. What's the price of a new light set for the MD75?
     
  17. CornerStoneProp

    CornerStoneProp Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    Honestly I have the same issue. The low beam is just fine so I never use high beam.
     
  18. nicks_xj

    nicks_xj Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Can you posta pic of your plow with the hids im gonna be putting some in mine when I get it
     
  19. nicks_xj

    nicks_xj Senior Member
    Messages: 170

    Can you posta pic of your plow with the hids im gonna be putting some in mine when I get it