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hid lights for a ultra mount mvp v plow

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by stvktz68, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. stvktz68

    stvktz68 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    does any one know where to get a hid kit or what kit to buy what size are the current lights
  2. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,353

    If you have the Nighthawks the bulbs are H13s. I have never installed in a plow but have put some on plow trucks. I have heard of people trying it but never heard how well it went. Consider attaching your ballast to the metal base of the Nighhawk so that the heat is carried away effectively. There is no ventalation in those lights so heat may be a problem. Voltage drops might also be an issue because the current has to go through longer wire and plugs. If you have to tie into a full time 12 V source consider using a seperate wire and plug because if you tie into the main plow relay you may find the voltage drops too low when the motor is loading the system. Here in Canada I have ordered from a place called Absolute HID Canada. http://absolutehid.ca/index.php/ Just do a Google search for HID kits and you will find lots of offeres.
  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,797

  4. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,095

    I have them in the older style lights, Just have to buy the conversion headlight. I believe it is an h4. In regards to the heat, I never had a problem- actually it helps its just warm enough to melt the snow off the headlights but not to warm to ruin anything. That is correct, I needed a 12 V source, I bought a trailer plug male/ female- works great never had any problems. This is the second season that this set up has been on my snow plow.