Re: T3 Headlight wattage vs Silverstar H6024
...yes the 6024's are brighter than the T3's and yes on paper they have = Watts thus amp load of the T3
But given this is opposite of what I had thought I want to post my findings. I noticed my instrument dash lights slightly flickering. Granted I don't drive the car much at night and never "noticed" it before but it was happening and I did just swap in the Halogens. Put light switch to parking lights and no flicker. Turn on headlights the dash lights dim some and barely flicker...…
Put the relay kit in Doug G posted, plug & play BTW, and bingo no more flicker....and the dash lights are brighter.
This is surprising to me because I was getting solid VDC at the light socket before the relays and get the same after...but apparently the full volt load going "through" the headlight switch does add resistance and affecting the, smaller, lights on the switch like dash lights.
Perhaps my original wiring harness has aged more than it appears or my non original headlight switch is fatiguing but after the relay install all is much brighter now. YMMV
I was convinced I did not need them based on = loads of T3 and my voltage reading at the headlight plug but with the Halogens I did need relays. Like Vega$ posts and several of my friends 1st gens all using Halogen they don't use relays and apparently they don't have a dash light "very slight" flicker or just don't notice it.