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    I"ve done all my rainy weekend maintenance and also ordered a sylvania silverstar ultra bulb for my headlight. Just wondering if I should order a porcelain plug for it or will the original be ok. Thanks, Ray.

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    What's the wattage on it? I melted my stock connector with an 80/100w bulb. Patched in a ceramic as a temporary measure and now I'm converting to HID (35w).

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    55/65

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    55/60 is stock so you shouldn't need to go ceramic for that.

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    The stock connector has been in my 85 with the Silverstar for about 4 years now with no issues.

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    And I melted the standard connector with a standard bulb. I had to bodge it up at the side of the road and kept it like that for years. Porcelain bulb holders ???? I didn't even know they were available.
    Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg_in_london View Post
    Porcelain bulb holders ???? I didn't even know they were available.
    Yep. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...All-Categories

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    I did not know that there might be an issue with the OEM socket, when using the higher wattage bulbs! I need to remove the light bucket, to realign the adjuster shoe with the adjustment rod, and will upgrade to the ceramic socket. May not need the change, but insurance is often cheaper than the accident.

    Thanks for the information!!!
    Have a great day and may God bless,
    Les
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