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discussion starter · #1 · jun 25, 2014

hey guys. new to this forum. long time rider, but first time for an arctic cat. an older one. haha

2000 arctic cat 500 4×4 manual

i have upgraded my headlights to hid on my honda atvs in the past, but want to do the same for this 2000 model. however it has the old school square lights instead of the bulb type headlights. i contacted eagleeye hid but they don’t offer a upgrade kit for a model this old.

what are my options here? thanks for the advice.

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ebay. luminous hid conversion. includes 2 bulbs and 2 tiny ballasts for $30. cant beat it…

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hey guys. new to this forum. long time rider, but first time for an arctic cat. an older one. haha

2000 arctic cat 500 4×4 manual

i have upgraded my headlights to hid on my honda atvs in the past, but want to do the same for this 2000 model. however it has the old school square lights instead of the bulb type headlights. i contacted eagleeye hid but they don’t offer a upgrade kit for a model this old.

what are my options here? thanks for the advice.

first we’ll need to figure out what bulb (pn +61404532026) was used in those old 2000 headlights and none of the parts fiche say, i do know that they are not the same as the 880 bulb.

2000 oem bulbs:

12v-30/30w•height: 1-3/4″

•diameter: 11/16″

•volts: 12

•amp/watt: 30/30

here are some options on ebay

oem

arctic cat headlight bulb +61404532026 lot of 2 | ebay

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+61404532026 arctic cat 500 4×4 auto 35w super white xenon headlight bulb | ebay

ebay. luminous hid conversion. includes 2 bulbs and 2 tiny ballasts for $30. cant beat it…

those won’t fit the sockets in the light housings of the 2000

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discussion starter · #5 · jun 25, 2014

thanks for all the helpful info guys. so these basically replace the entire headlights right? are they just as good as normal hid lights?

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discussion starter · #6 · jun 25, 2014

arent there any hid options if i go that route and replace the housing ?

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discussion starter · #7 · jun 25, 2014

the service manual says the headlight bulb is 12v/35w if that helps.

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ya gotta find out what socket type the bulb is, the get the right conversion that has bulbs that fit your lens socket. that’s all man.

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discussion starter · #10 · jun 26, 2014

ya gotta find out what socket type the bulb is, the get the right conversion that has bulbs that fit your lens socket. that’s all man.

thanks. that makes sense. i’ll check it out and see what that leads to. appreciate it.

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the bulb in those are a specialized bulb. not sure how it is held in but the plate almost looks like an h3 with a 1157 socket. i would see if a h3 style or metal based headlight will seat in it and secure. since you will have to modify the wiring for the hid lights.

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the bulb is a 3603 that is stock.

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discussion starter · #13 · jun 27, 2014

the bulb is a 3603 that is stock.

eaglee eye lights contacted me to try and get more info on what kind/type of bulb it has. they are interested in creating a direct plug/fit hid package for the atv. what information do i need to tell them? to be honest, i am pretty ignorant on bulb connection types and everything else. i just bought the plug in kit for my honda atvs in the past. so please use small words with me.. lol.

tolatool, you seem like you were looking at one when you replied with this. can you let me know what i need to tell them so they can know what i need? i wont be around my atv until possibly sunday.

the problem with putting hid on your atv is that once you have them, you wont ever be satisfied with stock headlights again. lol

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the bulb itself should have a number on it but from what i looked up the 3603 bulb is a match. they should be able to make something from that. if it was me i would replace everything and get a utility light with a more common bulb like i mentioned earlier in the posts.

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discussion starter · #16 · jul 2, 2014

i took all of the pics of the bulb, housing, etc and have been in contact with eagleeye lights. they will hopefully have a prototype plug/play adapter offered soon for other arctic cat 2000 year models.

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i took all of the pics of the bulb, housing, etc and have been in contact with eagleeye lights. they will hopefully have a prototype plug/play adapter offered soon for other arctic cat 2000 year models.

be sure to let us know what you end up with.

i have a ’98 with the same style of headlights you have – the guts are corroded in mine and i need to replace the pair with new ones. a new pair from the dealer is $106 + tax.

i have been looking at some of the led lights, but they don’t seem to put out the amount of lumens that the hid ones do.

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