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post #1 of 56 Old 10-10-2018, 04:23 AM Thread Starter
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The headlights on my new XT3GSX are as bright as a candle and are for looks since they can't be used to do work at night.
The LED lights are built in their own socket as one unit so cant just replace the bulb. I need new sockets that will fit the OEM holes and better bulbs. Found these LEDs on Amazon. Does anyone know of a bulb socket i can get that will fit the OEM bulb hole. Thanks,
Here's the bulb I found 1700 lumes. A guy on the Kubota forum put these in his BX and they are 10x brighter than OEM. I need a bulb replacement socket. Help please.

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Here's what my OEM LEDs socket and bulb look like. I really don't want to drill holes in my brush guard to mount a light bar so better bulb and socket is what I need.
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The headlights on my new XT3GSX are as bright as a candle and are for looks since they can't be used to do work at night.
The LED lights are built in their own socket as one unit so cant just replace the bulb. I need new sockets that will fit the OEM holes and better bulbs. Found these LEDs on Amazon. Does anyone know of a bulb socket i can get that will fit the OEM bulb hole. Thanks,
Here's the bulb I found 1700 lumes. A guy on the Kubota forum put these in his BX and they are 10x brighter than OEM. I need a bulb replacement socket. Help please.

https://www.amazon.com/LUYED-Extreme...ustomerReviews

Here's what my OEM LEDs socket and bulb look like. I really don't want to drill holes in my brush guard to mount a light bar so better bulb and socket is what I need.
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Sent You a PM with the Old socket Parts Number for the Pre LED Lights Bet you can use that New LED Bulb in that Older socket

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Thanks Sergeant I may just have to order a set of those sockets and see if they fit. Steve also showed me that older part on Amazon I just wasn't sure if it would fit.

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The headlights on my new XT3GSX are as bright as a candle and are for looks since they can't be used to do work at night.
The LED lights are built in their own socket as one unit so cant just replace the bulb. I need new sockets that will fit the OEM holes and better bulbs. Found these LEDs on Amazon. Does anyone know of a bulb socket i can get that will fit the OEM bulb hole. Thanks,
Here's the bulb I found 1700 lumes. A guy on the Kubota forum put these in his BX and they are 10x brighter than OEM. I need a bulb replacement socket. Help please.

https://www.amazon.com/LUYED-Extreme...ustomerReviews

Here's what my OEM LEDs socket and bulb look like. I really don't want to drill holes in my brush guard to mount a light bar so better bulb and socket is what I need.
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Sent You a PM with the Old socket Parts Number for the Pre LED Lights Bet you can use that New LED Bulb in that Older socket
Sergeant.. I was thinkin the same.. I could send him a couple old sockets to try out.. they take the 1156 bulb..


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I this morning when I get to work I'll order a set of that part number you and Steve gave me. I'll let you know if the old socket part number works. Thanks for the help guys.

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Before I left the house I tried the light socket out of my Husqvarna mower. It looked smaller but it worked so I'm sure the ones off Amazon will fit just fine. Going to order a set of sockets today. I'll let you all know how it turns out.

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Before I left the house I tried the light socket out of my Husqvarna mower. It looked smaller but it worked so I'm sure the ones off Amazon will fit just fine. Going to order a set of sockets today. I'll let you all know how it turns out.
You might check the depth of the lenses before ordering those LEDs you linked. They look quite a bit longer than 1156s.
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Before I left the house I tried the light socket out of my Husqvarna mower. It looked smaller but it worked so I'm sure the ones off Amazon will fit just fine. Going to order a set of sockets today. I'll let you all know how it turns out.
Ordered the LUYED 2 X 1700 Lumens Extremely Bright, 2 new MTD 1156 bulb sockets and a water proof toggle switch to isolate the headlight circuit. I'll let you all know how it turns out and post pics for you.

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I this morning when I get to work I'll order a set of that part number you and Steve gave me. I'll let you know if the old socket part number works. Thanks for the help guys.
order a set thi morning myself I Know they will fit In the headlight socket But Looking at the headlights on Your Harness. The headlight harness doesn't Look Like it would work But Under Cub Cadet Parts the headlight harness part number doesn't change so I guess will both find Out

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I this morning when I get to work I'll order a set of that part number you and Steve gave me. I'll let you know if the old socket part number works. Thanks for the help guys.
order a set thi morning myself I Know they will fit In the headlight socket But Looking at the headlights on Your Harness. The headlight harness doesn't Look Like it would work But Under Cub Cadet Parts the headlight harness part number doesn't change so I guess will both find Out <img src="https://www.mytractorforum.com/images/smilies/thThumbsUp.gif" border="0" alt="" title="ThThumbsUp" class="inlineimg" />
Have thaith I'll make it work I have plenty of different types of electrical connenctors.

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Re: Need Better Headlights On My XT3GSX, Help

I have a pair of those white LED 1156 bulbs that I think are the same mentioned
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and a pair of red LED 1156 bulbs too for stop lights.
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I ordered them by mistake and found the return shipping is half the price, so I would pass them on to someone if they are interested.

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Well the LEDs showed up yesterday now waiting on the switch and bulb socket. These are 1700 lumens. Nice box they came in about $20 shipped.Click image for larger version

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Well the LEDs showed up yesterday now waiting on the switch and bulb socket. These are 1700 lumens. Nice box they came in about $20 shipped.Attachment 2340237
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Think theyll fit without hitting the front lens?

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Well the LEDs showed up yesterday now waiting on the switch and bulb socket. These are 1700 lumens. Nice box they came in about $20 shipped.Attachment 2340237
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Think theyll fit without hitting the front lens?
Yes Sir they fit good. I took the light socket out of my Husqvarna and tested them. You can see even in the full sun daylight they are a lot brighter. The left is the new LED bulb right is OEM.

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Looks good. Very interested in a review after you've run it at night

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