Results 1 to 5 of 5

893 vs 860 Fog Light Bulbs

This is a discussion on 893 vs 860 Fog Light Bulbs within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Does it matter? The 860s (880s?) (stock) are 27 watts and the 893s are 37.5 watts. Will the 893s melt ...

  1. #1
    Member turbojimmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    206

    Black
    2002 Trans Am Convertible

    893 vs 860 Fog Light Bulbs

    Does it matter?

    The 860s (880s?) (stock) are 27 watts and the 893s are 37.5 watts. Will the 893s melt the plastic housing? I made this switch on my Caddy (plastic housing, too) and it didn't hurt anything. The current draw is another couple of amps, too - is the stock wiring okay?

    Me just paranoid?

    Jim
    Last edited by turbojimmy; 05-09-2009 at 03:06 AM. Reason: Not sure whether they're 860s or 880s stock

  2. #2
    Senior Member TransAm11973's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    in my Trans Am
    Posts
    2,630

    Black
    2000 Trans Am WS6

    i am trying to remember what i put in mine, i know that it was the next step up from what stock is and so far i have had no problems.....

  3. #3
    Member turbojimmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    206

    Black
    2002 Trans Am Convertible

    Quote Originally Posted by TransAm11973 View Post
    i am trying to remember what i put in mine, i know that it was the next step up from what stock is and so far i have had no problems.....
    Thanks. The 37.5 watt bulb is really the only direct-replacement "upgrade" bulb there is. I'll pop them in and see what happens.

    Jim

  4. #4
    Senior Member 1MileCrash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Wisconsin Rapids, WI
    Posts
    2,851

    Black
    1999 Z/28 M6

    you might find this intersting and helpful...

    fog light bulb

  5. #5
    Member turbojimmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    206

    Black
    2002 Trans Am Convertible

    Quote Originally Posted by 1MileCrash View Post
    you might find this intersting and helpful...

    fog light bulb
    Great info - thanks.

    I had SilverStars in my Caddy and they burned out constantly. When I complained to Sylvania they said they are only for 'inclement weather use', and that I was using them improperly.

    I put 893s in it. Seems fine so far.

    Jim

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Fog light bulbs
    By croslod in forum Stereo and Electronics
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-10-2010, 12:32 PM
  2. LED light bulbs
    By chuckie669 in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: 11-23-2009, 03:55 AM
  3. Question: SLP Fog Light Bulbs
    By SOCAL WS6 in forum Firebird / WS6
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-26-2009, 01:01 PM
  4. MSD Wires & Light Bulbs
    By AFASTYZFR1 in forum Parts For Sale / Trade
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-26-2008, 06:23 PM
  5. looking for 2 amber light bulbs. the DRL bulbs..
    By djvaly in forum Parts Wanted / Trade
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-30-2006, 11:21 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •