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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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headlight swap

whould a 05 headlights fit on my early 99 psd

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Yeah but your gonna have to modify your header panel and get a pigtail for the new lights because the plug that goes to your current lights is different from the plug on the back of the 05 headlights. I bought the pigtail from dfuser for like 40 bucks

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they will work its just gonna take alot of patient messy cutting of your header panel and some pigtails,IMO they are so worth the work they are brighter and look sweet

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Re: headlight swap

Here is a pic with one 99 headlight and one 05 style headlight from when I was doing the swap.


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Re: headlight swap

how long does it take to install and am i going to have to change the grill out as well?

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Can you make them fit yes but why would you...They use The H13 which is quite possibly the stupidest design for a bulb ever foisted on the public. The terminals are so small that they overheat, even at stock wattages, and melt the plastic housing of the connectors. Higher than stock wattage bulbs are offered, but not recommended. There are Chinese connectors that are being used to make these kits and no harness will fix the problem of to small of terminals. As of now no USA made plugs are made that I have seen and wouldn't solve the problem anyway.

You can have the best headlight housings made now, '02-04 and the addition of Hellas harness and a set of their 80/100w 4k kelvin bulbs will give you fantastic lighting.

You can also do a fog bulb upgrade..75% as bright as Hids and mod the switch to use them with your high beams.

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You can have the best headlight housings made now, '02-04 and the addition of Hellas harness and a set of their 80/100w 4k kelvin bulbs will give you fantastic lighting.

You can also do a fog bulb upgrade..75% as bright as Hids and mod the switch to use them with your high beams.
OBSWIZ, are you referreing to the stock OEM '02-04 headlights, or aftermarket headlights? I've looked on ebay at compatible lights, and wonder if any of the aftermarket lights are any good. What headlights do you recommend?

I had thought of going the HID route, but I think it would be more reliable to go the 80/100w route as you suggest.

The fog bulb mod, is that halogen as well?

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Stock ones. If you can find the same aftermarket then those.

Fog bulb is a Halogen Infrared Reflecting bulbs. These Toshiba bulbs are a unique product, the only bulbs available that use the research technology that General Electric patented in 2000. It was GE's goal to create a bulb that produced 75% of the light output of HID headlights at 25% of the cost.

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Where can you get this bulb for the fogs? Is it too bright to run with in normal traffic?

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Stock ones. If you can find the same aftermarket then those.
I found some OEM stock headlights for $109.21ea, which compared to the ebay lights is more, but on the other hand they shouldn't need sealing and will last longer.

I'm a little suspicuos of how good the ebay lights really are, paying the extra for the OEM's, would be worth it
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