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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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I did the unthinkable

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I opened my CDM HID lights up this weekend and added LED's to the eyebrows and painted the housings satin black. Photos to come when I get a new tri pod.

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post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-18-2010, 05:00 PM
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lol, u swore you wouldnt! cant wait to see finished pics! i just wish the cdms for the amount of money were real projector hids. not the standard housing w/ oem hid bulbs/ballasts...
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Ok, here are some super crappy blackberry photos.















now my HID's dont look so pretty. LOL

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wow those dont even look like HIDs in comparison, very yellowish - almost like the stock bulbs... you might have to step up to some 6k+ bulbs to match.
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Do you have to remove the entire front bumper to get the headlights out? I've been thinking about "exploring" my headlights too, but haven't dove in yet...
Bumper removal doesn't look so fun.

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I like it. Very well done.

Do NOT swap to 6k+ bulbs. Stick with the 4300 to 4500 range. You have a really great light setup right now. Don't ruin it! I just wish we could figure out the leveling switch, so you'd REALLY have an ideal light setup.

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Looks great! I have been really considering the LED in the eyebrows. Think I will jump, too
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wow those dont even look like HIDs in comparison, very yellowish - almost like the stock bulbs... you might have to step up to some 6k+ bulbs to match.
It looks alot better in person. I dont think I will switch bulbs since im a cheapskate.


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I like it. Very well done.

Do NOT swap to 6k+ bulbs. Stick with the 4300 to 4500 range. You have a really great light setup right now. Don't ruin it! I just wish we could figure out the leveling switch, so you'd REALLY have an ideal light setup.
Thanks Phil. I actually used play doh crap and made a copy of the plug I need so if by chance I go to the junkyards I can look around for something close for the level switches.

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Do you have to remove the entire front bumper to get the headlights out? I've been thinking about "exploring" my headlights too, but haven't dove in yet...
Bumper removal doesn't look so fun.
Yes, there is a good write up on the forum for how to remove it. After you figure it out, its really only a 15 minute job.

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Looks great! I have been really considering the LED in the eyebrows. Think I will jump, too
I say do it!

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Thanks Phil. I actually used play doh crap and made a copy of the plug I need so if by chance I go to the junkyards I can look around for something close for the level switches.
Is THAT all you need? A connector? Really?

Welcome to Molex son!

Put in the number of rows, the number of pins, and *POP* out comes a bunch of connectors with the right configuration. Just pick the one that suits the dimensions you need and place the order!

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Isn't it the same connector that the Impreza STi uses?

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I been wating to do this mod for a while. NES is doing a "bake date" when the weather gets warm for headlight mods.

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im a cheapskate.
I love when people who have THOUSANDS invested in their cars refer to themselves as cheapskates. I am the same way. ill drop xxxxx$ on an engine, tranny swap and a 35r kit but i can never seem to find it in my budget to get the $200 hoodscoop delete from kstech

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Yeah, you definitely need to switch to 2700000K bulbs...lol

They look nice
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but it does need some day time shots and distance too

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