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96-98 civic headlight mod

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by erebunicrx, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. erebunicrx

    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    i have seen the city light in the jdm head light and decided to do it to my own stock headlights.


    car before i took out the headlight to get started on this little project.
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    i took the headlight out so that i could seperate the housing. i preheated the oven at 200 degrees and put one of the lights in at at time for 8 min.

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    after taking the head lights out of the oven i pulled them apart and bent the tabe around the headlights with a small flat head screwdriver. then i seperated the front part of the headlight attached to the clear part of the headlight and unscrewd the corner light housing.

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    next, i sanded down the whole chrome headlight peiece as pictured below.

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    after that we primed them in flat black

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    i chose to paint them charcoal metalic although if i was going to do them again i would have left them flat black.

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    now for the next part i cut both corner light of a ef hatch to use for the city light sockets.

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    then drill a hole in the part pictured below and notch out for it to screw in.

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    here a pic of the whole socket installed with holes drilled in the bootom for the wire to go through.

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    heres the bottom of the light with the wires coming out and female conecters attached.

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    i chose to use amber corner lights and amber city lights to this. the male connectors will attatch to the females and are wired into the running lights.

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    here are the light all done, re glued and polished.
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    all installed and finished pics.

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    i know im not that good at doing any kind of writeup but this was my best try. any questions post them up.
     
  2. eg6sir

    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    those look kinda dope..
     
  3. Amidon

    Amidon lessweight=morepower

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    Nice. How do they look in the daylight?
     
  4. erebunicrx

    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    i like them. i'll take some more pics tommorow.
     
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    baker423 Senior Member

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    Not a bad writeup and they look pretty sweet.

    Once concern is how do they look with the headlights on?
     
  6. erebunicrx

    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    you cant even tell that the city lights are even there
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Nice little write up,and not a bad mod.. Thanks for adding it!
     
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    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    Just found this, sorry for bumping such an old thread, but this is a sweet write-up. Yet another cool headlight modification.
     
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    Type R Haitian New Member

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  11. 99sidude

    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    You should know better than to bump a 3 y/o thread. Finally a chance to use my ban stick on a reputable member of this site:ph34r:

    Actually I'm glad you bumped this. The ek i bought a few months back has this done, and until now I couldn't figure out if they were modified stock or aftermarket. This answers that for me. One thing to add. If anyone attempts this make sure you do a really good job re-sealing the housing. Mine weren't done very well, and there is condensation inside the lens.
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    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    Noob I bumped this thread over a year ago :p
     
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    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    ahh shit. pwned
     
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