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Installing aftermarket headlights

Discussion in 'Integra' started by spaded, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. spaded

    spaded New Member

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    I bought a pair of JDM 1 piece headlights for my DA, does anyone know how to go about putting these in like, do i need to take off my bumper or anything
     
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    drbelanger73 Beer is good for you.

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    Define JDM headlights.
     
  3. spaded

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    Just Oem style Black housing headlights, theyre nothing special but theyre not wicked flashy
     
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    drbelanger73 Beer is good for you.

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    Generally when you replace the entire headlight assembly you have to remove the front bumper cover. You will see that they bolt directly to the radiator support (the peice that your cover attatches to). In fact you will see the existing headlights bolted to that top rail.

    Now if you go from bug eyes to the JDM style you have to mount a whole new radiator support, which is pricey and can be a big headache....

    If i remember all the bolts are 10mm and it should not take too long to do. Just look at everything carefully before you do it and don't yank when you think you have all the bolts out and it won't give. Chances are you missed something.
     
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    he said da witch means 90-93 no bug eyes
     
  6. drbelanger73

    drbelanger73 Beer is good for you.

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    I WAS wondering what DA meant... :D

    I'm no integra expert, mine is a 94...

    Thats two things i learned today...
     
  7. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    For you, drbelanger73

    Integra
    1st Gen
    86-89 Coupe - DA3
    86-89 Sedan - DA1

    2nd Gen
    90-93 Coupe - DA9
    90-93 Sedan - DB1
    92-93 Coupe GSR - DB2

    3rd Gen
    94-01 Coupe RS/LS/SE/GS - DC4
    94-01 Coupe GSR - DC2
    94-01 Sedan RS/LS/GS - DB7
    94-01 Sedan GSR - DB8
    94-01 Integra Type R Coupe - DC2

    4th Gen (RSX)
    02+ RSX Type S - DC53
    02+ RSX - DC54

    :D
     
  8. drbelanger73

    drbelanger73 Beer is good for you.

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    thanks man

    :popcorn:

    Woot!

    Can i get three credits for that so i can stop taking these damn night classes now?

    I´m not afraid to admit when i don´t know something. It´s far preferable to pretending you do when you obviously don´t...
     
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    note this is the usdm models :D
     
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    thanks for the advice, im gonna do as stated and not jump right into this and take my time since i really dont know how to take the bumper cover off just yet, never really had a purpose to do so till now
     
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    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

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    I have jdm 1 piece lights in mine, unfortunately i cant help you much since i bought the car with them.

    From the looks of it just seems like it just bolts in and out like the stock ones. Finding all the bolts might be hard tho.
     
  12. Koop

    Koop •°o.O KOOP™

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    hey man your most likely going to need to drop the bumper. i just did the job on my civic like 2 weeks ago. its an easy job. post pics of what you bought. also check (like blanco says) a repair manuel. with it u can at least begin to educate yourself on what u need to do and then ask questions in detail in the forums. i can only say this from personal experience.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Just go to AutoZone and buy yourself a Hayne's manual. It will tell you how to do all kinds of stuff to your, usually with illustrations. Bumper removal will certainly be covered.
     
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    yeah i did that on my own actually, cuz i have to do some other work to it, but i got the new headlights in, pics will be up when i take them
     
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