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Old 12-14-2006, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default Help with headlight wiring with pics!

Ok, to start things off, I know I'm a noob, I just got an 02 wrx, and for an easy first mod I decided to get some new headlights, unfortunatly the new headlights have a different connector than the car for the driving lights. But they both have three wires, so I decided to cut off the car's connector, which went right into the bulb, strip the new headlight's wires and test out different configurations, none of them worked. So if anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated. Also there are little led rings around the bottom lights(smaller red and black wires), where should I tap those in?








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Old 12-14-2006, 02:44 PM   #2
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I can't tell from the picture...is there another connector coming out of your new headlights that is for your turn signal?
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:25 PM   #3
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yes, the turn signal plugs in fine though.
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:27 PM   #4
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well, first off, why did you cut off the cars conector? alwasys cut the aftermarket crap as then you can still return it to stock.
if you do a search for ebay headlight wiring, you will find how to wire it right.

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Old 12-14-2006, 05:32 PM   #5
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I've been searching for a couple days without luck.
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Old 12-14-2006, 07:11 PM   #6
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Two things you should not have done-
1- Cut off the factory headlight connectors.
2- Bought those lights.

A bit of reading on this board would have turned up many reviews on those lights and provided the rather useful information that they are crap. Sorry but this is true. If you ever do get them installed you won't be too thrilled with the beam pattern, even though they are projectors they are the worst ones going and your stock lights are far better.
Previous versions of those lights were wired incorrectly but at least they had the right connector on them so you could move some pins around and get them to work. The connector on your lights is an H4 vs. the 9007 in the car. The H4 means the lights could possibly be a version intended for use in Europe which also indicates the beam pattern could be RHD, in that case the lighting would be even worse than it already is with the LHD version of these lights. That's just a guess as I don't even know for sure that there are LHD/RHD versions of these, but the H4 plug is a hint.
If you bought these from a vendor you may want to contact them and find out if they sent you the wrong ones, or even better just try and get your money back.
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Old 12-14-2006, 08:48 PM   #7
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Well, they aren't going to take them back. I don't care that much about the visibility they'll provide. I think they look sweet, and just need them to work. If they break or something, I'll put the stock lights back in. I looked around for a 9007 to h4 converter, but couldn't find anything, do they exist? Any suggestions as far as getting these to work? Could I just get a 9007 plug, cut off the h4 and switch it with that?
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