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Old 03-05-2008, 08:32 PM   #1
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DIY Angel Eyes 2004/5 WRX/STi

Time Needed: 2-3 Hours Total - First Time

Difficulty Level - 1 Being Easiest - 10 Being Hardest - I would rate it a 5. Basically just time consuming, although it can be a bit intimidating for people opening up headlights for the first time. Anyone can do this, just follow the instructions

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Remove the lamps from the car, and go inside and preheat your oven to 225F.


Sit down and place a towel down on the table and place the lamp face down. You want to remove the rear cap first, this will allow hot air to get inside the lamp and speed up the process of getting the lamps open. Also remove the 9 small philips head screws holding the lamps together.







You must wait until the oven is preheated. The reason why is the oven reaches very hot temperatures to get to the desired temperature faster. if you put the lamps in earlier, you will melt the plastic easily, so be careful. Place the lamps in the oven (everything attatched) and set the timer for 10 mins.




Once the lamp comes out, be careful it will be hot. You will want to lift the 3 tabs up on the bottom side of the lamp. Use a flat head and stick it in and give it a flick of the wrist to pry it oven. once you get it a bit opened, stand the lamp up and pry apart the housing. You can work your way around, but you will be able to pull the housings apart easily, just wear gloves if its your first time since its going to be hot!





Once opened put the back half of the lamps to the side and place the front housing and lens on the towel. You want to remove the one screw and place it in your cap thats on the side. Remove the housing, and then place the lens to the side. If you want to remove the amber, have the housing on it front side down and push the center amber piece out from the side. The side amber reflector is a bit trickier. We use a razor blade to lift it up and then it comes right out. The razor blade is really thin, it gets in and pops it. A flat head can be used as long as its not too thick.



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Old 03-05-2008, 08:32 PM   #2
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Now your 105mm CCFL Angel Eye kit is going to provide rings that are going to slip right into the high beam area. They fit in, but they will fall out if nothing is holding them. Use a piece of masking tape on each side to hold the ring in place so you can turn it over and permanently mount it.




We use JB Kwik Weld. Its a very quick drying epoxy so you must work fast. Do one side at a time if you dont want to rush, and do it right away as this stuff dries fast. You want to put about 1 inch of epoxy to each side away from the wires. No more then that, otherwise you will see it from the outside. There is a nice lip in the high beam area of the housing that covers the epoxy, so no worries! Let the epoxy dry for one fulll hour. Even though its quick drying, it needs time to bond.








Now your CCFL rings are in place. Insert the housing back into the lens and put the silver philips head screw back to hold these two together. Stick the wire coming from the angel eye over the high beam section of the reflector and out the back. You will be making a small hole in the rubber seal to pass the wire through. Once its out, pull it tight and make sure no wires are showing from the front. Preheat your oven once again, and place the lamps inside for 5 mins. This will soften the sealent, and allow you to get them back together. once the timer goes off, remove the lamp and squish the lens back in place, making sure all tabs line up. Place the 9 screws back in place, hand tighten them as much as possible and put the lamps back in the oven. This is the final stage, your softening up the sealent and making sure all the air holes are covered. *** You do not need extra sealent!




Repeat the above procedure for each side. Now all thats left to do is wire up the inverters!


The easiest and cleanest method is wiring these to the parking lamps. You are unattatching the harness, and putting aside the black and gren/red wires, this is your power and your ground. Tap right in, and use solder to make a nice connection if possible. Use electrical tape on each of these connections and your all set Enjoy your newly angel eye fitted lamps!





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Old 03-05-2008, 08:41 PM   #3
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pics on the car with them turned on ?
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:58 PM   #4
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:03 PM   #5
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looks awesome... maybe I'll add some angel eyes to my future retrofit
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:57 PM   #6
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nice writeup caesar...can you do one for the 06/07?
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:11 AM   #7
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Do you really need to put the headlights in the oven?...I'd be afraid to put mine in the oven....
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Old 03-06-2008, 05:27 AM   #8
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looks real good
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Old 03-06-2008, 09:31 AM   #9
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Do you really need to put the headlights in the oven?...I'd be afraid to put mine in the oven....
yup. i know it sounds really intimidating, but its not hard to do at all, and it wont damage your headights. ive baked my bugeye lights twice already, and done it many times on other vehicles.
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:30 AM   #10
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My only issue with these kits is the wiring of the rings and inverters. My friend got a set from Umnitza and it's very similar. Anyways, due to the heat in his engine bay or headlights, the ring did not function properly. The inverters and wiring are very sensitive to heat and/or cold. I wish they would thicken the wiring or make it not as fragile or sensitive.
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:34 AM   #11
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In the cold all CCFL's might take a minute or so to fully power up, not a big deal.

Besides that some kits have crappy inverters and go out really fast. These are proven...

06/07 coming soon..
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Old 03-06-2008, 11:38 AM   #12
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True but my friends problem was that it would flicker and not be completely powered some of the times. I would think the kits from Umnitza aren't crappy as they've been in production for quite some time and I think the original design is from Apexcone.
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:20 PM   #13
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Wow, those look great and seem to match your parking light bulb color pretty well...what bulb are you using for the parking lights? Are the low-beam headlights in those pictures HID or halogen?
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:45 PM   #14
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Flickering is a wiring problem then.

Umnitza has the same ones as MYCARR/Apexcone..
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Wow, those look great and seem to match your parking light bulb color pretty well...what bulb are you using for the parking lights? Are the low-beam headlights in those pictures HID or halogen?

Thats STi, so OEM HID on those lights.

Its the led superwhite bulbs in the parking lights, they match the angel eyes really well.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:30 PM   #16
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that looks good, i did this on my old IS3 and F'ed it up though.
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Old 03-07-2008, 04:06 PM   #17
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Flickering is a wiring problem then.

Umnitza has the same ones as MYCARR/Apexcone..
actually mycarr/apexcon do not contain the chromium backings like umnitzas


HEADLIGHTS LOOK GOOF BTW
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Old 03-07-2008, 05:07 PM   #18
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Its the same to the average joe... so the chrome backing makes them worth $150 more? LOL




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Old 03-08-2008, 10:16 AM   #19
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how much does this kit cost? btw it looks very nice
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The kits for the 05 WRX cost $55 SHIPPED.
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:14 AM   #21
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Installed mine yesterday, they look great. Thanks Caesar!

Here are some tips from my 5 hour experience:
  1. Out of the oven, your goal is speed. Make sure all the screws and padding are removed first. The sealant acts like contact adhesive when cool.
  2. Headlight removal for 05 04 Impreza WRX: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=384488
  3. If you blow the fuse for the parking lights, it is labeled "Tail Clearance" in the in-cabin fusebox.
  4. "Running wire over the high beam and out the back": you will probably need to remove the reflector for the parking light and turn signal light, 3 screws.
  5. Additional item needed: silicon sealant, to seal the gasket that you cut for the CCFL wires.
  6. Recommended location for ballast: taped to the turn signal wire, resting on the low beam housing
Recommended complementary bulbs - LED SuperWhite parking bulbs




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Old 05-13-2008, 11:32 AM   #22
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Thanks for the extra tips Your lights look awesome!
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Old 05-14-2008, 09:42 PM   #23
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Just wanted to post a GREAT! review about Caesar and Lightwerkz. I had a retrofit done (S2000,with Angel Eyes). Monday, when I was driving home, I saw that my passenger side angel eye went out. I checked all the wiring and found that the inverter was bulging. I figured one of the connections took too much voltage and it hit the fuse. Well, I figured I was out of luck and needed to send it back to him to be fixed. Tuesday morning I called Caesar at 11am when he opened shop and let him know of the issue. I told him about the issue and he had a awesome response. He said he will ship me a new one and give me instructions over the phone how to do it (FREE!). Well, I came home from work to find a package from him (NJ->NJ shipping) got it the next day. Rewired the inverter soldering all the connections again, and IT WORKS AGAIN! THANKS CAESAR AND THANKS LIGHTWERKZ, you have gained a lifetime customer.
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:52 AM   #24
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Just wondering, if these could be done on bugeye jdm/edm projectors.
Either on the low beam or the turn signal.
If anyone has done this, can I see pics?
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:24 AM   #25
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I <3 JB Qwik

I'm not a huge fan of angel eyes, but the more I look at this thread, the more I am tempted to do this...
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