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Old 06-04-2008, 04:26 AM   #1
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Default JDM Head lights

dose any one have the jdm head lights for the 04-05 sti?
where can i find them? and if any one has a web sight besides japanparts.com($409.**crazy!) with pic of the lights or the ones i am looking for that would be sweet!
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:50 AM   #2
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$409 ugh jdm lights are expensive...thats normal...get used to it
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:53 AM   #3
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I found mine on ebay, paid about $450 shipped. I also swapped out the JDM HID reflector for USDM HID reflectors.

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Old 06-04-2008, 07:23 AM   #4
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jdm headlights for 02-03 are around 800-1000$
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:29 AM   #5
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what is the difference between the JDM and USDM headlights other than the RHD reflectors?

I mean, why not just clear out the orange pieces from the USDM lights and call it a day?
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:16 AM   #6
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^^ I cleared and painted mine over the weekend, and they look about the same!


All it took was an oven, some primer and some flat black paint.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:38 AM   #7
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JDM is JDM and it is real, clearing out the reflector is not. If you can get those headlights for 400-500 new than get them. Those things are cheap for that money...
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:35 PM   #8
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why would you want jdm sti hids, when the usdm version comes in hid as well?

you would be spending rediculous amounts of money just to have an illegal headlight. because it is illegal and RHD, you will be blinding every bit of oncoming traffic.

doesnt make sense.
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:28 AM   #9
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oven bake yeah my friend told me about that! how do you do it?
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:05 PM   #10
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oven bake yeah my friend told me about that! how do you do it?

all you do is remove a few tiny screws, pop the headlights in the oven at 210 for 10 mines, and use a flathead to pry the headlight apart. its really easy
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:51 PM   #11
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so is that just to crack the seal of the headlight? if so. do you just pull the yellow out or dose it turn clear with the heat? more info please.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:06 PM   #12
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so is that just to crack the seal of the headlight? if so. do you just pull the yellow out or dose it turn clear with the heat? more info please.
once your in there itll be pretty obvious how to remove the yellow pieces, usually its like one or two screws and little tabs holding it in.

oh! and do one at a time, and when your done put them back in the oven after youve got them together and give them a final squeeze once theyre hot just to ensure its sealed up good.
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Old 06-07-2008, 09:30 AM   #13
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so is that just to crack the seal of the headlight? if so. do you just pull the yellow out or dose it turn clear with the heat? more info please.
the heat melts the glue that seals the lens onto the back of the housing. and yeah, yo just pull out the yellow. its easy to figure out once the lights are apart
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Old 06-07-2008, 04:10 PM   #14
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now do i need some primer and some flat black paint. like Craig A. said he used? if so what do i need it for please step buy step info again. i dont wana buy the jdm headlights because i screwed up missed a step. thanks again guys.
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:15 AM   #15
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theres tutorials that have already been posted. just do a search for koji mod, headlight clearing, painting headlights, that kind of thing. the tutorials have all the instructions you need, including pics and tips.
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