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Old 10-20-2002, 03:59 PM   #1
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Thumbs up STI headlights level switch install

ok i got this mod working .. it took some time and a lot of thinking lol


remember doing this will be at your own risk..

All the electronics you need to make the lights go "up/ and down" are inside the lights. no need for such thing as a "Black box".

you will need the level switch also.
tools: 10mm
wire cutters
radio shack 6 wire connector, male and female
6 diferent color wires , red,black,blue,green,orange,brown
soldering gun.
wire loom

step 1: have the sti head light on hand, cut the plug from the level motor , install the 6 pin connector "male".
do this on both lights

step 2: get enough wire to go from the right side head light to the left, on the right headlight connect the " 6 pin connector" to the end of the wires .., on the other side "driver side headlight,
get enough wire to go across the firewall, put the ends together
on the same oder on the same 6"pin connectors"
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Old 10-20-2002, 04:18 PM   #2
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after having all the wires on the engine bay and having the head lights back in place . go under the dash take the kick panel out.

with the wires under the dash look for a good ignition power sourse"12V"
and a ground.

time to do some soldering. take the switch. open it " Be carefull with the little spring inside the switch"

you are gonna find 4 positions tabs on the board inside the switch, and a main one on the center
solder the wires on each one of the position tabs follow the pic

try to make a little hole on the side of the level switch to pass the wires.
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Old 10-20-2002, 04:24 PM   #3
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Old 10-20-2002, 04:29 PM   #4
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cut the side and have the 4 wires about 4-6 in. inches long.
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Old 10-20-2002, 04:42 PM   #5
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connect the 4 wires from the switch to the wires from the headlights..

now from the same power wire that you use for the headlight ignition 12V run another wire to the switch and plug it in the 3rdpin.

2nd and 1st pin are dashboard lights. 2nd is the dashboard light power and the 1st is ground .
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Old 10-20-2002, 04:49 PM   #6
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ok after connecting the switch and giving the switch power try going through the levels 0 to 4 and see if the lights move

have the car running, and the lights on!


well i hope you have fun. with this mod i love it!
please ask me if you need some help!

gabe.

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Old 10-20-2002, 05:07 PM   #7
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Old 10-20-2002, 05:18 PM   #8
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Did you put this on the non HID or the HID lights? Very informative. Can I put the information on our site?
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Old 10-20-2002, 05:47 PM   #9
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lhd non hid headlights.
i think they are the same H.I.D or not


and what do i get for giving you this info??

i hope some cool stuff

i know what i need .. need help with the link ecu , i need stock base maps!
wanna trade???
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Old 10-20-2002, 05:59 PM   #10
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hey one question the kaminari front spoiler comes with the flat wing part on the bottom? when you buy the front spoiler?

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Old 10-20-2002, 07:07 PM   #11
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i am glad my pics of the switch helped someone!
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Old 10-20-2002, 08:52 PM   #12
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yeah hehe if it wasn`t for those pics.... man.. i wouldn`t have done this!
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Old 10-21-2002, 02:32 PM   #13
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Wonderful information. Thank you!
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Old 10-21-2002, 07:08 PM   #14
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This write-up just made my day!!! and month!!! I bought that level switch a while back, but never had the energy to do it. I have the morettes, which also have a level control. I'm gonna look at the wiring tonight on the headlights, and see if this is possible...

thanks alot for a GREAT write up...
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Old 10-22-2002, 01:25 AM   #15
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bump ... thanks for posting this mod.

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Old 10-22-2002, 02:38 AM   #16
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Dude...this is GREAT!!! I'm gonna try this tomorrow morning. Thanks for posting

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Old 10-22-2002, 08:57 AM   #17
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hey is there any way to put this mod on the scoobymods?
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Old 10-22-2002, 11:13 AM   #18
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Just PM Kastle

Thats how I got my stuff on there.
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Old 10-23-2002, 02:21 PM   #19
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So can anyone find the part number for the correct harness to plug into the motor on the light?

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Old 10-23-2002, 05:47 PM   #20
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I might look retarded but I am going to ask anyway... Whet the hell does this "switch" do?
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Old 10-23-2002, 05:50 PM   #21
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It adjust the beam pattern on the STI headlights. STI headlights have motors mounted on them but our american cars are not prewired to accept them. This is the ghetto rig wiring of how to attach that switch to the motors.

You can aim your headlights low to high with this switch. It is the brain for the motors.
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Old 10-23-2002, 05:58 PM   #22
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This is awesome - what a terrific job!

I too would be interested in hearing about the possibility for morettes - although I have been waiting for my set since July....

...cursing the dock strike under my breath...

*grumble grumble*
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Old 10-23-2002, 08:30 PM   #23
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I don't think this info is going to help us on the morrettes very much. As I understand this, the STi lights have a six pin plug for the aimer motor, and I know the morrettes have a 3 pin plug for the aimer motors. If I'm wrong, someone correct me.
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Old 10-24-2002, 10:13 AM   #24
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Would this work if you installed an aftermarket HID kit in the non-hid Sti lights, or would that somehow interrupt the movement of the lights?

Thanks for any help

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Old 10-24-2002, 10:34 AM   #25
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i don`t thing it will do anything.. you will be fine!
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