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Old 06-04-2003, 01:23 AM   #1
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Got a pair from CC-B today along with their wiring harness.
got a deal on them and nice service.

install wasn't hard but did have some trouble on the passenger side. there is a bunch of thick wires running behind the headlight area on the car and the STi headlight's rear hits it. I took off the clip that held down the bunch of wires and pushed and pulled it up while pushing the STi headlights in place. it was a pretty tight fit.

i highly recommend soldering the Green and Black wires of the
wireharness to the low beam H1 wires. the wireharness comes with taps but soldering is much better especially since you need to kinda force the passenger size light to go in and the wires get all scrunched up back there.

Illumination pattern seems to be real good too since they are
afterall, for LHD cars. i aimed it a tad upward.

I would rate the headlight quality top notch. It comes with
all bulbs.

Even though its a pretty expensive headlight the end-result is
excellent! i should've done this mod a long time ago.
a must-have for the bug-eyed wrx.

call up CC-B for those LHD headlights and wireharness.
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Old 06-04-2003, 08:15 AM   #2
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btw, you can reach Eddy at CC-B at: www.cc-b.com

eddy@cc-b.com

he is very cool.
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Old 06-06-2003, 01:32 PM   #3
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CCB is great and the headlights look fantastic.
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Old 06-07-2003, 12:09 PM   #4
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Hi,

Ditto here - got my projectors from CC-B. Was on a waiting list, got notified within 10 days, and received the lights 5 days later. Hassle-free purchase~ And I almost got suckered into the still-ongoing group buys!

Remember to match the wire colors, the opposite of what you think - its green-black...and not green-green, black-black.

Much better vision at night. And plus they look so much better than the stockies.

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Old 06-08-2003, 01:19 AM   #5
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huh? mines are green- green and black-black.

they illuminate just fine. wat are you talking
about? they are alternating current bulbs...


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Remember to match the wire colors, the opposite of what you think - its green-black...and not green-green, black-black.
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Old 06-08-2003, 02:40 PM   #6
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Did you guys really pay $930 for the STi Projectors? I'm stunned that the price hasn't come down at all in the 2 years we've had this body style, that's depressing. That's been the only thing keeping me with Morettes 500 VS 900+
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Old 06-08-2003, 05:47 PM   #7
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something like that. i tried to convince myself it wasn't worth it, but when i just said, the heck with it and bought them, i have no regrets.

if you want to get the JDM ones they are $750 at gruppe-s.
they say the aim isn't that bad as long as you play with
the horizontal and vertical adjustments. i believe both JDM
and EDM hi-beams are pointed straight.
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Old 06-08-2003, 09:54 PM   #8
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kenchan,

My harness must be different than yours? Its been a few wks now since I installed my lights, but I'm certain that I had to do the reverse of what seems logical. I had to rewire it since green-green didn't work. At the end of the day, I'm sure we both love the lights.

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Old 06-09-2003, 01:02 AM   #9
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Did you guys really pay $930 for the STi Projectors? I'm stunned that the price hasn't come down at all in the 2 years we've had this body style, that's depressing. That's been the only thing keeping me with Morettes 500 VS 900+
I think they were 799 shipped if I remember correctly. I didn't bother using a harness, I just wired 'em into the stock ones.


And yes, the price IS depressing. I remember CTR headlights for my civic being 450 or so and I thought THAT was expensive.

Oh well, they make the car look completely different and with HIDeez the lighting is much better than stock.
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Old 06-09-2003, 11:39 AM   #10
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dai- yah, the wireharness may have been wired up wrong on
yours but as long as they work, that's great.

btw, do you guys know the wattage for the H1's? Im thinking
about getting some plasma blue's if i can find any....should
look very cool.

i dont have cash to buy HID's. hahaha, like i need them.
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Old 06-09-2003, 07:23 PM   #11
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I have the EDM sti lights and I think hands-down it is the best mod to my car. Completely transforms it.
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Old 06-13-2003, 04:25 AM   #12
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Default STi EDM wiring help!!!

okie here is my problem. I do not know how to wire my STi EDM lamp. I have both wiring harness and the lamp from CC-B. I saw some threads here about the wiring instruction. But I am still a little confused. For those have done so already, you actually just tape the green and the black wire together without cutting or with cutting? Please help!!!! Diagram will be a big help. Thanks




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Old 06-13-2003, 09:49 AM   #13
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actually, i soldered my wires.

You need to tap the green and black wires off the harness to the green and black wires of the STI headlights (i think it was running from a brown plug for the H1).

The H1 lamp is the one with the big dial if you were to
remove the bulb. The weather plugs on the other ends just
connect to the 9005 bulb (high beam) and the turnsignal/marker
bulb.

And just connect the 9007 plug to the car.
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Old 06-13-2003, 11:09 AM   #14
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When I tap the green and black wire together, do I need to cut the outer layer so that both wire can be connected electrically or I just tap them together? Sounds like a stupid question but I need to find it out before I start installing them. Thanks


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Old 06-13-2003, 11:17 AM   #15
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When I tap the green and black wire together, do I need to cut the outer layer so that both wire can be connected electrically or I just tap them together? Sounds like a stupid question but I need to find it out before I start installing them. Thanks


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Hi WRXGO,

Did you have a chance to check your PMs? You want to use the blue vampire clips that should have come with the lights to connect the wires. Squeezing hard, using a pair of set of pliers or similar, will allow the metal piece on the clips to bite through the plastic/rubber outer layer on the wire. Make sure you check to see if the lights work BEFORE you put everything back together. Good luck~

Let us know how it goes. Aren't the lights hip?

Cheers,
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Old 06-13-2003, 12:30 PM   #16
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Thanks yonrin kudo I finally got the point. I was wondering why there is metal piece on the vampire clip. So that metal piece is to cut the wire open just enough for the electrical connection. I got it so slow Thanks again

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Old 06-13-2003, 12:41 PM   #17
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What I got is not HID...HID is too expensive to buy. I rather spend the difference to buy some other parts for my 03WRX
Thanks again.


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Old 06-13-2003, 12:42 PM   #18
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no soldering? i dont trust those taps as you need
to cram your wires in the car too especially the passenger side.

any problems with heat build up from those taps after extended use?
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WRXGO,

Welcome, now go install it so you can smile!


kenchan,

I have no tools or skills to do soldering. The taps havent caused any problems for me and I didn't have any issues with wires getting in the way on the passenger side. But I've only had the lights for about a month or so. I would think that your way is the sure way though.

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by the way, yonrin kudo if you bought your EDM from CC-B, did you adjust the light level after installing it?


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Old 06-13-2003, 06:00 PM   #21
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yonrin kudo- cool. yah, ive heard both..people who had problems with the passenger side like me, and people who didn't.

but good to hear those taps are working allright.


i did aim the lights a tad up because my ride is not factory (teined).
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Old 06-13-2003, 10:16 PM   #22
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Hi again,

I did buy my lights from CC-B. No I havent adjusted it at all, but it looks leveled. FWIW, I am on stock suspension for now (Prodrives on Monday!), and on 225/45-17s, if that makes any difference. When I aim my lights at a wall at close range, the leveling looks fine, but on the highway, it may be pointed a bit high and to the right, or perhaps its just that these lights shoot out more light than the stockers.

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Old 06-14-2003, 01:05 AM   #23
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yep, the projectors do point a tad to the right than ordinary headlights. the highbeams are straight.

you should park your car infront of your garage, use some
masking tape to tape where your tires are and tape the
top line of your projection on the garage door.

after your mod, place the car on the same spot and turn
the lights on again to see how much different it is.
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Old 06-14-2003, 02:45 AM   #24
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It was my first nite driving my WRX with STi EDM light on. It actually projects a little higher than my old stock lamp on the right-hand side. when I look back to the light at about 300 feet in front of the car, my eyes were okie. It wasn't that sharp which might blind my vision or other drivers while driving. Still, I tried to adjust the height just in case. But, I only managed to adjust left and right position. I couldn't find the height adjustment. I bought these EDM light from CC-B. Does anyone know where is the adjustment for the height?
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Old 06-14-2003, 08:22 AM   #25
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U/D is the white plastic nut just behind the lamp near the top.
you need to turn it quite a bit to make it move up or down.

i think it was either a 10mm or 12mm nut.
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