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Old 09-27-2000, 10:16 AM   #1
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Angry Headlight re-wire

Ok, I fried my headlight sockets. I had too high of wattage bulbs in. how do i re-wire the entire headlight wiring setup. the dealer said it would cost the five hundred bucks for the part. so im gonna do it myself. any one done that yet? if so, any advice.

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Old 09-27-2000, 01:26 PM   #2
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What wattage headlight bulbs did you have in there? Just wondering, I wanna swap out my OEM bulbs for higher wattage ones...don't wanna make the same mistake...

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Old 09-27-2000, 02:43 PM   #3
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Here you go:
http://catalog.com/susq/other/headlamp.htm

Just leave your old crap (and I do mean crap) in there and run all new quality wiring. Use the recommended wire gauge and quality H4 & H3 connectors and relays. It isn't very hard (even though I haven't gotten around to it yet). Just use zip ties or plastic wire conduit to keep everything looking clean. Don't spend $500 to put the same crappy wiring harness back in your car.

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Old 09-27-2000, 07:06 PM   #4
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brandon, when you gonna put the vishnu kit in? do you have an exhuast or clutch? your gonna need those things

so your running around at night w/o any lights now or what? your gonna hit another coon!

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Old 09-27-2000, 07:13 PM   #5
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Rewiring the headlights may not be as easy as you think. I was going to do mine when I rewired my fogs and installed driving lights, but when I started to trace wires I found that the daytime running lights were sending voltage to both the high beam and the low beams at the same time. I didn't feel like wracking my brain any further to find a solution to this, but it does prevent you from simply wiring in relays.
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Old 09-28-2000, 12:05 AM   #6
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It's the main body harness of the car; runs through the right side front clip, and powers the all the lights, turn signals, markers, and I believe the engine fans as well... had mine replaced from the accident. It is a $500 part I'm afraid. You can chop new wires in there, but I wouldn't do it.
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Old 09-28-2000, 12:11 AM   #7
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I have been planning on making a new harness for my headlamps... My plan is the go to the junkyard and get some h4 connectors from another impreza to get the weather sealing rubber bit for the plug. Make a new harness that connects directly to the battery so you get full power using 8 gague wire and some relays. And have the stock harness control the new wiring so that it's completely reversable. Where did you burn your harness? Close to the lights?
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Old 09-28-2000, 09:36 AM   #8
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what wattage did you use???? i just ordered
some Optilux 80/100 bulbs which people seemed to indicate were ok. I definitely don't want to fry anything.
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Old 09-28-2000, 10:01 AM   #9
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--gumball-- I think they were 80/100, but dont quote me, the box is at home. ill look into that after market stuff, i dont want to put up with this $h!Snit any more.

--M a t t -- Whenever i get the kit, and no i have one light that still works. yes i have a clutch and exhaust, and no im not gonna hit another d@mn racoon.

thanks all
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