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Old 10-17-2005, 11:34 PM   #1
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Default How to tell the difference?!?

Simple question for all the boys and girls:

How can one tell the difference between the JDM and EDM halogen projector lamps for 2002/3 WRX? Is there a difference in the appearance? Or do they look the same with the exception that EDM is for LHD and JDM for RHD? I'm curious since i purchaced a set of EDM lights however the leveling motor is a 6 pin connector and from what I've read, the JDM is a 6 pin and EDM a 4 pin..

I found the part number for the EDM lamps however the lamp itself has no marking.

....Please help!!
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Old 10-18-2005, 01:50 AM   #2
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As far as I know the only difference is the beam pattern...but what do I know i'm only a noob
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Old 10-18-2005, 05:02 AM   #3
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Please note ... there are altogether 3 types ...

JDM OEM HID Projector Lamps ( black chromed with levelling motor and HID ballast )
JDM Projector Lamps ( normal chrome )
EDM Projector Lamps ( normal chrome with levelling motor )

Note that only the JDM OEM HIDs and the EDM have the levelling motor. The JDM projector doesn't have the levelling motor. If you're just holding onto one set of the projectors, its really difficult to tell them apart from each other. Only when I was holding onto both sets of JDM and EDM projectors, could I see the additional levelling motor behind.
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Old 10-18-2005, 09:14 AM   #4
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I was aware of the three types from searching way too many posts on here. Like you said, only JDM HID and EDM Halogen come w/ the motor. But when you search for how to hook up the leveling motor you'll find the JDM has a 6 pin connector and the EDM has a 3 pin connector. So i guess my question should be how on earth did i get a set of projector halogens with a 6 pin motor connector?!?!? Maybe Subaru made a minor change to the EDM connector to make it like the JDM circut?!?! Or did later JDM models adopt leveling motors just no one knows about it?!?!

Dazed and highly confused...
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