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J-Spec Headlights INstall
OK, so I just purchased J-Spec headlights, and they don't quite fit. The Radiator support is prevenbting the headlight from sitting where it's supposed to...big question, Is cutting the rad support the only thing i have to do?! Thanks
ive been searching the board looking for a good how-to on jspec installs. ive recently had some damage done to my headlight casing and what a better excuse than to buy jspecs... but im not familiar with the process and dont know how much work is involved. can anyone point me to a how-to?
1995 Black MX-6 LS -- K&M Intake, JSpec Headlights, Alpine CDA-7977, PPI PC650, BARC820's, BACX8's, 2 JL 10w0 1967 Mustang Coupe V8 -- The Project Car
dremel. you HAVE to cut a decent amount of material away... also move some (stiff) wiring out of the way as well. im doing mine shortly, and have a friend who did hsi a few months ago - i hate to say "search" but.. search it IS out there.. i remember reading several things concerning the difficulty of install, etc.
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Unfortunately, I can't find the pics anymore. From what I remember of the install, you have to cut a portion of the radiator support. Good news is that the metal for the radiator support is very thin, so it's easy for a dremel (or even better a rotozip, which is what I used) to cut what's needed off in order for the headlights to fit right in perfectly.
Wiring is a completely different story. I had fast blink blinkers, so the consistency of the light on the corners were the same at night as the headlights (since HID kits were so much more expensive back then and I stuck with halogen). When I switched to the JDM/JSPEC headlights, I needed to re-wire the corner lights, which seemed pretty easy, but just can't remember exactly what needed to be done.
I would say that if you've never done anything with a dremel/rotozip, give yourself a full day. If you have used a dremel/rotozip before, maybe half the day, if you're extremely careful.
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