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Changing your Stock Headlight harness

This is the way it went down at my house.

What you need:

1. two wiring harnesses, from whatever company, but make sure they are for the 9004 bulb. The kind I bought I believe were Nokya but I'll double check and change the brand if its wrong.

2. also you need to go to radioshack and buy some heat shrink wire insulator.

3. A lighter of some sort

4. A pair of scissors. WHEN EVER THE WORD SCISSORS IS SAID WIRE CUTTERS WOULD BE BETTER.

MAKE SURE THE WIRES MATCH THE RIGHT COLOR OF THE STOCK WIRES!

How you do it.

1. First take out the bulb and take the stock harness off.

2. Take the aftermarket harnesses and then strip them to where 1/2 inch of copper wire is showing.

Note: Do this for each of them.

3. Take a pair of scissors and cut the wires running from the stock harness about 3 inches from the inlet of the wires into the harness. The wires run into the harness, cut them 3 inches befoer they do in other words.

4. Strip another 1/2 inch of wire from the wires you just cut.

5. Take the heat shrink insulator and cut two large diameter pieces into three equal halfs each.

6. Take one of the 6 segments you should have and put one on each wire running from the new harness. Slide each so the copper is still exposed.

7. Take the exposed copper wiring and twist them together.

8. Slide the heat shrink over the bare wire and with a lighter proceed to melt the ends and shrink to where the wires will not come off.

9. When all wires have been shrunk, take the new harnesses and connect them to the bulb and place the bulb back on the headlight housing.

Note: To be safe disconnect the battery!

Here is what the final product should look like (below)

Driver Headlight

1. wires


2. Light Housing


3. Passenger side wiring




4. Passenger Light Housing


Hope they all show!

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No I thought that this would be much easier cause it can be done for less than 20 dollars and less than 30 minutes of your time.

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Good all pics are up and running.

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Sorry if I missed the point but WHY? do you mean like if you're original goes bad or something?

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If you get a bulb that puts out more heat than normal stock bulbs it can help decrease the chance of frying the stock one, and also it is cheap!

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Scissors?!? I didn't know people cut wires with scissors.



Might want to also get a cover for those fuses.

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I am saving up to buy some stuff, like a fender, bumper, S13 lights, Capella grill, and a Fuse cover, but yeah I had no wire cutters handy so I used my fiskar scissors.

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