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Ok so i bought new headlight assemblies...and they aer euro spec. of course my car has US wiring...I need to know how the hell this is going to work.

Someone please help me.


I need like a wiring diagram or something, anything that will help.

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come on hasnt any one else been in my situation....anybodY???


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BTW i think i might have the solution...but please more suggestions are good

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[quote=Numark318i,Oct 18 2004, 09:40 PM]
come on hasnt any one else been in my situation....anybodY???

I replaced sealed beams with ellipsoids, but I just took the connectors off the donor car and spliced them. One other mod was a jumper on the headlight relay to keep the low beams on with the high beams.

This article is great for Ellipsoid conversions

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where do i get this plug...everyones teling me pep boys and kragen etc....but they dont have them .Radio Shack doesnt either..any other ideas?

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I would try a junkyard. You could probably get some for just a few bucks. Otherwise you might be able to get them at the dealer.

Or you could try to just rig something with clips, or solder, or ???

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I would try a junkyard. You could probably get some for just a few bucks. Otherwise you might be able to get them at the dealer.

Or you could try to just rig something with clips, or solder, or ???
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Yea I found out while changing fog light bulbs that the clips for those are almost identical to the ones i need...so ill go to a junk yard and cut some off.

If that fails my dad and I are just gonna use clips from radio shack, some tape and wire sealant or what ever...that should work.

Thanks for all of the help.

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ok i got them in...yeahya!

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i got the lights in....

it took me like 2 hours, but i got them in.


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