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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 02, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone bought the new round headlights that use the new style bulbs that have are supposed to plug into the original wiring harness? They sell them on e-bay for about $60.00. I just saw some on the detroit speed web site for $150.00. Are they the same? Anyone know if these work like they are supposed to? Are they a waste of money?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 02, 04:04 AM
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I converted my original style headlights to the type you are describing.
I can't seam to find my old bookmarks but I bought the headlight housing and added the Xenon bulbs. I also added headlight relays so the lights don't dim at low RPMs. I found a couple useful URLs for you and added them below.

The Xenon bulbs that I purchased use the original wire harness. I think I paid $100 for everything. They work great. I am very pleased.


How to set up the relays. http://lighting.mbz.org/tech/relays/relays.html

I searched in this section for Xenon and found some good information: https://www.camaros.net/forum/Forum10/HTML/000926.html

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 02, 05:05 AM
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Do these use plastic or glass lenses? I don't think I'd like plastic ones.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 02, 09:40 AM
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really, are these setups any better than the $8 halogens you can get at Wal-Mart- which are the same, but with the bulb permanently glued into a glass housing. i can buy a LOT of headlights for the cost of one of those kits, and they light up the world just as good. sure, they may not have the gee-wiz factor of the "high tech" stuff, but work just fine. and they aren't that annoying blue color. i hate them blue headlights.

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