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Old 07-19-2014, 01:51 PM   #1
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Default 2008 FX2 Screw retrograding headlights

I had a set of Spyder halo/projector headlights for a while. I wasn't real happy with the lack of brightness from the halos. I also run HID so switching from high to low was stupid since the other HID bulbs had to heat up. Luckily I kept my stock lights when I installed the aftermarket ones. Now I'm running a single HID bulb that is H/L, and Oracle Technologies white halos.




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I had to put them in the oven for 10-15min (after removing all the bulbs) to soften the sealant, then gently pry and pull apart. Mine were grey so I taped off all the silver areas and a strip on my parking lights, scuffed them and sprayed them black.


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I drilled a hole a little bigger than the plug for the halo. Be careful not go to deep.


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Blinker/marker light is a bit tricky bc of the angle and space. If you try to push to hard you'll stab yourself in the leg with the drill!!
*NOTICE THE TAPE ON THE WIRE! EACH HALO HAS IT'S OWN PERSONAL RESISTOR. DO NOT MIX THEM UP*



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The halos come with 3M backing. Since it's a pain to take it apart again, I used 60sec epoxy. take a little on the end of something and lightly dap it around the back of the halo. Carefully line up, press and hold till it won't move.


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On the back cover drill a hole for your wire to come out


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after your epoxy is dry, hook them up to your wires and test them before sealing your headlights back together.
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The wire going from the lights to the resistor is super short for some reason. so keep that in mind when you running your wires.
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