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Old 04-24-2006, 05:45 AM   #1
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litronics upgrade

i'm trying to get rid of the hideous amber halogen headlights and have found a set of clear litronics headlights. can i simply replace the headlight units and have the lighting work fine or do i need to other parts to make it go from halogen to litronics as i did not have this original upgrade? thanks in advance.
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Old 04-24-2006, 06:21 AM   #2
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It is a direct swap without any further wiring needed, but you won't get some of the features the wiring provides, such as the rotation upward for brights. The yellowish bright lamp will illuminate though to give you more lighting when the brights are turned on... but let me tell you, those rotating lower beams are very very cool and really illuminate the road better than the yellowish fill-in lamp alone!

Do be careful buying a set of litronics without the electronics from a person you don't know. They're often stolen and the thieves never take the time to unwire the harness and make the set "complete." They just pop the lamp units out and take off.

If you're buying a kit with both lamps and the wiring and harness, you can easily pop yours out and put in the litronics in about 15 minutes. Just make sure they go in solid and click in so they don't slide out under hard braking. Then, save up to have a mechanic install the wiring or do it yourself if you are handy.
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:54 AM   #3
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thanks for responding

so if there is no harness, will i still get the HID/xenon effect via just plugging it in (is this even possible)? and is the wiring just for the up/down, rotating feature? i just want to make sure that i'm making the right purchase for the right price, wouldn't want to pay the 'litronic premium' if at the end of the day, all i'm getting is a clear set of headlights with the same halogen lighting.

thanks again.
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