Headlight Install - C-West

Last updated: April 25, 2004

Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 22:45:02 -0700
From: "jhaun11" (jhaun11@home.com)
Subject: Re: (rx7) [3] C-West Headlight Installation

The installation is pretty easy.

But, take heed: Do not run the lights together unless you use a resistor. You will get uneven power between the two lamps.

I installed mine in the following manner:

  1. Removed the normal lights (see the headlight removal section of the <FD3S.net site)
  2. Stuck an Ohms/Electric voltage meter in the connector from the car where the normal lights plugged in.
  3. I had a buddy turn the normal lights on. I then switched between rods until I found where the power was coming from.
  4. I then had my buddy turn the brights on, and again found which one this rod was. I labeled both accordingly.
  5. I then went to O'Riellys Auto store and purchased two (2) trailer connector thingy-mo-bobs. Basically it has a 4 / or / 6 wire male and female connectors on it.
  6. I cut the stock connector off, attached the ground, high, and normal wires into the female plug.
  7. Determined which set of lights for normal driving, then attached those wires into the male end (matching the female accordly... positive to positive, ground - ground)
  8. I then did the same process for the high beems.
  9. Installed the rest of the unit.
  10. 3 months later I spent 3 hours peeling the damn coating off, because I origionally wanted to 'preserve' the lights. BIG NONO. Take them off immediately. Maybe they won't meld to the cover.

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