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Headlight Mod Questions..

I am planning to do the headlight mod this weekend..well i took the lights off the truck..and was just looking and came across some questions...


do u got to take off the 3 rods that holds the light on the truck....

thats it for now...im plannin to take my time and hopefully they wont mess up cuz i dont have spairs..and my mom is YELLIn at me sayin if u mess them up im gunna kill you lol..and you wont be able to drive..and ill be in big doo doo but lets for get that....
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if your doing the headlight mod, do the mirror mounting turn signal mod to.
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im am just about to walk outside and do the turn signal mod as well.

as i was told earlier.....

you have to tap into the BOTTOM wire on the main flasher and wire off of that.
Im not 100%, but im going ot do it right now, ill let you no.
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wat exactly is the blinker mod....

whered u get the bulbs for the mirror mod...
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you get the bulbs at walmart- $8 ea.

with the mirror turn signal mod you need to attach the light on the mirror.
Ground one wire.
The other wire (hot wire) needs to run to the front to the side (parking) light and attach to the ground wire wire of the side light (the BROWN wire)
you can cut that ground wire and attach the wire to it.
From the parking light, you need to run a wire to the main turn signal and attach it to the bottom wire. It should be a green and white wire.


this mod makes your side light, main turnsignal light and mirror mounted light ALL blink when the signal is on.

when you put your parking lights on, the side light will NOT light up any more. It only goes on with the blinker.
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when you put your parking lights on, the side light will NOT light up any more. It only goes on with the blinker.

If yours does that, then you've done something wrong. When you put the parking lights on, the side marker should stay on, and dim down when the turn signal lights up, giving the impression of the turn light alternating between the turn signal and side marker.
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Guess he came up with the semi-mirror blinker mod...
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but back to the headlight mod...any tips...on doin this other then take my time..ive heard that plenty..and if it takes me all day then be it....
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i dont no.
i guess i screwed up inmy wiring.
once i figure it out i will let you no.
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I am planning to do the headlight mod this weekend..well i took the lights off the truck..and was just looking and came across some questions...


do u got to take off the 3 rods that holds the light on the truck....

thats it for now...im plannin to take my time and hopefully they wont mess up cuz i dont have spairs..and my mom is YELLIn at me sayin if u mess them up im gunna kill you lol..and you wont be able to drive..and ill be in big doo doo but lets for get that....
I removed the 3 mounts when I did mine. Here's the original G-E How-to, saved by member Draimen:

http://prodigy.home.bresnan.net/Headlight%20Mod.htm
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thanks Bob..well here it goes...

it turned out GREAT no problems at all..

now my clear corners kinda look out of place..so i was wondering if the same thing can be done with those....

and i was gunna do that "halo mod" too..but started to bend the plastic rod..it broke i got pissed and said forget it..now i gotta retrun all the junk i bought at radio shack...
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Glad the mod turned out alright for you Evan! And LOL at the halo mod thing = P
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FWIW, I didn't remove the mount rods when I did my headlight mod.
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i didnt either took out the bulb and the bulb holder thingy...then that little rubber bump stop thingy...then cooked em...

can the clear corners be done the same way?
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The clears need to be done for a shorter time and a lower temp. $tone02 did it on GE, I was gonna do it on the Ranger but never got around to it.
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can the clear corners be done the same way?
In theory, yes, but I don't know if anyone has ever actually tried it.
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ooo, when you said headlight mod, i thought you were talking about the turn signal mod.

my bad for getting you off track.
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ooo, when you said headlight mod, i thought you were talking about the turn signal mod.

my bad for getting you off track.

lol its cool...


now ive seen some threads about black housing on the clears..is that the thing that im wanting to do..

cuz with the black truck, with black headlights, and chrome clears..they kinda look out of place..wat can i do in its spot??
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The "black housing" clears just have a black trim piece around the outside edge just like the stock amber ones do, on cheaper clear corners they tend to use white plastic.
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so people with the headlight mod..using clear corners...wat do they do..cuz mine really look kinda nasty cuz there out of place...black truck black lights, BRIGHT clears...
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Pics!
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now my clear corners kinda look out of place..so i was wondering if the same thing can be done with those...
I thought mine looked out of place...



.. but decided to just leave them as they are. I wound up with a bunch of extra ' clear corners ' and cooked 4 or 5 of them all wrong.. even at lower temperatures I couldnt get them to come apart properly.

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I thought mine looked out of place...



.. but decided to just leave them as they are. I wound up with a bunch of extra ' clear corners ' and cooked 4 or 5 of them all wrong.. even at lower temperatures I couldnt get them to come apart properly.

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eh damn...ill figure somethin out...
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Now that I've done the headlight mod I'm even HAPPIER that I kept my amber corners.
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^^ it does look different....
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here yah go..just some lil pics...
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