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    LED low beam conversion tutorial

    I converted my low beams to LEDs today, and here is a tutorial on what I did with my friend. Sorry there are no pics.

    Parts purchased:
    Win Power H11(H8 H9) LED Headlight CREE Bulbs Conversion Kits + Canbus (1 Pair)-2 Year Warranty - $30 via Amazon Prime
    iJDMTOY (2) H11 H8 H9 Extension Wiring Harness Sockets Wires For Headlights or Fog Lights Use - $7 via Amazon Prime

    Tools needed:
    - Phillips Screwdriver (magnetic is essential)
    - 10MM Socket
    - Electrical Tape
    - Heavy duty clippers, like a shrub clipper (think giant scissors)
    - Drill w/ hole saw (if you plan to reuse headlight cap)
    - 3M tape double sided

    Steps:
    1. Drop bumper (see another tutorial or youtube on how to do this)
    2. Remove both headlamp assembly (3 x 10mm bolts)
    3. Remove low beam cap, and remove the stock halogen bulb.
    4. Remove three screws holding the metal bracket in place. It will have a black clip with wires attached.
    5. Remove the black clip with wires from the metal bracket - you may have to snap a piece of the plastic to remove it.
    6. At this point, the metal bracket and black clip with wires are separated. Put the bracket aside for now.
    7. Observe the black clip/plug - you will notice what appears to be extra plastic extending from the plug - use the shrub clippers to clip this off.
    8. Now take the new LED bulb and attach the metal bracket removed earlier. At this point you can screw the bracket back in to the headlight assembly
    9. The black plug from the headlight assembly that was just clipped, plugs into the ijdmtoy adapter listed above.
    10. The other end of the adapter plugs into the ballast end of the LED bulb wire
    11. Now you can drill your hole in the cap - this allows the wires to exist the assembly to be attached to the frame or assembly via 3m tape.
    12. Repeat steps 3-11 for the other headlight assembly

    I'll post a follow up on light quality. My friend has these on his WRX and they look great. I ordered another set for the fog lights.

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    Update - significantly brighter at night! Very happy. Best 30 bucks spent and they come with a 2 yr warranty
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD284 View Post
    Update - significantly brighter at night! Very happy. Best 30 bucks spent and they come with a 2 yr warranty
    How is the throw distance compared to OEM? My biggest holdup with LEDs is the relatively shorter output distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrinityVT View Post
    How is the throw distance compared to OEM? My biggest holdup with LEDs is the relatively shorter output distance.
    It seems better than stock, in both throw distance and spread. I have night class on Wednesday and will take some pics of the light output. Also, I am putting these in my fog lights as well. Currently, I retrofit H9's to fit in the fog assembly but with LEDs it will be even brighter.
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    I'm interested to see how they hold up. One of the big complaints some people have had were overheating because the fan stops working or doesn't ventilate well.
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    Have high powered LED fogs in my VT for the past year+. They are stupid bright.

    Also have them in my other cars too in every socket size they make a set for. One car has factory HID Low Beams, the fogs are in the headlight assembly and I'd say they are just as bright as the HID that is in the same housing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leesrt View Post
    I'm interested to see how they hold up. One of the big complaints some people have had were overheating because the fan stops working or doesn't ventilate well.
    Yeah I've read about that too, hoping they last! My friend has had them for a while now. What we cut out of the housing cap should provide adequate ventilation, and based on the location, it is still protected from the elements. It was the smallest hole saw attachment i have, which i think was bout 1.5 in in diameter.
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    40mph on a dark road
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    With h9 retrofit halogens in fogs turned on - will be replaced by Cree leds
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    are these photos with fog light on ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azycray View Post
    are these photos with fog light on ?
    Only the second one, which has H9's i modified (they are usually H8). The first and third pic are without fog light. I just got my 2nd set of LEDs i plan to replace the H9s in the fog housing. It will be even brighter once those are in
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