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hey i posted this question in the general supra forum but no one helps eachother in there...

Does anyone know how to turn off or replace the small bulb that comes on in the front WITH your headlights??? its the bulb in the little oval under the main headlight (not part of the main 3 circles). i just got some HID headlight bulbs and that other bulb looks so outta place i wanna turn it off or replace it with a super white kinda bulb. Thanks a lot, Nick
 

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Just replace the thing with a PIAA Super Plasma bulb. The other colors will not be white, but more blue. The Super Plasma is very white, which won't stick out like a sore thumb vs. your HIDs. I've got the same setup with my HIDS...
 

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any idea the part # of the bulb?

ok man thanks a lot.
 

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Huy said:
Just replace the thing with a PIAA Super Plasma bulb. The other colors will not be white, but more blue. The Super Plasma is very white, which won't stick out like a sore thumb vs. your HIDs. I've got the same setup with my HIDS...
hey huy, which bulbs are you using for the fogs? i haven't matched up all my headlights yet. currently, i have HIDs and stock fogs and parking lights that look yellow. which bulbs do you suggest to match them up pretty close?

thanks.

hey nick, you can always take out the bulb of the parking light. i seriously can't find a use for that damn eggshell looking thing.
 

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To replace the eggshell bulb, you will want the PIAA 'wedge' bulb.

http://www.wholesalehyperformance.com/piaa2.html

That link will show you a complete listing of the PIAA lineup. The Super Plasma will match up the color of the HID white very well. As for the H3, I am using a set of APC Plasma Ultra White (or whatever gimmicky name) H3's....they look good, but obviously lack the output. I may just get a set of french yellows instead when these burn out. That said, I never drive with the fogs on anymore...it's really no use once you have HIDs. There's just so much damn light on the road just from the lows...
 

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hey...

hahaha i just took out the 168 wedge bulb all together and it looks SOOOOOOOOO much better, god that eggshell light was ugly. I guess i'll order some PIAA bulbs sometime soon. hehe

peace, Nick
 
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upgrade to 97-98 headlamp unit. there is no "eggshell" light. might as well get the 97-98 turnsignals/parking lights too.

good luck, have fun!
 

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money042 said:
upgrade to 97-98 headlamp unit. there is no "eggshell" light. might as well get the 97-98 turnsignals/parking lights too.

good luck, have fun!
althought i love the look of the 97+ headlights, they're just so expensive. i'd rather get the euro-glass headlights instead because they're cheaper.
 
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hey also how do you get the light cover off? Is it something as easy as removing some clips or what? heh im sure its easy , but im at school right now and havent looked at them so im not sure. Thanks!

Rob~
 
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anyone know where the euro headlights are sold? and how much are they typically going for?
 

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hey also how do you get the light cover off? Is it something as easy as removing some clips or what? heh im sure its easy , but im at school right now and havent looked at them so im not sure. Thanks!

Rob~
are you asking to remove the headlamp from the car or remove the clear plastic cover from the headlamp assembly?

to remove the headlamp from the car, there are 2 bolts and 1 screw that hold it in place.

to remove the clear plastic cover from the headlamp assembly, you can put the entire headlamp assembly in the oven at about 210 degrees for a good 10 minutes or so and the clear plastic should slide off the headlamp assembly.

www.mkiv.com has a tech article on this issue but the site seems to be down right now. other members and myself have done it before and the oven trick really does work.
 

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money042 said:
anyone know where the euro headlights are sold? and how much are they typically going for?
hey man, if i were you, i'd just keep the 97 headlights...they look much cleaner imo. BUT if you must, tell me so that i can buy those 97's off of ya:cool:
 

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I did the writeup for the headlight oven trick....

http://www.mkiv.com/techarticles/headlights/index.html

As for Euro headlights, you may want to re-consider them. A lot of you are concerned about the looks mainly, which is cool. However, if you have HIDs, you will surely notice that the beam pattern is aimed differently and is more focused on the rightside of the road. Also, no matter how much you adjust the aim to go higher, it won't blanket the road with as much light as the US DOT pattern.

I surely agree: they will look nicer since they are less susceptible to fogging, but the beam pattern isn't what you'd expect. I know because I am a lighting freak and have been on the Philips Lighting forum for over 3 years, in that time I've met other MKIV owners who have complained about the beam pattern being too low no matter how much you adjust it.
 

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Huy said:
I did the writeup for the headlight oven trick....

http://www.mkiv.com/techarticles/headlights/index.html

As for Euro headlights, you may want to re-consider them. A lot of you are concerned about the looks mainly, which is cool. However, if you have HIDs, you will surely notice that the beam pattern is aimed differently and is more focused on the rightside of the road. Also, no matter how much you adjust the aim to go higher, it won't blanket the road with as much light as the US DOT pattern.

I surely agree: they will look nicer since they are less susceptible to fogging, but the beam pattern isn't what you'd expect. I know because I am a lighting freak and have been on the Philips Lighting forum for over 3 years, in that time I've met other MKIV owners who have complained about the beam pattern being too low no matter how much you adjust it.
thanks for the info, huy. thats good info to consider when contemplating on purchasing the glass headlights.

and thanks for doing the headlight polish write up. it has helped me plenty.
 
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