Replacement NC headlights

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Replacement NC headlights

Postby matthew-m » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:18 pm

The passenger side headlight on my 2007 has a defective projector, causing the light to be pointed down and to the left. Is this an easy fix? The body shop recommended replacing the headlight assembly... If I have to replace, are there any recommendations for the aftermarket options instead of the factory versions?

Also, any recommendations for the LED headlight conversion bulbs that are available? I want to maintain the factory light pattern, though with more light output.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Replacement NC headlights

Postby na5tynat3 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:11 pm

If you contact theretrofitsource they can source direct bolt ins for the car from rx8s. If you already have hids then they bolt right in. If not you will need a d2s hid kit to make them work. Much better beam pattern.
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Re: Replacement NC headlights

Postby matthew-m » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:25 pm

I don't have HID (zenon) lights, only the standard halogens. There is a projector as part of the headlight assembly that focuses the beam. There are now LED bulbs available that take the place of halogen bulb and include the necessary voltage regulator as part of the replacement bulb. I am looking for any first hand reviews of those LED bulbs, as well as the aftermarket headlight assemblies.
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Re: Replacement NC headlights

Postby JamesK383 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:12 pm

I haven't tested LED myself, but investaged them awhile back.

What I learned is that even though they can be a lot brighter, they don't necessarily project as much light on to the road.

So be careful with what you install
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