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Old 08-18-2004, 07:25 PM
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After doing about 6 DIY black housing headlights, I finally decided to break down and do this. I wish i had a DIGI camera to help yah guys out but ok here goes.

On the 96+ US OEM EK headlights these is a place for city light sockets. If you will look closely you will notice a pattern/template (backside!) where the headlight would have been cut/stamped or some how formed to have an existing "city light". You will also note a "locking diagram" on the back of the light where the socket would be. So....lets begin!

1) Disconnect the battery.
2) remove the front bumper and grill.
3) Take your 96+ EK headlights off the car and look them over. Make sure you can see where the city light would have been.
4) Take a Sharpie or permenant marker and fill inside the "template" of the city light.
5) Find a Dremel tool with a small but semi abrasive bit (i used a small grinding cone to start mine).
** caution- do not attempt to drill this hole out with a drill, you will ruin your headlights!**
6) Once your ready for this DIY, and ready to make holes in your headlights begin removing the plastic from the shaded area with the Dremel tool. Remember you can also remove more material later but not add some so, slow down and take your time.
7) You will notice there are also 4 square cuts for the socket's "prongs" using the Dremel to start this but late finish them with an exacto knife and file.
8) Once the "socket hole" is made and all cleaned up and an OEM s2k sidemarker or such will fit and lock in your new HOLE. Move on to makeing a hole in the headlight
9) With the same high speed semi abrasive bit you used to start your socket holes,(still on the back side of the headlight) ook through the new hole and as straight as possible make a small hole in the "reflector/globe" of your headlight.
10) Approximate about an .5 inch oval on the actually "globe" That needs to be removed for the city light to protrude thru and reflect. ** find an upclose pic of a reall city light to get and idea of how much to remove**
11) Unseal the headlamp in the oven and finishcutting the oval hole for your "city light" **If you want that real JDM look while your lamps are apart, remove the makeshift reflector ( surrounds headlight bulbs). That is just some US regulations crap
12) Test fit your 194 bulb and JDM city light socket in it's new hole and make sure it sits far enough thru the headlamp to reflect light.
13) Re-seal the headlamp in the oven. (opposite of dissasembly)
14) Hard wire the city light to your corner lights or to your fuse box, to run with your corners or parking lights. Run a ground for the CL's. Turn your parking lights on and enjoy!

** O EK headlight you have to buy a JDM EK city light socket from ICBmotorsports or the such. Otherwise the 194 bulb won't even reach all the way into the headlight to reflect. TRUST ME! ** Get it here:

http://store.yahoo.com/yhst-14....html

ALL IMAGES ARE PROPERTY OF ICBMotorsports and used only to Illustrate product availble thru them:





<FONT SIZE="4"><FONT COLOR="orange">*****EDIT: I made the hole and since my "JDM EK city light sockets hadn't arrived yet, I test fitted my S2K Sockets and they fit perfect! SO just get some S2K sockets!!!!!! ********</FONT></FONT>


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Old 11-28-2004, 06:06 PM
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has anyone done this? i really wanna try it but im worried about leaking and that kinda stuff. do i have to take the headlight apart to do this?
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i didnt know that you could make a DIY city light. interesting
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looks good but would look better if you disconnected the blinker so that it is only the city light and the blinker will work then you put it on and thats it... on my EG8 it looks like this...





all i did was unplug the red wire ( if i remember correctly ) from the harness, i did not cut anything. great DIY am thinking about doing this with my friends 91 hatch
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i plan on having both, my blinker and the city light, on at the same time. i want the blinker to blink, but not the city light. i plan on getting the amber one on my 98 hatch.

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good info
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right on, great info
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dope
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NICE! I plan to do this when i get my ek!
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Damn I want to do this. What brand of bulbs did you use for the city light? That amber looks perfect.
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my diy city lights

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any steps by step instruction on how to do it? like pics would be best.
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