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    Default HALO Projectors Installed - Have a Look!

    So, I finally got my HALO projector headlights installed. It was not without incident. Read on.


    I got them really cheap off ebay ($35) because one of the brackets was broken. Fixed it (or so I thought) with Seal All. While I was working on installing them with my buddy last night, we broke 2 light bulbs in mechanics lamps (we had no spares). Then he busted one of my amber turn signal bulbs. Then he left my hot headlight bulb dangling out of the socket and it burnt a nice hole in my plastic grille. Then, when we got everything wired up, we realized that we wired the HALO's and LED's to the signals and not the parking lights. Brown wire, not blue wire. D'oh!! Then, the Seal All that was holding the bracket in place came off, prompting much swearing.

    We decided to take a break from that project and try to put a new sunroof motor in his '99 Grand Prix GTP. Keep in mind we're doing all of this outside in -21C degree weather. We get the headliner torn apart, hook up the new sunroof motor - only to find it doesn't work. This prompted much more swearing. Because my buddy had grease all over his hands from working on my truck and forgot to wash his hands, he in turn proceeded to cover his headliner in grease as well. (Insert swearing here).

    We put the car back together and lathered contact cement on the headlight bracket, held it together and pointed a hairdryer at it. After 3 hours, the contact cement looked like it was going to finally hold. Then I shut the hood and it came apart.

    Tasks for today:

    - Buy new turning signal bulb, replace
    - Buy 4 new connectors and wire HALO's and LED's to brown wire, not blue wire
    - Buy can of gray paint and fix the hole burnt in the grille from headlight bulb
    - Buy superglue and make the headlight bracket F'ing stay on


    So, today I woke up nice and early. Went to Canadian Tire and got more wire connectors. I picked up some Loctite and was so distracted by my conversation with my buddy behind the parts counter than I walked out without paying for it. When I was getting in my truck I thought 'oh crap', but then figured it wasn't intentional anyway, so I carried on. Bought a new turn signal bulb from NAPA, and headed home.

    Maksed the truck off in order to re-paint my grille:





    Then I took the broken headlight bracket and put the Loctite on it. I left it under a heat lamp to dry. While it was drying, I re-painted the grille. Loctite finished drying and I wired up the HALO's the correct way





    Unfortunately, because the headlights are out of alignment (I just put them in, durr), when I shut the hood it broke the Loctite bond. Right now it is re-glued and sitting in place, still wired up, with a hair dryer pointing at it. I figure i'll give it another 2 1/2 hours and then fix the alignment, close the hood and go off to do my business. Current view of proceedings:





    What do you guys think? Praise? Criticism? Lay it on me.

    2000 Silverado Ext. Cab
    4.3L V6
    Cobra CB Radio
    Viper Alarm
    Beltronics STi Radar Detector
    Pioneer Audio

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    Sound like you guys had a blast! aint nothing like having your buddy there with you as you both fck up each other rides. The grill look good,cant even tell. The halos look great. I cant wait till I get mine. Are they the CCFL halos that light brighter than standard halos? either way a great price for $35.
    08 Silverado
    crew cab
    5.3 L
    LT1 Z71
    Black on Black Leather
    Much Much more to come...
    soon as I get more $$$:money:

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    Sounds like the time my buddies and I installed a stereo in my '79 Z-28 Camaro. When we turned the radion, all of the parking lights came on. A little too much

    Scott
    Kalispell, MT

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    Looks great!
    Scott

    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    '94 Chevy Suburban K1500
    3" exhaust w/ aero turbine non-baffled muffler
    CFM Technologies TB spacer
    CB w/ 44" whip antenna


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    I'm not sure if they are the CCFL HALO's, but from what I understand, these are just about the best you can buy.

    2000 Silverado Ext. Cab
    4.3L V6
    Cobra CB Radio
    Viper Alarm
    Beltronics STi Radar Detector
    Pioneer Audio

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    Sounds like a swearing good time! The end product looks awesome! The headlights look sweet and the grille is very clean!
    Matt
    Hallsville, TX

    2005 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 5.3L 2WD
    K&N FIPK II
    Magnaflow Exhaust
    Hypertech Max Energy Programmer
    Suspension Leveling Kit
    Putco Element Window Visors
    Carriage Works Billet Grille
    TruXedo TruXport Tonneau Cover


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    It looks really clean!!! do you have any pictures with the lights on?
    07 SILVERADO Ls
    K&N Intake
    Hypertech Max Energy
    6" PRO COMP LIFT
    PRO COMP 17" RIMS 33" goodyear shoes
    Pioneer Avic D3 nav/DVD
    Chrome running boards
    Chrome door handles
    Dual tv/dvd in headrest
    Flowmaster
    HID's (8000k)
    Rear view camera

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    Looks good.
    Trevor - Huntington Beach, CA
    2007 GMC 2500 4X4

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    Looks really good!
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    2002 Silverado
    5.3L
    Corvette Servo
    Spectre Air Intake
    MSD 8.5mm Super Conductor Wires
    AC Delco Iridium Plugs
    Flowmaster 40 Series
    Alpine Head Unit
    Next Mods
    2" Lowering Shackles
    Loud Mouth Grill
    :gasp:

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    Hey thanks for the props guys. I tried to take a pic. of the lights while turned on, but it didnt turn out that great. Will take more tomorrow when it's not as dark.

    SIDE NOTE: After wiring everything up and turning the truck back on, my speedo has redlined and will not move. Fuse? Yes? No?


    2000 Silverado Ext. Cab
    4.3L V6
    Cobra CB Radio
    Viper Alarm
    Beltronics STi Radar Detector
    Pioneer Audio

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