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I saw somewhere on the net that people were taking 28" (2 sets of 14" Led's) from auto zone for ...





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Old 12-27-2011, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2010 Equinox LED's added to top of headlight

I saw somewhere on the net that people were taking 28" (2 sets of 14" Led's) from auto zone for $26 to their headlight surroundings...

I wanted to tackle this for those who might like to do something like this...

I have seen them around fog lights and other interior and exterior locations.

So here is what I started with...

These are the LED's in the package. These are different then a lot of the other strips because the light can be seen from side view where others are centered on the strips...


Here they are lit up!


Here is what you see after the install... I really wanted to place the strip at the bottom of the headlight housing. But after removing the inner fender liner and all the bolts from top side on the head light I found that the fender might have to be removed to get to the bottom screw on the headlight.. There was also a possibility since the headlight sits really tight and clean to the bumper so there might not be room.



Here are some shots with it lit up...

What I did was I tucked the strip into the top of the headlight between that and the gasket. There is a adhesive backing to the LED strip. I don't see how there could be a moisture problem down the road but standby because I will use a slight amount of silicone if need be.

















As for wiring it in I spliced both sides of the Positive lead into a red power wire and inserted that red wire into fuse slot #17 for the Parking/headlights.

As for the ground on the passenger side I attached it to a fender bolt and on the driver side I attached it to the bolt that fastens the master cylinder as that is also to be used as a ground for jump starting...

I don't think the pictures do it justice! So I did a quick video...

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Do you really like it? You won't hurt my feelings.
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It's kinda a "Tuner" mod IMHO, But it looks good on a NBS
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not to bad, give you props for doing it. not sure how i like it though. not sure about it being right above the parking lights.
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not to bad, give you props for doing it. not sure how i like it though. not sure about it being right above the parking lights.
Yeah. I know what you mean but I think with these headlights you would not notice it as much with its brightness. The Amber part is not all that bright so can see it...


There is one screw at the base of the head light and I believe you have to take off the fender to get to it... The head light sits so tight to the bumper I am skeptical that it would install correctly. Most headlights seam to have a 1/8th of a gasketed gap around them. These do not.
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yeah, still looks good though, and like i said, props to you for even doing that part.
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Ok I found out you have to remove the bumper to get to the headlights. At that rate I might not need to remove the head lights. I am contemplating trying this.
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do it, you can do it!!!! lol
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I actually still enjoy them so I left them as they were...
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they look great on the equinox, but what are they doing for visibility? get back to me
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They don't really add anything for visibility. I mean, when I pull into the garage I can see a blue hue and maybe on foggy nights but other than that it is simply for looks!
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Originally Posted by dietz4ibanez View Post
They don't really add anything for visibility. I mean, when I pull into the garage I can see a blue hue and maybe on foggy nights but other than that it is simply for looks!
Wow I like them. Can you post some day time pics to see how aftermarket they look? Do any wires show? Really cool! Im here the police around here hate them but as long as you run amber or clear I should be fine.
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Yeah! I will get some tomorrow!
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