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Old 01-07-2019, 11:32 PM
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The TL, not so much ��
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Old 01-07-2019, 11:45 PM
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:24 AM
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Yeah just not in all this snow we've had lately. my rear tires are slicks and I've been needing to put my new ones on



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Old 01-08-2019, 01:29 AM
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I hear RWD sucks in snow. I use the FWD to correct slides and I know SH-AWD will put you into a slide if your not careful so I can see RWD being a pita. And on slicks.....


What year is it? Late 90's... Sorry if I'm wrong, all I remember about the Vette was when they updated it around 2003 because I watched a bunch of car shows back then. I was maybe 7, or so...
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:55 PM
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beauty man. the black piece around the tails is something I haven't seen.
I hope she's treating you well.

Question regarding our headlights, and aiming the D2S bulbs......
Before I took my stock ones out, I noticed that the left headlight was noticeably higher, kindve of made a cut off similar to this __________--------------- (if this makes sense lol).

When I went to put my new headlights in, I tried aiming the bulbs to make them match, but ended up getting it backwards.
how did you aim your lights? is the cutoff even across both bulbs? or did you try and mimic the stock cutoff like I did?
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beauty man. the black piece around the tails is something I haven't seen.
I hope she's treating you well.

Question regarding our headlights, and aiming the D2S bulbs......
Before I took my stock ones out, I noticed that the left headlight was noticeably higher, kindve of made a cut off similar to this __________--------------- (if this makes sense lol).

When I went to put my new headlights in, I tried aiming the bulbs to make them match, but ended up getting it backwards.
how did you aim your lights? is the cutoff even across both bulbs? or did you try and mimic the stock cutoff like I did?
You're supposed to have it look like this in the end "__________---------------" assuming you drive on the right side of the road, it's to not blind oncoming traffic. There's the right way of aiming them where you park 20 feet away on a flat surface and measure but I just adjusted the lights and went on drives around the neighborhood until I was able to see and not blind others lol
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:38 AM
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I hear RWD sucks in snow. I use the FWD to correct slides and I know SH-AWD will put you into a slide if your not careful so I can see RWD being a pita. And on slicks.....


What year is it? Late 90's... Sorry if I'm wrong, all I remember about the Vette was when they updated it around 2003 because I watched a bunch of car shows back then. I was maybe 7, or so...
you got a fairly good eye!

its a 2000 "C5" coupe that I bought it in 2003 and have been driving daily for the past 16 years now. ~130k miles on original clutch too! the thing has been much more robust & reliable than the 2007 TLS I bought in 2010.

I've had to replace many more things on the TL to keep her going, unfortunately.

This was by far the most annoying TL garage job I've had to do; hopefully never again ಠ_ಠ




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Old 01-10-2019, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by MyGuti View Post
beauty man. the black piece around the tails is something I haven't seen.
I hope she's treating you well.

Question regarding our headlights, and aiming the D2S bulbs......
Before I took my stock ones out, I noticed that the left headlight was noticeably higher, kindve of made a cut off similar to this __________--------------- (if this makes sense lol).

When I went to put my new headlights in, I tried aiming the bulbs to make them match, but ended up getting it backwards.
how did you aim your lights? is the cutoff even across both bulbs? or did you try and mimic the stock cutoff like I did?

Yeah man as the burglar said, you're on the right track. After install, I noticed that my cutoff was just a bit low. I ended up raising the passenger side just a bit higher than the driver side. Here is how they currently look (love that sharp cutoff)





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Old 01-12-2019, 07:24 PM
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First off I want to thank everyone that has posted on this thread, because of you I pulled the trigger and ordered a set for myself not because I think they look awesome and I want to be unique ( I do really like the way the look) but because they are so much cheaper than the OEM lights and it was time for new headlight. I took special note of the problems that everyone was having with the DRL and would like to share my experience so far.

Hamburger490 started things off with his DRL not working and the light coming on in the dash. I installed the lights as the instructions were written in my 2008 TL base but found an error right away, the paper that come in the box with the lights stated for the LED socket use the black socket for 2007 and 2008 only. The grey socket is the only one that matched my harness so I used it, the paper also stated that the extended adapter was to be used on 2007 and 2008 as well, which I did. Of course I had the same problem as everyone else DRL didn't come on and I got the light in the dash, so I looked at that extender adapter and those pins were not correct as well so I removed that.

So I did some research and found that my car uses a HB3 12V 60W bulb and the 2004-2006 use a HB4 12V 55W and the kit comes installed with HB4's. What I did was replace the HB4's with my original HB3's started the car and my DRL came right on and the light in the dash went out. Honestly I don't know if the HB4's would cause a problem or not and frankly this whole processes is kicking my ass so I'm not going to do any testing but I'm positive if your using the extender adapter on your 2008 that is why you DRL's are not working.

Moral of the story is the instructions are backwards, if it says use this connector for 2004-2006 that is the one to use for 2007-2008, well it worked for 2008 for sure.
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Old 01-13-2019, 12:29 AM
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First off I want to thank everyone that has posted on this thread, because of you I pulled the trigger and ordered a set for myself not because I think they look awesome and I want to be unique ( I do really like the way the look) but because they are so much cheaper than the OEM lights and it was time for new headlight. I took special note of the problems that everyone was having with the DRL and would like to share my experience so far.

Hamburger490 started things off with his DRL not working and the light coming on in the dash. I installed the lights as the instructions were written in my 2008 TL base but found an error right away, the paper that come in the box with the lights stated for the LED socket use the black socket for 2007 and 2008 only. The grey socket is the only one that matched my harness so I used it, the paper also stated that the extended adapter was to be used on 2007 and 2008 as well, which I did. Of course I had the same problem as everyone else DRL didn't come on and I got the light in the dash, so I looked at that extender adapter and those pins were not correct as well so I removed that.

So I did some research and found that my car uses a HB3 12V 60W bulb and the 2004-2006 use a HB4 12V 55W and the kit comes installed with HB4's. What I did was replace the HB4's with my original HB3's started the car and my DRL came right on and the light in the dash went out. Honestly I don't know if the HB4's would cause a problem or not and frankly this whole processes is kicking my ass so I'm not going to do any testing but I'm positive if your using the extender adapter on your 2008 that is why you DRL's are not working.

Moral of the story is the instructions are backwards, if it says use this connector for 2004-2006 that is the one to use for 2007-2008, well it worked for 2008 for sure.
awesome tips, thank you!

have any pictures yet of how they are looking?
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:28 PM
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Not great pictures but here you go. Oh BTW I installed the same LED Fog lights that Hamburglar linked from amazon.



DRL's on unmodified

Parking lights

Headlights on with Fog's
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:06 PM
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I like how they don't look stupid on an unmodified base TL! It's subtle, and definitely not out of place! Well worth it, IMO!
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:49 PM
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they look great
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