Anyone have a good set of instructions for the headlight upgrade on a 2001-2004 using the 2005-2007 lights? With pics and wiring please. I think I'm going to do this one soon :smile:
why not just do HID lights? oh wait, i see what you're talking about. the 05 lights do look better on that carSurfscape said:Anyone have a good set of instructions for the headlight upgrade on a 2001-2004 using the 2005-2007 lights? With pics and wiring please. I think I'm going to do this one soon :smile:
Somebody wanna buy me a set of 05-07 headlights so I can do a retrofit?Weezy504 said:why not just do HID lights? oh wait, i see what you're talking about. the 05 lights do look better on that carSurfscape said:Anyone have a good set of instructions for the headlight upgrade on a 2001-2004 using the 2005-2007 lights? With pics and wiring please. I think I'm going to do this one soon :smile:
there was no dear pic... and a buddy of mine chased a dear with a tire iron once after the little *&^%*&% ran into the corner of his car. lucky for the deer that they can run faster scared then he can mad HAHAjhande08 said:
To satisfy our RHD demands, we'd have to source a pair of headlights from either Australia or Japan. I must admit that if i do keep the Mav for much longer, i would be very interested in doing this mod.camusdarrach said:This is one modification I would love to do with my car, unfortunately it is not possible here due to lack of parts, as US headlights don't conform to UK MOT standards.
Only issue is that the beams are set up for a RHD car. You guys drive on the right side of the road, so the beams would actually be pointed into the lane of the oncoming traffic, blinding them.CrashNburn said:hey chris, if you take out those across the pond headlights can i call dibs?? i love the clear look. im usually a big fan of following the law, but im sure i can find a way to have orange reflectors on the front with out too much problem. then again, i have talked to quite a few police officers arund here and i know more about the ontario highway traffic act because i spend more time reading it LoL
does that conector on the new 05 headlight control both the high and the low beam, i couldnt help but notice the hole in the assembly and just assumed that a bulb went there and was wondering what pluged into it?02escape said:Alright ladies and gents. This is a "how to" of sorts on how to swap '05-'07 headlights into your '01-'04 Escapes.
1.) You must remove the ENTIRE front bumper. Have a friend help you with this so you don't scratch it up.
2.) once the bumper is off, there are a total of 4 bolts holding the old headlights in.
3.) You must disconect the wires in the old headlight by un-doing the metal retaining clip. Looks hard but very easy.
Here is a picture of the little metal clamps. this is what they look like after you undo them.
4.) Once the old headlight is out you will need to cut that black plastic connector off. Cut the wires close to the connector so you don't waste wire.
This is a picture of the black connector that you have to cut off.
5.) You will have 3 loose wires now, all with different colors. You will need to get a certain type of wire connecters and place one on the end of each one of those wire.
6.) Now that you have put those connectors on each wire, here is the fun part that you WILL need a freind to help you with. You will need to hook those wire to these prongs (see pic below). It will take a few minutes to check what works and what doesn't (you wont screw anything up if you get the wrong one). All three will need to be connected in order to test it out. One wire is for the Hi-Beams, one for the Low-Beams, and one is the ground.
7.) Once those are connected, you will need to do the same for the amber light (turn signal). I have no pics of this for some reason, but it was the same process as the headlights.
8.) Put the lights back where they go and put all of the bolts back in.
9.) Re-attach the front bumper, and if you have them, the skid plates.
Here is what mine turned out like.
Disclaimer: I am NOT responsible for YOU, if you break something on your car it is YOUR fault NOT MINE. I am not an electrician or an ASE certified mechanic. I am just some dude working on his own car and sharing what I did to my car. I fallowed roughly these same steps to do this swap. I took a long time and double checked everything I did to get the results I wanted.
With that said, have fun and enjoy!