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PostSubject: 93-6 Diamante Headlight swap...   Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:19 pm

Here's an easy headlight mod that can be accomplished in a few hours with a minimum amount of experience. scratch

First off, you WILL need to modify your radiator support so if you don't want to do that, then this mod isn't for you.

Start by removing your headlight and parking light assemblies from the car. You will need to cut the headlight capsule brackets where the parking light is so the parking light can be mounted later on. The outer mounting bolts on the Diamante headlights will need to come off too. Trim them flush with a dremel but don't remove too much, you need the lower tab to mount the headlight.

Clearance the core support behind the "low" beam side of the Diamante headlight. Once there is sufficient room behind there to let the headlight move, make some templates from a scrap shoebox, cereal or other thin cardboard box for ONE side. Simply flip the template for the other side. The outer bracket is essentially flat with a slight bend in it and 2 holes to mount it to the body and a slotted adjustment hole that the lower tab from the Diamante mounts to. The inner L bracket is also slotted for adjustment.

Before the headlights are permanently mounted, you should extend the parking light harness to the corner lights...

Once the headlight is in and mounted, take the original headlight capsule, cut the bracket off even with the edge of the headlight. Some more trimming will be required to get a nice fit but be patient...

Don't expect a huge difference in light output with these. The pattern is better but the output is still about the same. Now would be a good time to consider an HID upgrade in them or at the least, a good set of bulbs (9005/6)




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PostSubject: Re: 93-6 Diamante Headlight swap...   Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:37 pm

I love this mod. I was looking at the pics and it looks like the capsule could have come up to the hood line like the stock one.
Then you could use an amber led strip under the capsule for turn signals. Just a thought. Idea
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PostSubject: Mod   Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:43 am

Thanks for posting this!

The idea for the LED strip is right on...I'm working on this now and will keep y'all posted!

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PostSubject: Re: 93-6 Diamante Headlight swap...   Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:39 am

I had thought of doing something like that using the original headlight lense as a lense for the lower parking light, sorta like a clear version of what the RMS has...

Let's see what you can come up with... Might be neat Idea
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PostSubject: Re: 93-6 Diamante Headlight swap...   Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:37 pm

just a thought, but any idea if you could change the color of the black part by pulling the capsule apart?
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PostSubject: Re: 93-6 Diamante Headlight swap...   Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:40 pm

You certainly could... I've been watching a set in the local Upull just to play with this idea. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 93-6 Diamante Headlight swap...   Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:54 pm

Hmmm. Thanx for the detailed pix. I wish I'd taken more detailed pix of mine.
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PostSubject: Re: 93-6 Diamante Headlight swap...   Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:16 pm

93wgn wrote:
You certainly could... I've been watching a set in the local Upull just to play with this idea. Wink

I passed a set up today. Maybe this would be a good route for the wagon.
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