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jdwarren 12-18-2012 04:55 PM

[DIY] Non RS headlight to RS headlight conversion + Front Bumper Removal
 
NON RS -> RS HEADLIGHT GUIDE

Hey everyone, this is my first DIY!

I will try and keep it short and sweet.

This DIY is to take your regular Non-RS (halogen) headlamps and switch them out with the RS (Halo/HID) headlamps.

FINISHED PRODUCT:

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps3d62cbb8.jpg

Tools Required:
10mm socket wrench
7mm socket wrench
(Sock wrench extension helps)
Flat head screwdriver
T-20 torque screwdriver

*Essential Item*
You must have a wiring harness to convert your Non-RS power supply into a RS power supply.
You can buy this wiring harness from www.gen5diy.com

Plug and Play harness ($150)
http://www.gen5diy.com/PnP_harnesses...ight-harness-2

IF YOU WANT DRL HALOS (LIKE MINE) YOU MUST CUSTOM MAKE YOUR HARNESS. TALK TO GEN5DIY.COM FOR A CUSTOM HARNESS.


Quick Summary of what to do:
1) Remove front bumper
2) Remove stock halogen lights
3) Install wiring harness
4) Install new RS lights
5) TEST LIGHTS
6) Put front bumper back on

I used this video to take off the front bumper, you can use it too. You can see exactly how to take everything off and in what order to do it. This is not my video and I do not take any credit for it. It is simply an extra "helper"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a5GSQbhnb0


Detailed Summary With Pictures:

If you have any questions about a step, or do not understand me, or you are stuck and need help. Feel free to ask questions and/or PM me. Good luck!

STEP 1: LAY BLANKET DOWN & POP HOOD

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps649cc9dd.jpg

STEP 2: TURN WHEEL TO FAR RIGHT/LEFT (Some people use a car-jack to lift it to make it easier, I did not want to mess around with a jack-lift so I switched between far left and far right to get the screws)

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps285d4c57.jpg

STEP 3: REMOVE 2 BOLTS FROM BOTTOM OF BUMPER

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps86059ca5.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps9bd41d14.jpg

STEP 4: REMOVE 6 SNAP SCREW ON BLACK PART (TOP OF BUMPER)

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps8ecddaa5.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...psf0136d74.jpg

STEP 5: REMOVE 3 TORQUE SCREWS IN WHEEL WELL (PLASTIC)

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps5b673e16.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...psfe67dea2.jpg

STEP 6: REMOVE 2 BOLTS- 1 BEHIND THE YELLOW BOLT & 1 BELOW BLACK PART OF SIDEMARKER LIGHT (INSIDE WHEEL WELL)

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps937097d3.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...psec97e306.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...psfbec772b.jpg

STEP 7: REMOVE 3 – 10MM BOLTS FAR IN WHEEL WELL (TOWARDS TOP OF BUMPER ON THE INSIDE)

I do not have pictures of this, but look around the wheel well and you will see these plastic "pop out" pins that hold the wheel well tight on the car. You can remove as many of these as you would like to move the wheel well more easily so you can get to the bolts easier.

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps8a485a84.jpg

STEP 8: REMOVE 2 BOLTS ON EACH SIDE OF TOP OF BUMPER. WHEN THIS COMES OFF, IT IS FREE!

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps0bbbe63c.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps23de7e8d.jpg

STEP 9: REMOVE BUMPER BY UN-PLUGGING SIDEMARKET LIGHT WIRING HARNESS ADAPTER (FRONT LEFT OF CAR)

*IMPORTANT* MAKE SURE YOU PUT YOUR BUMPER ON A TOWEL/SHEET SO IT DOES NOT GET SCRATCHED!!!

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...psa0d478f2.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps62e9c9c4.jpg

CAR WITH BUMPER OFF AND HALOGENS IN...

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps78ab9605.jpg

STEP 10: REMOVE OLD HEADLIGHTS: TWO BOLTS ON TOP OF LIGHT AND TWO ON BOTTOM

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...psc72005eb.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...pse37f4f90.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps2e640aae.jpg

CAR WITH FRONT BUMPER + HEADLIGHTS REMOVED

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps213c736e.jpg

STEP 11: INSTALL NEW “RS” HEADLIGHTS (SCREW IN 4 BOLTS)

STEP 12: PLUG IN OLD AMBER LIGHT ADPATER

STEP 13: PLUG IN GEN5DIY HARNESS FROM OLD HALOGEN LIGHT POWER-> NEW HARNESS - > NEW RS HID LIGHT

STEP 14: FOR DRL HALOS: PLUG IN ADAPTER BETWEEN FRONT BUMPER AND SIDEMARKER ADAPTER

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps701ed03b.jpg

STEP 15: FOR DRL HALOS: PLUG IN “ADD A FUSE” 10 AMP TO THE 5 AMP IGNITION FUSE POSITION - SHOWN IN PICTURE


http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps1072b735.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps3e790092.jpg

STEP 16: TEST LIGHTS!!!

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps76fd038f.jpg

IF LIGHTS WORK...... REINSTALL FRONT BUMPER BY GOING BACK 1 BY 1

ALL THE SCREWS...

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...psadfcf88c.jpg

STEP 17: MOUNT RELAY HARNESS ONTO FUSE BOX HOLE (I used a zip-tie)

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...psb0971133.jpg

Cut zip-tie to desired lenght...

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps8d69dbbf.jpg
FINISHED PRODUCT:

1ST PIC- DAYTIME “AUTO” DRL HALOS
2ND PIC- LIGHTS TURNED ON


http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps2cc53148.jpg

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...psb1ca6cff.jpg


Me and my Car.. Just for fun :P

http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps7bae2d00.jpg

Monchy36 12-18-2012 05:09 PM

Excellent DIY!!!!:thumbup:

2SSRS@Gen5diy 12-18-2012 06:35 PM

You did a good job on this can i use it on the site?

ChevyCam13 12-18-2012 07:23 PM

Nice DIY I will be installing mine this weekend. The only thing Is I didn't know about having the harness custome to run DRL halos I thought the harness already did that.

sonnydurden 12-18-2012 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChevyCam13 (Post 5932300)
Nice DIY I will be installing mine this weekend. The only thing Is I didn't know about having the harness custome to run DRL halos I thought the harness already did that.

Hey Jason, I believe the harness will allow us to use the rs headlights in a fashion similar to the rs Camaros...on our car the DRL is in our headlights, on the RS the DRL is in the fog light...so I'm guessing we can turn on the halos by themselves when we turn on the park lights only just like they do on the RS...but having them as DRL is cool as hell!!!

sonnydurden 12-19-2012 12:42 AM

Great DIY!!!!

WiSSDiver 12-19-2012 10:20 AM

Great write up Jon. You've really got me on the fence now about doing this. Question though. Did you bake your lights or buy a stock pair of RS lights to replace your orginals?

lscamaro 12-19-2012 10:25 AM

He bought a stock pair of rs lights

jdwarren 12-19-2012 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Monchy36 (Post 5931804)
Excellent DIY!!!!:thumbup:

Thank you very much! I have been browsing camaro5 since the day I got my car (3 weeks ago). So i thought it would be nice to give back to this awesome camaro community :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2SSRS (Post 5932068)
You did a good job on this can i use it on the site?

Hey Ofer! Absolutely :) You helped me so much with the harness that I will help you out in anyway possible. Thank you!

Quote:

Originally Posted by sonnydurden (Post 5933620)
Great DIY!!!!

Thanks Sonny!! :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by rpomeroy (Post 5934679)
Great write up Jon. You've really got me on the fence now about doing this. Question though. Did you bake your lights or buy a stock pair of RS lights to replace your orginals?

Hey rpomeroy, I did not bake my lights at all. I replaced the ENTIRE light. I had to buy the RS headlights from someone online. So I currently have 2 sets of headlights - (1) pair of RS headlights. & (1) pair of non-RS headlights. I am leasing my car so when I have to turn it back in (3 years from now) I will have to put my halogen headlights back in.


*EDIT* I have added pictures of where to mount the relay for your harness.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to PM me or ask them in this thread :)

sonnydurden 12-19-2012 03:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jdwarren (Post 5935570)
Thank you very much! I have been browsing camaro5 since the day I got my car (3 weeks ago). So i thought it would be nice to give back to this awesome camaro community :)



Hey Ofer! Absolutely :) You helped me so much with the harness that I will help you out in anyway possible. Thank you!



Thanks Sonny!! :D



Hey rpomeroy, I did not bake my lights at all. I replaced the ENTIRE light. I had to buy the RS headlights from someone online. So I currently have 2 sets of headlights - (1) pair of RS headlights. & (1) pair of non-RS headlights. I am leasing my car so when I have to turn it back in (3 years from now) I will have to put my halogen headlights back in.


*EDIT* I have added pictures of where to mount the relay for your harness.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to PM me or ask them in this thread :)

Thanks for adding a picture of where to mount the relay...

malave7567 12-20-2012 11:03 AM

excellent write-up. I'm thinking of going down this route in the future and this is a great DIY to learn from. Also, when I saw all the bolts lined up... I had a moment where I said, "oh s***! cat eyes! where'd that cat come from!" :laugh:

ChevyCam13 12-20-2012 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sonnydurden (Post 5933158)
Hey Jason, I believe the harness will allow us to use the rs headlights in a fashion similar to the rs Camaros...on our car the DRL is in our headlights, on the RS the DRL is in the fog light...so I'm guessing we can turn on the halos by themselves when we turn on the park lights only just like they do on the RS...but having them as DRL is cool as hell!!!

I asked ofer about that he said i needed to add a fuse so i got one i just dont know where it goes lol

khabboub 12-20-2012 11:03 PM

i did this a while ago, awesome mod. the lights are a million times better

sonnydurden 12-24-2012 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChevyCam13 (Post 5939998)
I asked ofer about that he said i needed to add a fuse so i got one i just dont know where it goes lol

JDWarren shows where the fuse goes in the pictures, however it looks like there is an extra wire coming from the harness....I dont remember seeing that piece on the harness that I ordered...My order will be here on Friday...my birthday :happyanim:...I will look at it then...I think JD's is a custom harness from Ofer...


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