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Old 01-21-2010, 11:21 AM   #1
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Anybody heard of a fix for non RS HID headlights "not aftermarket" yet??

Just thought i would ask its been a couple of months im getting sick of looking at these $1300 GM replacements for my non RS 2SS. Before somebody says if you wanted RS lights you should have ordered it with the RS package, I bought mine off the lot as is i couldn't wait, saw it had to have it "Love at first sight" Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:46 PM   #2
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there was a post a month ago someone from the assembly came on and said no due to the relay switch on the ecm i do beleive.
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Old 01-21-2010, 06:35 PM   #3
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Thanks for your input. Anybody else hear anything?
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Old 01-21-2010, 08:37 PM   #4
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Sameone has done it but it was wired completly different. Dont remember the members name tho
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:27 PM   #5
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Yes it has been accomplished. There a couple of options. The easiest way is to find the power wire of headlight and wire into the sidemarker light and then find the ground wire of headlight and ground it. Only problem is you can't just turn on the halos. The other solution is more technical and requires some wiring mods and relays. But it can be done.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:44 PM   #6
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I put RS lights in our non-RS with the intention of troubleshooting the canbus issue, correcting it, and posting a DIY.

The good/bad news is we installed the headlights, plugged everything in and they worked normal with no flickering....
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:53 PM   #7
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Justin, you got it to work with no issues? Was it the same factory part?
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:27 AM   #8
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Justin, you got it to work with no issues? Was it the same factory part?
We had a set of factory RS headlight housings that we installed into a non-RS Camaro here at AAC. The only problem that we ran into is with the Bi-Xenon high beam. The non-RS cuts power to the low beam when the high beam is activated, the Bi-Xenon RS high beam works by a magnet collapsing the cut-off shield in the projector when the high beam is engaged. Since the low beam power is cut when the high beam is now engaged you can clearly hear the shield retract but the light promptly cuts out.

There are several possible ways to correct this, we have just been busy as of late and since the high beam has yet to be needed it has not been much of a priority.
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:56 AM   #9
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otto body customs does sell these RS OEM headlights for $1000 this includes ballasts bulbs and connectors PM if interested
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:20 AM   #10
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Do you have pics?
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:00 PM   #11
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i will post pictures in a little bit i gotta pull them off of my phone
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:30 PM   #12
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Cool, looking forward to seeing those pics
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Old 01-26-2010, 04:15 PM   #13
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I think Justins case is very rare as I replaced my original headlamps with RS and they didnt work, then I bought the entire RS wiring harness and light switch and only the Halos worked, no actual headlights. Took it to dealer and was told your BCM must have a specific code for HID lights to work. GM will not give out this code, which is insane. Anyway as I said above, there are other options to make them work, but I wouldn't count on being as lucky as Justin as others who have tried this had the same experience as me with them.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:39 PM   #14
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So you basically just need to find an additional power source for the headlights right. Can't be that hard?
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:22 PM   #15
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Finding te power source is easy. Making your halos and headlights work seperately is the issue.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:54 AM   #16
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I think Justins case is very rare as I replaced my original headlamps with RS and they didnt work, then I bought the entire RS wiring harness and light switch and only the Halos worked, no actual headlights. Took it to dealer and was told your BCM must have a specific code for HID lights to work. GM will not give out this code, which is insane. Anyway as I said above, there are other options to make them work, but I wouldn't count on being as lucky as Justin as others who have tried this had the same experience as me with them.
Are the connectors the same for the RS headlights and the regular headlights?
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Old 01-27-2010, 07:32 AM   #17
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Old 01-27-2010, 10:01 AM   #18
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I think Justins case is very rare as I replaced my original headlamps with RS and they didnt work, then I bought the entire RS wiring harness and light switch and only the Halos worked, no actual headlights. Took it to dealer and was told your BCM must have a specific code for HID lights to work. GM will not give out this code, which is insane. Anyway as I said above, there are other options to make them work, but I wouldn't count on being as lucky as Justin as others who have tried this had the same experience as me with them.
Is there a particular reason that you purcahsed the factory harness? That may very well be your problem. We simply hard wired the H13 plug straight into the headlight socket of the headlights.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:03 AM   #19
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here are some pictures of the 2SS/RS that we pulled out of cars with very low milage little to none actually. we pulled them out of the camaro and replaced the with BMW headlights for the 2010 Tran Am conversion

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Old 02-05-2010, 03:53 PM   #20
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Guys, we may actually have a Plug and Play solution for this.

Give us a couple of days to sort this out...
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Old 02-07-2010, 09:46 AM   #21
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Guys, we may actually have a Plug and Play solution for this.

Give us a couple of days to sort this out...
please do

am tried i spent more than any other modification to get it work , and still didn't get it working at all
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please do

am tried i spent more than any other modification to get it work , and still didn't get it working at all
We will get to it soon, we are busy finishing a Saints player's Camaro today so he can pick it up tomorrow after the big game
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:09 AM   #23
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Any news on this yet? I bought a non rs, but I'm dying for HID w/halos. I didn't want to wait either.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:48 PM   #24
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This will be my first mod
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:34 PM   #25
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Guys, we may actually have a Plug and Play solution for this.

Give us a couple of days to sort this out...
Would LOVE to see this. Got a 2LT non RS, and would love to throw some OEM RS Halos on there!
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