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Old 12-02-2010, 04:34 AM   #1
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Info On EagleEye headlights....

I've been checking out some of the members who have these EagleEye halos and all I have to say is they look ridiculous! Absolutely beautiful! And are bright as hell! I've seen pictures of the EagleEye's next to the factory RS package and they stand out far more than the RS headlights; I'm talking a night and day difference. Plus, the price! Omg! $400 dollars for a pair! That is a steal! The RS headlights are $1,368.00 tax included, not counting install! That's a grip for me, especially after modding my car; I'm a little tight on money right now, so the RS headlights were far far off in the distance, I can't just drop 1k right now.

I'm going to buy the Eagle-Eye headlights, they look very nice and are cheap! Although I do have some questions,....

Are the headlights simple to install,.....like plug and play?


In the info it states

"Complete 2pcs set (both right & left, whole assembly), 100% brand new , direct replacement (no modification is needed)"

Does this mean, no other materials are needed such as a new wiring harness just like when installing OEM Factory Halos? If not, the dealer should be able to just take the bumper off, pop out the old headlamps then plug these in and go, am I correct or is it a little more complicated?

Also,....is a H9 HID kit even necessary with this setup? What is a H9 HID kit even for if I have the Eagle-Eye Halos? I'm totally confused! Anyway,whoever has these lights can you all post some pics just so I can get a good look at what I'm getting! Ready to pull the trigger!
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:33 AM   #2
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The Eagle Eyes headlights are not compltely plug and play. For the halos to work, they need to be spliced to your parking lights (the package has four quick splice connectors):

+ Red wire to purple OEM wire on driver side, and Brown/white wire on passenger side.
- Black ground wire to black OEM wires on both sides.


The headlights come with halogen bulbs inside, so you have two options when it comes to main light bulb:

1) keep it as is with halogen bulb and it will look like this:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108013

2) install hid kit, which would require you to cut a hole through the back of the housing, which is made of rubber, to get the HID wires through. I recommend you look at this thread for more info:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118007
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94928
http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=100103


Best of luck.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:42 AM   #3
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I'll attempt to answer a few of your questions although I don't have the eagle eyes *yet*.

The lights are plug & play but the red wire (for the halo lights) you see on the lower part of the picture has to be spliced into the running lights.

There shouldn't be a need for an extra wiring harness to install the lights.

You don't technically need the H9 HID kit. The eagle eyes, like the stock RS lights, have the driving light in the center surrounded by the halo ring. So the HID kit would replace the light bulb in the center and is not associated with the halo ring. Without the HID kit, you will use the same type of bulb that is in your current lights (halogen) but they will still be behind a projector lens just like HIDs.

I hope I was able to answer some of your questions. Good luck with the purchase!
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:15 AM   #4
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The Eagle Eye being designed for a Halogen light is why you might want to consider doing a true HID Projector.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116808

Parts cost about $350 shipped with the Halo ring.

If you do it yourself that's all you would have in it. Thats the projector, bulbs, ballasts, plug-in wiring harness, shroud, Halo ring and all. To have a pro install and align you'll probably spend $150-$200 depending on things like shipping costs.

You can pick up a set of OEM Halogens from someone that did something like the AAC or Eagle Eye. They seem to be going for $125-$150. Then either sell yours or keep them to be able to go back to stock.

So...max you're probably looking at around $600 but you'll have a true high quality HID Projector with high quality ballasts and bulbs. Not to mention the great customer service they provide.

It's all in what you want to do. Not that the Eagle Eye is a bad option but just understand the differnces and know there are more options before you make your final decision.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:38 AM   #5
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The HID biulb in the eagle eyes is fine. "True Hid projector"? The cut off looks just as good as the oem projector. Not better, just about the same tho. Turboguy's projectors look better than stock. Just didn't like his light's halos. Too small.



Here's a clear shot of the light.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:55 AM   #6
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The HID biulb in the eagle eyes is fine. "True Hid projector"? The cut off looks just as good as the oem projector. Not better, just about the same tho. Turboguy's projectors look better than stock. Just didn't like his light's halos. Too small.



Here's a clear shot of the light.
Thanks for posting those. I was curious to see the line on the Eagle Eye.

Not to bad of a line at all. I agree the Morimoto has a much cleaner crisp line and has the step down to help keep the light out of on coming traffic.

Again....I'm not saying the Eagle Eye is a bad option. It definatley seems to be a viable upgrade. Just wanting others to know the other options.

Having options is a great thing!
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:15 AM   #7
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I had the lights aimed wrong in that pic, btw. These have the "step down" aiming as well. I'll post a pic with the step-down setup soon. Just gotta wait for the sun to go down. I also be starting a new thread tonight. Getting some new goodies today!
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:40 AM   #8
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Does anyone know how the high beam works on the Eagle Eye? Does it have a shield that goes up/down when actuated like the OEM projector?

I wonder what brand of projector they are using...just out of curiosity.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:50 AM   #9
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When the high beams are switched on, I can hear a something mechanical going on in the light. I'll try and get a vid of that tonight. Maybe someone can discern what's going on from that?
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:16 PM   #10
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man, can't wait to get these. For the money nothing on the market beats them.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:49 AM   #11
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I'm dying to buy these eagle eyes also. But if I'm gonna have to take the bumper off and splice wires. Then it's not the plug and play that I was told it was. I have a 2010 camaro LT and if anybody can give me some advice I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:31 AM   #12
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Just did my eagle eye install yesterday. Took 2.5 hours with no prior knowledge or experience of removing the bumper.

You'll need a 7mm socket, a 10mm socket, and a small flathead screwdriver or more preferably a trim removal tool. to carefully remove the plastic rivits. for the sockets, use preferably one you can swap between a ratchet and a screwdriver type handle because some of the places are difficult to reach with a ratchet. All in all a total of 40 bolts or retainer/rivet things were removed to get the bumper off.

The kit comes with whats called "vampire clips" you feed the wire from the headlight assembly in to one side and theres a block on the other end so it doesnt go all the way through. on the other side, you simply pry it open and slide it over the side marker light wires and clamp it down. The metal piece in the vampire clip automatically strips the wire and creates a circuit so no soldering is necessary. Theres 4 clips in total 2 for each side (positive, negative). The wires you need to clamp are very straightforward, you dont have to dig around they are very evident on both sides of the inside of the bumper.

Make sure everything works before you reattach the bumper although you will have to slide the bumper back on to the car in order to plug in the power to the sidemarkers to test. It wasnt a bad install, i dont work on cars for a living and I've never done my own oil changes so that gives you an idea about my experience with modding, changing things on a car. End result is pictured below. If you have any questions about the install, please PM. For directions on bumper removal, look around the forum for the instructions for installing the GM ground effects kit. Around page 8-9 it covers bumper removal to install the front lip spoiler. I didnt install a front lip spoiler but it told me everything i needed to do to get the bumper off and has detailed pictures as to the exact location of the screws and the order to remove them.

The only thing I'm looking for now are actual white halogen bulbs as the bulbs that came with the housings still are yellow and to me looks awkward with white halos. I have no plans for an HID kit right now so I'll prob have to dig around on ebay.

Best of luck to you.

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Old 07-29-2011, 02:12 PM   #13
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Hi everyone, I have been having a hell of a time trying to figure out what's going on with my eagle eyes. For some reason one light is brighter than the other. I'm not sure what's going on. One light was used and the other is brand new. It seems as though the used light works perfect and the new light just not give out the same output. I've gone to the dealership and one other place to see if they can figure it out and no one seems to what's going on. Everything is installed properly and it has the proper power. I'm not sure if the actual light itself needs adjusting or what. Is there anyone that can shed some light into this?
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:49 PM   #14
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How do u get the eagle eye headlights not to be blue but white instead?
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