JDM Headlight Conversion (cont.)
Step 6 (Optional)
Install fender mounted side marker. This was the scariest part, as I had to cut into two perfectly good fenders. I got the location from pictures of JDM Vigors, so my measurements are somewhat approximate. The opening is 3 ¼ inches long and 1 1/8 inches high, the bottom is 3 inches above the side molding ( I would suggest raising that by about ¼ - ½ inch, as my connector hit the windshield washer bottle) and 5 ½ inches from the rear of the opening to the rear edge of the fender.
The second side goes much quicker!
Run the wire from the old side marker location to the new one. I used an electrician's fish tape from the new hole in the fender to pull the wire back, an old coat hanger should work just as well. None of the fender liner had to be removed.
Install the headlights.
I connected all of the bulbs at this point to make sure that everything worked right. The right light fits straight in without any modifications; five bolts and you are done. The left light needed a bit more work with the plastic piece that is mounted right behind the light, in front of the reservoir tank.
I chose to cut the plastic piece to allow the rubber low beam boot to fit; I suspect that it could be removed without too much of a problem. Once that is corrected the light fits straight in.
Note: Changing the bulbs in the parking lights is going to be difficult, so I put new long life bulbs in before installing the lights.