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 Post subject: Gli Headlights to Fairmont
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:31 pm 
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Guys,

Doing the fairmont front end conversion on my gli, bit confused as to what I have to do to run the fairmont lights, all I know at this stage (gli lights use H1 and H3 bulbs for low and high while the fairmont runs H4 for low and high.) Ive been told I need to swap the 4pin relay for a 5pin and thats when I guess I got tangled.. is it as simple changing the relay and changing the globe retainers over?

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 Post subject: Re: Gli Headlights to Fairmont
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:04 pm 
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what model?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Gli Headlights to Fairmont
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:40 pm 
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Oops sorry mate, forgot that part :) El gli - fairmont.
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 Post subject: Re: Gli Headlights to Fairmont
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:10 pm 
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You need to replace the entire assembly, they're a different shape completely.

iirc, they're just plug and play.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Gli Headlights to Fairmont
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:10 pm 
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Yeah I realize the lights themselves are different, got a new set on the way but because they use a different bulb I thought Id run into troubles so heres a reply I got from the company I purchased them off...

Also keep in mind you will need to modify your wiring
somehow as the Fairmonts have an extra wire in them as the low beam light
is a H4 compared to the Falcons H1 low beam. You will need to make it so
the H4 shuts of low beam when it switches to high beam, which could be a
bit tricky.

Hmmm...! Hope your right when you say plug and play.. :)
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 Post subject: Re: Gli Headlights to Fairmont
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:14 pm 
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I have a Fairmont front on my EF Gli. Change bar, bonnet and plug your lights in.
That simple.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Gli Headlights to Fairmont
Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:35 pm 
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^^^^^^^You'll be running 3 lights per headlight on high beam.

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Disconnect the green/orange wire on the low beam relay. Then check low beam goes out when high beam is on. Probably not healthy to run 2 x high and 1x low beams concurrently in polycarb lights long term - they're pretty marginal to high power and heat.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Gli Headlights to Fairmont
Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:06 pm 
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Cheers guys, heaps of help 8-). Well the cars booked in for next week at the panelbeaters.. :)
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