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hopefully in 2 weeks i will be doing this mod too, look out for pics


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looks like a daewoo :roll:


I know its off topic but whenever i hear the word "Daewoo", i think of that korean guy on Saturday Night Live in the skits where he's got his daewoo outside the club and he trys to pick up chics.

those skits are friggin hilarious, he jumps on the hood and does somersaults on the car. just thought id like to share... lol

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still not sure why he refered it as daewoo :?

i personally like JDM corolla hb.. USDM sedan looks fat and horrible - looking

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still not sure why he refered it as daewoo :?

i personally like JDM corolla hb.. USDM sedan looks fat and horrible - looking


I can't help but be amused.

The number of different Corollas that Toyota has built for different markets over the years is nothing short of astonishing, in my country no one will discuss a Toyota without a year and model - for example a '91 AE91 Corolla - or there's also a '91 AE91 Corolla Sprinter - and the only difference between the two is purely cosmetic, although the Sprinter is supposed to be the sports model - oh, by the way, those are JDM designations, and that model of Corolla was also sold in the US (but not the Sprinter), I believe under a different number - it's a front wheel drive sedan with a 1.6 litre engine, available in both 2 & 4 door models.

So that statement translates into something along the lines of, "I personally like young Japanese women, American mothers look fat and horrible" - no offence meant, but you it really doesn't say much when you compare the looks of something that you haven't defined to something else that you can't describe.


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well i only refer to new corolla... i believe after 93 corolla went into two different paths... i also dont refer to perople :?

this is just my personally opinion about corolla... my mom own a 1991 toyota corolla custom... i like it because its a very reliable sedan.

for my taste... i like JDM corolla because it had a nice style ( no crappy plastic bumpers, amber corner light, etc) + better original performance compare to usdm.

i did compare all make and models from USDM and JDM.. i found something interesting... JDM truck looks funnier than USDM... but JDM car looks neat and a little faster than USDM car ( i talk about asian cars! not american car)

i did said something offensive sentence because its easy to explain :roll: yeah i am too lazy to explain 5 W...

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So a set like this would work correct?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-97-TO ... dZViewItem

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In theory yes. There's a liitle more to it than that. They run different bulbs, so you have to splice in a different harness and a booster to run them properly so they don't fry your electrical system. You can get conversion kits with the harness and booster for about $30 on ebay.


What kind of conversion kit are we talking about.


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nice job on the headlights.
that orange corolla looks awsome never seen any like that around here, most i see are the older 90s one that look like boxes.


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That how it's look when finish

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anything yet on the how to do link??


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JimboJohnson wrote:
anything yet on the how to do link??


I can put the link, but the page is in french, I will translate it this week.

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Wow this looks great! very much look forward to the write up!

However I do reckon this looks better.

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I've looked on ebay and couldn't find this particular corolla headlight, its also HID.

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I've looked on ebay and couldn't find this particular corolla headlight, its also HID.


That set is close to what you have in that pic. I did say close :D


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-97-TOYOTA-COROLLA-JDM-EURO-DIAMOND-HEADLIGHTS-CORNER_W0QQitemZ8058884831QQcategoryZ33710QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


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So If I Am Not Mistaken These Can Be Fitted With An Little Modification ??? Look At The Pic !!!

And If Not Mistaken Arent The Lights In The Blue Swift (Last Pic) Honda Civic Projector Lights ???

And If I Fit The Corola Lights Will My Hood Still Close Considering I Have Eyelids Welded To My Hood ???


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So If I Am Not Mistaken These Can Be Fitted With A Little Modification ??? Look At The Pic !!!


I'm not sure who that is directed to put if you scroll up a little bit you will see that I asked if that exact set would work, but didn't get a response from anyone. I didn't say that exact set would work I just made the comment that they looked kinda like the set on the blue car.


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94GeoMetro wrote:
So a set like this would work correct?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-97-TO ... dZViewItem

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In theory yes. There's a liitle more to it than that. They run different bulbs, so you have to splice in a different harness and a booster to run them properly so they don't fry your electrical system. You can get conversion kits with the harness and booster for about $30 on ebay.


What kind of conversion kit are we talking about.


Yes this kit fit on the swift, all the toyota corolla headlight between 93 and 97 fit on swift.

But you can notice that the north american corolla headlight have two bulbs (9004), and the japanese headlight have just one bulbs(9003 or H4).

If you want to buy the headlight with two bulb I think that you have to get the controller to install it correctly, but I am not sure of that.

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So If I Am Not Mistaken These Can Be Fitted With An Little Modification ??? Look At The Pic !!!

And If Not Mistaken Arent The Lights In The Blue Swift (Last Pic) Honda Civic Projector Lights ???

And If I Fit The Corola Lights Will My Hood Still Close Considering I Have Eyelids Welded To My Hood ???


For the first question, yes these can be fitted without major modification, but for now I don't have any bulb in my headlamp, so I don't know if they will work fine, I'm suppose to receive the bulbs this week.

The kit on the bleu swift are civic headlight, they are from an Australian swift.

For the third question, if you are able to close your hood with the suzuki light, you will be able to close it with the corolla headlight.

There is a link to the french site, there is a lot of pic.
http://www.qcswiftclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3975

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sorry but i have an other question, i know the projector lights from an honda civic fit and i know it has too be from the year : 1992 till 1995 but i was lookin on ebay and found a lot of them with the corner light attached to the head light, id would be awesome if the person that owns the blue swift from the least pic can confirm this if not any other person would be great as well and heres the link to the lights :

http://motors.search.ebay.com/search/se ... =&saprchi=

i was thinking about fitting these corola lights but i dont know if the corner lights will fit as well !!! here is the link :

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/93-97-TO ... otohosting

let me know what u think about it and if the corner lights will fit with an little modification :D


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Light Toyota corolla (not finished)


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Here is a very useful How-to.


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Posed its light of Toyota corolla in several stages succesive.

1. Order a light off of a Toyota corolla 1993 to 1997.

2. Cut the plastic brackets to locate in the interior part of the light


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3. Remove tabs(2) on the sides one of the light, you will have to replace them later by new ones. File the end so that it is smooth.


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4. Cut out the support of the original light to allow the light of corolla, but keep the corner of the original bracket.


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5. Make a bracket to hold the interior part of the light.


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Make two holes with a drill press and to fix it in place using self tapping metal screws


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6. Make a bracket to hold the side of the new light.


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** take note that all the screws you need to mount the lights are screws which are the same ones that are used to affix the dash in the interior of the car**


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7. When the other brackets are done, use this bracket to make final adjustments and affix the side marker lights.


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8. You are finished installing the lights you can adjust them with the two screws which are found on the side of the Lights.

9. The continuation will come later...

** it should be noted that certain photographs will be to carry has to change at the court of the next days **

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Good job grashopr! KP!

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Not a bad turtorial, there is definetly room for improvement, for starters using self tappers in plastic would be a big nono in my books. I would like to hear an honest update in a few months if he had any trouble, I can imagine the headlights would quickly get out of alignment with hows his done it. But max repsect for giving it a go, and giving everyone a chance to do it following his tutorial.

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Doesn't look like the tapping scerws are used in the plastic. I think he's using OEM hardware to mount the lights to the brackets. Tapping screws were only used to mount the metal brackets to the body.

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i bought the parts to do this swap today, might look a bit strange with the metro hood, hope it turns out well!


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that price is ridiculous, i payed 100 US for my corolla black crystal headlights, when i finish the conversion you guys will see pix. btw mind sharing the measurements for all the little brackets and plates? i dunno if i gonna see this post before i make my own tho, lol, might get idle tomorrow and do it


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Doesn't look like the tapping scerws are used in the plastic. I think he's using OEM hardware to mount the lights to the brackets. Tapping screws were only used to mount the metal brackets to the body.


Look pictures 9 and 16, clearly using self taping screws to secure the bracket to the light housing.

Look forward to seeing some more pic with people doing this conversion.

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