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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:23 pm 
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i have a pair on my car, yes they do help, they didnt line up at all.
had to make my own bolts to fit, stated he would sell me evertyhing for a price, then when i got then i only got the headlights.

oh well. can see 100 times better after fasioning my own way to get them on.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:52 pm 
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Yup.
Metro-Mike is looking better all the time, but not so sure he'll sell you a pair.
The wife won't let our set go for less than $325, and she won't break up a set.
You sure you don't want the old plastic kind?
Shouldn't be too hard to find a pair to fit your car...

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Once you get the cars dialed-in (compression, leaks, bearings, alignment, brakes) swap in new rubber and glass, you've got something which should last for years!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:51 pm 
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I have a pair that I bought from Metro-Mike that I am not going to use. I haveboth glass headlamps and both clear corners. I would let them go for $250 free shipping. I take paypal.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:39 pm 
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jeez! i must be losing my freakin' mind! :vibe:

i have a set of glass swift headlights that i can't use and i was wanting a set of glass geo headlights i could use. by the time i sold the swift lights to cover the cost of the geo headlights, the geo headlights have gone up a hundred bucks.

i guess i'll be the loser who still runs plastic composites on my car. sorry i can't hang with you rich, cool guys. :ez_smokin:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:07 pm 
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It's been said before that there are only a few complete sets left available.
And for what it's worth, that price also includes shipping these heavy suckers. Remember they are glass.
Just look at the lenses and you can see the optics are superior to the lexan lights. And they never yellow. An HID kit would be my next step with these lamps.
And LEd in the clear corners. Sweet setup!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:24 pm 
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This company makes the clear glass headlights for the 1991 suzuki swift gt
the name of the company is Depo auto lamps they are located in tiwan
i dont know if you can order them or not? I think they only sell them whole sale? I am still trying to get in contact with them.
just thought this information may help some of our teamswift members.

Page 165 on the product profile online
http://www.depo.com.tw/asp/pdf/R_SZ_SPR ... FT_SX4.pdf

http://www.depo.com.tw/


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:35 pm 
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tecnopolis you got a PM i think i maybe able to buy the set off you will you take $200.?? For the set including shipping? Can you post a pic of the complete set? im looking for these glass headlights!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:41 pm 
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Wow a pitty they are not available anymore. $165 for all 4 pieces is a bargain!

They really do look nice!


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:55 am 
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I can't discount these as shipping is gonna be very expensive not including insurance which is kinda mandatory if I'm going to ship glass.
Great for HID upgrades as well.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:51 pm 
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You can still get them? How much shipped? I don't have the cash now but in a few weeks I should.

let me know.

Remember folks these are not HEADLIGHTS. they are headlight HOUSINGS/FIXTURES

go on ebay and research the price of "this kind" of thing for newer cars and you will see "new" prices are $100-$200 PER SIDE.

even USED the fixtures for my minivan are $75 to $80 a pop


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:15 pm 
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yes, I have a set for the metro as pictured above


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:21 pm 
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How much?

can you get more than 1? (if its rare having a spare in case I break one down the road would be nice) I tend to keep my cars to well past 300,000 even 400,000 miles so I plan to have this metro for at least 6-7 years or more till I can get an electric car.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:55 am 
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Just lucky enough to have one complete set.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:17 pm 
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I was going to buy a set of glass head lamps for my firefly, and found a pair in Israel on ebay... I mentioned it to a friend who works in Lordco a local auto parts chain here in BC, Canada.. He said glass was illegal in headlamps here....???!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 5:22 pm 
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I don't think anyone will notice you have glass instead of plastic unless they notice they are not fogged over like the plastic ones get.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:14 pm 
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colinmcc wrote:
I was going to buy a set of glass head lamps for my firefly, and found a pair in Israel on ebay... I mentioned it to a friend who works in Lordco a local auto parts chain here in BC, Canada.. He said glass was illegal in headlamps here....???!!!


They are not DOT approved, but nobody will notice unless you get lights from a RH drive car.
and if you break them ICBC will only replace with the original plastic ones.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:04 am 
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I prefer the look of the sealed beam/angel eyes. I think I'm going to look at the 98-02 Accord JDM lights or the Corolla 93-97. I'm not a big fan of how the stock swift/metro headlights look with all the difusers. So hopefully there won't be much fab needed.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:01 pm 
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tecnopolis wrote:
I don't think anyone will notice you have glass instead of plastic unless they notice they are not fogged over like the plastic ones get.

When I posted above, it was pretty obvious to me that there is a difference - a BIG difference - not only in the look (intransitive) of the car, but also the way you look/see out (transitive) of the car at night.

To illustrate, here's our red '94 Swift GA:
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it has the stock headlight set up, and those are usually kept up pretty well.

We've chronicled my Wife's car here:
http://teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=50571
but to save you a lot of reading, take a look at these pictures...

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Installed:
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Final look, passenger's side
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...and the driver's side:
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The Wife would probably go $300 for a complete set in the future.
Women are all about 'looks' at times. But as far as function, they are indeed brighter (read below).

As far as fit, our car has had no front end damage that I know of, and they bolted up correctly, but use one different mounting hole which is graciously provided by Suzuki, threads and all.
You will need to roll up your sleeves and solder in a connection for the headlight bulb proper, at least I had to, and again...if you want to see what that involves, check out the link I've posted above.

When you approach oncoming traffic with your high beams on, there is NO DOUBT in their mind that you need to dim those headlights. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:09 pm 
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Hoping to score a set for my (stateside RHD solid hood/no grill opening) '94 Metro.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Need a couple sets one to replace the set in blue as it was o
In a slight accident, the other for my red 89.
Where did you get yours Phil?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:38 am 
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94 RHD Metro wrote:
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Hoping to score a set for my (stateside RHD solid hood/no grill opening) '94 Metro.
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those would be a specific jdm part. they were easier to find in new zealand but aren't common or easy to find in the usa.

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Need a couple sets one to replace the set in blue as it was o
In a slight accident, the other for my red 89.
Where did you get yours Phil?


peruse the "for sale" section and look for member nick g13b. he has a parts business in australia and can provide these glass headlights for the swift models.

this ebay merchant sells the european market clear corners from depo, new parts including the bulb and pigtail wiring. nice deal, too, as they aren't all that expensive.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suzuki-Swift-Cu ... 1d&vxp=mtr

these clear corners lock to the glass headlights, a tab "a" fits slot "b" sort of thing. they fit the glass swift and cultus (metro) headlights.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:03 am 
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How did you rewire the stock Geo metro headlamps to the euro H4s?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:21 am 
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the pins on the lamps are in a different configuration. i just bought some good ceramic h4 bulb connectors, cut, spliced, soldered, and shrink wrapped the joints of the new connectors to the chassis wiring. you can't tell that the cars didn't come from the factory with the glass headlights unless you're really intimately acquainted with the marque.

i've done my blue vert with the shorter cultus glass headlights as provided by metro-mike and my red resto-rod vert with the swift glass headlights i bought from another teamswift member. it wasn't rocket science or anything. :lol:

the clear corners for the glass headlights look really neat with high count smd led replacement lamps. those have a bunch of single light sources that get scattered by the lenses' fluting.

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Knuckles wrote:
Need a couple sets one to replace the set in blue as it was o
In a slight accident, the other for my red 89.


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.It's with a heavy heart I read your post the teal SSGT....
it was if not thee cleanest GT I have ever seen in person hell I remember when you bought it.

I have always kept tabs on car's that I would like to owne in the future if the op arises.... a spank bank if you will
probably for no fault of your owne but very sad.!
I will be removing it from my list....jv&s

That's right I will admit it the "Island Imbreeder" lust after other peep's car.
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tecnopolis wrote:
How did you rewire the stock Geo metro headlamps to the euro H4s?

It's. Actually very easy.Go to ebay find the adapter it will have the stock head light plug on one end and the H4 on the other the H4 end will be ceramic.
then buy the H4 Glass lamp holders from ebay.I would strongly recommend spending the extra money on HID's they will run you around 70.00 and they should be plug and play.
When you are done you will have spent around 100.00 trust me its money well spent.

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