: HIDS for 89 Brougham



Caddylover86
06-13-11, 11:20 PM
hey i was just wondering if anyone has any pics of their HIDS i want to see how they look with 89 and older because the 90s model had a diffrent headlight setup. and which lens conversion people go with Glass/ Plastic etc. thank you very much.

sven914
06-13-11, 11:49 PM
It would be exactly the same as a '90-'92 Brougham. Most people (here), who want to upgrade to higher output headlamps, usually swap in the front clip from a Euro-Brougham.

I personally don't know why more people haven't upgraded their sealed beam headlights, using a kit like this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/6-X4-H4-SEALED-BEAM-CHROME-HEADLIGHTS-BI-XENON-HID-KIT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33710QQitemZ3103199 48125#vi-content), but it's on my long list of projects. Being that similar conversion kits sell for around $500, I would be skeptical of something from eBay.

Caddylover86
06-14-11, 01:13 AM
speaking of which how hard is it to do the conversion to the 90-92 brougham front clip? and is this a home mechanic or body shop situation?

sven914
06-14-11, 01:31 AM
I've never done it (never would), but it's not that hard; just bolt it on. You need the entire front clip minus the bumper and then you need to redo the wires for the high/lo beams. To make it look right, you really should get the body trim and the tail lights.

jayoldschool
06-14-11, 09:21 AM
He doesn't want to change the whole clip. He just wants conversion lights to put HIDs in.

Like this:

http://www.intakeone.com/images/Lighting/sealedBeam/Rectangular_B.jpg

sven914
06-14-11, 02:08 PM
I know what he is looking for, but I've never seen anyone who has done that... Like I said, everyone here chooses to euro their Broughams instead of upgrading the sealed beams to HID's.

This is what they look like on a Crown Vic:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4670548552_dde20191bd.jpg

jayoldschool
06-14-11, 05:07 PM
You don't have to go with the "diamond cut" ones. Autopal makes ones that take bulbs (H4, I believe) that look like stock sealed beams. You can add HIDs to those, and the car will look stock. Another benefit is that the Autopals are "E" code headlights, meaning the pattern is a LOT better than our stock DOT headlights.

http://www.240sx.org/links/groupdeal/exterior/h4Hl109-p.jpg

sven914
06-14-11, 05:30 PM
That might be a better option. I've heard the diamond cut ones give off a really shitty pattern.

Where can you get them besides eBay; $42.00 shipping is outrageous and it doesn't look like you get any more than one bulb.

jayoldschool
06-14-11, 06:07 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/165mm-H4651-H1-HIGH-BEAM-EURO-CONVERSION-HEADLIGHTS-/230154656428?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3596495aac

35 bucks a pair, plus 16 shipping.

The-Dullahan
06-14-11, 11:27 PM
Actually, I am amidst converting my lamps (keeping wigwag feature on the highbeams and replacing the violet-tinted lenses for clear lenses with violet bulbs) and with a fistful of relays, anything is possible, so a form of Angel eyes can be born, but the AC issue is far more important, so that comes first, sadly.

brougham
06-15-11, 02:08 AM
People do the 90-92 front end for looks more then improving the headlights. Probably not too hard to do assuming everything matches when bolting up but if you don't change the rest of the front end parts you'd have to do something to the bumper fillers to make it work.
Ive always wondered how those conversion bulbs work. Like everything else you probably get what you pay for. If you don't buy the right ones the light pattern will look like crap and probably also blind people coming towards you. One of the reasons why those bulbs aren't tecnhically street legal.

Caddylover86
06-23-11, 02:48 AM
thanks for the info guys. i actually found some on amazon made by hella! they are E code and come with the bulbs. crisis averted!!