Si Swap

Discussion in 'Engine Tech / Drivetrain' started by bkjj77, Oct 12, 2011.



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  1. bkjj77

    bkjj77 New Member Registered VIP

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    Can i swap 1997 civic hatch headlights into my 1999 si
     
  2. 00_Civic_Si

    00_Civic_Si BrokenEM1 Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    No. 96-98 front ends are different than the 99-00.
     
  3. treeafodo

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    You'd have to swap bumper,fenders, and a hood for the headlights to fit.
     
  4. bkjj77

    bkjj77 New Member Registered VIP

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    could i take the bulbs and wiring out of the 97 hatch headlights and put them in the 99 headlights.
    ....i have my original headlights with no bulbs
     
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    All 96-00 Civic's use the same bulbs. You don't need to swap the wiring. You can just buy a new H4 bulb at Advanced Auto.

    I'm pretty sure you also have to either modify the 96-98 radiator support or install the 99-00 radiator support.
     
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    Mr.Baker Mr. Search Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Did you NOT read what was posted just above your reply?
     
  8. speedygonzales

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    Reading > you.

    At first he was talking about the headlight housing. then he asked if the bulbs could be swapped... unless the head light housing/bulbs are all one piece, which they aren't then his second question wasn't answered yet.

    and yes the bulbs are the same and you can swap them out between the to head light housings and leave the wiring thats in the 99 civic the same
     
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    Mr.Baker Mr. Search Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    I misread that.:oops:

    Seriously, they're bulbs though, why not just try it and use some common sense reasoning to see if they fit.
     
  10. speedygonzales

    speedygonzales Royal Member ~ RonJ Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    well obviously he's a newb... and maybe he wanted to make sure he didn't fry something... idk lol
     
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    Mr.Baker Mr. Search Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    I forgot, they don't have the ability use logical reasoning or searching.:lol:
     
  12. bkjj77

    bkjj77 New Member Registered VIP

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    im trying to say can i unclip the wiring from the 97 headlights with the bulbs on them and clip it back into a 99 civic.
    I know you can unclip the wires but with the clips fit eachother?
    1999 wiring = ---[
    1997 wiring = ]---
    1997 bulb = O I'm trying to ask if this will work ---[ ]--- O ))
    1999 headlight = ))
     
  13. speedygonzales

    speedygonzales Royal Member ~ RonJ Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    unless the part that clips onto the light bulb from the 99 is missing then you shouldn't have to use the wiring from the 97... just the bulbs. but if the clip is missing then yes you can use the clip from the 97.
     
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    Is your wiring bad? You could but there probably isn't any reason to, just get new bulbs.

    *also, wtf is with the thread title… Si Swap, umm no
     
  15. bkjj77

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    ok so i bought a 99 civic
    the guy had halo lights in it
    but he gave me the old lights without any bulbs or wiring
    im wondering if i get some 97 headlights from my friend if i can take all the wiring out of the 97 headlights and put it in the 99 civics headlight.
    Wll it work
     
  16. speedygonzales

    speedygonzales Royal Member ~ RonJ Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    unless he cut the wires then you shouldn't need to use the light bulb clips from the 97. what he gave you were the head light housing's, they don't come with wires or bulbs. just buy new bulbs and stick them in the head light housing and swap it out with the halo lights.
     
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