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    Speaking of eBay buys

    My headlights are starting to cloud over. Any reason I shouldn't buy new clear covers on eBay?


    like this


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    i bought em years ago and very happy with them

    maybe not this retailer but for $100 or so can you really go wrong. easy to do and really helps the saftey and look IMO



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    As long as yours aren't the headlights that won't(

    open then these should be OK. I also got my front smoked covers from ebay. I just didn't like the egg yoke turn signals. I replaced the front side markers too.
    If you get new front covers you should also get Xpel film to put on them.
    They really do a great job and keep the lenses pit free. My original covers after 60K miles looked like crap, all pitted, but not cloudy.
    I put Xpel on them and they looked almost new. The clear adhesive filled in most of the pits.
    When I got the smoked covers I put Xpel on them before I left the garage. These have 70K on them and they look 98% new.

    http://www.autosportcatalog.com/xpel...protection.cfm

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    Thanks, but I did have to make a correction (m)

    Somehow I measured wrong and both of the side compartment covers didn't quite clear the ballasts. I made a slight mounting change which allowed me to clean up the wiring too.




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    Nice mod. Now the real question. If you open the

    garage door and turn it on, can it be seen through 3 feet of snow. I hope you're ok with that blizard and all.



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    The answer (m)

    I had been wondering just how good they would be so after reading you post I figured a little cold air wouldn't hurt my car too much.
    This is just with the reverse light on, no other light.
    Of course all the white stuff does help. More snow coming this Sat.


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    WOW! i neeeed that



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    Re: The answer (m)

    Now, if you hook up some large infrared lights, you can melt the snow on your driveway while you are backing out of the garage. Oh, wait. I forgot. You don't take the 540 out in the snow.

    Maybe you could add this mod to your winter beater?

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    You and Spray540i should go into business. > >

    You would be marketing to the discriminating upgrade enthusiast. Nice. Very nice.


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    Wow! Very impressive...the amount of snow

    looks like my yard last February! Oh yea, nice light work to. You can keep all the snow, we have had on the ground since Dec 2 and more predicted tonight, although we have not been hit anything like you guys on the east coast. Good luck and wish for summer.Fritracer
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    That's pathetic ...

    ... your backup lights are brighter then the HEADLIGHTS on my 99 Pontiac Grand Prix ;-)

    Very Nice!



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    Hello,I'm in this middle of finishing my winter projects, this being one of them. Can anybody tell me how to go about wiring the addition trigger switch for the reverse bulbs? Specifically, what wires did you tap into to provide power to the bulbs remotely? Maybe I'm over complicating things.. I appreciate the help!
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    I used a relay that was controlled by the wires going to the backup light bulbs. The relay contacts get 12 volts from the battery and send it to the ballast.
    I used a few resistors to prevent the bulb error message from showing up.
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