Discussion in 'Exterior Modifications' started by bjagster, Jan 18, 2005.
Thanks man! Man I miss seeing the escortracing page.
its later. so, thanks!
not too bad... that link with the e36 headlights... is that just for the angel eyes or for the complete headlight?
P.S. would be sweet if full headlight cause they are going for $150 on ebay and they only want $100 for these ones... they say they are better quality too!
yeah, its the whole thing... lights and halos, i dunno if you have to buy the bulbs toom but either way, i saw the ones on ebay and yes these do look as if the quality is a lot higher.... and thank you wolfdio for the how to!!!! as soon as i pay off the speeding ticket, i'll get those installed and pics up!!!! :lol:
i had mine installed up until winter, i had to modify the rat support, the casing to the headlights, the bumper, and new brackets had to be made to hold the lights in. alot of time,thinking things thru, and patience needs to be a part of this install...took about 3 hours total, my problem was the headlight wiring, i used the regular escort wiring which causes the low beams to turn off once the high beams are on. and i got my BMW E36 lights from ebay, cost around 100$ but well worth it. and my lights are the euro version?? they are just clear in the back instead of having a black background. definitaly worth the time and effort to get em in, looks GREAT!! zach
yes the ones you see on ebay for 150 are "decent" headlights if your really going for that euro-look with excellent lighting get the ones that are euro projectors with ccfl for the angel eyes, you can hook HID's up to these type without heat issues, also having the highs and lows on at the same time is a prob, but with HID's the high beams arent really necessary...the best way to get a really good fit with them is to go to a junkyard and find an e36 91-99 I believe and take out the upper radiator support, cut your escort one, but keep the latch, and weld in the section of the bmw upper rad support so that the headlights mount up right next to your existing corners, then you might need to drill holes in the support for the radiator mounts, and the hood latch . Thats a quick how-to without pics, I'll be able to get pics up later maybe, but Im working on my break system now so I dont have much time to take pics at the moment .......with the HID's installed light quality is awesome
links broken and i cant find it anymore
There is a how to on upgrading your lighting wiring and if you can figure out how to use the relays to turn both the highs & lows on at the same time...
https://www.feoa.net/modules.php?name=Fo ... ic&t=10372
hey renfield, where'd you get the wiring for your beemer lights?
They came with some of the stock wiring connected to the bulbs. I just spliced into my stock harness.
Do you have any pics of the way tou mounted your headlights? I have been interested in doing the swap. Thanks man.
I used car stereo back straps. Bend to shape & mount to car & to lights. All I can say is figure it out. I don't have any pics to share of that.
Fair enough. :roll:
Just a note, e36 BMW headlights are from 3-series 1992-1998, not 1991-1999 as previously stated.
martin, why dont you see if you can talk to sirigan about the core support swap?
What do you want to know about it? I talked to him in depth about it through PM's a while ago. Basically it boils down to this, if memory serves. Go find a scrapper e36, cut out the top front of the rad support (the "top bar" if you will) and cut the same piece off the escort. Then weld the e36 top bar in place and re-tap it for the Radiator mount and other litle dodads that mount there (I think some rubber stoppers stick in there too for the hood) from the Scort. You'll also need to kinda tear apart your stock headlight brackets to keep the fitment of the Corners. Since they've got that little metal plug that clicks into the headlight bracket. I'm sure he can give you more detailed instructions, but I'm sure you could figure out what I'm saying by looking at the cars.
That sounds like the way to go to me. Swapping the whole rad support wouldn't be too bad of a job and it would make mounting the headlights a snap! I think I will go that way. I just wanted to see if anyone found out a good quality way to jerry rig it, but that sounds like the best way by far. Now where the heck can I find a junked E36 around here! 8O Time to do some calling. Thanks guys.
ARRR.......$699.................... WTF..............are they serious... for the E36... 8O 8O 8O
I'm just back from the yard, I got a pair of bmw 3 series headlights for 100$ cdn... they need a little polishing, but aside from that they're in perfect shape! now... how do we put those on again?
did you get all the ba;asts and wiring for them too?
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