Replacing Equus Headlights

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My apologies didn't see page 2. Can the wire modifications be done easily for a signature or does a body shop or audio shop have to hard wire them in? I was told my signature had an circular connectors but the lamps have this pill shaped housing.
 

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I just installed both lights and they work great. I did the work myself- came out awesome after three hours from beginning to end- saved between $200-400 which is what a mechanic wanted. I will try to upload pictures.
Do you have an ultimate or signature? Any pictures of the harness. Mechanic said he couldn't install mine
 

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We did this to our Equus after we purchaced them. The first was a 2013 Signature in 2016 the second was a 2013 Ultimate in 2017 and the third was a 2011 Ultimate also in 2017. The 2013 Equuses also received the vertical grilles as well and the Signature"s shift console was replaced with the ultimate's rear entertainment unit as well. They serve as Limos in our fleet. No names are on the outside of them so the mystery continues as we bring our guests up in these. There are 3 different types of headlamps that will fit in the Equus. I bought both the alternatives after extensive research. Most components interchange amonst these cars but the wiring must be modified between the signature and the ultimate (prestige) version.
What modifications need to be done? I have a 2014 signature and the busy shop told me the connectors don't match. Please help?
 

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What modifications need to be done? I have a 2014 signature and the busy shop told me the connectors don't match. Please help?
So I had to find my own answers. There is no modification needed for 2014 centennial lights to 2014 equus signature. It is plug and play. If you just want the Halo without high beam halogen drl on at the same time (which makes the car look older to me) someone will have to install a relay. IMG_20190710_210721.jpg IMG_20190711_113958.jpg
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Dannysmiles13

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They are the Korean headlights on a 2011. Not sure what year they started using those headlights though. On a 2011 US Ultimate they work flawlessly though.
I found a site that has used ones available, but the 2012 year doesnt look like these at all. These seem to start at the 2013 year. Dont want to buy expensive lights that wont fit
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I found a site that has used ones available, but the 2012 year doesnt look like these at all. These seem to start at the 2013 year. Dont want to buy expensive lights that wont fit
I'm pretty sure 2011-2015 all fit the same. LIke I said, even my 2011 was able to fit these no problem. Completely plug and play.
 

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I'm pretty sure 2011-2015 all fit the same. LIke I said, even my 2011 was able to fit these no problem. Completely plug and play.
Well if that's true then I'll buy the 2014's since they all look like these, compared to the 2012's which just look like US OEM
 

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We did this to our Equus after we purchaced them. The first was a 2013 Signature in 2016 the second was a 2013 Ultimate in 2017 and the third was a 2011 Ultimate also in 2017. The 2013 Equuses also received the vertical grilles as well and the Signature"s shift console was replaced with the ultimate's rear entertainment unit as well. They serve as Limos in our fleet. No names are on the outside of them so the mystery continues as we bring our guests up in these. There are 3 different types of headlamps that will fit in the Equus. I bought both the alternatives after extensive research. Most components interchange amonst these cars but the wiring must be modified between the signature and the ultimate (prestige) version.
What's the part number on that triple light assembly on the right of the first pic, because that's the one I certainly want
 

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So I had to find my own answers. There is no modification needed for 2014 centennial lights to 2014 equus signature. It is plug and play. If you just want the Halo without high beam halogen drl on at the same time (which makes the car look older to me) someone will have to install a relay. View attachment 21535 View attachment 21536
These look great! I also have a 2016 Signature. So in the end, you just replaced the headlights and got them to work right? You didn't need to do any additional wiring or change the bulbs?
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These look great! I also have a 2016 Signature. So in the end, you just replaced the headlights and got them to work right? You didn't need to do any additional wiring or change the bulbs?
additional wiring is required if you want them to look like mine. If you hook them up straight the dull halogen high beam light will be on at the same time as the halo ring and led outline and you won't have a true halo bulb look. It takes away from the purpose to me. but it will work. If you want the true halo where only the outer ring is lit, a relay needs to be installed to kill the dull halogen high beam that comes on now before installing new lights.
 

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These look great! I also have a 2016 Signature. So in the end, you just replaced the headlights and got them to work right? You didn't need to do any additional wiring or change the bulbs?
with relay to kill high beam my car just shows halo eyes. at dusk and night you can see the led outline. bottom pic is what it would look like without relay. dull halogen highbeam would fill halo light thus negating it. light at bottom are different. Just used pic to illustrate point
 

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maybach11

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with relay to kill high beam my car just shows halo eyes. at dusk and night you can see the led outline. bottom pic is what it would look like without relay. dull halogen highbeam would fill halo light thus negating it. light at bottom are different. Just used pic to illustrate point

Oh I see. So without any wiring modifications, the big halogen bulb (where I drew the red arrow) would also turn on with the LEDs, just like how the regular US spec halogen bulb turns on as DRLs.

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