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Old 05-26-2010, 08:14 PM
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does anyone know where you can get the 4th generation headlights and if they have ccfls around the light housing?
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does anyone know where you can get the 4th generation headlights and if they have ccfls around the light housing?
ebay,no
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:01 AM
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yea i cant find where to buy the 4th gen lights either..
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:43 AM
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i cant find em on ebay, i wonder what happened? try a vendor on here. maybe they stopped making them or are doing something about the lenses. who knows
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did two sets yesterday..




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Old 05-28-2010, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by omg z brian View Post
yea i cant find where to buy the 4th gen lights either..
Ya do you know who makes the lights. that would make it easy to find on google

So i finally found a thread on the 4th generation headlights
https://www.cobaltss.net/forums/appearance-48/gen-4-projectors-198656/.

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Old 05-30-2010, 09:07 PM
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yea... and i still cant ******* decide, ccfl gen 1 or ccfl gen 3? can someone please post some day and night shots facing the front of the car with either for the love of everything holy!

been 2 years i want headlights lol cant choose one
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yea... and i still cant ******* decide, ccfl gen 1 or ccfl gen 3? can someone please post some day and night shots facing the front of the car with either for the love of everything holy!

been 2 years i want headlights lol cant choose one
I dont like the ccfl headlights
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Old 05-30-2010, 09:43 PM
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how come? isnt it the same as halo but brighter?
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:42 AM
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my smoked tails are on back order from supplier till June 10, then 7 business day shipping to Meeeeechigan, will post pics once on car Next mod, charge pipes or...?

Painting headlights, probably gunmetal this coming week
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:39 AM
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im liking the smoked LED tails, but it says 2005-07 only...does it make a difference if mines an 08? is it that it has not been tested on 08+ yet?
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:26 AM
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No it will be the same. The coupe tails on all cobalts are the same. More than likely the tails were either designed before the 08s came out, or the test car was older. They are the same though.
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:52 AM
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getting excited, my brother just re-turboed his 2.2L. can't wait to get my tails on and cruise with him
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LED 3157's - Load Resistors on Brake / Turn - How to Install?

Hi All,

I have installed LED brake / turn signal bulbs (SuperBrightLED's) on my 09' LT Sedan and of course the car is experiencing "hyper-flash". I ordered and just received 2 x 6 Ohm 50W Load Resistors and need guidance on how to install these properly. I have attached pics of the wiring on the tails. I have searched the web and the Cobalt SS Network but can not find out exactly how to install these. If there is a "How To" already, I do apologize but I have searched most of the forums. There are 5 wires coming out of the bulb housing. 2 wires go to the parking light and 3 (1 x brown, 1 x black and 1 x yellow) go back to the main plug. The yellow and another black go to the reverse lights which are NOT LED's. Which wires do I tap into? I think I tap into the wires in the 2nd image below but not 100% sure.

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Old 06-07-2010, 04:32 PM
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If I was to tell you the resistors have to PARALLEL, NOT SERIES, the bulb and each bulb needs it's own resistor would you know what I was talking about or should I explain PARALLEL? It takes two wires to make a bulb light. Just for demonstration purposes lets say there's two wires going to the bulb, that would be EACH filament, the resistor goes between those two wires just like the bulb. Easy. Good luck with your project. I believe Superbrite also sells an electronic flasher that wou;ld solve your problem also. Don't know about cost effectiveness though. I LOVE that Superbright site.

If I was to tell you the resistors have to PARALLEL the bulb and each bulb needs it's own resistor would you know what I was talking about or should I explain PARALLEL? It takes two wires to make a bulb light. Just for demonstration purposes lets say there's two wires going to the bulb, that would be EACH filament, the resistor goes between those two wires just like the bulb. Easy. Good luck with your project. I believe Superbrite also sells an electronic flasher that would solve your problem also. Don't know about cost effectiveness though. I LOVE that Superbright site.

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i want your headlights..i like the chrome trim!!!
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[QUOTE=buellfooll;5000081]If I was to tell you the resistors have to PARALLEL, NOT SERIES, the bulb and each bulb needs it's own resistor would you know what I was talking about or should I explain PARALLEL? It takes two wires to make a bulb light. Just for demonstration purposes lets say there's two wires going to the bulb, that would be EACH filament, the resistor goes between those two wires just like the bulb. Easy. Good luck with your project. I believe Superbrite also sells an electronic flasher that wou;ld solve your problem also. Don't know about cost effectiveness though. I LOVE that Superbright site.

Thanks for the quick response but no, I don't fully understand. I sorta understand what you are saying about the PARALLEL, but applying that practically - not sure. I have a resistor for each bulb. My thoughts are to tap into the brown wire with one wire from the resistor and then tap the other wire from the resistor into the black wire???

Would that be a correct PARALLEL connection?
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OK! Without a wiring diagram I can't tell which wire does what. So you're going to have to either buy one or pick through each connector with a voltmeter to find out what's what. My advice to you would be to find an electronic flasher that handles LED's. The electrical systems on the new cars are a nightmare. Everything effects something else somewhere else. Just an example. If all three of the bulbs in the stock high level brake light were to burn out your cruise wouldn't work. I learned that the hard way. And if you change them to LED, even 12V LED's, you still need a resistor to simulate the resistance of the stock three incandessant's which is around 7 ohms. The 10 ohm 50 watt resistors you bought will suffice.

If there are only TWO wires going to a bulb install a resistor between those wires. If there are more than two, like a brake/turn your going to have to figure out which wire is which and put a resistor between the two wires that go to each filament in the bulb.

Fun, isn't it?
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:12 PM
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Not sure if "fun" is the appropriate word for it... but I do appreciate your help. I will try the "trial and error" method for now. I am pretty sure it is the brown and black wires I need to tap as the yellow goes to the reverse lights which are not LED. I will let all know the results - working on it tonight.

Thanks for the guidance buellfooll.
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Not sure if "fun" is the appropriate word for it... but I do appreciate your help. I will try the "trial and error" method for now. I am pretty sure it is the brown and black wires I need to tap as the yellow goes to the reverse lights which are not LED. I will let all know the results - working on it tonight.

Thanks for the guidance buellfooll.
Happy to help. I hope?
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Crappy pic of the IPCW tails. Right out of the box in this pic, but if one is willing to put the work in these tails are the best.
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:39 PM
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i want your headlights..i like the chrome trim!!!
I got them from BLK08SS/TC. He's a really good seller and the quality on the headlights is awesome. The only issue I had was that he is in Canada and shipping took a little bit.
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:43 AM
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retros by blownss06
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they are brighter than photos represent

i tried to upload a close up of them but i just got wicked glare...
Is it easy to do this conversion because that puts out some amazing light. are those on low beams or high?
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:04 AM
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uhh the one of my condo village place thing is my low beams. and the 2 of the road are highbeams. i had blownss06 make them for me so i have no idea how much work actually went into them. i just know that ill never own a vehicle again that doesnt either have retrofits or projectors already installed.
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Old 06-14-2010, 12:04 AM
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are you using HIDs or normal bulbs. which style of headlight are you using
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