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We have a thin one just to hold the plastic bumper cover and a thick one behind, both made of steel, while in America there is only one made of aluminum. It could be to reduce the cost of repairs in minor accidents



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do you have a part number, and was it plug/play? thanks
 

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Wow. Didn't think that installing the touring LED lights would be easy (OP could tell if it was or not), given previous models. Changing harnesses must have been crazy. Looking forward to the write up!
 

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Wow. Didn't think that installing the touring LED lights would be easy (OP could tell if it was or not), given previous models. Changing harnesses must have been crazy. Looking forward to the write up!
I believe there is an adapter harnesss that plugs into the original headlight connectors then plugs into the touring lamps. there are a few companies that sell the lamps w/ plug and play harnesses.
 
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As promised, here's the write up for the Touring LED headlamp conversion, MDX horn conversion, and I'll also do my version of the clear sidemarkers.
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But first and foremost, I'll have to credit Jeff from Hardtopguy.com as he help make the harness for the headlights and the horn conversion. He worked with me to get this going, and provided all the info I needed to make it work. Super responsive, and helpful guy. Pretty much couldn't have done it w/o his help.
For the headlamps and harnesses: http://hardtopguy.com/store/2016-2017-civic-headlamp-upgrade.html
For the wiring only: http://hardtopguy.com/store/2016-2017-cvic-led-headlamp-mod-wiring-only-.html

Alright, on to the DIY of changing out the headlights and such. First you have to remove the front bumper, just be careful not to brake the clips under the headlights when pulling the bumper off, rest is pretty straightforward.
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As for actually removing the headlamps, you'll need a socket wrench with an extended bar thingy, because one screw is way back in the inside. There's 4 screws total holding up the headlight and two more that you'll have to remove the plastic beam from the headlight itself from.
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At this point, I would highly recommend to just take off one side first, and finish installing that side with the new LED headlamps so then you can see how it was put back together on the other side. But here's basically what the harness looks like from Jeff:
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So it's essentially all plug and play, super easy to do. Before screwing back the headlights, I highly recommend to hook the DRL LED back up first, because reaching into there and trying to plug it in after mounting the headlights is a PITA, not so much the drivers side, but the passenger side sucked.
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And that's pretty much it, just do your cable management as how you see fit. Although I recommend to not have the resistor for the turn signals dangling around and touching any plastics or anything because it can get pretty hot.

On to the horns! So I didn't know before hand that the MDX horns were grounded thru the mounting bracket, so it made finding a mounting area a bit difficult...finding a good place to mount these actually took me alot of trial and error. Anyway, this was my setup at first:
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Basically mounting it to the beam, which would have worked great if the fog light housing wasn't in the way. Oh, and Jeff made that wiring harness (yellow and red) in order to convert the signal horn setup to a dual horn setup for the MDX horns. Basically just tap into the positive stock wire, and plug and play, but you have to make sure you have a good place to ground the horns. As you can see I ran another wire thru the beam to the other side. Since I had fog lights, the housing got in the way, so after much messing around trying to find a good space, I ended up mounting it to where the stock horn used to be, but running a ground wire to the beam with the ring terminals. Since they made the car symmetrical, I had a mounting hole for the driverside too. Worked out great.
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And there you have it!
As for the clear side markers, I definitely had to trim the two little numbs off, but also slightly trim the other ones in order to make it fit in the housing.
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Pretty easy peasy, especially with the headlight out, you can have really good access to the side marker area.
As for the foglights, I'm running Osram Fog breakers, really happy with the results.
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There you have it! Again, wouldn't be possible with Jeff's help from hardtopguy.com. As for my impression on the headlights themselves? I have yet to drive with them yet, but from what I see is that it doesn't have that nice cut off line at the top as say the MDX LED headlights do, and yes, I can see what people and the IIHS was talking about regarding the "excessive glare." I probably need to adjust them a bit too. I think projector LEDs are superior to these reflector LED headlights, but then again, it's comparing apples to oranges. Would you get away with just switching out the bulb to an LED bulb on the projector headlights? Probably, but I personally don't want to deal with stuff like if the LED bulb dies or whatnot, and the brightness may not be adequate.
 
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Great write up. :thumbsup:im sure it will help out the other users here who still want to convert to the Touring headlight
 

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Wow very nice! From this, I assume the head lights are universal fit across all trims? I am definitely interested in doing the LED conversion
 
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Wow very nice! From this, I assume the head lights are universal fit across all trims? I am definitely interested in doing the LED conversion
Yeah, part number is the same.
 

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