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Old 12-14-2016, 03:41 PM   #1
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changing from 2015 jdm gt86 headlights to frs headlights

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I am planning to go from jdm gt86 headlights to scion frs headlights, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and i prefer the look of the frs headlights compared to the jdm 86 headlights. In my personal opinion drls are useless and turn signals are more important lol.

If i recall correctly the scion frs uses halogen bulbs and the gt86 uses HIDs. Would it be possible to just swap the gt86 HIDs into the scion frs headlight housings ?

Another question i have is if its just plug and play or would i have to do some wiring to make it work?

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Old 12-14-2016, 03:51 PM   #2
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The turn signals are still in the bumper, only the BRZ has indicators in the headlight. The FR-S projector housings are not directly compatible with HIDs, so no you shouldn't just swap them over. You could, but it wouldn't be very nice to on-coming drivers. I'd imagine the wiring harness is a bit different due to the different DRL types and HID, but IIRC on the BRZ it's 6 wires on halogen and 8 wires for HID.
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The turn signals are still in the bumper, only the BRZ has indicators in the headlight. The FR-S projector housings are not directly compatible with HIDs, so no you shouldn't just swap them over. You could, but it wouldn't be very nice to on-coming drivers. I'd imagine the wiring harness is a bit different due to the different DRL types and HID, but IIRC on the BRZ it's 6 wires on halogen and 8 wires for HID.
well i plan on getting some innovated dynamics brake vents which would completely remove the tiny turn signals which are barely visible anyways lol, i will also lose my foglights though so i will need really bright headlights, preferably hids like the ones i currently have on my 86 or even brighter bulbs.
would it be possible to reroute the wiring from those tiny turn signals into the frs highbeams and use them as turn signals instead? but then again will i lose function of the frs highbeams? Or does the projectors from the gt86 hids work as both low beam and high beams sorry for being a noob lol.

I don't mind annoying oncoming drivers (yes i know i'm not a nice person lol) but i live in indonesia where we lack road lights so i need bright headlights for my own safety.
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Old 12-14-2016, 05:09 PM   #4
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running the wiring from the stock turns to the FRS drl location would not be very difficult, but will require some extension probably. bulb sizing might get interesting. prob easiest just to wire up your own conversion harness from the stock turn harness to the headlight location/bulb size. I think the headlight drl is an h11. You'll have to look it up anyways. to maintain the GT86 projector setup with low beam and high beam in the same projector you'd prob do best just retrofitting bi-xenon projectors into an FRS housing. it's not terribly difficult but is somewhat time consuming. if you retrofit the projector just use the stock wiring harnesses and HIDs, and then run the turn signals up to what is the FRS DRL/Highbeam location.
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.. I don't mind annoying oncoming drivers (yes i know i'm not a nice person lol) but i live in indonesia where we lack road lights so i need bright headlights for my own safety.
It's not "annoying" drivers. It's "blinding them" & increasing probability of them crashing. I hope at least crashing into you and killing in process, not on something outside road, so you don't get out safe of doing crime by willingly doing dangerous to other drivers mod. And i also hope that after crash insurance company will jail technical inspector who passed your car in vehicle inspection as road legal thus is also guilty in helping murder.
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running the wiring from the stock turns to the FRS drl location would not be very difficult, but will require some extension probably. bulb sizing might get interesting. prob easiest just to wire up your own conversion harness from the stock turn harness to the headlight location/bulb size. I think the headlight drl is an h11. You'll have to look it up anyways. to maintain the GT86 projector setup with low beam and high beam in the same projector you'd prob do best just retrofitting bi-xenon projectors into an FRS housing. it's not terribly difficult but is somewhat time consuming. if you retrofit the projector just use the stock wiring harnesses and HIDs, and then run the turn signals up to what is the FRS DRL/Highbeam location.
Thanks for the info man. The turn signal wiring probably wouldn't be that difficult and the work would be done by a shop anyways so they'll work that out. For the headlight projectors i'll end up with retrofitting bi-xenon projectors into the FRS housing. Again thanks for the info man
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It's not "annoying" drivers. It's "blinding them" & increasing probability of them crashing. I hope at least crashing into you and killing in process, not on something outside road, so you don't get out safe of doing crime by willingly doing dangerous to other drivers mod. And i also hope that after crash insurance company will jail technical inspector who passed your car in vehicle inspection as road legal thus is also guilty in helping murder.
Thanks for reminding me, safety first as always. but damn bro i dont want to die yet lol. Anyways thanks for the brutal reality check.
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You'll need to replace the projector if you want to retain High beams. You need this.


https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...cion-gt86.html


Then you can work on changing the DRL to turn signals. Easiest way to do that would probably be to keep the stock harness and modify the DRL bulb housing to fit a different size bulb.
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You'll need to replace the projector if you want to retain High beams. You need this.


https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...cion-gt86.html


Then you can work on changing the DRL to turn signals. Easiest way to do that would probably be to keep the stock harness and modify the DRL bulb housing to fit a different size bulb.
so i would need the bi-xenon projectors and rq brackets/hardware? will i need to get new HID bulbs and ballasts or could i re-use the ones from my gt86 headlights?

thanks for the info and again sorry for being a noob lol
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so i would need the bi-xenon projectors and rq brackets/hardware? will i need to get new HID bulbs and ballasts or could i re-use the ones from my gt86 headlights?

thanks for the info and again sorry for being a noob lol

Im not sure to be honest, I think those projectors are designed to fit standard bulbs or aftermarket HID. However there might be a way to fit your stock bulbs. If I were doing this I would just order then projectors then see what I could do.
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