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Old 07-28-2011, 11:42 PM
2004xlmiller 2004xlmiller is offline
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Default Re: How To:Install Hella's behind the grille on 2004+

mine had bars but i bought a honeycomb grille. thats what i suggest you do..
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:11 AM
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Default Re: How To:Install Hella's behind the grille on 2004+

Do you know of anyone that makes a honeycomb for the 2000? I have searched some and I can't find any...I don't like the stock grille and I want lights behind it...
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:17 AM
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Default Re: How To:Install Hella's behind the grille on 2004+

do a 01-03 swap header panel swap. or do some dremeling to cut out the center of your grille and use some hardware cloth and make your own. get the finest hardware cloth you can find and paint it black.

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=hardw...WsdDDCA&zoom=1

and no its not plastic, its metal
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:20 AM
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I want to do the 01/03 front end swap but don't have the funds...I will look into that other idea thanks!
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:18 PM
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Default Re: How To:Install Hella's behind the grille on 2004+

Would putting Lights like this on an 01 with a bar grille look decent? if not how easy is replacing my faded bar grille with a honeycomb?
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:22 PM
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how easy is replacing my faded bar grille with a honeycomb?
4 screws and 2 clips allow the grill to come off, same for putting one on
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:55 PM
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That simple? thats good news and i can just find a stock honeycomb at a junkyard and it will swap right in? sounds easy enough i think i may go out and do it thanks!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:36 PM
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my photobucket account crashed. and the pics went away. here they are again



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Old 10-06-2011, 10:40 PM
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how much do they light up being behind the grill?
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:41 PM
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light output? its not even a difference from normal. its great, tons of light.
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:46 PM
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Default Re: How To:Install Hella's behind the grille on 2004+

hey, sorry to jump into this thread late but im thinking about doing this on my 99. this week i'm gonna order a honey comb grille for an '01 and i'm gonna cut the ears off and reshape it to fit cuz i dont wanna do a whole front end swap, but it means i'm going to still have the '99 header panel to mount them on. i think i can make it work but i'm interested about if anyone else has done this or if theres some big issue im missing haha. thanks
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:59 PM
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lemme find his profile link, but theres a guy whos done it. one sec

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Old 11-13-2011, 08:54 PM
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thanks. yeah, i have spoken to him before, hes the one that gave me the idea to do it. i was going back and forth about whether i wanted to or not but then i saw how sweet the hellas look behind the honey comb and that made me decide to do it haha
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:52 PM
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Any worries that the hellas obstruct airflow to the radiator?
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:26 PM
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Default Re: How To:Install Hella's behind the grille on 2004+

many people have inquired about that, and i have never had any problems with them at all. i dont have lights behind the grill anymore but i have a more restricting grill with bigger lights in front now and still dont have issues.
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