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Today 07:54 AM
sailor Yeah, beam shape is opposite for the RHD versions.

Ours are lowest to the left looking forward, tailing upwards to the right - my std. one actually has a split beam on the left with a dimmer segment near level & a brighter one pointing lower - normal pattern on the right light.
Today 05:50 AM
sbc17
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Originally Posted by Marde View Post
I am a total headlight mod newb, so can use any & all help possible. I saw the "right-hand driver" notes, but blew em off, thinking it was irrelevant to my needs...? What does it matter? Steering wheel on Left or Right changes what on a headlight assembly?



Sorry to be off-topic, I will keep this to a minimum in this thread and start my own thread on this soon; if I go the mod route.



Ugh, gotta go sleepy-time. Cheers!

I could be off base here, but I believe the difference is how they are aimed. The drivers side is always a bit lower and inward(depending on RHD or LHD) from the factory. This is so that you are not blinding the guy driving toward you on a 2 lane highway. So if that's correct they would just have to be adjusted after you install them.

Like I said, could be way off here but that's my 2cents.
Yesterday 11:56 PM
Marde
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Originally Posted by fighterbandit1200 View Post
... but i think the tru-part ones are for right hand drive only...
I am a total headlight mod newb, so can use any & all help possible. I saw the "right-hand driver" notes, but blew em off, thinking it was irrelevant to my needs...? What does it matter? Steering wheel on Left or Right changes what on a headlight assembly?

Sorry to be off-topic, I will keep this to a minimum in this thread and start my own thread on this soon; if I go the mod route.

Ugh, gotta go sleepy-time. Cheers!
Yesterday 11:20 PM
fighterbandit1200 Marde i have been researching headlights lately and dont want to burst ya bubble but i think the tru-part ones are for right hand drive only ,i was wanting the black ones and found 3 suppliers but couldn`t justify the $ 300 plus the vw pigtails n stuff at the moment ,
look up " ST170 headlights" or "Euro Car Parts" in uk or "Europeancarparts" in Germany ,if you see ones by Ace car parts (uk) they are R/H drive too good hunting
Yesterday 10:50 PM
Marde
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Originally Posted by FocusedOnSVT View Post
Just don't settle for cheap Auto Zone or eBay branded headlights. Get the real deal!
Def will not... but, short of buying the same OEM's I have now, the Depo's (linked above) are the best deal and are decent quality. Direct fit, no fuss, no mod needed.

The market and offerings for LED, Halo, HID stuff is very full; the OEM look-a-likes are very few; and the Euro ST170 OEM's or look-a-likes are hard/impossible to find in the USA. -uh, so I thought...

Found some new and used ST170 headlights in Europe on ebay.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Focus-mk1-...item2a02e61f3d

Brand = Trupart
New = 45 + 25 shipping each side (British Pounds) = about $110 USD delivered (VAT/tax unknown) = $220 for both + mod parts + bulbs.

NEWS FLASH: Found em at RockAuto.
TRUPART Part # HL1152 and HL1153
About $65 each. Tax and Shipping TBD.

Will I do it? Maybe. I have a few questions/concerns and will post in a new thread. Left side (in pic below) of each seems to have a physical (mounting point/trim) difference & overall clearances in rear of the ST170 might be a problem in my car.



Also, I stumbled into a How-To for this mod;
http://www.focusfanatics.com/howtos/...ght/index.html

Geez, now I gotta go price-out the (no-turn-signals) euro grill too.

Thanks guys! Cheers!
Yesterday 09:41 AM
FocusedOnSVT Even though I'm not part of it anymore--we should get a WagoNation here!
Yesterday 09:35 AM
sbc17 ^what he said.

Also, no problem Marde. Always glad to help when I can!
Yesterday 08:00 AM
FocusedOnSVT Just don't settle for cheap Auto Zone or eBay branded headlights. Get the real deal!
03-02-2015 09:59 PM
Marde ^^ Awesome. Thanks.

Yes, they are halogens.

I just did another web search for headlights, and again came up empty on something I like. Also, nothing found when looking for 2002 2004 Stock European headlights (SVT or not). Finding them OEM & new at a European dealership address would not be cost effective/do-able for me; and I am not interested in buying used ones. I was hoping to find that style, new, and at aftermarket (cheap?) prices.

BTW mine are kinda milked-over and need replacement. I am dangerously close to buying some Depo OEM look-a-likes (normal and boring);
http://www.amazon.com/Depo-330-1110L...3T80MBC2DGPZAA

"In 2002, (European) headlights went to a dual halogen light set-up with a signal indicator built into the housing. The headlight design depended on the vehicle. It's also important to note that the "Mach/SVT HIDs" were also available in Europe. These were designed to meet European transportation standards."

I might hunt and call a little more before giving up. Be a shame to install those Depo's when I can do something that I like better.

Sorry Off Topic some. Hey #WagonNation, got me wagon window tint and a new Pioneer Head Unit plus a 12" Sub/amp in the past two months. Go wagons!

The closest I got was this tiny JPG
03-02-2015 07:47 PM
sbc17
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Originally Posted by Marde View Post
Hi guys. I have looked around a couple times for some headlights that I like and honestly did not like any of the MANY options out there. Halos = nope. HID's = couldn't find ones that I like. The ones in this pic look great, plus these might be halogens too? are they?



If anyone knows who sells this headlight (pic above at #268) please post, thanks!

Those are the European ST170(European SVT if you are unfamiliar) headlights. Yes I believe they are meant for halogen bulbs.

As for how to get them: try looking thru the Buy & Sell area on the forum. Or, I'm sure you can search on a European eBay for somebody selling them. It's just going to take some hunting to find them.
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