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Mk 2 front conversion to a MK 2.5 ( PART ONE)

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Mk 2 front conversion to a MK 2.5 ( PART ONE)

Postby Mazda Mender » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:18 pm

First we will do the headlight conversion, or part 1, and part 2 will be swapping the MK 2 nose cone /front bumper for a MK 2.5 front, in this case we will be useing the aftermarket angel eyes with DRL not far off the same as the OE Mk 2.5 units.
I personally am not a lover of cutting and chopping so will be making up patch leads to plug into what we have, so if i need to convert back it will just take a couple of hours.
You could just hard wire the bulb connections in, so make sure that all the fittings come with the light units if you are useing the OE units because there was a change half way through the production of the MK 2.5 which ended up with them having different bulb fittings.

First off you will need all the fittings/plugs to make up patch leads if you are not hard wiring in solid...


H4 x 2 male connections, (which is the same for the MK 1 and Mk2 single high and low beam bulbs )

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HB3 9005 high beam/main beam x 2 female connectors straight plug in into the bulb ...

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HB4 9006 low beam/dipped beam x 2 female connections, straight plug in into the bulb...

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MK 2 indicator bulb holder will fit straight into the MK 2.5 head light units.

The side light is a different fitting and what I have found to use that is not far of the same with just the minimal of fettling is the front ABS sensor plug in the engine bay of the MK 2/2.5 ABS sensor , so you will need two from a breaker like Autolink or a good Mx/Roadster garage that works full time on them that will have failed sensors that they have swapped for new ones, so the old sensor is no good to no one....

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Everything you will need for each side...

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Tools you will need...

Soldering iran, electrical tape, solder, and snips....

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Wire strippers....

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Heat shrink...

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Lighter to shrink the heat shrink....

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If you are not keen on soldering in, then crimp connections and crimper...

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Strip the covering off the ends ready for soldering or crimping...

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And then onto the joining up, if you are crimping then it will be a lot faster, but soldering is a more solid connection...

High and low beams....

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Side light (please note that on these after market light units i have also joined the DRL as side lights also).....

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Note that you will need to remove/shave the side guides off and one of the alignment guides from off the top as the pictures below, to fit into the side light socket in the engine bay...

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All finished ,heat shrinked, and electric taped up ready to fit to the roadster :handgestures-thumbup: :coffee:

Hope this helps, any questions ? please feel free to ask :wink:
M-m
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