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Old 06-25-2011, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DIY NB1 to NB2 headlight wiring done easy

A few weeks ago I did the NB1 to NB2 front end conversion and I needed to find an easy way to convert the wiring. Here's what I came up with. I went to the junkyard and pulled the 9005,9006 plugs from a 95 BMW 325.



The low beam (tan plug) had a brown wire for common (negative voltage) and a green wire for 12v. The high beam (black plug) had a brown wire for common as well and a white and green wire for 12v.

I used these spade connectors (blue) because they fit into the NB1 plug without soldering. If you want it to be more permanent you can use solder and heat shrink or butt connectors.



Now here's what you do. Crimp a blue connector on the green wire, the white wire, and one on both of the brown wires together.

Tape for neatness.





If you hold the original NB1 plug so it looks like a triangle pointing up, the plug on the right will be your common. Push the connector with the two brown wires into that one. The plug on the top will be your low beam. Push the green wire connector there. The plug on the left is high beam, put the connector with the white wire in there.

I think this is a simple as it gets.
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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those spade connectors wont heat up and melt the plastic oem connector?
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Not if you wire them correctly.
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Old 06-28-2011, 01:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have nb2 connectors. What wires on the nb2 connectors do you wire to the 99 wires

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Very nice job! Got some extra NB1 headlight pigtails?
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Bandit, looks like green is your common , white is high beam and black is low beam 12v. if you look at my second to last photo, the brown wires will be green for you, the green wire will be black and the white will stay white.

Yellow, I should be wiring the headlights in permanently next weekend. After that, the pigtails are yours.
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Nice writeup i cant wait to see some pics of her all done. Did you ever get any relevant leads on your red wheels?
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I'm going out to day to buy a cheap multireader. I have never owned one.
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don't , I have one we can use.
also, we need to solder those connections once we know they work
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Yeah I have a fluke myself. Company issue.
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Take a 9 volt battery to one of those plugs, put green to negative, white/black to positive. If the light comes on you're golden. I'm pretty sure with those plugs green is your common since both plugs have the green wire.
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dl, are you putting in HID's eventually?
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I sure am.
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hey, just in case you wanna make it look a bit nicer and more proffessional, there is a male version of that 3-prong connector instead of using the spade connectors. i'll get you more info on that if you are intersted.
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Do you have a pic Alex?
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Ooh, I'd like to know more as well.
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How much would you charge to do this dliverance?
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speedworks- more info on the male connector please
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: Please sir may I have another?
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Yes please share with us.
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How did you do your wiring bandit and where are the pics.
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I used spades like you but if we can get our hands on that connector i would rather do that. and I'm hung over atm
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:26 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I did a search on ebay and found these h4 male pigtails. I think these will work perfectly.



All I searched was H4 male pigtail and I found a ton of these for $12 or less. It would be nice to find these locally though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/H4-90...ht_3339wt_1025
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sorry for the late reply guys.

so here is a link to the male connectors:
http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=1409

you guys are slowly sneaking into my stash of secrets.......

tremayne, if you really wanna do the harness nice, cover it up with some techflex sleeving and some heat shrink tubing on the ends.

and remember, i know a little about alot.... you just gotta ask sometimes.
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damn tremayne, i post my link and then i see you beat me to it, well, check the site i posted anyways, they got alot of cool stuff.
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I like the ones you posted because they have that boot to prevent water/dust intrusion.
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thanks for this write up. I have aftermarket NB2 lights from my 99' and this will be very help for a novice like me.
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sorry for the late reply guys.

so here is a link to the male connectors:
http://www.rallylights.com/detail.aspx?ID=1409

you guys are slowly sneaking into my stash of secrets.......

tremayne, if you really wanna do the harness nice, cover it up with some techflex sleeving and some heat shrink tubing on the ends.

and remember, i know a little about alot.... you just gotta ask sometimes.



I have a 99 miata and I'm buying nb2 headlights soon for a conversion. If I get the male connectors on the site you posted, which one would be the correct one for my miata? H4/9003? Sorry if it's a stupid question.. I'm a noob at this.
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was just doing this today on the new project car, thank you for the jump start!
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