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Old April 7th, 2006, 09:36 AM   #1
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For those of you who have tyc headlights. Have you changed out the h1 bulb that comes with it for a silverstar h1 bulb? Do you have to remove the headlights from the car to do this because when i looked at it there doesn't seem to be much room for a screwdriver to get the back cover off. How long are the bolts holding it in and how hard is it to get the original bulb out?
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Old April 7th, 2006, 10:25 AM   #2
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its hard... you can probably do the passenger side one, but the drivers side light will almost 100% need to come out to get to the back of it
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I have no problem gettin the bulbs in either side


do you still have a stock intake?
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Old April 7th, 2006, 10:41 AM   #4
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hmm thats weird. does your car have ABS? my lights are blocked by i think the ABS pump or whatever it is. ill get a pic later
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Old April 7th, 2006, 08:09 PM   #5
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it looks like i'll have to take the bumper off and remove the lights.Does anyone have silverstar h1"s in their tyc headlights?I might just return them and not open the package if that's the case, i want to know if it's worth it.Is there a big difference?
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I seriously dont know what you are talking about. I have an 02 and HAD TYC before and there was not a single sweat to take the H1 bulbs out.
I replaced them with so many pair of bulbs that I cant even remember how many.
Lets see:
On the First day, went straight to get Redline H1 bulbs
Weeks later, got Nokia H1
Weeks later, got SOMETHING else H1
Weeks later, got PIAA H1, the 4000k one that looks NOTHING different than the rest....
Months later, got PIAA H1, the 7500k one. Was VERY PLease with color but out put was not at the brightest.(100 each pair)
Months later, got done with about 3 pair of those PIAA 7500k
Switched over to PIAA 5500K, looked like GAY with PURPLE LIGHT, cost about another 100, damn those TYC headlight killing my bulbs like TACO BELL !!!
Switched back to PIAA 4000k again until getting the retro, FINALLY...

ANYWAY, there was no need to take the housing out for bulbs and I dont think you need a screw driver either.
Take pics of the back of your housing, I will show you how.

BTW dont buy Silver Star, they are POS
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Old April 8th, 2006, 12:19 AM   #7
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BTW dont buy Silver Star, they are POS
I second that, i got silverstars for my jdm black housings headlings and they only lasted me about 5 months, before one went out, i thought i may have been a bad bulb so i replaced it then a week later the other one went out.... so now i have one silverstar and one regular, im looking at PIAA next...
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there are two versios of the TYC headlights.......... 1) the one with the lil circular rubber pot opening.........and 2) the one with the square box opening.

the #2 requires you to have a screw driver to open it and replace the bulb.....
the #1 doesnt...just pull off the rubber cap......

#2 will requires you to take off ur bumper/headlights (unless you have the right type of screwdriver, legnth wise)

btw, #2 is the newer generation
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Old April 8th, 2006, 03:06 PM   #9
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I seriously dont know what you are talking about. I have an 02 and HAD TYC before and there was not a single sweat to take the H1 bulbs out.
I replaced them with so many pair of bulbs that I cant even remember how many.
Lets see:
On the First day, went straight to get Redline H1 bulbs
Weeks later, got Nokia H1
Weeks later, got SOMETHING else H1
Weeks later, got PIAA H1, the 4000k one that looks NOTHING different than the rest....
Months later, got PIAA H1, the 7500k one. Was VERY PLease with color but out put was not at the brightest.(100 each pair)
Months later, got done with about 3 pair of those PIAA 7500k
Switched over to PIAA 5500K, looked like GAY with PURPLE LIGHT, cost about another 100, damn those TYC headlight killing my bulbs like TACO BELL !!!
Switched back to PIAA 4000k again until getting the retro, FINALLY...

ANYWAY, there was no need to take the housing out for bulbs and I dont think you need a screw driver either.
Take pics of the back of your housing, I will show you how.

BTW dont buy Silver Star, they are POS
holy crap...........you could have bought like....2 hid kits right there.......hahahah
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I guess I had the first version of TYC. Sort of glad I didnt get the second one since it seems to be a pain to deal with them.
Well, in that case I will NEVER buy TYC again
why in the hell do I have to take off the bumper just to adjust the beam on a ligh housing.
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Old April 8th, 2006, 08:24 PM   #11
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well, if the accord came stock with projectors, im sure honda would have figured a better way to put the parts that block the back of the headlight. its like that with any aftermarket parts. if you get an addition to the car, chances it will hnder the factory performance in some way.
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I dont kno what your talking about. I have TYC projectors and all i have to do is pull the circular rubber piece off and undo the metal clip and pull the H1 bulb out. But now I have a HID kit so I dont have to change my bulbs anymore. it sucks if u still have the stock intake.
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I dont kno what your talking about. I have TYC projectors and all i have to do is pull the circular rubber piece off and undo the metal clip and pull the H1 bulb out. But now I have a HID kit so I dont have to change my bulbs anymore. it sucks if u still have the stock intake.
its because you had version 1 just like I do, read it again carefully you will see the explaination.
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Old April 10th, 2006, 11:40 PM   #14
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I dont kno what your talking about. I have TYC projectors and all i have to do is pull the circular rubber piece off and undo the metal clip and pull the H1 bulb out. But now I have a HID kit so I dont have to change my bulbs anymore. it sucks if u still have the stock intake.

on both versions.......the hibeam comes with the lil rubber circular thing.....only in Ver2 does the lowbeam (the projector) uses that square enclosure

here is a pix of ver2: notice behind the projector has two lil screw to take off the stupid square box:



and the worst part is, you have to take that lil square box out to adjust the lowbeams beause lowbeam adjusting screws are inside
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ohhh that sucks
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Old May 10th, 2006, 04:16 PM   #16
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i have another question regarding my tyc's.I've noticed lately that they are getting condensation on the inside of the lens.Is there a fix to this?
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well i burnt off one of my h1's, what would be a good replacement?
or do they all suck?
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Old May 10th, 2006, 11:01 PM   #18
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well i burnt off one of my h1's, what would be a good replacement?
or do they all suck?
u said it. they all suck...

just get oem h1 bulbs....dont get any blue bulbs........cuz they're worse
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where would be a good, cheap, reliable place to buy one?
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autozone or search on ebay.......im sure u can find plenty oem ones...

and i remember a memeber on here wer selling a set.
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i have been getting silverstars for my tyc and they seem to burn out every month... are there any other brands that will last longer?? if so, how long? thanks
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silverstars are known to blow out after only a short amount of time. luminics and raybrig are good brands. i've actually had luck with nokya bulbs...even though they're supposed to be a cheap brand.
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how long does the luminics and raybrig last?
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Old March 31st, 2008, 02:00 AM   #24
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luminics are terrible. the light output was horrendous. nokya bulbs were the best blub only upgrade for me too. that's why i went with their sweet pedal set too!! haha please everyone though just get an HID kit.

i got an MKS HID kit, and I've had it on for like a year and a couple months, and I haven't burned out a single bulb! they haven't lost color either, they're as good as the day i put them on. they look freaking sweet with tyc too. it's a quality and inexpensive replacement till you can get some retros. $200 for tycs and $175 for the HID kit...not bad, not bad at all.
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pics!
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Old March 31st, 2008, 10:43 AM   #26
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ahhhhh sorry i don't have any quality pictures of it. i'll be taking some this week when i get my lip kit put on. i did post a kinda blurry pic on the other tyc thread, but it doesn't show much really.
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does anybody have any good suggestion for good pair of projector lights? as i can see most people have tyc's here. are there any other decent brand?
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tyc or retrofit are your best bet for a projector. if you're just lookin for a jdm look, the blackhoused oem headlights are freakin sick.
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yeah but i got no money for retro fitting. will hids melt the tycs? and will it blind people? or will i have to adjust it.
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me neither, that's why i went with tyc. nope HID doesn't melt the TYCs, it actually uses less wattage bulbs. it will not blind people unless raised too high. well sometimes there can be a glare which people sometimes get mad about, but it's not terrible. you won't get pulled over or cause anyone to crash by any means. just some people are stupid and think you have your brights on, cause they're just bright HID.
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