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Old March 21st, 2016, 07:11 AM   #1
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What do y'all know about the Inspire Headlight wiring harness?

Hey guys!

So I purchased my inspires from a fellow member back in September, and up until now everything has been flawless.

I have since lost my driver's side turn signal and corner light and would really like to get these back up and running.

This morning I removed the headlight to get a good look at the wiring and see what my options were. I discovered that the wiring was practically falling apart, and completely separating at the sockets.




Now, I have failed in my attempts so far in finding any sort of wiring diagram that goes along with how these harness are created, but I would like to redo it all for this headlight, and eventually carry it over to my passenger side to avoid any issues. I'd like to make it look OE, if possible.

I know these headlights are not an extremely common deal, but do any (still) active members have any insight on how I might go about rebuilding this harness?

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Old March 21st, 2016, 07:57 PM   #2
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First, HOLY ****! What an absolutely terrible hack of a wiring job that **** is! Whoever did that should be beaten with 00 gauge wire.

Second, I don't run inspires but were it me, I'd try and de-pin those sockets, solder new wire in its place and do a much better job at the wiring than that joker did.
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Old March 21st, 2016, 09:29 PM   #3
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First, HOLY ****! What an absolutely terrible hack of a wiring job that **** is! Whoever did that should be beaten with 00 gauge wire.

Second, I don't run inspires but were it me, I'd try and de-pin those sockets, solder new wire in its place and do a much better job at the wiring than that joker did.
Oh trust me, I tried to take the silicon out from the sockets but it's in there good. Honestly, it would be way easier to just get ahold of entirely new sockets. I plan on soldering and heat wrapping these things and making it look nice. I don't want to have to take this apart again.

I seriously cannot believe how bad the wiring job is.

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Old March 22nd, 2016, 10:46 AM   #4
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Oh trust me, I tried to take the silicon out from the sockets but it's in there good. Honestly, it would be way easier to just get ahold of entirely new sockets. I plan on soldering and heat wrapping these things and making it look nice. I don't want to have to take this apart again.

I seriously cannot believe how bad the wiring job is.

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Sourcing those sockets may not be that easy. You might be stuck between a rock and a hard place.
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 12:40 PM   #5
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Sourcing those sockets may not be that easy. You might be stuck between a rock and a hard place.
They are Stanley parts. I'm honestly thinking I might just be able to walk out with them from a dealership.

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If you can get p/n off them, sure. I don't think it'll be easy though if you don't have that as they go off year and model. Not like the Inspire is found here.
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If you can get p/n off them, sure. I don't think it'll be easy though if you don't have that as they go off year and model. Not like the Inspire is found here.
This is true, but IIRC, the sockets come from different vehicles found in the US. I think one is off the 08 civic, etc. I just need to find that list, and I'm having a hell of a time doing so.

From what I can tell, the low beam and high beam are powered directly off the OE plug. Power to the turn signal and corner light comes from the OE turn signal plug. It's hard to tell for sure since they put the silicon in there, but I believe the corner light takes a socket, and the turn signal takes the other.

Now that I am thinking about it, I think the bulbs are all found from different vehicles, but the sockets use the OE Accord sockets.

It looked like they took the OE turn signal male plug, plugged it into the OE female plug (where the turn signal bulb would go) and then is getting it's power from both sides of the socket where the bulb goes.

Hopefully some of that made sense. I'm not good with electrical state systems. I was basically typing out my thought process here.

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That kinda made sense but not having seen it first hand, its tough to follow. I don't know what all the different bulbs are in the inspire housing tbh. I know its a couple more than the US accord lights which explains the hacking to make things work.
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That kinda made sense but not having seen it first hand, its tough to follow. I don't know what all the different bulbs are in the inspire housing tbh. I know its a couple more than the US accord lights which explains the hacking to make things work.
Here's a little something small that I drew to try and have it make more sense. Without looking at it, however, I cannot remember how the harness incorporates the HID ballast into the system. I do remember now that it is tied into the OE low beam plug.

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Here's a little something small that I drew to try and have it make more sense. Without looking at it, however, I cannot remember how the harness incorporates the HID ballast into the system. I do remember now that it is tied into the OE low beam plug.

That's what figured you meant. It looks like what they did is make the corner and turn signal act like one bulb like the accord ie splitting the hot and negative to both. Everything else is PnP from the looks of that drawing.
That said, are there any relays in that harness to account for the hid ballast?
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That's what figured you meant. It looks like what they did is make the corner and turn signal act like one bulb like the accord ie splitting the hot and negative to both. Everything else is PnP from the looks of that drawing.
That said, are there any relays in that harness to account for the hid ballast?
Nope, no relays at all. I haven't had any issues as far as that goes, but since I am going this far into it, I wonder if it wouldn't be a bad idea to maybe incorporate something kind of like the Morimoto relay harness for the MH1 retro.
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Nope, no relays at all. I haven't had any issues as far as that goes, but since I am going this far into it, I wonder if it wouldn't be a bad idea to maybe incorporate something kind of like the Morimoto relay harness for the MH1 retro.
I would.
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same thing happened to mine, the PnP wires started to fail. To remove the silicone I used a soldering iron, everything melted off. Then I used new female plugs. As for the wiring, I tapped and soldered into the OEM harness. It's not PnP anymore, but works fine.
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same thing happened to mine, the PnP wires started to fail. To remove the silicone I used a soldering iron, everything melted off. Then I used new female plugs. As for the wiring, I tapped and soldered into the OEM harness. It's not PnP anymore, but works fine.
Thanks for the insight! If I wasn't set on already buying new sockets, I'd definitely do that. However, thought of watching the silicon melt, and pouring it out sounds so satisfying lol

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I believe I still have some factory connectors left after finishing my Inspire lamp harness.I can send to you free of charge if you like. Just pay for shipping.
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I believe I still have some factory connectors left after finishing my Inspire lamp harness.I can send to you free of charge if you like. Just pay for shipping.
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Not sure if this will help but...

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