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I decided to do a H-13 to H-4 halogen headlight upgrade on my factory H-13 headlights,and do the Cibie headlight reflectors.
Maybe it's been done a thousand times on here..oh well...here is 1001 LOL!!

A step by step pictorial...this is such an easy upgrade,and fun to do as well.


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Here is what came in the post.
Headlight bezel's philips 130 extreme
bulbs,and KC wiring harness adapters.

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First off remove the 6 clips from on top of the
7 slot Jeep grill.

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If you don't have the little tool,you
can use a slot screw driver just as easily.

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Take them all out and store safely away,to
be re-used upon reassembly.

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Detach all the metal clips that run along
the bottom of the grill,and don't forget the two
by the marker lights.
 

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...second part..

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Remove the marker-indicator light,
both sides


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store the grill away someplace
safe.



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and as mentioned earlier store the
six clips away so they don't get scattered
and lost.

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have a cool beverage and listen to some
tunes(if you like)

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loosen and remove the headlight ring ,held fast
with 4 torx screws,leave one in 'till the end so
the light won't fall out..yes the wire will stop it
from hitting the ground...but....keep one in there 'till
your ready to take it all the way out.
 

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part 3....

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once the bezel is free,unplug the stock
light and bezel.you will notice an orange
clasp move it rearward and the plug will come
free when pulled...

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...like this..

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take the stock bezel over to a table.where
you will set it beside the new one(Cibie in my case)
take the stock mounting ring off of the stocker and
position it on the new bezel..

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...noting top and bottom of the bezel and the ring
denoted by the notch positions.it will just fit like a glove
onto the new bezel and onto the front of the jeep.

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as indicated here..
 

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Nice write up! I love my Cibie swap vs stockers. Eventual JW Speakers will be on mine but for now and the past year, these handle the job quite well.
 

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...4...

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Grab your H-13 to H-4 adapter harness
and orient it properly.in readiness to plug it in
I used some dielectric grease on the prongs in the
plug to help protect against corrosion on the electrical
contact surfaces

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make sure when you plug it in 'till
it clicks that you also move forward
'till it clicks the orange clasp..

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like this..

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next get the bulb,hold it by the base and do not
touch the glass element the oil from your fingers
will greatly reduce the bulbs life.

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install the bulb into the bezel..orienting the prongs
on the bulb base with the indents in the bulb receptor
on the bezel...
 

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..5..

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like this...

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then latch over the little built in spring
clip...like this...and..

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...this...

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next install the provided rubber boot over the
base of the bulb with the electrical prongs
protruding..I put a bit of silicone grease on
the rubber boot and it slid right over the bulb
base no problem.
 

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....6...

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plug in the other end,I used dielectric grease
again on this plug end as well

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seat the plug home,this is what it looks like
with the boot on and plugged in.

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installed and lights on!!

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set the grill in place and return the indicator
-marker lights back into place

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install the bottom and top grill clips.. align
and push the bottom steel clips into place
and re-install the 6 plastic clips back up top.
 

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...final.... whew!!!

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and your done!!!!

They give you zip ties in the KC adapter

wire harness kit,I didn't need to use them everything
folded in back behind the bezel nicely and found their home
there will be no problems the wires will stay put,the length is
not excessive.

I hope you enjoyed this pictorial of a fun and safety enhancing
improvement to the Jeep.
 

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do a headlight alignment afterwards and it will be better yet.
 

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Big,Big improvement !!!!

I just got back from a nighttime drive out on the back-roads....what a major difference the Cibie reflector with the H-4 Philips x-treme vision 130's has made,it is quite remarkable.

The light spread is fantastic and nice and white light. No more dark spot just out in front of the Jeep anymore, and well lit out to the sides, and a great cut off point out front. Much,much improvement over the stock H-13, and headlight bezel.

Anyone that doesn't want to go the LED route(I personally don't like the look of LED's or the cost and complexity of anti flicker and....heated lights!!!!????) I would highly recommend this upgrade for, light output performance,classic look of the Cibies,and the comparatively low cost of the upgrade for the light output you get,they naturally heat up,for winter time driving keeping ice and snow clear.

I highly recommend this upgrade !!! :thumb:
 

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Looks good!

I did the same thing, except with KC Hilite housings (Amazon day special, else I would've gone with Hella E-codes which I did with my previous TJ and which turned out super!). Once I got them adjusted I was really pleased with the result, especially for only ~$85 total spent on the upgrade.
 

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I still have a 3 Cibie left (4th rusted) from my 74 T/A and later CJ7. I may try them with H4 LED bulbs although I do have H13 LEDs I took back out of my F150 when I sold it
 

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I still have a 3 Cibie left (4th rusted) from my 74 T/A and later CJ7. I may try them with H4 LED bulbs although I do have H13 LEDs I took back out of my F150 when I sold it
You mean Halogen....??? Or the LED bulbs with the H-4 base..???
 

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LED with H4 base in the Cibies. When I used those lights all you could get was just regular bulbs with a higher wattage, 130, I think as opposed to 55 stock for high beam. The H13s were aftermarket LED bulbs in stock housing. Much better that Silverstars. I put HID in a Vehicross, it looked cool but was not that impressed with output over stock other than K value. the biggest factor to any light is the lens or reflector fluting
 

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Looks great, sry for change of topic but which grille do you have ? Liking that....
 

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