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Hey all. In past years, the headlight assemblies were equipped with LED ribbon light. My '17 limited has LED DRL strips in the traditional fog light area but the headlight housing looks like ribbon light is there as well. Is it just for looks or is the housing actually capable of producing light from the? I'm referring to the white part at the top of the housing in the picture.
 

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The foreign models over seas do have that strip that lights up in the headlight. Instead we were given the led strips on the bumper. :(

There are several kits available that you can install yourself to make them light up. It just involves baking open the headlight housing and doing a little modification for wiring. You can do just a white strip or a switchback that also functions as a turn signal and lights up orange when the signal is engaged and the returns to white after signaling.
 

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Thanks to both for the responses. And wow! Those look bright and I love the switchback. Looks similar to Mercedes new ribbon signals. Not crazy about the effect though.
 

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Thanks to both for the responses. And wow! Those look bright and I love the switchback. Looks similar to Mercedes new ribbon signals. Not crazy about the effect though.
I think they have strips that do not have the moving effect but just light up like a DRL would.
That style should be significantly cheaper than the ones that are sequential.

Maybe something more like this.
exLED LF SONATA Eyeline 1533L2 Power LED(22W*2) Upgrade Modules
 

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Thanks again. My wife is going to be pissed when I tell her about this new necessity.
No problem.
If you decide to do it, post some pics and a little write up so others know what they're getting into should they decide to tackle this as well.
I've backed open headlights on Japanese cars but never on a Hyundai / Kia.
 

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where did you buy your set from?
It was pretty tough lol. It was my second time baking headlights. I bought the Morimoto XSB 2.0, 24 inches. I think 18 inches is good enough because I ended up pretty much folding over the excess strip.

It looks excellent! And I love the wheels too. Very clean looking exterior. Any tips for the headlight baking?
 

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Longer time with a lower temperature is better than a shorter time with a higher temperature. It takes time for the glue to soften and melt, so don't rush it. If I remember, I baked the headlights between 150-175 degrees for like 10 to 15 minutes. I don't remember much because I did this like over a year ago lol. If the housing isn't separating well, put it back in the oven with a higher temperature and wait a bit before you try again :)
 

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Longer time with a lower temperature is better than a shorter time with a higher temperature. It takes time for the glue to soften and melt, so don't rush it. If I remember, I baked the headlights between 150-175 degrees for like 10 to 15 minutes. I don't remember much because I did this like over a year ago lol. If the housing isn't separating well, put it back in the oven with a higher temperature and wait a bit before you try again <img src="http://www.hyundai-forums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
Thanks. Is the baking and splitting the hardest part of the job? I imagine it's not but my worry is the heated glue coming in contact with the clear lense and it not ever being the same again. If you're in Dallas, I'll pay you to do mine! Lol
 

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Thanks. Is the baking and splitting the hardest part of the job? I imagine it's not but my worry is the heated glue coming in contact with the clear lense and it not ever being the same again. If you're in Dallas, I'll pay you to do mine! Lol
It takes time for sure but it's not bad lol. I had the glue come in contact with the lens. Isopropyl alcohol should do the trick to clean it off if it does happen. Also, I live in Georgia lol.
 
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