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In this video we show off different available headlight upgrades for the Pontiac Fiero. To see all the headlights shown in this video, and more, click this link:
This video describes the most common and popular headlight options for the Fiero including black projector, crystal projector, crystal reflector, OEM Style E-Code, HID Upgrades and full LED headlight replacements. This video aims to show you the differences between the different styles and help you make a decision as to what headlights will best suit your Fiero needs!
Watch out for our next videos too where we show you how to do an HID install in the Fiero!
89 Cherokee H4 Headlight Conversion
1989 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4.0L I6 AW4 4X4 Command-Trac Renix
It's finally time to replaced the cracked sealed beam with something a
little more modern and maybe even a little brighter. A 200mm H6054 sealed
beam headlight shares the same connector as an H4 Bulb so they are directly
The trick now is to get a housing that fits in the 200mm bucket that holds
H4 bulbs. I found mine on ebay from an AutoPal Dealer and got a 200mm H6054
H4 Euro Conversion Headlights Kit. This kit came with two european light
pattern housings and two 55W/100W Yellow Autopal H4 Bulbs. I choose the
euro style because I've heard a lot of people like they way they look. The
light pattern is suppose to be more evenly reflected then a DOT pattern.
It's a direct swap so you take the old lights out and put the new ones in.
I had to modify the bracket a bit so they held the housings a little
tighter with some bump stops but besides that it look half an hour and was
really easy to do. I think they look a little nicer and later I can upgrade
to better bulbs if I want. I'm going to upgrade the light harness when that
finally comes in the mail as well.
TRS Tips: 7x6 Sealed Beam Bixenon Projector Retrofit How-To
And you thought it wasn't possible! While it may not be pretty looking at
it from the back-side, the beauty of retrofitting is making it work.
Here we took a gigantic Murano Bi-xenon projector, trimmed it up, and
shoe-horned it inside of a tiny & shallow 7x6 generic sealed beam headlight
for a Jeep.
Best of all, we used inexpensive Pilot headlights that were easy to pry
We recommend the Professional size JB Weld Epoxy for this job:
We also used our Apollo 2.0 shrouds and Morimoto xbALed Halos:
How to build custom HID projector headlights
Custom HID projector lighting for my 1989 Camaro Iroc-Z.
Supplies totalled around 220$ for everything.
How To Clean Civic Type R Headlights with Toothpaste
We show you how to clean the misty haze layer that can appear on your
plastic headlight lenses over time making them look dull and transform them
into new shiny headlights!
All you need is toothpaste and a cloth!
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Bendle & MacKenzie Pontiac Fiero Rocky Mountain Rally May 1991
Bendle & MacKenzie Pontiac Fiero Rocky Mountain Rally May 1991. Quite
possibly the most outrageous Pontiac Fiero rally car around. With Time
Bendle piloting and Art MacKenzie navigating, they were never boring. Plus
a couple of clips of rather rare Toyota Celica 4WD and a Mazda 323 AWD.
1987 Pontiac Fiero GT Walkaround
In this video I show some features of my car.
Shift Boot & Bezel:
More of my Fiero:
Paul's Lowered Fiero Gt
Early spring quick video 1" drop with axis 19" wheels, watch a better edit
of this video on my page
TRS Tips: Modifying Headlight Reflectors to House Projectors
Modifying the headlight reflectors, aka the point of no return is one of
the most important steps in a retrofit using a full-size set of projectors.
There is no real science to this process other than the old adage of
"measure twice, cut once"
Size up your projectors, compare that to the reflectors where they'll be
going, make some reference lines, and go at it with your dremel tool.
You'll want to start small and work your way up to the properly
sized/shaped hole until the projector sits just right in the housing.
- Dremel tool
- Cutoff wheel/rotozip bits
- Safety glasses
- Work gloves
SHARP CUTOFF 8000k HID Projector Headlight Conversion - 01 Chevy Tahoe
This is the install video for my HID Projectors that i ordered from
www.FuturevisionHID.com. I have had HID's before but it was time for some
projectors. It took a little bit of work but it wasnt too bad. It
actually took me longer to separate the lens from the housing then it did
to install the projector. The housings i am using are NOT STOCK. They are
"diamond clear" so they allow the projector to shine through without being
After aiming these things, and taking a short run around my building, they
seem very well. The silicon should be dry by now so tonight i will get to
drive with them finally.
To see more, Please visit my website www.SteveMeadeDesigns.com or
Pontiac Fiero GT--D&M Motorsports Walk Around Review
Pontiac Fiero GT Video Review Presented by D&M Motorsports.
The Pontiac Fiero is a mid-engined sports car that was built by the Pontiac
division of General Motors from 1984 to 1988. The Fiero—meaning "proud"
in Italian and "wild", "fierce", or "ferocious" in Spanish—was designed
by George Milidrag and Hulki Aldikacti as a Pontiac sports car. The Fiero
was the first two-seater Pontiac since the 1926 to 1938 coupes, and also
the first and only mass-produced mid-engine sports car by a U.S.
manufacturer. Many technologies incorporated in the Fiero design such as
plastic body panels were radical for its time. Alternative names considered
for the car were Sprint, P3000, Pegasus, Fiamma, Sunfire, and Firebird
XP. The Fiero 2M4 (2-seat, Mid-engine, 4-cylinder) was on
Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list for 1984. The 1984 Fiero was the
Official Pace Car of the Indianapolis 500 for 1984, beating out the new
1984 Chevrolet Corvette for the honor.
370,168 Fieros were produced over the relatively short production run of
five years; by comparison, 163,000 Toyota MR2s were sold in its first five
years. At the time, its reputation suffered from criticisms over
performance, reliability and safety issues. Today however, compared to less
adventurous attempts at two-seaters such as the Ford EXP, the unique style
of the Fiero compared to other American cars has left it a cult following
as a collectible car. It remains a popular chassis for rebodies and
Already selling the Corvette, General Motors management and accountants
were opposed to investing in a second two-seater sports car. But in 1979,
during the oil crisis, management saw a market opportunity for a
fuel-efficient sporty commuter car, and design work on the Fiero commenced.
To this end, it was fitted with a fuel efficient version of GM's 2.5 L
four-cylinder "Iron Duke" engine capable of 27 mpg-US (8.7 L/100 km; 32
mpg-imp) in the city and 40 mpg-US (5.9 L/100 km; 48 mpg-imp) on the
highway with the economy-ratio transmission option. These figures are U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency test-circuit results, published by Pontiac,
and confirmed from multiple sources. It was impressive mileage for a
2.5-liter engine of the period, and still good by today's standards, but
the three-speed automatic reduced highway mileage to only 32 mpg-US (7.4
L/100 km; 38 mpg-imp). With respect to fuel economy, the Fiero would appeal
to a market niche for which the Corvette with its V8 engine was unsuitable.
A mid-engine layout was chosen as a way to reduce both aerodynamic drag and
vehicle weight to improve fuel efficiency, and also for its handling,
traction, and braking benefits. The sports car potential of the mid-engine
layout was not fully realized when the Fiero debuted. In line with its
market position, the tires, brakes, and some suspension components were
carried over from other GM economy cars (like the Chevrolet Citation and
Chevrolet Chevette) so the Fiero could be priced appropriately. As a
result, the handling and cornering abilities of the initial Fiero were
merely on par with other contemporary sporty coupes (Road & Track 1985).
The public had high expectations for the Fiero with its mid-engine layout
and futuristic styling, which resembles more exotic mid-engine sports cars
costing much more. While initially garnering good reviews for its handling
(Motor Trend 1984), the Fiero soon received disappointing reviews, as the
automotive critics expected higher performance from a mid-engine
two-seater. Despite the critical press, the Fiero sold extremely well and
Pontiac operated three shifts at the factory during 1984, and could not
keep up with initial demand.
The sharing of suspension components with other GM cars meant the rear
suspension and powertrain was almost identical to that of the Chevrolet
Citation and Pontiac Phoenix; the Fiero even included rear tie rod ends
attached to a "steering knuckle", although these were hard-mounted to the
engine cradle and only used for maintaining the rear tire alignment. The
front suspension was derived from the Chevrolet Chevette, and Chevette
enthusiasts found that they could upgrade their undersized front brakes and
rotors using Fiero parts.
By 1985, the oil crisis was a thing of the past and demand developed for a
Fiero having more engine power and better sports car performance. Pontiac
responded by introducing the GT model which included upgraded suspension
tuning, wider tires, and a V6 engine having 43 horsepower (32 kW) more than
the base four-cylinder. In 1986, the GT model was restyled to look even
TRS Tips: Morimoto Mini H1 6.0 Bi-xenon Retrofit Guide
It's no wonder the Morimoto Mini H1 Bi-xenon from TRS is one of the most
frequently retrofitted projectors in the world. With the 6.0's performance
that can compete with the best of OEM's combined with ultra ease of
installation, our Mini's outsell other projector options 2:1
Complete Retrofit System:
Step 1: Insert threaded shaft through the front of the reflector bowl (big
silicone washer installed) (Mini Gatling Gun users take note of step 6 in
Step 2: Install H4 or H7 adapter plate, with the notched side at 12:00 to
ensure projector's rotation is level. (Skip this step for non H4, H7
applications, manual rotation adjustment is required)
Step 3: Use a 27mm wrench or socket to tighten the hex lock ring. Do not
over-tighten, or completely tighten until you are sure this will be the
last time the projector will be mounted (the threads will deform and lock
on once fully tightened)
Step 4: Install the 3 prong bulb holder using a magnetic screw driver (for
ease of install) - and ensure that all 3 feet are evenly and completely
seated down into their channels. If the 3 feet do not go down into their
channels, more space will have to be created forward of the lock ring.
(flip adapter plate around, grind housing down more, or remove silicone
Step 5: Test fire the bi-xenon solenoid mechanism 30-40 times to be sure
that the hinges are still sliding as they should be. Since this mechanism
is made of fairly thin metal, it is important not to disturb it during the
installation to avoid future sticking issues.
Step 6: Install shroud using JB weld and centric rings. (If using Mini
Gatling shroud, that must be done before the projector is mounted to the
Please see our other videos on opening and re-sealing headlights, mounting
shrouds, adding halos, aiming, and wiring for more details on those steps.