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Does anyone know if the LED headlamps would be a straight/bolt on replacement on lower trims? I am 50/50 on the new Civic and honestly, do not need/want all the crap that comes on the Touring model, but would have loved the LED headlamps on the EX for instance?
 

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I believe at the very least the wiring is not plug and play between the stock lower trims and the LED lamps on the Touring. Others have suggested you could splice them in but there may be warranty considerations if you do that.
 

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Does anyone know if the LED headlamps would be a straight/bolt on replacement on lower trims? I am 50/50 on the new Civic and honestly, do not need/want all the crap that comes on the Touring model, but would have loved the LED headlamps on the EX for instance?
Headlights on a Touring are not swappable with lower trims. The LED's on the touring are totally different wiring than the lower trims.
If you did swap, you'd have to do some serious splicing into the electrical which instantly voids your warranty.
Not a good idea at all.
 

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Headlights on a Touring are not swappable with lower trims. The LED's on the touring are totally different wiring than the lower trims.
If you did swap, you'd have to do some serious splicing into the electrical which instantly voids your warranty.
Not a good idea at all.
The wiring harness shouldn't be much of an issue. All we will need is that exact part of the harness that goes to the lights. I bet the other end that connect to the mass of wires connects in the same way.
 

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The wiring harness shouldn't be much of an issue. All we will need is that exact part of the harness that goes to the lights. I bet the other end that connect to the mass of wires connects in the same way.
Making these changes though, will void the warranty on your wiring harness, and they'd probably blame it for the failure of anything electrical in the car, which most of it is electrically connected
 

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That'll definitely put a void of anything electrical. Anything goes wrong with the ecm, they'll blame that harness swap.

I'm sure if you give it some time someone will have a full conversion plug and play harness somewhere. But just not now.
 

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There's a plug and play swap kit on eBay. eBay Item # 192033824902

If you don't want to pay the eBay fees, they can be ordered on hardtopguy.com
 

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LED's headlights for 2016 Civic

There are some very good aftermarket LED's that maintain the beam geometry correctly that also directly fit into the projector lights that come on most 2016 Civics with no modifiation to the basic car. While they do not look the same as the factory LED's, they offer approximately equal lightng on the road for driving and are 6000 deg K like the factory LED's for appearance. You would need two sets - one set for low beam and one set for hi beam.
You can also get some great HID 5000 or 6000 deg K lights that directly install in 5 minutes and run on the factory wiring for somewhat less cost. Opt 7 makes both for reference. If you select HID's. be sure to use the AC ballasts for improved stability, color temperature, and bulb life. Hope this helps.
 

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There's a plug and play swap kit on eBay. eBay Item # 192033824902


If you don't want to pay the eBay fees, they can be ordered on hardtopguy.com

Amazon might be worth checking as well and you might be able to save on shipping which is yet another bonus. Locally is better and its probably to check locally first since shops want to move these fast, no one makes money sitting on physical stock their in the hole for.
 

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Has there been any changes regarding this topic? I am looking to change my halogen headlamps to the touring led headlamps..2020 Civic EX.
 
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