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Old 09-11-2019, 11:48 PM   #1
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Default Headlight question

Has anyone ever tried to fit old school saturn flip up head light assembly's on a 2000 sl2. Or any new saturn. I'm curious because I've always liked the pop up style.

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Old 09-12-2019, 10:49 AM   #2
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Pop up headlights only appeared in the first-gen bodied DOHC coupes, 91-96.

The hood and fenders were shaped to accommodate the squarish headlight cover. Retrofitting a 3rd gen car (2000 SL2) would be nearly impossible and certainly not worth the time and effort. Much easier and more rewarding to just buy an early Miata, etc.

The pop up motors often failed and the covers often rusted. Once they were up, they increased drag and the OEM light output was considered poor.

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Old 09-12-2019, 01:13 PM   #3
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Is this what you mean? ....

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Old 09-12-2019, 02:00 PM   #4
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Your grafting would not be done with the door mounts. You also would need to change the switch on the steering column and all associated wiring - and controller unit.

Buy an early SC2.

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Old 09-12-2019, 11:12 PM   #5
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Old 09-14-2019, 09:58 AM   #6
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