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I am going to be replacing both of my headlights in the near future (cracks in both housings, sun baked, ect..) while looking at non factory OEM replacements I noticed that the 2nd gen 6 has two different types of headlight assembles. One for 2009-2010 and another for 2011-2013, my question is does the 2011-2013 fit on a 2009? Not sure if anyone would know, but the 2011-13 seem to be a little cheaper, and seems a little sleeker. I would much rather buy the 11-13 if they would fit but I cant get a definite answer out of anyone... Thanks for your time!
 

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Okay so I guess no one has an answer for me. After doing a bit of research nothing body wise has changed (bumper, fender, etc.. all the same part #), the only difference I can find is this actual bulb size. On the 2011- 2013 they switch from a H7 to a 9005, I don't think that would be an issue, but I'm not 100%. What do you guys think?
 

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I don't think the switch from H7 to 9005 should have any effect on whether the housing fits in your car or not. From the research you've done, I would go ahead and try it. Worst case scenario you end up with a couple of headlights that you need to sell on ebay if they end up not fitting.

Just a word of caution, I recently was involved in a fender-bender where my driver's side headlamp cracked. The body shop changed the whole assembly but apparently they switched it for non-OEM crap. Everything looks the same on the outside, but the actual lighting on the road is really crappy: white spots, bleeding from the squirrel finders, cut-off is not as clear as OEM, etc. I also found out the headlight leveling system (where you can lower the headlights with the control inside the car) was not working on the passenger side. It turns out the leveling motor is inside the assembly and the non-OEM assembly had no motor inside it. I don't know if your 6 i Sport has that function, but if it does make sure the new assemblies also include the leveling motor inside them.
 

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I am going to be replacing both of my headlights in the near future (cracks in both housings, sun baked, ect..) while looking at non factory OEM replacements I noticed that the 2nd gen 6 has two different types of headlight assembles. One for 2009-2010 and another for 2011-2013, my question is does the 2011-2013 fit on a 2009? Not sure if anyone would know, but the 2011-13 seem to be a little cheaper, and seems a little sleeker. I would much rather buy the 11-13 if they would fit but I cant get a definite answer out of anyone... Thanks for your time!
Hey just wondering if you ever purchased the 2011 headlights to fit your 2009? I want to purchase some for my 2010, but they cost so much compared to 2011 lights.... SMH
 

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So was the switch compatible is my question?
just did this on a 2010 , bought tyc brand lights for a 2011-2013 . They bolt right in and fit perfectly,the only
thing that needs to be changed is the connector for the high beam bulb as it is a 9005 bulb now instead of the
h9 in the 2010. I bought the connector pigtails off Amazon and just cut off the old ones and soldered the 2 wires each
everything works fine and at half the cost. Hope this helps someone as I couldn't find an answer when I was looking
 

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just did this on a 2010 , bought tyc brand lights for a 2011-2013 . They bolt right in and fit perfectly,the only
thing that needs to be changed is the connector for the high beam bulb as it is a 9005 bulb now instead of the
h9 in the 2010. I bought the connector pigtails off Amazon and just cut off the old ones and soldered the 2 wires each
everything works fine and at half the cost. Hope this helps someone as I couldn't find an answer when I was looking
Thats dope i just ordered my headlights, were you able to send a link or at least the description of the pig tails; so i can order them as well.
 

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