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Default 4th Gen Projector Retrofit project

I already have this posted up on NC, but that site is really going downhill, so I figured it's time to log back in on this forum and add something to it.

I'm just gonna copy and paste the info. Will take too long to retype it all.

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My project is about to begin. Got my spare set headlights off ebay for DIRT CHEAP!!!!!

I Paid $66 for both headlights shipped. Search for "tigergirl7845" on ebay if you are looking for headlights cheap.
$175 for the projectors and halo rings
$55 for paint

$296 total so far.





I ordered my 6K halo rings and 6K projectors from The Retrofit Source yesterday, and they shipped out today. Should be here by monday and I can start the project officially. I got the kit with the Chrome gatlin gun shrouds, with the H1 bulbs and the clear lens.

Bi-xenon: Morimoto Mini (H1) - HID Projectors from The Retrofit Source Inc








So far I have a rough idea of how i'm going to do the internals. The housing is going to get painted the same color as the car. I think I'm going to get a set of amber angel eyes to go around the hump by the turn signal and have the turn signal wired through the halos instead of a regular bulb. (may need to get resistors, but not sure yet how this will work out). All the chrome inside will be wrapped in Carbon Fiber Vinyl. The amber running lights will be removed completely. I believe there is a chrome piece inside that section that I will leave alone so light will still reflect off it. I doubt I will be doing any LED lighting inside. Still trying to decide what I'm going to do with the High Beam location since it won't be getting used anymore.

I got bored an anxious tonight, so i decided to bake the lights and take them apart to get the project started. Here is the progress

First, I start by removing the lower guide. Remove these three screws


then I baked the lights for 18-20 minutes at 260 degrees. Tried 10 minutes first, and it wasn't enough to get the glue to release. I put wood blocks under neath so that the plastic wouldn't touch the metal rack and risk melting the housing where it touches the rack.











Top portion completely disasembled and the orange reflector removed

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Reassembled awaiting the projectors to arrive



Comparison





These lights came apart easy as hell too.

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Package came today, and I had to start on one of the lights right away. (i just couldn't wait to get into it)



I tested one of the halo rings, and that sucker is BRIGHT!!!!!!


You need to remove this light deflector to install the projector housing.



You need to lossen this green screw, and on the other side, you need to lossen the 10mm nut to release the tension to get the Torx Wrench in the back to remove the screw that holds the reflector in place.





Once that is apart, place the projector housing inside the light housing, and from behind trace what you need to dremel out to have the back slide through. I also had to dremel out a little on the inside to allow the projector to recess further back so more of the screw on the back would stick out to put the lock nut on the back better.

This is just a test fit to get an idea of how it will look.







Masked off the sections I don't want painted.





Sanded down the areas that will get painted Blue.


Applied two layers of Black primer. I think that should be enough, but may do a 3rd to be sure it has a good surface.

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While the primer is drying, Here is part of my accent pieces wrapped in CF







First two layers of Blue applied

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Here is an update on the current progress.

Paint on first light - Completed









Partial assembly







Comparison




Unbroken halo ring mounted
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