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Old 03-19-2012, 07:10 PM   #28
mattesonb
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Originally Posted by satrya View Post
Too bad you've already re sealed the headlight housing. The fact remains that:
(1) There doesn't seem to be anything visually different from other Mini D2S units (or more precisely, other D2S owners haven't spotted any possible cause).
(2) The effect appears equally on both headlights.
If it was a one off "defect", then having it happen on both seem unlikely. If it was a "design change" relative to previous D2S, then it might be visible from the pictures.
What about the shrouds? Could the inner side of the shroud, combined with the depth of the shroud relative to the projectors, cause some light that should've been bent down by the projector lens to deflect somehow? I'm not talking about the outer surface of the shroud, which you've painted a flat & dark color.

I find it surprising that TRS believed this to be a common D2S "feature". If it's also on mine, I don't see it. (here's how it looks before adjusting the hotspot & rotation alignment on the left one)
I agree i wish i had not put them back together, unfortunately this is my daily driver so i had no choice.

as far as it being evident on both lights, the part i find strange is that if you look closely, its not even on both. the driver side has a noticeably larger spot than the passenger. and as i looked closer today i noticed that it appears my driver side has a bit of light leaking off to the left as well.

i will take a better photo this evening to show what i am talking about.
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