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Old 05-03-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default Bugeye JDM projector removal

Ok, I am trying to remove my JDM HID projectors out of my bugeye. I ran into a snag while trying to get them out, after viewing many others posts on retro's ive found the issue.


First here is the usual projector bracket ive been seeing





Now what I want you to pay attention to is the part of the mounting bracket with a hole. Looking at the projector from the front its the bottom left mounting spot.

here is a close-up of that spot (normal version)




Ok, now that is nice and easy to remove. Now here comes my luck. This is the way mine look at that mounting point.


No hole


And how the height adjuster mounts into the bracket. From my observations its a ball-ended rod secured by that white clip. Now I tried to get the clip out, but there is very limited room and would rather not damage my JDM HID's.

So anyone have experience with this bracket? What is the method for removal?
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:40 AM   #2
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what is your reasoning for removingthe projectors??? retrofitting??
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:22 PM   #3
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what is your reasoning for removingthe projectors??? retrofitting??
Down the road i'll be doing a retro. Right now im going to flatten the shield
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:39 PM   #4
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flattening the shield will put the focus farther down in the beam. you'll still have to aim it down, even farther, and now the focus will be closer than it should be to your car and make things more difficult to see when they're farthest away, which gives you the most reaction time. there's little to no benefit to just shaving off the shield unless you can then replace the material and make it step up in the other direction.

just aim them down a bit for now and use the time and energy you would use to flatten the beam to get LHD hid projectors. they're not that expensive, i'm sure you can wait until you get them.
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flattening the shield will put the focus farther down in the beam. you'll still have to aim it down, even farther, and now the focus will be closer than it should be to your car and make things more difficult to see when they're farthest away, which gives you the most reaction time. there's little to no benefit to just shaving off the shield unless you can then replace the material and make it step up in the other direction.

just aim them down a bit for now and use the time and energy you would use to flatten the beam to get LHD hid projectors. they're not that expensive, i'm sure you can wait until you get them.
And this is why I should not have said anything. This is off topic and NOT up for discussion. I have the leveling motors and if my beam rises to the left and im not blinding people right now on setting 2 then why the hell wouldnt I raise the right side up to gain visibility. I can drop it to setting 3 and not blind a lotus elise driving at me from up a hill, but then switch it to 0 and have high beams. It is only removing the block (that over here is on the other side to prevent blinding), but I have no need for the block on the right. It will not affect any drivers on the road and only improve my right hand visibility.

Now unless you can contribute to the topic, have a good day.

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you're gun-ho to modify the projector optically, but you won't drill a hole to get to that one mounting clip on the bracket?

sorry for discussing your projectors in the thread you made about your projectors. i was only trying to help.
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you're gun-ho to modify the projector optically, but you won't drill a hole to get to that one mounting clip on the bracket?

sorry for discussing your projectors in the thread you made about your projectors. i was only trying to help.
Understood, but I have already investigated that issue and am tired of seeing it.

As for the drilling that did cross my mind. But I still wonder why mine looks as it does compaired to others
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to get the ball out of the socket i would suggest buying a automitive interior trim panel remover.
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I got it,


Its a bit uneasy to do but just pull . . . hard. Then it pops out.


LOL, thought I was going to brake it. But I realized it must be pulled after drilling and observing the clip and prying on the clip a bit. BTW, that metal is like butter to drill through, DAMN!



Oh, and the flattened shield helped right hand visibility alot, left hand glare and visiblilty were unaffected. And drivers dont have to worry about any glare issues (love the leveling motors!!)
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pics of output with the flatten shields?
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pics of output with the flatten shields?
Will do, right after i do the left side. Only did one side so if it got messed-up it would be just one. Maybe tomorrow
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