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Old 10-19-2012, 11:07 AM   #26
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I have the same headlights and I am pretty sure the vertical alignment is still there. When retrofitting the projector, it would be more work to cancel this alignment than keeping it.
I agree.
That's why I had a hard time understanding what the issue was (post #6).

Maybe the previous owner simply bought some L brackets and bolted one end to the bottom headlight housing, and the other end to holes in the projector flange.

Also, I thought this was a TSX with a Mini H1 or Mini D2S solenoid donor assembly...
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:15 AM   #27
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The 9011 is an HIR bulb - a special incandescent with a coating to reflect some of the infrared back to the filament to make it brighter.
It is easily modified to drop into a 9005 socket as a high beam. I believe the low beam option is the 9012 as it has a black cap on the top. I do not think there is an HIR bulb with dual filament for a hi/low socket (9004, 9007, h4). Which 02 headlights do you have?

On the rotational alignment - if there were no locking tabs used on the washer that seats the projector to the headlamp housing - you might be able to insert a screwdriver into the bulb hole & rotate for the correct line up without opening the headlight.

I have quad mini h1's in my 05 and offset the throw issue with a pair of hella 500s

I would not recommend a bright fog light bulb as the mini h1 puts out a strong foreground & adding bright fogs will destroy your long range perception.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:38 PM   #28
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Agree on the foglights, especially because it's very likely that the Mini H1 in there is pre version 5.0 (with the foreground limiter).

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On the rotational alignment - if there were no locking tabs used on the washer that seats the projector to the headlamp housing - you might be able to insert a screwdriver into the bulb hole & rotate for the correct line up without opening the headlight.
I don't believe the Mini is mounted on any reflector assembly; it was most likely mounted on the frame that attaches the original JDM low beam projector flange.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:52 PM   #29
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jnc? that'll make it more of a pain but worth it to open the light & fix it

the more info/pics you post the more we can help :-)
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:13 PM   #30
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jnc? that'll make it more of a pain but worth it to open the light & fix it

the more info/pics you post the more we can help :-)
The helpfulness is great in here. I will have pics up tomorrow.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #31
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jnc? that'll make it more of a pain but worth it to open the light & fix it
I hope it's not the JNC method. I was thinking more along the lines of the bracket that mounts the oem projector by the projector's flange. The adjustment screw in that bracket should still be usable.
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #32
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JNC method?

So unfortunately the body shop will not be ready with my car until Monday. We will all have to wait until then sadly.

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Old 10-19-2012, 06:42 PM   #33
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JNC method?
I wasn't the first one to say that phrase in this thread (since it is not that meaningful unless one does a headlight retrofit), but for the record:

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Old 10-19-2012, 07:12 PM   #34
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Yeah I too hope it is not the jnc method, in these projectors it would be an awful hack job when there is already a full working alignment mechanism. Yes you get the rotational adjustment with that method but I would not want to scrap all the internals for that.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:51 PM   #35
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Thinkin about it, i'd think the projector bracket must have been preserved otherwise there woukd not be anything to hold the high beam reflector. Would be much more work to make it work. I'm sure you'll find the adjustment screws when you have your car back and have a second look.

Satrya: you mentioned the evo-x R, they are probably similar in size to the rx350 I have retrofitted, and they were quite some work to fit compared to other common retrofit options for bugeyes.

Anybody knows if an oem FX or FX-R retrofit was done on JDM bugeye headlights?
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:39 AM   #36
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Satrya: you mentioned the evo-x R, they are probably similar in size to the rx350 I have retrofitted, and they were quite some work to fit compared to other common retrofit options for bugeyes.
I wasn't suggesting the e55r for the JDM unit. I currently use it in an aftermarket housing that came with 2.5" halogen projectors. Even then, I had to trim parts of the housing because of the 3" lens of the e55r. I wanted the distance lighting.

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Anybody knows if an oem FX or FX-R retrofit was done on JDM bugeye headlights?
Afaik, the FX-R has a smaller outside dimension than the e55r, and only slightly larger than the Mini H1. Should fit with some generous trimming, no?
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Ok I understand. The JDM bugeye headlights originally have 3" lenses so aestetically it is kind of a good thing when you can find a 3" projector that fits. But I've also seen 2.5s with darker ring around the lense that makes it non apparent that the lense is smaller.
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