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Old 05-18-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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Default Any retro DIY for JDMs?

I purchased a pair of JDM headlights and decided i wanted to go ahead and retro them. I would really like a DIY on this if possible. I have tried searches but there is no substantial info on this, sooooo, help me out if you got the goods.

I'm good on the taking apart of the headlight part and wiring and whatnot, what i am really concerned is about the projector swap and adjustment part. So if there is no DIY, but you know about this, don't hesitate to help.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:47 AM   #2
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well, you have it much easier than those with reflector housings.


just crack open the headlight, pull off the projectors, and cut the new projectors to fit inside the mounts. its not that hard when you are already working with projector headlights.

once yo actually pen up the lights you will see how everything works and fits together.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:04 AM   #3
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it's not too bad. You can do both less in a day. I did mine last year.
Here's an S2K retro. Fundamentally it's the same with any projector. Otherwise search for the jdm retro by lightwerkz...it has pretty much what you need to do it on your own.

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Old 05-20-2009, 04:23 PM   #4
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well, you have it much easier than those with reflector housings.


just crack open the headlight, pull off the projectors, and cut the new projectors to fit inside the mounts. its not that hard when you are already working with projector headlights.

once yo actually pen up the lights you will see how everything works and fits together.
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it's not too bad. You can do both less in a day. I did mine last year.
Here's an S2K retro. Fundamentally it's the same with any projector. Otherwise search for the jdm retro by lightwerkz...it has pretty much what you need to do it on your own.

chris

Thanks for the input, the photos form the inside and the bracket helped me understand what i'm up against.

I also found a good link form lightwerkz that you said that shows different mockups that is really useful for somebody that needs ideas.
I'll post it for future nasioc members: http://high-intensity.org/forums/showthread.php?t=102
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