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Old 12-17-2012, 07:06 PM   #176
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I have a question for you, the only way to remove the headlights is to remove the bumper cover?
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:21 PM   #177
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You'll have to remove the whole front bumper off.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #178
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did you retrofit yours too? Any pictures of the finish fogs?


You see the leveling screws, I do not want to loose those, that would be the only way to adjust the fog lights, and the mounting points/brackets need to be retained as well.

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Old 12-17-2012, 10:21 PM   #179
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D2S or other rebased capsule depends on the projector you're planning on mounting there. Unless I misunderstood, and you meant keeping the halogen reflector fogs but replacing the halogen H3 bulb with HID capsule?

How about ES300 foglights?
What do they look like? I am planning to do something like these pictures here from the retrofit source. I want to keep the actual base and put something inside of them.

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Old 12-17-2012, 10:38 PM   #180
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You'll have to remove the whole front bumper off.
How many hours? Or how many bolts? Any pointers? Suggestions? That is why I wanted to buy another set of lights before, I do the retrofit. I just want to take off the old ones and carefully install the retrofited lights.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:13 PM   #181
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How many hours? Or how many bolts? Any pointers? Suggestions? That is why I wanted to buy another set of lights before, I do the retrofit. I just want to take off the old ones and carefully install the retrofited lights.
Consider that it was my very 1st time ever retrofitting so it did took me all day to do it because I was taking my time making sure I don't mess anything up. If I was to do it again, it'll probably take me half the time. Taking the bumper off is really easy. its mostly clips and a few bolts if I can remember correctly. For the headlights. There's about 5 screw bolts and 1 clip per side. Hope that helps.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:20 PM   #182
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You'll have to remove the whole front bumper off.
You actually do not have to remove the entire bumper. I will do a write up this weekend. I can have both lights pulled in under 20 minutes.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:48 PM   #183
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You actually do not have to remove the entire bumper. I will do a write up this weekend. I can have both lights pulled in under 20 minutes.
Oh nice, looking forward to that write up.
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:58 PM   #184
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What do they look like?
Very similar to IS300's yellow foglights.

Here's a series of pictures from one of the retrofitters:
http://hidillusionz.blogspot.com/201...-retrofit.html

These images are from that URL:

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:49 PM   #185
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You actually do not have to remove the entire bumper. I will do a write up this weekend. I can have both lights pulled in under 20 minutes.
I find it easier to remove it out of the way. But that's just me.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:35 PM   #186
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You actually do not have to remove the entire bumper. I will do a write up this weekend. I can have both lights pulled in under 20 minutes.
Wow! I want to see that, Cause I will most likely be doing this by myself.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:28 PM   #187
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Very similar to IS300's yellow foglights.

Here's a series of pictures from one of the retrofitters:
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These images are from that URL:
I see, but I do not have a lot of room in the OEM housing, but looking on how they do the fog light retrofits, another question comes up? how do you seperate the lens from the fog light body?

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Old 12-22-2012, 11:51 PM   #188
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This might be an extra option for you besides ccfl but its expensive though. But it looks really good I have to say. http://www.automotivelightstore.com/...ledstrips.aspx
Thanks for the suggestions, I have a lot to think about and the final plan on what to do with my headlights. I will keep you posted, I am working on some LED's signal mirrors retrofit, the OEM signals are not bright enough for me. They should have not smoked the lenses, and used more LED's inside the mirror. But, then I will not be having the fun that I am having now retrofitting them. I will post pictures and maybe a step by step once I am done.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:55 PM   #189
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I see, but I do not have a lot of room in the OEM housing, but looking on how they do the fog light retrofits, another question comes up? how do you seperate the lens from the fog light body?
Opening a foglight for retrofit should be no different from opening the housing of a headlight. When butyl rubber is used, separating them involves a heat gun or the oven method (I could even use a household hair dryer for my retrofit). When it is the permaseal type, separating the lens is more of an exercise in patient brute force. My guess is most fog light housings use permaseal.

For that particular retrofit, they made a custom housing, with the outer lens vacuum formed from flat clear plastic, afaik.

If you chose a sealed foglight to begin with, then the most you need to do is to put in a filler if there's a gap left by the smaller foglight (e.g. Hella Micro DE).
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:51 PM   #190
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I seen a you tube video where the guy used a roto-zip tool to seperate the lens from the body of the fog light, and then he used butyl rubber as a sealant when he put everything back together.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:05 PM   #191
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Anyone here from Canada? I would like to see what the back of your HID headlights look like? How is the low beam capsule (bulb) covered? Where is the auto-leveling motor mounted?
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:50 PM   #192
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Oh nice, looking forward to that write up.
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Wow! I want to see that, Cause I will most likely be doing this by myself.
Just finished up taking pictures and will do the write-up tomorrow. I am going to post the actual thread regarding it under the Impreza forum/ a 12+ thread but will post a link in here as well.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:02 PM   #193
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JDMSTA,

where did you get the angel eyes? and did you go to a different temp in color, the leds on your corners look more blue ?
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:00 PM   #194
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JDMSTA,

where did you get the angel eyes? and did you go to a different temp in color, the leds on your corners look more blue ?
I ordered the angel eyes from The Retrofit Source. Both the angel eyes and the corner leds are white in color but my phone camera somehow produce a blue tint to it.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:32 PM   #195
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Just finished up taking pictures and will do the write-up tomorrow. I am going to post the actual thread regarding it under the Impreza forum/ a 12+ thread but will post a link in here as well.
i would like to see that write up also as i rather not deal with removing the entire bumper. thanks!!
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:46 AM   #196
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I ordered the angel eyes from The Retrofit Source. Both the angel eyes and the corner leds are white in color but my phone camera somehow produce a blue tint to it.
What size is the halo ring? 130MM 145MM , I know they are open on top but , the effect that I am trying to get is the same as the E46 BMW that has the halo around the frame of the headlight and not the projector. I think its less than 145MM cause the one I bought it's a complete circle, and is way too big. I am shipping those back in the morning. These look like they would fit, it's for a LEXUS IS200-300
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Or maybe for even more brightness SMD's WOW~
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In order for mines to fit behind the shroud, I ordered the 100mm ones.
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Oh nice, looking forward to that write up.
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i would like to see that write up also as i rather not deal with removing the entire bumper. thanks!!
Write up posted:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2448363

If you have any questions please add them to that thread as I don't want to muddy up JDMSTA's awesome work over here.
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