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Old 09-16-2010, 11:22 PM   #1
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2008+ Headlight Retrofit

A few weeks ago I received a spare headlight to work on.


Read up on how to bake it (BradWhite: 08 Focus Headlight Baking Recipe ) and worked up so courage:


I eventually needed a little help. I notched out a couple of slots for to slide in the screwdrivers. I’ll be sure to seal them up properly when I put the headlights back together.


Hours of struggling later :


I guess I left it in too long the last time:

Anyone have any ideas what I could do to mask the mess-up? I tried reforming it, but that didn't work too well. I could always keep it like this, it's not too bad.

This week, I got a nice package in the mail!


Possible inspiration, but I’m not sure about the color scheme (I got a black car):




Here’s a quick mock-up of what I might be looking to do (I forgot to put the turn signal cover back on for the pic):


I've been reading up a lot, but I think it's going to be a big project! Hope to get a second light soon and start really working on it!

Here's a pic of my car as it stands:

I'll say it before anyone else "Needs a drop" but no tints, I like my windows!

Comments, pointers and prayers are appreciated

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I don't think the white would look as good a all black car. Maybe charcoal instead of white.
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Looks like both me and you will be tackleing this project at about the same time... I have the extra light but wont have the time to start till prob end of October. So as you get tips and as I do aswell Ill share if you will
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^^where did you get those projector lenses??
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No problem jholso. Ill be updating when I get the second headlight.

Ill also be reading up more at HIDplanet.com


norcalfocus01, everyones been telling me to paint the chrome.
But if I do, I'm sure that I'm going to want to paint the front grill also.
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I have a spare set for my '09 and would love to make them into projectors. I am just not into the eBay lights. Don't care for the LED's or the halo's.

Where did you get the picture that inspired you? I would be interested in a picture of the back of the light to see how they mounted the lens.

Where did you buy the projectors from?

And, don't be afraid to paint your grille. If anything, buy an aftermarket one like I did. It's easier to paint a bare piece of plastic instead of trying to get the chrome off your stocker. And, if you mess up, you have a spare to fall back on.
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Yes! Someone with the testicular fortitude to tackle an HID projector retrofit and not half-ass it with a ricer kit!

I anticipate your results. Someone should make a retrofit club already

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Pioneer74: Can I ask, where did you buy your aftermarket grill?

I bought the stuff from theretrofitsource dot com.

It was a company (blackflamecustoms dot com) that did the retrofit for the white car. I dont know if they will openly tell you how to copy their work, but you can try to ask them.

For ideas on mounting the projectors see HIDplanet.com, I'm reading up trying to decide what technique to use myself.
Pm me if you want me to link you the threads. (You will need to register to see them)

Kauai Guy: Would I be the first 08+ focus in your club?
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