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Today 04:57 AM
mukti I just found out about the Focccus application. Will using that void my warranty, and how do I know what my car can actually support?
Yesterday 10:56 PM
CFHGARZA
Quote:
Originally Posted by SamuShamploo View Post
These are my headlights from Ebay. Love the design, but the LEDs in both headlights failed 6 months in (basically simultaneously). I couldn't get them replaced because the factory in Asia doesn't make this model anymore. Apparently they're pretty rare now as I haven't seen them on ebay or aliexpress anymore. Its taken a while but I've finally started upgrading/repairing them...


Got a pair of Morimoto XSB LED strips from The Retrofit Source, that also have the switchback functionality.



They work really nice, the package comes with everything you need to wire it up. Tho I will say they are a lot skinnier than expected and do not flex side to side. Like a roll of tape, its very flexible rolling and folding on its self.

I removed the lens with a heat gun since I didn't have access to an oven that would fit the headlights. I was also concerned placing the lesser quality headlights in the oven. The heat gun worked fine, but I guess it was more work than the oven.




Removed the LED strip/board from the housing.

After extensive testing I confirmed that it was the LED strip itself that was broken and not the fuse, harness, or housing. It looks like there is some rust? near the strip and also the turn signal board, but either way the original LEDs would not light up when being connected to a power source.

Due to the lack of side to side flexibility of the new XSB LED strips, I had to attach them on the ledge facing "up" versus how the original LEDs were positioned (outward). I put back the original LEDs back in the "LED channel" so that hopefully more light would be reflected outwards. Here are the initial results:



Video of the switchback functionality:
http://vid48.photobucket.com/albums/...psrjy2pxuj.mp4


Does anyone have any recommendations/improvements/preventative maintenance I should do before I seal them up again?
Always thought those were the best looking aftermarket headlights, looking great with the switch backs!
Yesterday 09:28 PM
SamuShamploo
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Originally Posted by Crwright View Post
Red Devil Customs has the splitter you want. Here's a pic of my lights. Painted chrome inside black and added a led strip what you think?
I think it looks great, basically the TI headlights + LED. Wish it came like that from the factor.

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Originally Posted by xtraspin View Post
Looks great..
thanks :)
Yesterday 09:08 PM
xtraspin
Quote:
Originally Posted by SamuShamploo View Post
These are my headlights from Ebay. Love the design, but the LEDs in both headlights failed 6 months in (basically simultaneously). I couldn't get them replaced because the factory in Asia doesn't make this model anymore. Apparently they're pretty rare now as I haven't seen them on ebay or aliexpress anymore. Its taken a while but I've finally started upgrading/repairing them...


Got a pair of Morimoto XSB LED strips from The Retrofit Source, that also have the switchback functionality.



They work really nice, the package comes with everything you need to wire it up. Tho I will say they are a lot skinnier than expected and do not flex side to side. Like a roll of tape, its very flexible rolling and folding on its self.

I removed the lens with a heat gun since I didn't have access to an oven that would fit the headlights. I was also concerned placing the lesser quality headlights in the oven. The heat gun worked fine, but I guess it was more work than the oven.




Removed the LED strip/board from the housing.

After extensive testing I confirmed that it was the LED strip itself that was broken and not the fuse, harness, or housing. It looks like there is some rust? near the strip and also the turn signal board, but either way the original LEDs would not light up when being connected to a power source.

Due to the lack of side to side flexibility of the new XSB LED strips, I had to attach them on the ledge facing "up" versus how the original LEDs were positioned (outward). I put back the original LEDs back in the "LED channel" so that hopefully more light would be reflected outwards. Here are the initial results:



Video of the switchback functionality:
http://vid48.photobucket.com/albums/...psrjy2pxuj.mp4


Does anyone have any recommendations/improvements/preventative maintenance I should do before I seal them up again?
Looks great..
Yesterday 07:02 PM
Arco-Zakus
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Originally Posted by Twenty View Post
... I've had the thought that I should switch back to my old bumper for a little bit so the two can match.
But then you'd have to run around to the back of them to tell 'em apart.
Yesterday 05:32 PM
papaacer Not a bad idea, Twenty
Yesterday 05:18 PM
Twenty

I've had the thought that I should switch back to my old bumper for a little bit so the two can match.
Yesterday 05:16 PM
papaacer I think the only ones RDC offers for the N/A are: Zetec S Front Lip, 3D Carbon Front Lip, Downforce USA front lip, and you can probably get the Bojix and Loder ones from them too. But none of those are like the Street Scene Splitter
Yesterday 05:13 PM
Crwright You are correct, I was just saying there is one for the n/a focus for sale on there site. You my sir get a golden star for your prompt attention.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crwright View Post
Red Devil Customs has the splitter you want.
Um, which splitter are you talking about? I know of all the splitters RDC has, and none for the N/A are like the Street Scene one for the ST[/QUOTE]
Yesterday 05:09 PM
papaacer
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Originally Posted by Crwright View Post
Red Devil Customs has the splitter you want.
Um, which splitter are you talking about? I know of all the splitters RDC has, and none for the N/A are like the Street Scene one for the ST
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