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12-07-2013 09:10 PM
popwarhomie
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Originally Posted by Rubix View Post
Anyone I could send my lights to do this? I love the look and output.


Ive retrofitted quite a few headlights. About to get really busy at work but depending on when you wanted them done I could do them for you.
12-06-2013 05:55 AM
Rubix Anyone I could send my lights to do this? I love the look and output.
12-05-2013 07:46 AM
DarderSauce Yup, it should be good in a high temp situation.
12-04-2013 09:17 AM
clayton89 I remember hearing that high temp lubricant was to be used. Is the Liquid Wrench you are using capable of handling high temps?
12-03-2013 09:39 PM
DarderSauce Hey Guys,

How's my cutoff? I think the top cutoff of the passenger light needs to come down until it's parallel with the driver side cutoff. Is that correct?



If anyone wants to know what the difference between Lamin-X tint and nothing on a headlight is.... Here ya go! On one we've got the Lamin-X Gun Smoke tint, and on the other we have nothing.



On the car (don't mind the dirt or hail dents)



No lenses on housing



Difference between regular and Lamin-X



I have tried prepping the high beam solenoid 2 separate times. It works flawless for at least 40 up/downs, but then for some reason the passenger side starts sticking.

I am using Liquid Wrench White Lithium Grease to lube up the solenoid, should I be using something else?
http://www.shopthedude.com/prd.cl/RADL616
06-20-2013 04:55 PM
popwarhomie I adjust mine quite a bit and never broke them. I just pulled my lowering springs out the back and had to aim them higher 2 days ago.
06-19-2013 10:18 PM
A7xschecter6661
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Originally Posted by CriticalMass View Post
Ugh, so the adjusters break easy? Greeeaaaaat.

From looking at the lights, does anyone know which adjuster handles the up and down directions? Is it the one on the top or the back?

My right headlight has always been a little down since they replaced it and I'm going to fix it... hopefully without breaking anything.
They adjust fine, its the one right on top! My reflector bowl ended up hitting the inside of the chrome on the lens and stopped and I kept adjusting and it snapped. If it stops moving stop turning hahahaah
06-19-2013 04:22 PM
CriticalMass Ugh, so the adjusters break easy? Greeeaaaaat.

From looking at the lights, does anyone know which adjuster handles the up and down directions? Is it the one on the top or the back?

My right headlight has always been a little down since they replaced it and I'm going to fix it... hopefully without breaking anything.
04-23-2013 03:22 PM
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11-02-2012 01:02 AM
A7xschecter6661
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Originally Posted by xEzekialx View Post
Putting it back together is more of a concern to me. plus getting the retro kit in there seems difficult.
Here's the quick description

1. Remove headlight assembly
2. Heat in oven, I did 285 for 15-20 mins
3. Pry lens off (you can use a heat gun to keep it warm and a partner helps) Use screwdrivers. Small to get it started and as soon as you cans slip a bigger one in do it so you don't make little indents in the lens from twisting the tiny flat heads
4. Once lens is off, clear out the sealant from the channel and off of the lens. (heat gun and an assortment of screwdrivers works. It took my Gf and I probably 20 minutes to clean them out, she heated a few inches of the channel up pretty hot and I pried the stuff out. Sometimes you get lucky and pull it out in 4-6 inch strips.
5. Grind the 3 "tabs" where the original bulb went down so the hole is round. They are on the inside of the reflector. Also drill a hole below the bulb hole for your high beam solenoid wires to run through.
6. Mount your Morimoto Mini H1. The back bowl of these is threaded so you put it through the hole and put the nut on the back and tighten it.
7.Take them out to your car (assuming you already ran your wiring), mount them and aim them (by turning the front of the projector). Take them off, tighten the nut, mount them on the car again, make sure it stayed level. I repeated this a few times to make sure I got it right. Mine are great!
8. Run a nice (but not to thick) size strip of butyl windshield/headlight sealant in the channel.
9. Heat the channel around the whole assembly nice and warm. Apply the lens. I used some pressure clamps to squeeze it together good for 10-15 mins.


Just this should make you want to do it :)





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