|Today 04:31 PM|
|Today 04:22 PM|
|TboneZX3||I don't have any tips, but it looks like you did a great job. They turned out looking really good, IMO.|
|Today 04:09 PM|
TRS - Morimoto XSB LED Switchback Strips
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:
Does anyone have any recommendations/improvements/preventative maintenance I should do before I seal them up again?
|Today 03:07 PM|
Post your mod pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I've been talking about it for a while and now it's finally here. I painted my black plastic mirror caps to match.
Car needs a bath (leaf blowers are the devil) and posting from work shhh lol
Next up are the spotted black roof trim.
|Today 10:03 AM|
|Today 12:51 AM|
|Yesterday 07:24 PM|
The one issue I had with dipping the spoiler is that, if you bend over, you can see a few tiny speckles of white nearby the brake light. I tried to remove the spoiler to paint it, but had trouble, so I taped everything off instead.
My next little project is the two chrome pieces on the front of the car -- once again, another inspiration from Crwright. I think I'm going to do it. I was worried that it would look strange without the side chrome bars blacked out, but I don't think so.
That, or I'm going to do this -- not an actual photograph of my car. I can't remember which thread I saved this from, sorry!
|Yesterday 06:41 PM|
Oh and on top of that. ...painted skirts and lower front and rear valence. .... that would look hot! !!!
I did it on my tuxedo black, even had them matched glitter paint but just isn't as noticeable as other users here like on red or white focus
|Yesterday 06:38 PM|
Just a thought now that I looked at it again. Say you don't do the mirrors, non enthusiasts that dont underatand dipping might see the spoiler as non painted primed external part? With the mirrors might give it a more complete look? I'd actually really wanna see if anyone has painted spoilers and side mirrors. Anyone?
|Yesterday 04:17 PM|
|Crwright||I think it looks awesome, I've been thinking about the mirrors black but not 100% sold yet. BLING BLING|
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