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Old 09-05-2012, 09:03 PM   #116
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Originally Posted by Altis View Post
Looks very OEM.. Thanks for sharing! If I can mustard up the determination to take the headlights apart, I would do it. Hmm...
Thanks! This is what I was trying to achieve. I like it to look cool but also to look like it was made to be there.

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Originally Posted by Bwill9886 View Post
Those pictures do look really good. Give a much better view of how the look on the car.

Gotta say that I take it back about wanting to paint more of it black. That looks pretty OEM like Altis said. Who knows, maybe doing something with the shroud could be cool, but they look plenty nice to me.
I think it looks great! I think the shroud either black or body color to match your car would look cool as well.

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Originally Posted by wantz12 View Post
Craig did you ever figure out how to get rid of the warning light?
No. I seen that other members have had luck with Retro Solutions products to keep the Warning Light off in the HID Thread, but I figured I would be a lab rat for The Retrofit Source's products since I didn't seen anyone else using their HID kits. Figured I would tread into the unknown to help everyone out.

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Originally Posted by focusonthis420 View Post
If these headlights weren't such a pain in the ass to get open I would start doing these retros for people. I have done quite a few retros in the past and these have to be the hardest headlights to open of them all. I finished my retro using the same components as the OP, I'm just waiting on the harness and resistors from retro-solutions.

The core exchange idea is actually a great idea. The last forum I was on a guy did exactly that, he bought a few sets of headlights and retroed them, then did core exchanges on the ones he sold so he could replenish his stock, retro those, sell them... it was a continuous cycle and he made a good business out of it.
Exactly. I thought about it, but I don't have the patience or the time for it.

I am glad to see someone else tackling this job as well. So far I think I am the only one with Projectors in a 3rd Gen Focus. I look forward to hearing about your adventure with the headlights and seeing your final product. I hope I helped out some.

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Originally Posted by MyThIc3LiTe View Post
These should've been what Ford should have offered for us non ST owners
I wish Ford would make these standard. A lot of cars have projectors standard.
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