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Old 01-09-2012, 07:34 AM   #71
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id also recommend anyone with hid's in a non-projector housing invest in a projector retrofit kit at some point as well to make the conversion complete
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:51 AM   #72
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id also recommend anyone with hid's in a non-projector housing invest in a projector retrofit kit at some point as well to make the conversion complete
Agreed. Or Find a way to Convert to the Focus EV headlights even though the HID feature would need to be turned on by the factory. I want the EV headlamps and taillamps.

If all that seems to complicated just know your headlights dont bother anyone. When done right you will never get a highbeam.
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Old 01-09-2012, 11:25 AM   #73
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Agreed. Or Find a way to Convert to the Focus EV headlights even though the HID feature would need to be turned on by the factory. I want the EV headlamps and taillamps.

If all that seems to complicated just know your headlights dont bother anyone. When done right you will never get a highbeam.
AGREED. there is a wrong way and a right way to do things. with our cars, if done right, you will never blind anyone because of the lamps we have.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:56 PM   #74
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When done right you will never get a highbeam.
With the factory lamps, I had someone give me the high beam and they left them on. Not out of adjustment either. After driving with HID's in my other car, the factory low beams are like parking lights. So I don't know what they had a problem with?
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i like the look of those HIDs but im really tired of messing with the relays and resistors and all

i followed the diagram provided by retro and still no go... but yea....

for those of you rockin em, they look great!
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i might have just scored another set of SES headlamps for my car. im going to put them aside for a morimoto mini projector install later on
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i might have just scored another set of SES headlamps for my car. im going to put them aside for a morimoto mini projector install later on
This is what I've been waiting for someone to do for the 2012 (if they can get it to work).

Was gonna grab a set of Ti headlamps and experiment.

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Old 01-11-2012, 08:22 AM   #78
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is it DOT approved, NOPE. neither is limo tint on a car. but i dont see anyone making statements on peoples tint. Tint can hinder a police officers view into a car and could put his life in danger.

if your intention is to start drama, im asking nicely tht you take it elsewhere.

if you want to bring up certain concerns for discussion and inform people nicely, that's fine and we appreciate it.

please do not start any unwanted issues.
Not to start any drama but I do feel the need to chime in (this post should not be considered "argueing"). People with tint can, and should, roll down their windows when they get pulled over. As should people without tint. That's common courtosey to the police officer.

In addition, tint does not bother other drivers on the road. I think the reason this is such a flame-ish issue is because people feel the need to put on these headlights that are exceedingly bright and downright blinding to others on the road. Not only does it look stupid, but it's dangerous. At least a limo tint is not hindering other's ability to drive around them.

And as far as the Focus having great headlights for the purpose of HID's, please look at this guy's thread. It even hurts my eyes to look at the photo, let alone how blinding it would be to see in real life.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=276274

One last thing. If this is meant to be a "Info Only No Argu"e"ing" thread, maybe it should be locked and stickied. I thought the purpose of forums was so that people could share their opinions.

Anyway, you are the moderator so hopefully this post does not get me banned. Lol.

I found these pics of a Titanium with the Focus Electric headlights on it. IMO this is the way HID's should be done on a Focus. And also the way I plan on doing it. (either ST or Electric healdights/taillight swap).



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it's not arguing at all.


I agree. projectors are the way to go. Not only for the best output possible, but for safety.

there are few cars you can sneak hids into and not have issues, but for the most part projectors are needed/required.
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Ok, so i got a wiring diagram from retro, and still am getting squat!

got both on, then one goes out...then the other

or i get flickering... then it goes out...

they last only a few moments before either, occasionally i still get the dipped beam error!

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Didnt say anything about have Xentec hids.... Those things never work.
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