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Old 08-19-2012, 11:42 PM   #81
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HOLY CRAP! This looks AMAZING! A lot of good work and time and the result is just stunning. Great writeup and congrats!
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #83
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Did you do a lot of test aiming of the projectors before re-sealing them? Were you ever able to figure out the relay to prevent the dash light?
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If you could make an LED DRL and projector retrofit for this car... I would pay you in money and possibly sexual favors.
*sigh* Well, let's get this over with...

EDIT: OMG I'm 4 posts away from 1,500. What am I doing with my life...?
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This is awesome - Great job at tackling this mod; definitely something I'd be willing to attempt!! Quick question; do you have an pictures of the solenoid wiring into the harness? Just curious to see which pins/wire color you used?

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I do not have any pictures of it. Sorry. I got anxious to get it back together.The wiring for the Solenoid is red and black and the wiring for the High Beam Bulb is red and black so it worked out nicely.

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That is awesome!! i like the LED brow, it looks great. i cant wait to do this to mine. Thanks for the hard work!!
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Did you do a lot of test aiming of the projectors before re-sealing them? Were you ever able to figure out the relay to prevent the dash light?
The projectors themselves do not have an adjustment. But today I figured out they needed to go up more. So I had to adjust them up using the factory adjustment.

I wasn't able to figure out the relay to prevent the dash light. I spent hours trying to, but the Focus won that round.

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EDIT: OMG I'm 4 posts away from 1,500. What am I doing with my life...?
LOL! I figured I would do something outside of the box and I think it turned out pretty well. I have them wired as DRL's. The LED's are 6000k so they blend nicely with the 5000k HID bulbs.

Edit: I also added the link where I purchased my LED strip and added an explanation of the LED strip
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You should try the resistors from Retro-solutions (as referenced in the HID thread). They seem to be working quite well for others, including my setup.

Thank you for sharing your experience with us as well!

I was wondering how this kit would work for us.

The only thing that drives me crazy is the gap between the shroud and the reflector, and that's me being picky haha! This could be remedied by actually cutting a large enough hole for the projector and mounting it in the reflector... which is FAR easier said than done.

However, this way still looks pretty damn good.
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The projectors themselves do not have an adjustment. But today I figured out they needed to go up more. So I had to adjust them up using the factory adjustment.

I wasn't able to figure out the relay to prevent the dash light. I spent hours trying to, but the Focus won that round.
I guess I was more thinking if you didn't round the holes our correctly (not saying you did this... but I could very easily see me doing this) that the projector would sit off center. Then you'd want to try and compensate some how to help line them up. You wouldn't really know if you were off until you put them on the car. I just like to ensure everything looks good before putting the lens back on.
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The only thing that drives me crazy is the gap between the shroud and the reflector, and that's me being picky haha!
When I did a reftrofit on my VW Corrado SLC, I merely painted the inside of the reflector bowl. It obviously doesn't need to be reflective any longer, and that hides shroud gaps rather well. I also painted the housing black, but that's because I hate chrome! Shrouds were painted gunmetal.

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You should try the resistors from Retro-solutions (as referenced in the HID thread). They seem to be working quite well for others, including my setup.

Thank you for sharing your experience with us as well!

I was wondering how this kit would work for us.

The only thing that drives me crazy is the gap between the shroud and the reflector, and that's me being picky haha! This could be remedied by actually cutting a large enough hole for the projector and mounting it in the reflector... which is FAR easier said than done.

However, this way still looks pretty damn good.
Thanks! The gap isn't too bad. I was worried too, but once I got it together, its barely noticeable. The material the reflector is made of is very dense. Most reflectors in cars you have to be careful with because the silver will flake off if you even touch it, but not these, I am sure you could beat someone with these and it would be fine.

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I guess I was more thinking if you didn't round the holes our correctly (not saying you did this... but I could very easily see me doing this) that the projector would sit off center. Then you'd want to try and compensate some how to help line them up. You wouldn't really know if you were off until you put them on the car. I just like to ensure everything looks good before putting the lens back on.
I ground very carefully and in small amounts to ensure the roundness of the hole that way I wouldn't run into any issues. There isn't much that needs to ground down anyways, its a very small amount. I can still get the stock bulb back in and secure. I understand where is your concern is though, we share the same concern.

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When I did a reftrofit on my VW Corrado SLC, I merely painted the inside of the reflector bowl. It obviously doesn't need to be reflective any longer, and that hides shroud gaps rather well. I also painted the housing black, but that's because I hate chrome! Shrouds were painted gunmetal.

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I love Corrado's. Before I got to my first duty station (Fort Leonard Wood) I bought a 1990 VW Corrado G60. What a fun car. The Supercharger whine was intoxicating.


Update: The LED's I installed have created a problem for me. It limits the amount of the adjustment of the reflector. The projectors in low beam are not at a distance I would like to have the light reach. So I am going to get the thin black LED strips and install those instead. Sucks because those LED's are pretty and very bright for little 5mm LED's. I guess thats the price of being the Lab Rat. LOL!
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Those look FANTASTIC! Excellent work.
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