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Old 09-30-2012, 01:16 AM   #141
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Question did you remove all the wiring out of the headlight before you put it in the oven or just the bulbs?
I just removed the rubber plugs and the bulbs. The wires did get a little soft but they were fine. My setup is still working perfectly.


Sorry, I have been pretty busy lately so I haven't been on the forum for a while
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:54 AM   #142
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Hey Craig - Do you think you could've done the same using a Heat Gun instead of putting them in the oven? I'm really interested in this and I'm planning on giving a try really soon; but I'm a bit concerned with the whole "baking" business...

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Old 10-04-2012, 08:58 PM   #143
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Hey Craig - Do you think you could've done the same using a Heat Gun instead of putting them in the oven? I'm really interested in this and I'm planning on giving a try really soon; but I'm a bit concerned with the whole "baking" business...

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No. I do not believe the heat gun will work for this. Not enough heat and I think the plastic will start melting before you got the adhesive to soften and by the time it go from one end of the headlight to the other, it will have cooled off and the adhesive will be hard again. The adhesive is serious. The baking is safe if you stay within the time limits/ temperature and you are careful, very careful. It takes a lot of patience and time.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:36 PM   #144
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craig you should start a shop doing this have a core return on good lights so people just pay a fee and if they send you the stock lights then you only have to invest in one set and can make a profit after you recover from the loss.
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Que me up for that..
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craig you should start a shop doing this have a core return on good lights so people just pay a fee and if they send you the stock lights then you only have to invest in one set and can make a profit after you recover from the loss.
I would be have barely have any free time as it is. The Army keeps me pretty busy. Plus, I will be starting EOD school in January so most of my focus will be directed toward that for a year.
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Thanks for the feedback on the heat gun - I'll take your word for it since you've already been through the process and know what you dealt with! I'm really considering this, so if/when I decide to jump on that ship; I'll definitely share some more pics with everyone!
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hmmmmmmm open up shop huh? but who will buy?
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Hey man, from what I understand the warning light is because your HID's are pulling less amps from the BCM so the BCM thinks your bulbs are blown. This is because HID use less wattage but more likey because you are using a relay harness so the current draw is very low.

To solve this problem, I believe you will need something like this: (a 6 ohm 50 watt resistor)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-X-LED-Tu...item20c8b57b15

You will have to wire this into your original headlight +ve wire. (This is the factory wire that you plugged into the relay harness). So one end of this resistor must be tapped into that +ve wire, and the other end should be grounded to the chassis. I believe this will simulate the correct current draw and remove your warning. You must do this to both sides. (please note, this is my understanding of this issue and is what I will be doing in the next month when I retrofit. I am by no means an automotive electrical expert, but I have done previous retrofits before.)

*EDIT: Oh the reason why the CANBUS harness you purchased didn't work was because they are not made to be used with the relay harness.
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:11 AM   #150
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when you say time consuming, how long did it take? (hours? days?)
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