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Old 01-05-2013, 04:00 PM   #181
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On this car you need also the resistors or CAN-BUS wire harness.

Anyway, i'm going to cut the headlight, a spare pair, like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSD-eW6tEGk

and melt plastic back like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQpr4Umy8CI
in addition, i'm going to seal and add strenght on the joint with something like this:
http://www.stealth316.com/2-dp8005.htm
a good one on PP plastic.
I can't really tell what he's doing in the 2nd vid. It looks too easy so I'm hoping I can pull it off. I'm still scared to use my stock headlights.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:15 PM   #182
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I can't really tell what he's doing in the 2nd vid. It looks too easy so I'm hoping I can pull it off. I'm still scared to use my stock headlights.
At the low temp of 250-275, ovens (especially older ones) are inaccurate. Try it at 250 for 15-20min. Make sure remove all of the torx screws (I don't know how many). Use a razor blade or small pocket knife to cut the adhesive (it smells like pine tar). Use 3M clear adhesive to reseal. Make sure you wear gloves so you don't contaminate the inside bits. I use work gloves when prying it apart because it's pretty hot. I also use a couple flat head screwdrivers to help pry the lens off. Just be patient and take your time. Sometimes if you take too long, you'll have to throw it back in the oven.

BTW, for those on a budget, you can email The Retrofit Source asking for the previous gen Morimoto mini H1 with mini-gatling shrouds, they're a bit cheaper.

I've done retrofits on plenty of Subarus, and personally, I don't think the 5 hours will be worth it for me to do it on a new Focus.
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When resealing, is there something that you do to ensure you don't get any condensation spots in the lens?
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When resealing, is there something that you do to ensure you don't get any condensation spots in the lens?
yeah, add the 3M clear silicone adhesive, push together, put in oven for 15min, and push together again and put the screws in.
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And this kept out condensation for you?
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I royally messed up the last set of headlights I put in the oven. One of the lenses melted a little and both of them ended up looking etched really bad. That oven may have run hotter than it should though.
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Hi craigsfocus,

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... you need to remove the reflector from the black plastic piece. It just pops off with a some pulling. Firmly but carefully. ...


This picture shows where the wire went through the slot and how the silicon grommet has to go on the projector.

I have 2 questions for you:
1) removing chrome reflector: of the 3 joint balls, one is easy with hands, second with nr.11 wrench, the third is very difficult: it doesnt pop up. I feel polycarbonate may crack.. Did you only pull?

2) in the photo above: why did you use the H4 silicon grommet and not the H7 one? Isn't H7 your stock halogen bulb?

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I have 2 questions for you:

2) in the photo above: why did you use the H4 silicon grommet and not the H7 one? Isn't H7 your stock halogen bulb?

TIA
In the US, we don't have H7 in our headlights at all; they come with H11 for Low Beams and H1 for High Beams.
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ok: h11 for low beam,
but in the The Retrofit Source guide (link: http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pdf..._Guide_2-2.pdf) there is H4 silicon grommet, large one like above photo, and non h4 one (smaller).
So H7 or H11 is the same.
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And this kept out condensation for you?
Someone correct me if Im wrong, but condensation just means either a crack somewhere or some part of the edges glued together isnt 100% sealed, right? As long as you really get the pieces glued together well, there should be no issue?

Also Chickenmuffin did this with a heat gun, which wont heat the entire lens. Here is his writeup:

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...eadlight+bezel
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