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Old 04-17-2012, 02:38 AM   #1
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Eagle Eyes Projector HID cutoff

Hi guys -

I put a DDM Tuning 55w HID kit into my Eagle Eyes projectors today, following the steps in the how-to thread for all connections and installing 3 washers behind the bulb lock plate/bracket (which was quite difficult as I had to dremel out some of the plastic that touches the side of the bracket in order to fasten it without losing all the washers in the process. I ended up just super gluing the washers together and that made it easier)

With that said, my cutoff turned out to be a bit funny.

Here are two pictures of my cutoff:

At about 10 feet:


At about 20-25 feet:


If you take a close look at the area within the red rectangle, you will notice a serious lack of light. This turns into a MASSIVE blind spot of zero light at the end of the light beam straight in front of me while driving. Currently, it's quite awful and much worse then driving with the halogens. I'm essentially just illuminating ditches and the pavement right in front of my car. It also looks like I'm going to have to aim my projectors a little higher since the install, but that's a separate issue.

Any thoughts?


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Old 04-17-2012, 06:58 AM   #2
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Take off one washer on each side. The capsule is too far back
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I have photos when I was messing with my bulb mount when I just had pnp HIDs.

I ended up shaving some one the factory housing to allow the capsule to sit like it was a halogen.
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Wow, I guess I'm lucky!? My HIDs went in the housing without modification and the cut-off is perfect! I do have the "step" on each side, but not a noticable "dark" area between the two lamp projections.
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Wow, I guess I'm lucky!? My HIDs went in the housing without modification and the cut-off is perfect! I do have the "step" on each side, but not a noticable "dark" area between the two lamp projections.
Do you have the 2 or 3 screw backplate?
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I have the 2 screw backplate....the one with "issues". Lucky for me, mine wasn't an issue. If you want, I'll try to post some pictures later of my projection pattern.
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I have the 2 screw backplate....the one with "issues". Lucky for me, mine wasn't an issue. If you want, I'll try to post some pictures later of my projection pattern.
That would be great. I'm about to go out and remove my washers completely to see what that does. I'll report back tonight with new pictures.
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Can you guys post some pics of what your doing so i can follow(=
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I think Nicksterr was following a "how-to" post here that suggested that if you had the two screw backplate you would have to install washers with an HID setup to get a clean cut off (spacing the bulb back in the housing)....I have the two screw back plate and installed my HIDs (just as is) and they have a great cut-off/pattern. Said he was going to try the HIDs without the washers to see if everything was "ok".
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