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Old 07-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #21
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hey i already took the headlights apart and tinted/nightshaded the turn signals on my SE

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...tom+headlights

id be doing the hid conversion too but i cant afford the projectors id like to use

craig if you need pointers hit me up ok?
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:19 PM   #22
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hey i already took the headlights apart and tinted/nightshaded the turn signals on my SE

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...tom+headlights

id be doing the hid conversion too but i cant afford the projectors id like to use

craig if you need pointers hit me up ok?
Same here. Him and I are the two people who have already split these lights open.

One thing I can tell you...there is a VERY fine line between the heat needed to soften the insane glue, and stuff melting. The amber reflectors inside melt very easy. Ask me how I know
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:21 PM   #23
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hey i already took the headlights apart and tinted/nightshaded the turn signals on my SE

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...tom+headlights

id be doing the hid conversion too but i cant afford the projectors id like to use

craig if you need pointers hit me up ok?
I appreciate it. Your nightshaded reflectors and turn signals look great! I have been doing my research and making some phone calls to some friends with knowledge for the past week and some change. Found out that Ford uses a adhesive called Permaseal, its super strong and takes a lot of patience to remove it properly. Its looking like I am gonna have about $500-$600 invested in my little project.

Edit: Power Surge- I appreciate the insight! I was told the adhesive melts to liquid at about 500 degrees, so getting it softened is gonna be fun.

Chaddz3- I appreciate the info. I did a projector retrofit to my last vehicle (2007 Chevy Equinox), so I found out the hard way how you can blow a BCM.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:36 PM   #24
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huh permaseal? it think thats a windshield glue brand.. lol which is kinda funny because i used windshield glue to seal em back up

i already sized a lexus rx projector from www.retrofitsource.com and seem to be just the right size.

this being a dual bulb set up you cant or wont be able to use bi-xenon for both high and low unless you modify the whole harness and make sure the computer dont detect a burnt bulb.

since the focus head lamp is really big .i was thinking the lexus rx low beams and then possibly the mini bi-xenon morimoto for high beams just wire the beams correctly to run the solenoid up at high beam only. and possibly run both bulbs at the same time but we may run into problems with hid balasts and room..

but thats my notes on this project that i never ventured into hope it will help
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huh permaseal? it think thats a windshield glue brand.. lol which is kinda funny because i used windshield glue to seal em back up

i already sized a lexus rx projector from www.retrofitsource.com and seem to be just the right size.

this being a dual bulb set up you cant or wont be able to use bi-xenon for both high and low unless you modify the whole harness and make sure the computer dont detect a burnt bulb.

since the focus head lamp is really big .i was thinking the lexus rx low beams and then possibly the mini bi-xenon morimoto for high beams just wire the beams correctly to run the solenoid up at high beam only. and possibly run both bulbs at the same time but we may run into problems with hid balasts and room..

but thats my notes on this project that i never ventured into hope it will help
See, now you asking me to divulge my evil plan. JK. I'm trying to keep it quiet until I finish the lab rat and fit all the parts into the car and ensure it functions properly and it adds to the suspense of the project. I am trying to figure out the most cost effective way to do this without sacrificing quality. I am very determined.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:56 PM   #26
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please dont use cheap ebay projector housings from sources unknown.. i think the cheapest way would be to find complete headlight housings(junk of course) part them out and use there projectors.

lol ill be watching closely. :)
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i already sized a lexus rx projector from www.retrofitsource.com and seem to be just the right size.
Agreed on this projector.

Was looking at these as well to use if I had to go the retrofit route.

Interested to see your progress craigsfocus!
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hmm if you did buy from retrofitsource they do group buys. If you can get them to work, i would be very interested in going in on a group by if others are.
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one could also buy em at wholesale if approached correctly
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I would be interested if the lighting was truly an improvement. My neighbor has a BMW with HID's and they are poor compared to the lights my 2012 Focus has. The low beams have a sharp cutoff and don't reach very far, yet the dealer told him that is normal for these types of lights. My low beams are almost better than his high beams despite the fact his car cost literally twice as much. I would not make a change strictly for looks, only for a substantial lighting boost. Form is 2nd to function to me.
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