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Dangit...

I ordered my set last Sunday and asked the seller to give me tracking info when it was sent. I hadn't heard anything as of yesterday so I sent them an e-mail asking what was up. Their reply just came:

hi..
tomorrow i give you the tracking number ..
and i just call the post office ..
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Here I was expecting to get it tomorrow and by this it looks like it hasn't even been shipped yet!

I guess that's what I get for wanting to save $35.
Yeah sometimes you get some slow eBay sellers.... Tell me i've been on it since it started out, i've been a whole interesting lot of people.

Waiting to hear about the rest of the projector install.

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Got my set today (FINALLY). I was able to get the controller and ballast mounted on the passenger's side (inside the fender well) and am currently working on the projector in the housing. I can get it to fit (just barely) if I take off the hardware at the back of the projector - it seems totally extraneous to me and I don't see any reason why it's there. I've got to make a Wal-Mart run for some wire and whatnot so I can get that side hooked up, then I might have a picture. Unfortunately I don't have the time (or the daylight) to do the driver's side right at this moment.


Edit: Got the thing mounted well enough so I could drive home (was doing the work at my girlfriend's). All I can say is... Wow, what a difference! As far as the mounting goes, no modification to the projector or housings is required. All I did was take off all the stuff that I could at the back and it went back just far enough that I could reassemble everything. I'm still having some trouble with the high beams coming on all the time unless I disconnect the actuator solenoid, but other than that... amazing, amazing, amazing! I'll get some pics tomorrow when I mount the other side.

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wow I want to see! this makes me want to get the 96/97 lights in my 94. seems like those head light housings would be better for those projectors. now my questions is, did you have any problems with aiming or anything? or do they stay put pretty well?

oh yeah and whats up with the high beams problems? not enough power or a bad solenoid?
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No, no real problems with alignment. There's a bit of play as far as left/right is concerned in the housing but vertical aim is a tad high unadjusted - I can correct that with the alignment screws though. I still need to mess with it before I say "done!" It seems like the high beam solenoid is engaging whenever I have it plugged in. However I have noticed that if I remove one of the pins in the harness adapter (where the old halogen bulbs would plug in) the high beams don't come on. I need to whip out my multimeter and get some readings.

As I said, no modifications were necessary to get the projector to fit into the housing. The lens was a bit snug when I put it back on, but that helps keep the projector pointed where I want it until I silicone it in place. However I didn't know that I wouldn't have to modify it when I got it, so I used a grinder on the top and bottom of the one projector to try and squeeze it in - and in that process I slipped and nicked the CCFL tube for the angel eyes and subsequenly broke it...

You can see at the top of the projector here where I busted the CCFL for the angel eyes... I'm in contact with the seller about perhaps ordering a replacement. If not, oh well. Again, no modifications were necessary to fit the projector into the housing like this.


This one doesn't really do the difference in brightness a lot of justice. At night you could barely see the splotch on the garage door where the old halogen (80W 3650k halogen, mind you) was.


Here's a head-on shot which showcases the bad color matching ability I have for touch up paint... in addition to the effect of the projector in our housings. And to think, the HID makes the halogen look yellow, and those halogens made everyone else's halogens look yellow.

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Looks good man!!! Can't wait for the finished product..


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Wo0t! What is awesome! I wonder how they would work under my newly black painted 97 headlights. I'm for sure now going to order a set and check them out for myself.

Terminator93, I know you mentioned you had a few problems with ordering from a different supplier to save a few $$. Is it worth it, or should I just order whichever one?

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Well, their service was good when I contacted them, I'm just not exactly sure why there was a 9 day delay after I placed my order. They shipped it out their Monday (our Sunday late night) and I had it in my hands our Thursday. A friend also said he might have me do this to his bird when I finish, and I wouldn't hesitate to order from them again. It's $145 vs. $185 or more... take your pick.

The biggest concern I have as of now is the issue with the high beams. With our 9007s, the center wire is the ground and one side provides current to the lo beam element when it's supposed to be on, and the other side provides current to the high beam element when it's supposed to be on. Low beams on without high, no current to the high side and vise versa. On the connector to the controller, the instructions said to switch those two wires around because it's a kit that's designed for either 9004 or 9007. I've tried both combinations and the hi beams still come on if I leave them connected. The only time they don't come on if I leave them hooked up is if I leave the pin unhooked at the 9007 connector that controls the high beams. It's like it's getting current when it's not supposed to be.

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Thanks for the information. That really is an odd problem going on.. I'm going to be ordering mine soon. I do have another question tho. What kind of bulb do they use? It is the same length as 9007 bulb, or.. Like I guess how long is the actual bulb filament.

Because if I order it, I see he has just the projector's for sale, like you also mentioned and I have ballasts and bulbs here that I want to use. They are out of 09' Porsche's. And the bulbs are shorter than the HID bulbs that I have bought for a 9007 retrofit. I don't know if different bulb sizes are going to make a difference in how it projects that light, I will when I order though. lol

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Okay, here's the semi-end result (still need to seal the backs of the projectors with the housings with silicone and align the lights as well as get the high beams sorted out):

Crappy shot of the wiring and mounting of ballast and controller by the ABS stuff (taken at dusk, camera wasn't flashing). The ballast is the shiny thing in the back and the controller is black at the extreme top of the pic, mounted with the rusty old bolt:


The effect of both lights:


And a head-on shot (yes, I know I forgot to hook up the inside yellow driving light for the shot):



The bulbs themselves are about ... eh, maybe two inches long. I haven't measured them. As far as the high beams, I'm thinking of bypassing the control module and wiring the solenoid in the projectors directly to the high beam wire on the old harness.

If I get a chance tomorrow I'll pull the bulb and take a pic of it for you.

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Could you take a picture on the street to see the complete lighting?


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I'll do that in the school's parking lot before I pull in my driveway when I go home. Note however that these are not aligned - I've got them pointed down as far as I can get them so I don't blind anybody.... so things will look better probably after tomorrow or Sunday evening.

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Hmm.... man I'm jealous. I wish I had the time to screw around mine. I'll have to look into taking the back parts of my projector apart and seeing if it fits. Mind taking a picture of the back of the projector in the housing? I dont think my projectors will fit still even if I did take tha backs off. Understand though if you dont want to snap the pictures.
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No, no... it's fine. I have to remove them again anyway so I can silicone the rear to create a moisture barrier. I've just been working a lot lately and don't have a lot of time during the day to do much.

Here are pics of the 'rough' alignment I did in 5 minutes without measuring anything. The driver's side headlight was too high when I took the pic on the street and it was lighting up the woods behind my house (about 300 feet from my car) so I have since dropped it a bit.





Compare that to this, which I took after I installed my fog lights. Although the camera was on different exposure settings for the two pics, you can still tell there's a good difference. Fog lights were not on for the HID pics.

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I love it! Better than I though of how it would! Now I can't wait until I get enough money to order mine! I'm waiting to get my main seal in the mail, and after that's all done i'm going to have enough to order that kit in about a week.

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Okay, I managed to get the high beams working. The light harness came miswired.... The correct wiring scheme, with the flat part of the connector down, open end up from left to right is white, blue, brown.

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Can you post pictures of the housings during the day, from an angle. I want to see what exactly it looks like with the lights off.



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Okay, I managed to get the high beams working. The light harness came miswired.... The correct wiring scheme, with the flat part of the connector down, open end up from right to left is white, blue, brown.
Interested find! I will definately keep that in mind for when mine comes!

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Oops... slight mistake - I mean LEFT to RIGHT.

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Very impressive. Better than silvestar bulbs.. lol Nice job man. What type of silicon are you going to use to seal the housings?


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What temp did you get? 6k?


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Ok... I am 100% impressed with this thread.

Thanks for all the great pictures and fantastic write up on how you did it.

Definitely ordering some this week. When you ordered your kit, did you order the 9007 kit? And what bulbs came with the projectors? was it the D2S ones?

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I do intend to get some good pictures of where I mounted the control gear, how I routed wires, where I grounded etc. when I get the chance; might not be for a day or two.

I picked the 6000K bulbs, and they look like the D2S bulbs that come up in a google image search (although I'm not very HID-literate so I'm not positive that's what they are). I'm not exactly sure which silicone I'm going to use at the back; I'll probably just RTV things into place. My goal was to accomplish a completely reversible retrofit, so I want to be sure I can undo this if I ever have to.

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Excellent write up. This should be stickied! Great job and inspiring for sure.

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Hey,

I took a few picture's of my bulb of the retrofit kit I bought, and a picture of an actual D2R bulb that I want to use, to show you what the difference is I am talking about. The 9007 Retrofit Bulb is about 4 1/2 inches long, while the D2R bulb is just 3 inches, and when you put the bulb into the actual headlight housing, the filament of the bulb is just a but different than the 9007. I'm sure in a projector housing, it wouldn't make too much a difference, but I won't really know until I try it... The actual BULB part of each one is the same 2 inches long tho, with is interesting.

The main point of my getting this projector headlight kit is so I can switch my headlights to the actual D2R bulb type HID system and get rid of these retrofit kit bulbs because I do not like them. I prefer the D2R HID system a'whole of a lot better!

9007 Retrofit Kit Bulb:



and the Porsche D2R Bulb


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I pulled the housings off the car to seal the backs and to get some pictures. I really don't know what kind of bulb this thing uses, the base a bit slim. Perhaps it's proprietary?

The box things came in (gotta love that Chinese English ):


The housings, side by side:


Close up of the back of the projector in the housing:


Close up of the backside of the housing with the projector protruding, before sealing with silicone:


Close up of the backside of the housing with the projector protruding, after sealing with silicone:


Looking through the projector from the bulb's point of view:


The bulb:


Projectors inside housings on car:



I'll get more of the electronics when I get time to pull the tires and inner fenders off.

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Wow, that bulb really is something different.. I wonder what size that hole is that the bulb slips through into the projector. If you could possibly measure that, that would be great! Those bulbs look to be almost like an D2R or D2S bulb.

I guess that's all the questions I'll ask for now. I"ll be ordering this following Monday so then I'll let you know how and if I can fit some real D2R bulbs into the housing. I'm guessing should be able to, because he sells the Projector housings as a kit, and you can use your own bulb and ballasts, soo... We'll see.. lol

Nice pictures on the outside angle shots and the silicone job! I'm going to take note of those for when I do mine install.

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Is the projector locked in place at all? or does it just sit in the housing loose until you goop up the outside? I also assume that the bulb is locked into the projector correct?

Again i say it, this should be a sticky!

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Yes, the bulb locks into the projector. There's a small screw with a tab that holds it in place at the rear.

As far as the projector in the housing, the only things holding it in place are a nut around the bulb housing and the silicone to seal out moisture. The rest is done by the force of the plastic cover over the housing pushing down/back (again, BARELY fits) on the projector and the grooves in the housing. The projector kind of moves around a bit with the cover off, but as soon as you put the cover on and clip it into place the projectors are snugged up nice and tight and do't go anywhere.

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Need to know though, when you requested bulbs, did you request the 9007 bulbs or the D2S? reason i ask is because i have normal 9007 HID bulbs, but obviously wont fit into the projector. So when the seller asks what bulbs, did you order a 9007 for the proper harness? and what colour projector did you order? white or blue?

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Ordering a set today

Need to know though, when you requested bulbs, did you request the 9007 bulbs or the D2S? reason i ask is because i have normal 9007 HID bulbs, but obviously wont fit into the projector. So when the seller asks what bulbs, did you order a 9007 for the proper harness? and what colour projector did you order? white or blue?
I believe he bought the 9007 bulb version.., since it will come with the connecter to plug into your stock 9007 headlight lamp connector to make your Projector's work... but he didn't clarify if he did or not. But he did order the 6K color temperature and blue angel eyes, as he said in Post#12.

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