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Old 11-30-2015, 09:55 AM
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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

Broke the projector holder.


Solution was to put the oem projector back on and JB weld the mount back on. We'll see next time if it will be strong enough.




Took some time to check out the wiring harness situation. My plan is to rip all this off and use what is on the Jeep. I'll splice in a 9006 male connector to the driver input.




I'll pull the wires out of here and hopefully can feed new stuff through it.


Need to cut a piece of something to cover this hole.


Need to pick up more of these bolts. Only have 2 leftover from my last build.


Dremeled old mounts off the projector and drilled a hole for bolt shown above.


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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

JB weld looks like it took hold pretty well. Drilled out the other side of the heat sink to for another mounting point.



Since old projector was level if I level this one I'll be good on rotation. Planning on a dab of jb here to add a third point of contact.


New projector sits back about a 1/4 inch compared to old projector.


Still looks good though.


Noticed I got some butyl on the lens. Yay for sloppy hasty opening. I'll have to break out the goo gone at some point.
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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

Did some more heatsink trimming and pondering mounting today. Took a ride to some auto parts stores looking for a 9006 male plug (to mimic the halogen bulb) and couldn't find any. I'll just order some since they're pretty cheap.

I'm contemplating cutting off the old projector mount all together but am wondering how I could mount the projector without it. Obviously I wouldn't be able to aim the projector after it's sealed but if it is aimed correctly before that it wouldn't matter. The adjuster would only be working the high beam reflector. Any thoughts on this?






Not using the old mount would let me move the lens farther up and into the shroud better. Just like in this teaser:
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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

Here is my a photo of my white passive demon eye on the left vs stock. You can see my mass amounts of cut paper and cardboard trying to prefab a bracket.



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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

Been neglecting posting here but here's some updated photo's and descriptions copied from my other thread(s):

Decided to convert this to a "Quad" build. I say that with quotation marks because one set of projectors are High Beam only. They are from a 2014 Kia Cadenza and use a H9 bulb. Here they are:



My goal was to start making some brackets. The plan is to take measurements and CAD the bracket on my lunch break. I will transfer it to sheet metal or outsource that part.

Took measurements the best I could with a ruler I have.


Did a quick sketch and cut. I'm thinking about making this a 2 piece bracket. A "U" shape on top and a cross brace on the bottom. I'm going to CAD up the design today on my lunch break and see what I come up with.



Took the top half of the High Beam projector off and set it in the reflector. I think this is going to look really really good when I'm done.




Here are some size shots of the Murano/G37 Sedan/H9 Kia.

G37/Kia Width (These Halogens really are slim)


Murano/G37 (No bulb/igniter)/Kia (with bulb) Length -


Murano/Kia (with bulb) Length (They're pretty much the exact same length) -
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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

Here is the Cad'ed bracket for the low beam mounting.
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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

Stopped by advanced auto parts this morning to look for a H9/H11 plug... apparently they don't have one. They only had 9005/9006/H4/H7.

Went to Lowes after lunch to look for mounting things. Bought everything I thought I needed except no sheet metal.. Well that leads me to this new development of ditching the bracket I took the time to draft lol. Similar to a method on HIDplanet called the "JnC method" but this one is not adjustable once sealed up.

Had to cut off the old projector bracket.


JB Welded a piece of angle on the assembly. I didn't want to drill through the housing to mount it. I will if the JB doesn't seem solid enough though. The other side of the projector is going to be a little tougher to find a spot on the assembly for the angle piece. It's not flat on that side. I'm just now waiting for that side to cure and I'll have to see what I can do for another mount.



Angle/Bolts on the projector.
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SOOO YAY JB WELD ON PLASTIC HOUSINGS! <Fail>
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So the next logical step is to bolt the angle pieces into the assembly. It's what I didn't want to do but it's going to work so I'm going with it. Sometimes the simplest solution is the best. No sense overcomplicating. I may shorted the bolts in the rear with the dremel to prevent them from hitting anything. Nuts will be JB'ed onto the bolts in the rear once everything is aimed 100%.



Projector protrudes from the back exactly as far as it needs to. The sharpie line I made was the perfect depth to meet the OEM shroud.




Next phase is to get the high beam reflector dremeled out for the H9 projector. That's going to need to wait till I have a set of shrouds but I will be buying them very soon. Then after that is the fun part of copying all this onto the Drivers side headlight!!
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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

Pulled headlight #2 apart and trimmed the OEM shroud. Took the Dremel to the other Murano Projector so It's looking good. Learned from my "mistakes" with the first projector.

H9 High Beam projectors are so so close to fitting without help. I'll probably just use a little bit of JB to hold it on instead of using the centric rings I bought.


Shrouds hit each other. The OEM shroud used to look like a "U" so I trimmed that straight across. It still hits but it's less of the Apollo that will need trimming. I don't plan on trimming the Apollo's though until I have both projectors in and aimed correctly. Then I'll worry about shroud fitment.


Anyway! Progress is progress!! I'm very happy with the way this is going to end up looking.
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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

The Apollo shrouds will need to be rotated 45 degrees. It's going to make trimming them SSOOOOO much easier.

Did a little HB projector mounting today. Not 100% since I have to trim the bolts more to clear the housing. Anyway I know you guys like pictures so here they are:



My temporary harness/adapter thanks to Yooshaw! I will solder & shrink wrap for the final harness.


A comparison between the present state and the future!!!


Fired the projector right up.. No current output shots but I guess I could go out tonight and grab some (weather permitting)


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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

Took off the front bumper cover to access the headlight bolts. Taped rough estimates where I thought the lights should be.



Color difference


Put the lights on the Jeep.



Beams were pretty off to say the least.


Got the lights "aimed" to the best of my abilities. My driveway isnt exactly level either. I'm not very happy with them and a little irritated I am going to have to do this all over again another night.


Started the jeep up to see what it looks like on the road... well turnso out I need a relay harness. These things strobe like you wouldn't believe. I parked in my street just to get this shot for you guys so I hope you at least sorta like it. The street lights mess with showing the output.
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Re: HID/LED Headlight Project

I am scrapping the RGB Demon Eyes and just keeping the passive. I'm currently building my cashback to buy some things for this build. I will be lifting the Jeep sometime soon when the weather cooperates. Aiming round 2 will take place after that since I'm not sure where the Jeep will sit level-wise. The lift is a RC BB and the tires are 265/70r17.

I need to get night photos of the high beam. Depending I may try to tune it (if possible) in my downtime. It already has a clear lense so I'm not sure how much tuning is even possible. Plus its a highbeam so it isn't really necessary.

I bought a set of these H11 -> 9006 adapters on Ebay. Should get here by Monday the 11th.


Needing to buy these next:
- Mopar Spec Low Beam Harness

- Rubber Housing Caps [Need to measure size. May go with 100mm and use a large zip tie. Might not need these at all depending on how the OEM cap fits with the projectors in there.]
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