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Re: lll2for3lll's Projector Retrofit Project

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Rob!!!!!!! I mentioned something to you before about putting projectors in the turn signal bezel. Lol. It was a long time ago. Remember?

Do it.
i dont remember but I do LOTS of dreaming and scheming



i DO know my switchback stick out like a sore thumb.........so another projector there and then either a amber ring for the blinker or an amber strip like omelet drew the other day/




or my other crazy mod would be a LED lowbeam.....one of the DOT 7 inch round headlights then a bi xenon high beam and a strip for the blinker cause that big headlight would need that whole side to fit.



only problem is those leds are like 300 a SIDE.....
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:04 PM
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I've been wanting to do those 7" LEDs! It would be a tight fit but I'll bet it would look beast.
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Re: lll2for3lll's Projector Retrofit Project

Not sure if this was covered and forgive me if it was, but when you install the retrofit, is there any splicing of the wires or do the morimotos PnP with the stock 07 wiring?
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:20 AM
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Re: lll2for3lll's Projector Retrofit Project

If you use the solenoid for the high beam then yes.

I don't need the for high beams so their just PnP with a relay kit and ballast.
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Re: lll2for3lll's Projector Retrofit Project

for anyone who's done this, the big nut on the back doesn't screw down tight (like it's just a little too big or ill fitting) the result is the whole thing's loose. Any fix for this or do I have a defective part?
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Re: lll2for3lll's Projector Retrofit Project

Looks like this at first....



Then you have to do this....



Shave off the small ring that protrudes the surface....



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Re: lll2for3lll's Projector Retrofit Project

did all that as well. are you NOT using the large silicone grommet? I tried the smaller of the two behind the projector inside the housing but even when I turn down the nut on the back it doesn't feel very secure (up down, left right, etc) and that it might bounce around even a little while driving, has that been the case with you?
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Re: lll2for3lll's Projector Retrofit Project

I got 2 sizes of the rubber washer. I didn't use the big washers at all. I only used the smaller washers.

Of it doesn't fit after shaving the ring on the inside of the reflector, shave a little more. I had to shave a little, check it, shave some more, check again, etc, etc.

If your nut or the stem on the Mini is messed up, call the retrofitsource and that will be happy to send you another one. Tell them you will put the broken Mini in the box that come with the new Mini and write refuse on the box. That will speed up the exchange process.
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did all that as well. are you NOT using the large silicone grommet? I tried the smaller of the two behind the projector inside the housing but even when I turn down the nut on the back it doesn't feel very secure (up down, left right, etc) and that it might bounce around even a little while driving, has that been the case with you?
I thought the SAME exact thing. Lol. Seriously. I was concerned about that. But after talking with the the guys on here that retrofitted these Mini's, they said it will not move or bounce around from driving around. I used medium strength thread lock on everything that had anything to do with screwing (nut, screws, etc)

Did this project a long time ago and ZERO problems. Except when I "thought" I had water leaking in causing moisture on the lens but that was due to my turn signal not screwed in all the way.
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cool thanks! going to get some lock tite tomorrow and call RTS and ask to get an exchange mini because this other one works just fine and despite the fact the defective one LOOKS like the threads are perfect, obviously something is off because the nut just drops down to the bottom without even spinning it.


Oh and side note, spend the $115 and get the aftermarket eagle eye headlights!! jeeeeeeesus was it so much easier. 2 rounds of 15mins each at 225* and they were open. Compare that to 3 rounds on OEM with NO progress and even with a heat gun I got nowhere. well worth the $115 to get a set that came apart "like butter" LOL, right on!
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cool thanks! going to get some lock tite tomorrow and call RTS and ask to get an exchange mini because this other one works just fine and despite the fact the defective one LOOKS like the threads are perfect, obviously something is off because the nut just drops down to the bottom without even spinning it.


Oh and side note, spend the $115 and get the aftermarket eagle eye headlights!! jeeeeeeesus was it so much easier. 2 rounds of 15mins each at 225* and they were open. Compare that to 3 rounds on OEM with NO progress and even with a heat gun I got nowhere. well worth the $115 to get a set that came apart "like butter" LOL, right on!
I couldn't explain how easy they were to open. Now you know the point I was trying to get across.
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totally, thats exactly why i bought them. a wood chisel worked well to get between the lens and the body to separate and a stiff 1.5" putty knife got into the seam right away
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