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Old 05-31-2011, 04:02 PM
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lll2for3lll's Projector Retrofit Project

Most of you probably don't care but this is a project I never imagined myself tackling.

I ordered a set of 05-07 OEM Headlight Replicas for $117.andsomechange from 1A Auto.<<<<DIRECT LINK. Their shipping is very very fast. 2 business days and it was free.

First off, the visual quality is outstanding. I've held OEM headlights in my hands the same way I'm holding the reps and I do not notice a difference. The only difference I'm noticing is the glue (a definate clue that opening them should be a breeze).

I'm open to all advice while I journey through this process.

The projectors are coming soon.

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Here is the glue. It's pretty soft. Should be simple to remove the lens. "Like Butter!" says Robpp.

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Re: lll2for3lll's Projector Retrofit Project

yeah you can even do those with a heat gun but its more fun in the oven

then start on the side without the amber. you pull that sie up and put and the amber part comes apart last/
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:17 PM
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yeah you can even do those with a heat gun but its more fun in the oven

then start on the side without the amber. you pull that sie up and put and the amber part comes apart last/
Thanks rob. You don't know how much I appreciate you patience. From the look and feel of the soft glue, opening them should be simple.

Will I be able to remove the amber reflector completely so I can put an amber LED bulb there?
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Forgot to mention that 1A Auto's shipping was fast. 2 business day shipping for free.
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I just noticed something today. There is a vent behind the aftermarket headlight to prevent moisture build up inside. I don't know if the OEM headlight assembly has this or not. I know that it's good to have though.



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Re: lll2for3lll's Projector Retrofit Project

i spy a skateboard in the background


they come with headlight covers? i think thats what im seeing on top of the lights....
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:59 AM
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Yeah, I'm 24. I've been skating since I was 8. My first board was an original Banana Board. A classic. Wish I still had it.

They come with covers, bulbs, and wire harness. That vent is something I've never seen on the OEM headlights. In about to take a look under the hood now to see if the vent is on the OEM's.
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Re: lll2for3lll's Projector Retrofit Project

like I mentioned to you in my thread...............dont forget to pick up some butyl tape for your reseal!
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Ok so maybe there is a vent on the OEM headlights. If so, why the hell did my passenger side headlight hold so much moisture in the past??? (rhetorical question)

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like I mentioned to you in my thread...............dont forget to pick up some butyl tape for your reseal!
1/4" 3M Windo-Weld Ribbon Sealant???
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Yeah, I'm 24. I've been skating since I was 8. My first board was an original Banana Board. A classic. Wish I still had it.

They come with covers, bulbs, and wire harness. That vent is something I've never seen on the OEM headlights. In about to take a look under the hood now to see if the vent is on the OEM's.

ive been skating forever as well im 29 been skating for 16 yrs or so and love it. first love never dies ya know- thats good to hear theres another member here who skates

ive never looked for one but have only handled standard halogen headlamps once- i got pretty familiar with the HID versions though, a lil different but basically the same..im curious to see what that sellers headlamps look like from behind for the HID "look a likes" though...
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Re: lll2for3lll's Projector Retrofit Project

Yep, the OEM headlights are vented.


The amber reflector pops right off of the chrome (carefully so you don't break the tabs that hold it on). There is a rectangular hole in the chrome for that marker bulb to shine through.


In regards to Tilla's question, quite a few of the 05-07 aftermarket light brands come with the covers for the top of the headlight. I have seen some that don't though.
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