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Martyp 07-02-2011 03:36 PM

Gen 3 Projector Headlights - Installation Question
 
Okay, so started installing my new headlights this evening and noticed something when I took the old ones out...

There is some big electrical box sticking to the OEM lights (for the electric vertical beam adjustment?). I can not find a way to get this on the new ones. Pics below:

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...0702-00531.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q...0702-00532.jpg


Also, the headlight adjustment screw, how the heck do you go about adjusting these when they are installed since the long screw went into the electric box?

There is no room to fit anything in there to adjust it on the passenger side with the batt and PDC in the way. :confused: Drivers side may be less of a PITA.

Any help from owners of these lights would be greatly appreciated!! :thumbsup:

mon_21 07-02-2011 05:45 PM

Re: Gen 3 Projector Headlights - Installation Question
 
That kinda sucks that yours came with an electric adjuster, the only thing that I can think of is for you to open up the housing and switch the internal parts if you really want to use the electric adjuster.

For adjusting the new one if you choose not to swap, I recommend a long skinny flat head screw driver to turn the grooves once its installed. It is a tidious procedure thou so be patient with it.

Or, you can also get a longmetal wire that will fit the holes on the adjustment wheel and you can kinda pull it upwards or push downwards...

Or, just buy one of this.........
http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/prod...crewdriver.jpg

Chaoul1 07-02-2011 08:57 PM

Re: Gen 3 Projector Headlights - Installation Question
 
That electrical box looks like your daytime running lights (Maybe)? Can you take a picture of the front of the headlight for us?

Martyp 07-03-2011 04:32 AM

Re: Gen 3 Projector Headlights - Installation Question
 
Hmm, so you guys don't have a little slider to the side of your steering wheel marked 0-3 so you can tilt the headlights down if you have extra weight in the back or are hauling something?

The box doesn't come out, you can pull it out a little and reveal a rubber boot, but there is no way that is going on the gen 3s.

Thanks for the info though, wanted to hear from people who have installed these things.


Oh, Paul, I don't have DRLs so the box is definetly for adjusting the beams down for hauling extra weight so your no dazzling other drivers.

lll2for3lll 07-03-2011 05:30 AM

Re: Gen 3 Projector Headlights - Installation Question
 
Seems as if that thing should pull out. But if you say it doesn't then....

cheapjeep 07-03-2011 08:53 AM

Re: Gen 3 Projector Headlights - Installation Question
 
Marty maybe you could pick up a cheap used set of US spec headlights to get the adjustment screw that pokes up through a hole in the core support. It looks like if you want to run projectors sadly your electric adjuster days are over:(. Man you export guys get all the cool stuff:D.

lll2for3lll 07-03-2011 09:01 AM

Re: Gen 3 Projector Headlights - Installation Question
 
Yeah. Like those bad ass WH tails.

lll2for3lll 07-03-2011 09:01 AM

Re: Gen 3 Projector Headlights - Installation Question
 
And women.

mon_21 07-03-2011 10:12 AM

Re: Gen 3 Projector Headlights - Installation Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lll2for3lll (Post 441448)
And women.


You my friend, needs to come down here already and meet up with her. I also saw your comment on the "who's got woody" thread..... You need to release it! LoL....

Strada 07-03-2011 11:36 AM

Re: Gen 3 Projector Headlights - Installation Question
 
The box will come out, you have to turn it like 45° and pull it out, but be careful, these things are known to break.How do i know that :rolleyes::mad:
I had the 3rd Gen Haloīs too, but there is no way, that you can switch the internals.

Strada 07-03-2011 11:41 AM

Re: Gen 3 Projector Headlights - Installation Question
 
And btw, you can adjust the 3rd Gen halo with a long phillips screwdriver from top of the headlight when they are installed, thatīs why they have the "zick-zack" on the round adjustment plate;)

lll2for3lll 07-03-2011 12:07 PM

Re: Gen 3 Projector Headlights - Installation Question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mon_21 (Post 441482)
You my friend, needs to come down here already and meet up with her. I also saw your comment on the "who's got woody" thread..... You need to release it! LoL....

Damn I'm busted. Lol.

I gotta rep you on that one. Lol lol.


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