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A few mods done (lots of pics)

Well I did the Headlight mod and also changed out the orange directionaly in the headlights.

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Wallyworld was all out of gray primer so I had to use black. Finished product still came out decent.

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Now I just need to find time to do the side markers

I added LED's to the headlights to get rid of the orange glow of the stock bulb. I didn't want to cut or tap or splice any wires so this is what I did.

Being an 07 I had no choice but to use the load resistors. Pep Boys(Ricer Boys) didn't have them but AutoZone next door did.

Bulbs - $15 shipped from eBay
Resistors - $13 from AutoZone

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Tucked the wire between the bulb and the socket peg than around the outside of the gasket. I had to keep the wire near one of the flats on the locks so the wire would fit into the hole in the headlight housing.

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grounded the resistor to the screw on the inside of the radiator support just to the sides of the radiator that was holding the main wiring harness.

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The new look of the painted headlights without the orange glow.

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Nicely done!
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very nice work
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cool, good job
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looks good, now you need to take a pic alittle further away so we can really see it
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I'll be interested to see how the turn signal looks lighted. That LED is forward-directional, so it won't reflect off the reflector behind it.
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Some night shots
I used the flash on these. Withotu the flash the lights look brighter and blury.

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straight on

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up close. The waves in the lense helps to disperse the straight on LED's. But there are also a few LED's in the bulb that point to the sides. Not all are facing forward.

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at a bit of an angle
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And thanks for all the compliments
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im not one who likes the head light mode the same color as the truck but after seeing yours i stand corrected
now when you do the corners she will be really nice
nice work
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Nice, how hard was it. Was there any chance of anything breaking?
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looks good..

i like how you painted the cover that covers the headlight bulb its self..

looks good..how bout some full day shots (:
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Thats legit
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looks good
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Put day shots of the entire front end up.
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looks good......a little darker cause of the black primer, but it looks good...
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sweet
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WHATTTTTTT! MY ANGEL EYE WAS COPIED! i was the first to paint my headlight eye in the middle! but its all good im the originator :)
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Is this one of the headlight mods people talk about on here? Do you have night shots of the lights being used?
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red fx444 - Yes you are the 1st. I was thinking well before I got the truck that if I got one I would paint theheadlights after seeing other models (focus, ect) with painted headlights.

I was thinking of doing the dot as well but you had your truck befor me and beat me to it. But I did paint mine with like 1200 moles on the truck. I was sooo scarred I would destroy the lights and have to buy new or aftermarket ones. But I did it with only some slight damages caused by the screw driver to pry the lenses off.
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that looks really good, i think i may give that a shot, more blue is always good.
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Looks great man!

What method did you use to open the case/remove the lens?
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Haven't been in this thread in a while.

I used the oven method to seperate the lense from the housing. Took some trys but they finaly came off.

Almost exactly a year after doing the headlights I was able to get back and do the side markers. Used the oven method again and they came appart a LOT easier.
I will get picks up as soon as I find them or take new ones.
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I really want to do this mod soon. What is this oven method you talk about?
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Looks great! Im still kinda nervous about bakin my headlights though
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Don't be scared to put them in the oven!!!! You put the oven on 225 and let them sit 10-15 min. Then pry them apart, if they don't come loose easily then put them back in for a few more mins. Just keep an eye on them to make sure plastic doesn't melt. At 225 it would take a while for them to melt, but it's best to keep the light on in the oven and watch it..
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