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projector halo headlights installed......

well my curiousity finally got the best of me. i bought a set of these headlights and put them on tonight. i needed something better and brighter than what i had. got tired of not being able to see much at night on these dark country roads here in england. here are some pics and info

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almost forgot the pics

housings




low beam bulb


high beam bulb


caution label


parking lights


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low beam pattern


high beam pattern
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those look really good on there... ha they spelled bulb wrong, silly asians
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havent aimed the lights yet. probably do it tomorrow. i was wondering if anyone else that has these ebay lights have the same low beam cutoff? is there anyway to fix it? make it more of a solid cutoff line?

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ive got them and the cutoff is wierd on em,i cant get it right either..
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ive got them and the cutoff is wierd on em,i cant get it right either..
does it look about the same? have you upgraded the bulbs? i was thinking about doing the high beams. just dont want to put too much load on the wiring
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those look really good on there... ha they spelled bulb wrong, silly asians
thanx...hey i was in ohio a few days ago. went to go visit the in laws.

damn shame. i wanted to install some HID balbs too.
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i think i found out why those projectors have such a wierd cutoff.





the shield/guard thing isnt a straight line. i wish i would have taken off the projector and measured the size. maybe find a good replacement.

i eyeballed the aiming tonight so hopefully im not blinding people too bad. the wierd cutoff is kinda screwy looking while driving. high beams look great. still might try to upgrade the high beam bulb though.

i have one more day off before going back to work so i MIGHT take one of the housings off and take of the projector off and measure it. anyone do this already? i want to find a projector that i can use HID balbs in. and that has a more straight cutoff

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well my curiousity got the best of me again. i took one of the housings off to try and find out why the projectors have such a wierd cutoff. but before i did that i checked the projectors on my rx7. hella 90mm has the same type of cutoff shield thing. but instead of a step, it has more of a slope. soooo on to the pics........


back of housing. notice anything wierd yet


how about now?


are all projector housings oval?


found why they have that stepped cutoff



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how do you get that center ring to light up with out your parking lights on?
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how do you get that center ring to light up with out your parking lights on?
i disabled the parking lights(cut wire). in england the parking light up front has to be a clear light. not amber like in the states.
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so you dont run any parking lights up front besdies that ring?
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nope. that ring is the parking light here in england
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does anybody know why there is a slope(hella)/step(ebay) in the cutoff? does it need to be there?
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well thats cool do you think i could make a switch just for the ring? so i didnt have my amber lights on at the same time
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yeah im sure. i dont know how much those rings draw, so i wouldnt be able to point you in the right direction as far as wiring. but im sure you would want a fuse, relay, and switch somewhere in the install
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finally decided to hell with it and ordered HIDs for the projectors...hope to have them installed soon...still need to do some other wiring upgrades...will post more pics soon


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sweet! I'm glad you're a hands-on guy, dissecting that projector housing. Great info to know.
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thanx...it was eating away at me and i just had to find out what the hell was up with it...i blame that on the military and my job...i hoping the only reason that warning label is on there is because of the wiring....so im gonna redo everything the right way....if it melts the housings you guys will be the first to know and with pics lol
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step-ups are very common in lots of setups. although there is only supposed to be one step, not multiple.
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step-ups are very common in lots of setups. although there is only supposed to be one step, not multiple.

so not like mine? wonder how i can fix that
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so not like mine? wonder how i can fix that
tin snips?
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HIDs installed








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on the drive home tonight i noticed alot of extra reflected light from the sides..i THINK its from the fake chrome in the housings catching some light from the projectors and reflecting it where ever it feels like...you can actually see what im talking about in all the pics..just the low beams are on but it looks like the highs are too...ill post pics of the output pattern tomorrow

i redid the wiring for the headlights and also made the low beams stay on even with high beams on...i hear having the hids flash on and off (going from low to high and back again) is really bad so thats why i did that
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Where did you pick up the HID conversion?
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