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Old 03-31-2010
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"connection caution light switch" is what I assume is the headlight switch/factory bulb pigtail. Makes sense because the "controller box" should interrupt the link between the bulbs and the switch.
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i'm mostly just not wanting to use the ballasts they are sending me, and i am not completely clear on how the highbeam setup works, and how the ballasts connect to everything... i'm sure i am over thinking it all though
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i'm mostly just not wanting to use the ballasts they are sending me, and i am not completely clear on how the highbeam setup works, and how the ballasts connect to everything... i'm sure i am over thinking it all though
Like I said...you're overthinking it all. Every pic in those ebay kits and even me seeing it in person, the connections are standard hid kit connections. The power to ballast connection is the same. The ballast to bulb connection is the same. I'd say run the ones they give ya til they go. The slims tend to be more reliable and long lasting compared to the big fat ballasts...even though I'm still running over 3 year old cheapo big ballasts in my truck right now.

In other words, I don't think you've got any issues to worry about. You can run anyones HID ballast if you wanted to.
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fair enough... maybe i'll buy them, then upgrade to a 55w down the road...
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The place that Mike got his from is supposedly out of business and I found a very very veyr similar kit on ebay when I searched "9007 projector".
Theres a bunch of places that sell them all over, I think the proper name for them is plug and play projectors or something like that. The ones Mike used are the older ones now, their called G1 or G2 I forget. Now they have G2 or G3 ones (a number higher than whatever his are) which look a tiny bit different and have better output with a nicer cutoff. If do you some seaching around google you'll see. I saw a few tutorials on a Civic forum and a couple others that explained the Gx thing better.
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Theres a bunch of places that sell them all over, I think the proper name for them is plug and play projectors or something like that. The ones Mike used are the older ones now, their called G1 or G2 I forget. Now they have G2 or G3 ones (a number higher than whatever his are) which look a tiny bit different and have better output with a nicer cutoff. If do you some seaching around google you'll see. I saw a few tutorials on a Civic forum and a couple others that explained the Gx thing better.
Yeah....I hadn't looked for projo's retro kits in a while(whenever I met up with him is when I got to looking last). But last night I found the kit I found months ago, they've got 1 kit left. I liked it for the backlighting that lit up the now unused reflector. Oh well. I now see tons of kits on ebay and elsewhere with very varying prices with the G2 or G3 name attached or whatever.

I just joined hidplanet.....stilllllllll waiting for my damn confirm email.
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lol I know the admin on that forum from another forum from a few years ago.

heres the post on the civic forum I was talking about, it's got pics of the newer vs older styles

Pro-look Bi-Xenon Retrofit under $250 and easy DIY as PnP - 8th Generation Honda Civic Forum
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thanks for the link. awesome link btw.
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link no work... was that for the gIII's? i like them! :D i want them bad!

what did you use to search?

edit, never mind, i made it work... those are the g1's right?

edit again, how do i order off this site? Angel-Eye Bi-Xenon Projector Lens Light G1/G2/G3

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DONE!!!!

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Fantastic! Happy to help ya with the information you were looking for, Jake! Looks as fantastic as could be! Like you said, it really is quite easy - all you have to be willing to do is tear apart the lense and put them in with optional painting :-) ~10-15 hours give or take total project time!


Im sort of pissed that when I ordered my own kit up, the only color the had was a 6000k temp ring around for the angel eye, I wanted an Amber and to hook it up to my turn signal.. oh well though!
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The problem that I see with these kits are the bulbs. If a bulb dies, as I understand you just can't go buy a spare very easily. I hear that nobody sells the bulbs by themselves and since it is not a standard size they are very tricky to come by. I haven't done a ton of research on this yet so anybody can correct me if they have real facts.
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Angel-Eye Bi-Xenon Projector Lens Light G1/G2/G3/G4/G5

That site has a good size chart for the different generations of the projectors. I determined that the ones that I bought from ebay are G3's. I have an 09 Ranger, and sadly, these G3's will not fit in the headlight housing (too long and unable to re-fit the original lens). Did they change the headlight housing in 09, or did I just get the wrong kit? Just wanted to post so others are aware of this compatibility issue.
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love the thread! i couldnt figure out what to spend my $200 for christmas on...looks like my winter break is gonna be all booked up:)

this needs to be stickied!!!!!!!
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love the thread! i couldnt figure out what to spend my $200 for christmas on...looks like my winter break is gonna be all booked up:)

this needs to be stickied!!!!!!!
Actually the morimotos are much better projectors than the G1, G3's .
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I think Ill get a good video of the headlights themselves.. while you might not find the 'exact' same kit I had purchased, you can find like kits - and all of them are roughly the same style of install. It wouldnt be too hard to get a driving video, the only problem is that trying to record headlights in a night time environment while driving is extremely hard to do (ISO wise) unless you have a fancy HD camera.
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Wow, if this set will work, I just might be in love. Anyone with a little more experience see any problems with the kit? On some of the other offers from the same seller, the small ones are specified as the G5 lights, and the larger ones are said to be G3's.
Bixenon Projector HID 9004 9007 HB1 HB5 Conversion - eBay (item 180415002872 end time Dec-26-10 14:16:20 PST)
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Wow, if this set will work, I just might be in love. Anyone with a little more experience see any problems with the kit? On some of the other offers from the same seller, the small ones are specified as the G5 lights, and the larger ones are said to be G3's.
Bixenon Projector HID 9004 9007 HB1 HB5 Conversion - eBay (item 180415002872 end time Dec-26-10 14:16:20 PST)
They have pretty poor cutoff performance as far as projectors go. I suggest you visit JVX's threads on hidplanet.com.
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Jp7 do you have any links to projectors kits that you like?
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go here:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f18/ul...roject-111284/
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odd. This is a link to a thread that I've seen and commented on.

Yet, there are no links to projectors.

I wanted to know where you looked to find your projectors.
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odd. This is a link to a thread that I've seen and commented on.

Yet, there are no links to projectors.

I wanted to know where you looked to find your projectors.
they are morimoto mini h1's.

theretrofitsource dot com sells them
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I don't want to have to cut my housing for the projector to fit so the morimotos are out. When the kit on eBay says hid bi-xenon projector h4 9007...etc...is the h# and 9007 that important, or are they all the same?
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