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Old 11-22-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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Non RS HID Retrofit.. Affordable solution to HID

I have started my hid retrofit that some of you have been waiting for. I am using Moritomo D2S projectors Apollo shrouds and 5K D2S Moritomo bulbs. Along with CCFL halo rings. This retrofit is a legal solution to putting HID into your car. Installing a HID kit into your camaro is illegal and way to much money for a marginal improvement. Doing a retro is installing a projector from a OEM HID vehicle into a reflector or halogen equipt vehicle. It is legal and much more beneficial both to the driver of the car the retro is installed on and does not blind other drivers you are sharing the road with. This will allow use of high beams as well. And everything I am using is OEM quality. You can go to the local parts store IF you ever need a bulb or ballast. I have made a link to my photobucket account once all the pics are uploaded and any questions please ask away.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:16 PM   #2
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:27 PM   #3
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I have over 40 pics uploading right now while the paint on the shrouds is drying.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:57 PM   #4
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Getting ready for bumper removal



Highly recomended you do this



To see these bolts


and


Get the 3 obvious bolts and unhook the plug on passenger side and you have this




If you have clumsy fingers like me its much easier to take the horn out. Its 1 10mm bolt. Makes it easier to get the bottom inside bolt out and later back in.
Take out the 4 bolts on each headlight and you have this




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Old 11-22-2010, 09:59 PM   #5
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Headlight out and ready for retrofit



Take this bracket off



With these 3 bolts


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Old 11-22-2010, 10:06 PM   #6
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Take the bulbs out and wait til your wife/gf/parents leave for a couple hours and put in oven til golden brown at 235 degrees F. In about 15 minutes WITH GLOVES!! remove from oven. Expect about an hour and a half for each light if this is your first time doing this. Take a screwdriver and start prying the lens off. Pop the clips. I have found it easier to start on a corner and work out each way. Work about 5 minutes and it will cool down. Put back in the over for a few minutes and play some more. Keep at it and move slowly. It will come just takes time. Dont pry on the lens lip. Go to the bottom of the plastic groove and get to the backside of the lens. The black plastic will bend a ton. I had mine almost flat. MOVE SLOWLY!! Keep playing with it and you will get the lens off. Now take a flathead and pop the reflector off of these 3 pegs. Go through where the bulb was and push on the little black clips on the reflector



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Old 11-22-2010, 10:08 PM   #7
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Take the little screw out of the reflector with a T15. Now you can turn back til this next step. This step all depends on your projector choice. I used Moritomo Minis so I used a 1.5 inch hole saw to the back of the reflector at the bulb seat.
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Old 11-22-2010, 10:09 PM   #8
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Now the projector fits.


Thats what it would look like with a bare projector in the light.

With the Apollo shroud

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Old 11-22-2010, 10:10 PM   #9
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And now I am waiting for the paint to dry. I painted the reflector and shroud flat black. Will finish in the am.

Quick shot of another couple retrofits on my other cars from last winter while they where waiting for nice weather. Cobalt is stage 2 from ZZP. Supra has a 2j single on E85 making about 760 rwhp. I dont have any pics of my 94 unfortunately.

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Old 11-22-2010, 10:14 PM   #10
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If im not mistaken there no such thing as a 5k hid bulbs

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Old 11-22-2010, 10:16 PM   #11
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If im not mistaken there no such thing as a 5k hid bulbs

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Huh?? Thats what I have been using for years?? Unless you mean I forgot the 0s?? They are 5000k bulbs

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Old 11-23-2010, 06:49 AM   #12
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No. I spoken with reps at kelvin and they claim there isn't a 5k bulb but there is 4300 and 6k.

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Old 11-23-2010, 08:22 AM   #13
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Any pics of the completed lamp? That thing must stick out the back pretty far compared to what was in there. How did you seal the back side?

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Old 11-23-2010, 08:33 AM   #14
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No. I spoken with reps at kelvin and they claim there isn't a 5k bulb but there is 4300 and 6k.

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I have no idea what ur talking about man. Reps from kelvin?? They are 5k bulbs.
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:35 AM   #15
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Any pics of the completed lamp? That thing must stick out the back pretty far compared to what was in there. How did you seal the back side?

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They aren't done yet. The back of the projector wont really.stick out further than stock and the OEM gasket and the projector.has a gasket on it as well. Im not worried about it at all. Im hoping.to have.everything wrapped up tonight and install them on the car tomorow evening. Thought I could get.out of work for a week but when you work for family that doesn't happen.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:30 PM   #16
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I have 5k HID's in my Eagle Eyes. The 4300k are more natural yellow white tint. The 5000k are perfect just a hint of yellow with more white. 6000k looks WHITE no yellow at all with a hint of light bluish-purple. I noticed a pretty good difference from 4300k to 5000k.

And OP, you got some balls cutting up your headlights. Awesome. Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Your car looks kinda cool like this. Like a robot face or something...

You need to move the other cars out in the rain so you can work in the garage!!


btw, thanks for all the pics and keep 'em coming. I'm anxious to see how this
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Im back at it. More pics of aiming and trial fit being uploaded now. The wiring is staying stock for now. Pics in half hour or so after I get them sorted and labeled on photobucket. Im glad you like what your seeing. I think its going to look amazing with blacked out headlights.
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I have 5k HID's in my Eagle Eyes. The 4300k are more natural yellow white tint. The 5000k are perfect just a hint of yellow with more white. 6000k looks WHITE no yellow at all with a hint of light bluish-purple. I noticed a pretty good difference from 4300k to 5000k.

And OP, you got some balls cutting up your headlights. Awesome. Can't wait to see the finished product!
I have been cutting up headlights for years. I had balls when I replaced projectors on a murcielago. I put bixenon FX-R in it. I took like 2 weeks on that one because I didnt wanna break anything or loose a little bracket or something. I do this 5 or 6 times a month. I wish I didnt loose the pics of the elise I did. I painted everything lime green which was the color of the car. It sounds ugly but it was sic looking. I have done another supra besides mine and tons of hondas. I even did my old plow headlights with twin FX-R. Im gonna miss that this winter.
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Can't wait to see them done .
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:40 PM   #21
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Any pics of the completed lamp? That thing must stick out the back pretty far compared to what was in there. How did you seal the back side?

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They actually stick out less than the stock bulb when its plugged in.





And there is a rubber gasket on each side of the bulb and the stock rubber gasket goes over the reflector just like it was stock.
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Had to do some more trimming to the shroud so I had to repaint it but here is the basic idea of what it is going to look like when its completed.



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Both projectors aligned and aimed.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:46 PM   #24
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Once the paint is dry on the shrouds I will epoxy the halos to them then epoxy the shrouds to the projectors then throw on the lenses hang them over the humidifier to check for leaks then install them on the car. I dont think it will all happen tonight but I will have the lights ready to install tonight.
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