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    My HID Retrofit

    I recently purchased a damaged OEM lamp to practice disassembly on for my HID retrofit project.

    The lamp is one of the easiest to take apart assemblies I have ever worked with. 200 degrees in the oven for less than 3 minutes and I was able to take the lens off by hand. The sealant also stays tacky enough that it will seal up with minimal heat and pressure when it's time to go back together.

    I have pictures to share that I will upload tomorrow afternoon.

    My retrofit will consist of a Retrofit Source H1 Mini Morimoto Bixenon kit with 5k bulbs, 35w ballasts, Panamera shrouds and white led halo rings.



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    Sounds good. I'm looking forward to the pics and DIY write up.
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    Thanks for using a proper kit and not doing drop-ins!
    —Everyone else on the road
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    I want to do this too, but i need to wait to receive my halo Name:  image.jpg
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    Any pics and/or a write up for us?
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
    Current project: Developing a rear sway bar alternative

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 41.7 mpg (US) ... 17.7 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.0 mpg (Imp)


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    Interested!

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    It will cost me 350 euro just to get drop in installed, am not gonna put lens on it (am still thinking about installing HID or not). It's not helping much, I'm blinded by enough Mercedez benz and Audi's on lenses

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    I'm pretty sure tomorrow afternoon has come and gone, but can we still get some pics?
    Custom Mirage products: Cruise control kit, Glove box light, MAF sensor housing
    Current project: Developing a rear sway bar alternative

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        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2015 Mirage DE 1.2 manual: 41.7 mpg (US) ... 17.7 km/L ... 5.6 L/100 km ... 50.0 mpg (Imp)


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    Quote Originally Posted by adrew View Post
    Thanks for using a proper kit and not doing drop-ins!
    —Everyone else on the road
    around here we call those "ghettos". proper projectors are te only way to go.

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    It's funny. I get blinded more often by HIDs in the projectors more than I do when they are in standard reflectors.
    When they are in reflectors, they aren't focused anywhere, and beam light every which way. When in a projector, they are focused, usually at oncoming drivers when they aren't aimed right.



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