MKiV Jetta HID retro.

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  1. dr.zed

    dr.zed DR.ZED OT Supporter

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    Thought you guys would be interested in seeing what I've been up to with a retrofit.

    Waiting on my projector headlamp housings to start my HID retrofit!

    The kit pictured here, is an HIDplanet Audi TT-BMW E46 e-Code projector and HID ballast, with bulbs. All top quality stuff. Price = $480.

    When I get my new headlight housings, I am going to swap out the projectors (never use halogen projectors with HID bulbs, even D2R bulbs), with this kit.

    I will also make a relay harness to prevent current drop through the headlamp circuit. Stay tuned.

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    The projector housings I recieved are far better quality than I was expecting. They even came with bulbs. The angel eyes are leds, which surprised me even more. More "expensive" units, use bulbs for the angel eyes.

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    Onto removing the halogen projector, and fitting in the HID one. 400 degrees F and 5 minutes in the oven was enough to soften the lens caulking.

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    The mount for the halogen projector was about 3/4 of an inch too high, so I cut them down and mounted the HID projectors directly to the face.

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    Finished project:

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  2. dr.zed

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    Final pix:

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  3. 88rover

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    nice job!
     
  4. I<3URANUS

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    damn man, thats fucking cool. I need to do something like that for my Jti
     
  5. TigreTek

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    updated pics with car put together?
     
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    Looks pretty damn good.
     
  7. dr.zed

    dr.zed DR.ZED OT Supporter

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    I will get some final pix tomorrow.

    The HIDs are phenomenal. These are the same ones as on the BMW 3 series, and Audi TT, the Bosch projector, at 4200K. I light up signs during the day. No kidding.

    I need to do a final adjustment on the horizontal for the passenger side.

    I'm very happy.
     

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