so heres the story, was very bored one day and just got my tax return, so i was searching the forum. i saw the s2k retro on the kouki, and said shit i want to convert my end to a kouki, like all dreams this one died fast. however i started researching HIDs and bought a set for an unbeatable price
Mercedes C Class projectors with cover
another set of headlight
jdm from jarco great service btw.
relay + relay socket $13
14awg wire $5
H4 spade $11
Fuse and holder $7
this is basically all you need to buy
also to test you need a 12v car battery
make sure you remove the clips fromt he headlight
now i tried 2 methods for removing the plastic cover
Oven (350F for 5-8min) flip the lights around half way so each side is pretty warm
Heatgun, either one is fine but if you dont have a feel for the heat gun you can melt some plastic (this was my first time taking off the cover and i did fine)
pry open a side of the ligh, if it doesnt want to budge you need to heat it up a little more so the glue will get soft
so now we have the plastic cover gone we can remove the shroud inside the headlight,
2 screws hold it in place, and adjust the light. turn counterclock wise until the shroud is loose and you may snap it out of the socket that also holds it in place.(pivot for regulator screws)
my projectors came with everything all plastic crap that you will not use or wire in
now because this was my first time ever doing a retro fit i cut small to see how it would fit and gradually made the hole bigger for a better fit.
Red outline is about an estimate of the hole i carved out to make the 3" projectors fit nice and neat.
I made custom brackets to hold these projectors in the shroud, one on the top and 2 on the bottom so it will hold it in nice.
Also you will need to make the hole a little bigger in the back of the headlight so incase you need to adjust the beam it has room to play with
about an estimate
so now that we fitted the projector in the shroud we can assemble it back, becasue my projector was long i had to put the shroud in the first screw area and work it through the hole, than i put in the second screw and snaped it in the pivot point area. i adjusted it and this is how it looks like
i put on the plastic headlight cover and tested the light there was glare! but i knew how to fit it( this was not the plastic covers fault)
THE PROJECTORS NEED TO BE AROUND A 30 DEGREE ANGLE
Yellow shaded area shows where the glare was coming from, beacause the projector was fitted on an angle light was escaping and causeing glare
and you cant put the projectors straight in because then when you install the lights you will not see anything in front only on the sides. and youll need to drill another big hole in the back of the headligh to make it fit anyway.
so i fittted in a sheet metal piece and screwed it in and also the plastic cover for the projectors will keep it in tight.
this should be you finished project,
Put these in the jdm housing look badass some punck ass kids thought is was a skyline they look reall good however i got a kick ass deal from my buddy with tsx projectors and ballast so i was lik wth?
TSX ARE A LOT EASIER TO RETRO!!
there is a lot less cutting involved TSX are 2.5" and are smaller in size(not as long as the E55) which makes them easier to fit.
cut a little square right above the opening
the projector fits nice and tight, cut out little pieces so the projector can squeeze through the housing(marked in black)
i forgot to take pic of the last step but its easy, make a little bracket out of metal, screw it in the housing and the projector(bottom holes of the housing and projector)
this is how they look
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