Decided I needed to stop whoring all my pictures in the "what did you do to your truck today" thread and also told a few people I would do a "write up" So here we go.
Okay I had 8000k plug and play HIDs in my headlights and foglights for over 2 years and started looking more into projectors since the stock headlights are designed for halogen bulbs and HIDs cause glare in halogen housings.
So I started off with buying my headlights. Went to ebay and bought smoked "euro" style headlights. Paid $93 for the headlights and corners (already had bottom "bumper lights")
Here is what they looked like.
Then bought my Morimoto MH1 4.0 projector kit with the CCFL angel eyes
Here is a link to where you can buy the complete kit.
Bi-xenon Morimoto Mini Stage III Kit (H1) - Complete Retrofit Kits from The Retrofit Source Inc
This is what they look like without the shrouds. The red and black wires plug into your relay harness and when you flip your high beams on it flips down the cutoff shield in the projectors which give you high beams.
Then the fun begins.. Opening up the headlights.. How you do this is get a heat gun, a few different sized flathead screw drivers, puddy knife, razor blade, butter knife, or whatever else you prefer to pry the lens open.
Then begin heating the headlights where the lens meets the housing. The glue will begin to soften up allowing you to pry open the lens. Takes quite a few tries, plenty of time and patience.. To much heat will melt the plastic housing so you have to be careful. But if it deforms a little you can just heat it up and form it back. You wont be able to see it at all once the headlights are in.
Then unscrew the phillips head screw holding on the stock bulb cover that is in the headlights. Where the screw was will need to be drilled out big enough to fit the wiring for the high beams and or the halos if you want them.
You can test fit your projectors and make sure everything works fine. The kit comes with 2 rubber washers. I used the thick washer.
As you can see the back of the headlight will need some work. It will have to be cut off so you can fit all the hardware for the projector(adapter ring, lock ring, and bulb holder assembly)
Here is with the back ground down and everything assembled including the bulbs.
Once the back is ground down you can assemble everything and tighten everything down.
Put the lens back on just to see what all your hard work looks like.
Then bring them into the garage to play with them... ( not exactly necessary) lol
Check out your nice cutoff. Do the "washer mod" if you want some more blue in the cutoff.
You can seal them back up if your happy with them. You can use silicon($6 walmart) or butyl tape( window weld) is even better ($20 at napa) Make sure the lens are clean and no finger prints in the housings or insides of the lenses before you reseal them!
But I recommend installing the headlights without the lenses. That way if you need to rotate the projectors any you wont have to open them up again. Once everything is perfect then reseal the lenses.
Removing the headlights is a big PITA also. There is a video on youtube that will help you with removing them. I didn't take any pics of the process.
Installing the headlights is pretty simple. Push the adjusters into the holes and push the headlight clips in place.
Make sure everything is working before putting everything back together. Then adjust the headlight adjusters so they are sitting flush and aimed correctly
Put everything back together and check them out!
I wired my Angel eyes to my parking lights. Just soldering the negative and positive wires into the negative and positive of the corner light. If you want angel eyes you can do the same or wire them to a switch in the truck if you like.
Some more adjusting to the headlights to get them aimed correctly and your done! Go enjoy your new projector headlights. My driveway is slanted and my headlights needed a few more adjustments but you get the idea.
High beams. Kinda foggy out.
Picture showing some of the blue in the cutoff. Again really uneven ground.
Video playing with them in the garage.
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Quick video I took right when I got them in.
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My over all opinion is that they are well worth the money! Nothing better than being able to see so great at night and the high beams are amazing!