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Old 10-01-2012, 08:32 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Is this possible?Does any 1 know where I can find a writeup on this?Or can point in the right direction to get this done?

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I don't quite understand the question.
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Default Re: 06 Xenon Projectors Into 07/08 Halogen Headlights

I wanna know if I can take the xenon stuff out of my 06 headlights(projectors,bulbs,igniter) and put them in my halogen 07 headlights???


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Is this possible?Does any 1 know where I can find a writeup on this?Or can point in the right direction to get this done?

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Its very doable, but if you've never done a projector retrofit, its a bit difficult when it comes to aiming. There is a ton of info on that subject though.
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Default Re: 06 xenon projectors to 07/08 halogen

mrmurphz and I changed his 07 halogens to OEM xenons, and we were still able to fit the halogen dust caps over the bulb and igniter. Since you're swapping parts, you can swap over the xenon dust cap if you'd like, just gotta do a little rewiring of the high beam wires, but you'll be doing rewiring anyways converting the 9012 connector to a Matsush!ta ballast input. Headlight aiming for the 07-08 is actually a little easier because there is only one axis of movement, vertical, compared to the 04-06's horizontal and vertical movement.

Here are the steps in a nutshell.

1. Follow the steps to open the headlight.
2. Completely unscrew the low beam adjustment screw.
3. Remove the projector housing (2 ball joints).
4. Replace the halogen projector with the xenon projector.
5. Cut the circular hole at the bottom of the headlight housing for the ballast (I used a Dremel with a steel carving bit because the hole size is just under the closest hole saw size).
6. Reinstall the projector housing.
7. Bake and close the headlight.
8. Cut the 9012 bulb connector off of the headlight harness, pull the wires out of the grommet so they're on the outside of the headlight, and solder the Matsush!ta ballast input connector to those wires.
9. Reinstall the wiring harness.
10. Enjoy.

It really isn't that hard, it's just intimidating when you don't know the steps. Regarding aiming, you can put the halogens on the car (assuming they're aimed correctly), face a wall, turn the headlights on, mark where the cutoff steps are with tape, remove the headlights without moving the car, do the swap, put the xenons on the car, and adjust so the cutoffs align with the tape. Try to be at least 20 feet from the wall.

If you don't mind using the halogen dust caps, I'd suggest buying Maxima e55 projectors, Matsush!ta gen III or IV ballasts and input connectors, and whatever D2S bulbs you like. You can shop around for those parts and sell your OEM xenons to someone else and more than likely make money. If you swapped parts, you'd probably end up with all these extra parts you don't need, unless you already have people lined up for spare parts.

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:20 AM   Thread Starter #7
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Default Re: 06 Xenon Projectors Into 07/08 Halogen Headlights

Thanks for the input,I'm gonna stay stock xenon and my headlights need to be aimed


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Default Re: 06 xenon projectors to 07/08 halogen

Someone rep the man!(joecurr) I would do it but I'm on my iphone, good info!
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Someone rep the man!(joecurr) I would do it but I'm on my iphone, good info!
I would but I have to spread it around first.
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Default Re: 06 Xenon Projectors Into 07/08 Halogen Headlights

Thanks fellas, just trying to show people that converting to OEM xenon isn't really too hard, and if you shop carefully you can do it for around $200 which isn't bad considering how much OEM xenon headlight housings can cost.

For 04-06, the only differences in the steps are steps 2 and 3.

1. Follow the steps to open the headlight.
2. Completely unscrew the low beam adjustment screws.
3. Remove the projector housing (1 ball joints).
4. Replace the halogen projector with the xenon projector.
5. Cut the circular hole at the bottom of the headlight housing for the ballast (I used a Dremel with a steel carving bit because the hole size is just under the closest hole saw size).
6. Reinstall the projector housing.
7. Bake and close the headlight.
8. Cut the 9012 bulb connector off of the headlight harness, pull the wires out of the grommet so they're on the outside of the headlight, and solder the Matsush!ta ballast input connector to those wires.
9. Reinstall the wiring harness.
10. Enjoy.

When I converted my halogens to xenons, I didn't have to do any rewiring because I found some used xenon headlight harnesses on eBay. Although rare, they do occasionally pop up, just gotta be (very, very, very) patient. If you need to aim your headlights, here is a general guide. Follow the steps for the ECE headlamps because that's the type of cutoff both the halogens and xenons have.

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Default Re: 06 Xenon Projectors Into 07/08 Halogen Headlights

Damn it wish I had some local to help,Joe thanks for all the info.Can't rep from my tablet sorry
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Default Re: 06 Xenon Projectors Into 07/08 Halogen Headlights

I got the rep covered. Thanks for the link! I always followed those general steps but never really had a write up for it.
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