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Old 02-04-2010, 02:27 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default How to Retrofit OEM HID Projectors

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I have had some people ask me for pictures of how I put the e55 bi-xenon projectors into my halogen housings. I haven't been able to until this morning when I had to take one of them apart because of some condensation. I'm not very good at how-to's but maybe the pictures will help explain a little better. Just to be clear, I did this on my 2007 Maxima. I'm sure that the older 6th gen's would basically be the same but I am not certain.

Step 1 - Follow the instructions for baking your headlight open. You have to seperate the lens from the rest of the headlight because the halogen projector is huge and won't come out any other way. Here is a comparison picture of the 2 projectors. e55 bi-xenon on the left, halogen on the right.

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Step 2 - Once the assembly and the lens have been seperated, you need to remove the 4 silver screws holding the halogen projector in. This picture is of the bi-xenon projector but the screws are in the exact same location. They are removed from the backside of the headlight.
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Step 3 - Using a phillips head screw driver, turn the adjustment knob to the left until it is completely unscrewed from the bracket that holds the projector in place.
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Step 4 - With the adjustment screw completely loosened, the bracket is able to be leaned forward giving you enough room to lift the halogen projector out.
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Step 5 - Now that the halogen projector is out, you can put the bracket back in place and tighten the adjustment screw so it is held securely.

Step 6 - This step is only necessary if you are using the OEM ballasts. Cut a hole on the bottom side of the headlight assembly where the ballast mounts to so the wires can be ran.
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Step 7 - Make sure any plastic shavings are cleaned out of the assembly and put the lens back on following the headlight baking instructions.

Step 8 - (This is for OEM ballast intall) Run the ignitor wire through the back of the housing and down through the hole you made at the bottom of the headlight.
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Step 9 - Connect the ignitor to the ballast and then screw the ballast into place.
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Step 10 - Now it's time to put the e55 bi-xenon projector into place. It goes in through the opening on the back of the assembly very easily.
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Step 11 - Screw the projector to the mounting bracket using the same holes and screws from the halogen projector.
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Step 12 - Install the d2s bulb, hook up the bi-xenon solenoid wire, reinstall the dust cover, install the rest of the bulbs and put the wiring harness back in place.
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Do the same for the other side and you will have much more reliable and better lighting than just throwing in a HID kit into your halogen projectors. Hope this was some help to you all.
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:50 PM   #2
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Now I want projectors
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Default Re: How to Retrofit OEM HID Projectors

Yeeyyy that's what I am talking about... now i want Xenons.
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Bump for 2012 , great mod .
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Bump for 2013 guys you need to do this .
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Default Re: How to Retrofit OEM HID Projectors

I need to do this and I was wondering how u cut the big hole for the ballast what did u use? & did u put silicone or somthing on the edge to prevent condensation or is that a bad idea ..thankx
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Default Re: How to Retrofit OEM HID Projectors

I used a Dremel to cut the hole and I did use silicone to seal up the ballast to the hole along with screws that hold it in. Just take your time.
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bump for 2014. I would love to do this

Do you have a price and item list?
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Default Re: How to Retrofit OEM HID Projectors

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...rojectors.html

http://www.theretrofitsource.com/com...-ballasts.html

Go become a member over at HID planet and read read read....
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Default Re: How to Retrofit OEM HID Projectors

Originally Posted by incubus0111 View Post
Im looking into that right now. But I am curious if the TL-R would fit too...
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