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Im buying parts to do my front end conversion. I bought some 97 headlights and am looking into mounting projectors into these and painting the background of the headlight the same color as the car. As I was browsing ebay for projectors I ran across this post....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/H1-H7-Bi-xenon-projector-HID-CONVERSION-KIT-Hi-Lo-New_W0QQitemZ140343310100QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item20ad1cf714

Now I understand everything that comes in the kit, and I understand how everything works. I guess what I am looking at is other opinions. I see I dont have to do any drilling, just separation of the headlight... ballasts and bulbs included. This almost seems to good to be true! Thanks for any input.

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Hmmm... interesting find. Much cheaper than the $450+ kits I've seen thus far! If you get one of these, let us know how the installation goes - take lots of pictures! I'm very interested in doing this myself if it works out for you.
 
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I was wondering about these also. Could you post some pics once you get them? THX
 

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I have seen these retrofit kits done on a number of cars actually. Found them a little cheaper than that however locally and they look pretty decent. Good luck and provide progress pics please :)
 

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Wow I havent seen a kit like that. I wonder if they sell just the projector housings?
I wish I would have seen this before I bought mine.
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I did a little looking myself last night and found several other kits that had projectors and bulbs with the harness - but no ballasts - for under a hundred bucks. I'm not sure exactly what I'll end up buying; I need to look a bit more.
 

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Thats really funny. I have been looking at the exact same one's because it is cheaper then the 400 Kit I have been looking at for the past year. Please let me know how the cut off is, and take pics! This would very much influence me to buy these!
 

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Looking at those kits they are a knock-off/counterfeit of Hella's 2200 series. Cause its identical to what is in my SC.
 

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Well I was just too impatient and anxious to wait, so I ordered a kit from the "OMG" seller; 6000k with blue angel eyes. We'll see what happens!
 

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*waiting impatiently* ... definitely a mod i am considering if this turns out good.

is that just a plug and play kit? no drilling or dremeling? just bolt the projector lens inside of the housing and you are good to go?
 

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As far as I know the only thing that needs modification is that the shroud that goes around the bulb has to come out so the projector will fit in its place.
 

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I'm also curious if you could use other bulbs too. I got some DSR's from a Porche's that i'd like to put in there. I'm thinking of just ordering one too, but my paycheck it every two weeks, unfortunately this week is not one of the winners. :( I got two spare headlights in my garage right now to i'm ready for this experiment too =D
 

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Can you tell by the wiring diagram how the angel eyes are wired? Do they come on with the driving lights or...?
 

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The angel eyes can be wired any way you wanted, they come off the controls as separate wires, I think I'm going to wire mine up to a switch.

I did run into a little problem, the projector is a tad to big for the headlight housing. I'm going to have to do a little trimming to get to fit just right. I plan on painting the chrome background the same color as the car since the reflection isn't needed anymore, I think it will make it look more unique. Separating the headlights was more work than I thought, cracked a lot of plastic, luckily none of the lens cracked, going to have to super glue an putty em up.

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Lucky for me I've had the headlight lenses apart from the housings before so getting them open is going to be a breeze. From what I could tell the little shroud that surrounds the bulb just slides out.

Too big for the housing, in what way, exactly? In the third from last pic it looks like it just fits, might be pointed up just a tad - but that should easily be corrected with the stock alignment screws.
 

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oh ****!! damn that looks great man!! did you just dremel out a bit of the bottom to get the projector in there nice and snug?

how did you get the lens out anyways? heat in oven or something to loosen glue?
 
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