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post Aug 25, 2009 - 11:05 AM
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well since i have my celica i found out about the kouki projectors, and definitely is most for many of us who want to give a nice touch to our cars.

considering where I live is almost impossible to get one of those sets even when I have an address in US that send the stuff I buy there to my country, I dont trust my customs they might crack one of the headlights and they don't get responsible of it mad.gif mad.gif

beside they are kind of expensive tongue.gif tongue.gif

so why not create a the projectors my own for my celica.

I start my search here to find a place that can make the clear lens covers for my headlights in Acrylic or Glass (if i was lucky enough no one works on glass any more or at least here tongue.gif tongue.gif )

finally a found the place that can make the cover lens in Acrylic....

son once that was complete I start my search on the web for projectors with halo ring (sexy) and as always ebay had my answer.

here is my guide

found the perfect kit for my homework:

things that came in my kit

Projectors with white Halo Ring x2
xenon bulbs 6000K x2
HID ballast x2



now that I have the kit and the lens are in the process of creation I start what I called agony

start at my home trying to find out how to remove the headlights off the car, try to fin out some info on the web with no success, when I checked the page was down (three weeks ago)

so first I start checking and realize that I need to remove the front bumper, so front bumper off



after the bumper went off I thought it was done and now i can remove the headlight, but no, Toyota engineer dosen't make for hopes an dreams and I start coursing the assembly line

and why because of this



after taking a break came back to remove the defense of the car







once the defense off the car, finally I can remove the headlights and start with the real deal





now the tools that i use to remove the glass lens of the headlights was my sister hairdryer, Not kidding

after a few burn out with the hot air cuz my dad look to the other side I was able to remove the four lens of the headlights.

just a couple of modifications have to be made to the headlights and is for the halo ring cable





made the little hole with a and saw and then wear down with a rounded file to let the wire go out for the same place



when finish I wash up the headlights to remove all dust and other things and let it dry on air



after that I went to the hardware store and bought dark gray spray No. 17 to spray out the background of the low light

before spray the things out cover the high light reflection with paper, we need that to reflect more light



and sand paper the reflection thing from the low light, we don't need it any more we have projectors now.

sand it with 1000 paper sand and little water

before


after


spray the headlights let it dry and them pull all together



projector and lens





wired the cables for the halo and headlights

by the way for the halo I use the same cables that goes to the side lights, so they no blink when i use the directionals

when the things are wired up and headlights are ready re-arm the front of the car

and judge your self

lights off


with parking/halo light


halo close up


xenon working


this was my work creating my own projectors

and most thanks to my cat who's my partner in crime and the only company that I had during this laugh.gif laugh.gif

by the way this cost me less than $220

This post has been edited by yagamius: Nov 13, 2010 - 1:33 PM


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post Aug 25, 2009 - 1:21 PM
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that is an absolutely awesome job you have done to make those yourself. Now that you have given the recipe who is the company that did the lenses for you and the halo rings.
post Aug 26, 2009 - 9:22 AM
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Not bad but it looks like the projectors are poking out like its dangling in there. Try to flush the projector lights with the shape of the housing to make it cleaner.


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post Aug 26, 2009 - 10:07 AM
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QUOTE (keison2000 @ Aug 25, 2009 - 12:21 PM) *
that is an absolutely awesome job you have done to make those yourself. Now that you have given the recipe who is the company that did the lenses for you and the halo rings.


They were made here in Costa Rica by a company who make all kind of Acrylic lens for headlights, taillights, directional, etc.

The Projectors + Halo I found it on ebay, I just check on the guy who sell them and is empty kindasad.gif kindasad.gif this is his store http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Kassabian9898-Car-China


QUOTE (trdproven @ Aug 26, 2009 - 8:22 AM) *
Not bad but it looks like the projectors are poking out like its dangling in there. Try to flush the projector lights with the shape of the housing to make it cleaner.


yes, that will be my next step, I'll work on that when I start the body work for the Celi, in the mean time I have a spare headlight to work on the housing to make it better "seat" for the projector

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post Aug 27, 2009 - 7:53 PM
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thats awesome. How much did the projector assemblies cost? Does the cat approve?


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post Aug 28, 2009 - 12:19 PM
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the full kit on ebay was like $165 shipped, and yes the cat approved the work laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post Nov 7, 2009 - 6:55 AM
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that's a nice work that you've done on your headlights. and the price in ebay isn't so bad

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post Nov 7, 2009 - 11:47 AM
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do you have any night shots? I'm curious what kind of light these put out


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post Nov 6, 2010 - 3:16 PM
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old thread...but whatever happen with this? and the pics?
post Nov 6, 2010 - 8:06 PM
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Bump, can't see pics and am extremely curious to see
post Nov 7, 2010 - 12:34 PM
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post Nov 8, 2010 - 6:23 AM
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Do want!
post Nov 12, 2010 - 4:35 PM
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let me re-post the pictures...that last one was from the crash kindasad.gif kindasad.gif kindasad.gif

post again the pics, forgot i create a folder and moved them, there are update now

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post Nov 14, 2010 - 11:45 AM
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nice work.
i wouldnt dare attempt to do something like that to mine (only cause im not skilled enough)
great work once again.
post Nov 14, 2010 - 10:34 PM
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QUOTE (dz93 @ Nov 14, 2010 - 10:45 AM) *
nice work.
i wouldnt dare attempt to do something like that to mine (only cause im not skilled enough)
great work once again.



this was my first work doing headlights, and was fairly easy to make, the hard part was to disable the front end of the car, once you have the headlights out of the car the job is almost done.

I need to make new lens since after the crash the left low and high lens break down I have to rebuild them, in case some one want to know the price I can let you know, they are made from High Quality Plastic. after a year and they look like new, no yellow thing from sun or rain.


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post Dec 22, 2013 - 9:59 PM
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Do you think it would be possible to replace the gray part with something a little cleaner looking, and that goes all the way behind the light?
I guess the real question is, do they get hot enough to melt plastic.

Great job btw, looks awesome biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
post Dec 23, 2013 - 6:59 PM
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QUOTE (staerkeste @ Dec 22, 2013 - 7:59 PM) *
Do you think it would be possible to replace the gray part with something a little cleaner looking, and that goes all the way behind the light?
I guess the real question is, do they get hot enough to melt plastic.

Great job btw, looks awesome biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


Check out my completed headlights >HERE< ans scroll about 1/4 way down the page.

Also no they wont melt the plastic.


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post Dec 25, 2013 - 1:37 PM
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Oven cleaner will remove the chrome on plastic in a jiffy.


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post Sep 1, 2019 - 5:04 AM
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who made the lenses? I cant find anyone on google that does them, I know you said a company in costa rica

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