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Old 06-17-13, 05:37 PM   #1
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Default IS350 Retrofit Projectors- has anyone else done it this way?

My retrofit headlight project has finally been completed, I was wondering if anyone else had attempt the same idea. If so I would love to see some pics.

Usually most retrofits only do the OEM projector, mine is a bit different.....

And while I was at it, I figured might as well do the stand-alone fog light mod with OEM foglight switch as the toggle. No external switches at all, exactly how it SHOULD have come from the factory.

Credits to TNVIPGS for install and working out the wiring.

I will add night pics later tonight.

and here are the pics:

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Fog + parking lights (you can barely see the LED in the high beam area...
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Low beams on
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Sorry some of the pics were out of focus... was hot and I just got off work haha. And at the time of posting this I realized I forgot to take high beam pics... the new projector is also bi-xenon.
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Old 06-17-13, 07:09 PM   #2
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And you blacked out the housing. It looks pretty cool
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looks good!
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Old 06-17-13, 08:01 PM   #4
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mind to share what projectors did you use?
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Old 06-17-13, 08:33 PM   #5
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Looks darn nice man. Good job.
Can I see the process if you don't mind sharing?
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Old 06-17-13, 09:58 PM   #6
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the toggle switch is popular with the honda crowd

had it in my 00' si
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Old 06-17-13, 10:21 PM   #7
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Those are either D2S minis or H1 minis correct? I've thought about doing this before but in my way, I'd remove the cut off shield from the stock projectors and switch over the low beam power to the newly fitted projectors. That way it works like the new RX 350 with the low beams inside and the high beams on the outside, except via a projector. Please show us some pics of the fitment.
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Old 06-17-13, 10:29 PM   #8
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I got the Morimoto Mini projectors used for fog lights. I don't have pics of install because I didn't do the install myself. I can take some more close ups in the sunlight tomorrow.

Basically how its set up right now is all 4 lows turn on at the same time and when the high beam switch is used, they all will high beam also (stock bixenons + aftermarket)
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Looks good
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Question even though i know this may not be relevant how do you keep the fog lights on with the lights off <--- Noob >_<
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looks good. i just retrofitted mine with morimoto d2s. but to put projectors in the high beams and have them work thats tight.
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Did you keep the stock OEM projector on the low beams and installed aftermarket projectors for the highbeams?
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What style projector housing is the OEM for HID ?
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Looks good! Credit to whoever did that retrofit, looks like they got everything to work as you wanted. I'm assuming they didn't have to cut anything to fit the Minis in there, right?

This would be illegal in my province (MB).. we're only allowed to have 4 driving lights on at one time
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