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DIY Retro-Fit in 01-03 civic

Old 24-Apr-2009, 01:15 PM
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DIY Retro-Fit in 01-03 civic

First bake the set of lights in the oven,
I left mine in for 5 minz at 250 preheated.
Pry open the lights carefully and use a razor blade if nessesary to cut the glue.
(these are my other headlights but you get the idea)
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You'll get this after
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Now take apart the housing and for the back of the reflector part you want to mark out somthing like this
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Now get your dremel out with a fiberglass re-enforced cutting disc and dremel away
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Then you'll get this( i cut a litte more material off the lower part for ease of access later when i adjust the screws)
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Test fit to see if you need to cut anymore material off.
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Then get some L brackets and cut the corner like so
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Put the L brackets on and mark the holes in the reflector part and drill the holes in the reflector.
then you'll get somthing like this
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Then adjust your horizontal adjustments.
I used a lazer leveler and leveled the botton of the oval circle of the TSX projectors bowls till they lined up
I put 2 bolts at the bottom so if i want to adjust i just move the top bolt till it levels and tighten the 3rd nut on top.
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Time to test the horizontal cut off.
I used my flashlight and put it where the bulb socket is so i dont' have to use the hid bulb
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Perfect
Now is the time if you want to black out your housing.
When i got my housing, the previous person had clear them.
For legal purposes i wanted the orange reflector in there so i get less hassel from cops in the future.
I poped out the white reflector and painted it with translousant orange glass paint which you can get at the hobbie store.
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Now it's time for the shrouds
I used the top plastic peice for garden lamps from your local candian tire
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Cut the top off with a razor blade
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I used a pvc pipe with a thermos mug ring for the mid section
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Then you'll get somthing like this when you put it all together
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I just threw the peices together and see how it looks
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Ahh looks good, More to come soon as this project is not finished.
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Old 24-Apr-2009, 01:28 PM
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you are the new McGyver did u read how to do this or did this just pop into your head?
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Old 24-Apr-2009, 01:42 PM
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Old 24-Apr-2009, 01:56 PM
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cant wait to see the final finished product! .... ON the car haha
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Old 24-Apr-2009, 02:23 PM
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LoL i just reading other people's post and thinking of combination of things i can use, can't wait till i put it on the car to adjust, that should be fun
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Old 24-Apr-2009, 03:17 PM
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Nice!
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Old 24-Apr-2009, 04:22 PM
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this guy's PROSTAR!!!

mooshu...do you have a DIY for 99-00 headlights?

also what did you do for the back? I hope you didn't use a cottage cheese container lol
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Old 24-Apr-2009, 04:57 PM
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dude thats SWEEET!!!! how much you charge to do installs ?
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Old 24-Apr-2009, 05:21 PM
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This DIY should apply to all generation of headlights that are reflector type.
For the back of this, I will try and use the stock rubber boots as it looks like it won't be a problem.

For my 92-94 civic tsx retro fit i didn't even have a back and had no issues with moisture or condensation. Had that on for about 1.5 years. Only a tiny bit dusty on the housing part.

I'm currenly not doing retro's for anyone as this is just a hobbie that i do for myself. But alot of people has been asking me to do it for them. We'll see how it goes as i don't have too much time on the weekdays to do it. Only on the weekends. If anything i'll post some info if i will do it or not =)

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Old 24-Apr-2009, 05:24 PM
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where r u located i wana see this in person .
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Old 24-Apr-2009, 05:35 PM
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I'm everywhere lol but i'll take pics when i finish adjusting, mounting, sealing.
It's going to go on a 4 door civic btw
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Old 24-Apr-2009, 09:54 PM
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nice job.....

can't wait to see the finished product

show me some more pic plz.......

btw, what did u use to glue them together?
and where did u buy the "thermos mug ring", the chrome ring? home depot?
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Old 25-Apr-2009, 08:23 AM
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You can find the travel mugs at candian tire too.
You can just slide the chrome ring on top of the 2.5 inch pcv pipe reducer and then JB weld it on.
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did you spray paint the housing black?
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Old 26-Apr-2009, 09:16 AM
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Yup, I used flat black high temp bbq paint
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Old 27-Apr-2009, 01:43 PM
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AAMZING.. great work guy..
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Old 12-May-2009, 01:59 PM
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updated pics!
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Ive changed the black housing to stock
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lol nice, looks kinda creppy tho lol like little beety eyes haha, shoulda left it black housed too
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awesome DIY!
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