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fixing broken angel eyes this in on an ef

Old 04-Dec-2006, 09:25 PM
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fixing broken angel eyes this in on an ef

tools u wil need are

1 flathead screwdriver
1 star screwdriver
1paint removal heat gun
4 new led's
1socket set

1st off remove the headlights from the car

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then i removed all the brackets atatched 2 the rear headlight all the bulbs and wires
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then go get the heat gun

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and prasead 2 warm up all the glue along the whole seem between the 2 parts of the light the black and the clear

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but dont do it 2 mutch in 1 spot or the heat cun wil melt the plastik

It may be an idea u use some gloves 4 this part i dident and i could hardly hold the headlight after heating it up


(or u could put it in the oven) i dident have that option here


once the glue is hot u can slowly pry the seem apart but it must be hot orit wont move


dont put 2 mutch preasure on the scrwerdiver if its 2 hard 2 open u need more heat

as u get 1 part open go along with the screwdriver opening the edges more whilst useing the heat gun 2 aid in the seperation

if the glue cools it wil become hard again

once u seperate the 2

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then remove the ring from the molded plastik and the 2 leds should easily come out


they are often cheeply made u can see the bad tapeing job that was done back in indaneezia or werever this crap was made


i got my led's from futurshop they were expensive but eh they were 25$ for 4 of them

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they come in many different colours most angel eyes come with white bulbs but they kinda look blueish whilst driveing

install the new led's u just purchased

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befor u put the headlight all back together u should test the led's 2 make sure u dident buy a dud

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repeat the process and test again
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Old 04-Dec-2006, 10:05 PM
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then its a simple case of putting it all back together


some people use silicone wen puting it back together 2 prevent leaks and the lamp fogging up i dident do this i just heated up the glue again and then stuck the front lenz back on

i find the led's burn out prety fast depending on use and if u use silecone its a ***** 2 get apart again later


so im just going 2 run a small beed of silicone around the edge once its all cooled down just so its easy 2 remove later



and finaly test and install back in the car


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o yea if u are doing ihis on an ef ahhaha good ****ing luck geting the headlights out that screw underneath is a ****ing **** 2 get out
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Old 04-Dec-2006, 10:06 PM
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yea dont point the heat gun at the carpet it burns its freezin outside thats why im in the basement
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Old 04-Dec-2006, 11:04 PM
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would the LED halo thingie pop or shadder or break whatever if u put them in the oven for like 3 mins at 300F...im just wondeing if its easier w the gun or the oven but im scared that my halo ring will break form the heat form the oven lol cuzz my headlgith skeeps on fogging up liek a ***** its pissign me off now i got a layer of frozen water n ice inside of it
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oh ya btw really nice DIY descrition
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Old 04-Dec-2006, 11:16 PM
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great DIY
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Old 05-Dec-2006, 01:02 AM
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no its made of plastik it wil not shatter


u just want the glue 2 be warm so its kinda a race against time be4 it cools off be4 u get it apart


what i forgot 2 do on this is its jeneraly the rezistor not the actual led that blows so if u can put the rezistor on the outside of the headlight then u can replace it wen it burns out without all this trouble



if u are realy afraid of it braking u can use the gun its less heat that wil go on the ring but im not woried about it this is the 2nd set i have done and the others went in the oven
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Old 05-Dec-2006, 08:55 AM
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lol thx alot man and i kow its a race agains time w the glue i did a pair of stock S2000 headlights using the oven lol it worked out just fine but the damn glue got all over the counter lol.....what kinda omh resistor did u use thx again
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Old 05-Dec-2006, 03:45 PM
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o **** i duno ahah i just go off colours


gold brown orange orange or red black black yelow red

the nerds at radio shack ot the sorce whatever u call it should know
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Old 06-Dec-2006, 01:24 PM
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quixk questions... i have a pair of projectors on a 99 civic... is it possible for all projectojrs to come apart...wanna paint them black they're silver (CHROME) curious to know if i take em apart that they will break?
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Old 06-Dec-2006, 01:59 PM
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most lights wil come apart just like these the sotck lights are just the same



they wil onmy break if u force **** 2 mutch warm it up keep it warm and slowly pry apart it wil come out eventualy


just take ya time and it should be good
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Old 06-Dec-2006, 02:50 PM
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couldn't you use this stuff for angel eyes ?


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Old 06-Dec-2006, 03:00 PM
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aight thx bro
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Old 06-Dec-2006, 03:26 PM
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i have that xmass light rope underneath my car lol it hangs too much tho but it lights it up like a xmass tree this yr im oakrin my car in the living room n lightign it up lol
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Old 13-Dec-2006, 07:43 PM
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hahah i did the same thing with my old car i had the 12v to 110v converter hahaha


looked ok but it left gaps needs more leds in the rope



the thing nobody realises is that the under car neyons have 2 be super ****ing bright inorder 2 be seen all these led ones for 100$ and so on are absalute crap unless u are parked on a country road were there aint a light 4 30 miles u aint going 2 see it


its good 2 know im not the only getto car modder hahaha
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yes true the LED lights under neath cars r super super bright the rope leds r not *** bright to give em longer life time n low power output lol we all have crazy ideas crazy ideas lead to amazing ideas lol
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I've had my angeleyes for almost as long as i've had my car.....3 years now just about... and they havn't burned out since.... but i find that i don't use them all the time... i have my halos hooked up to a switch in my car.... i tend to have them off but when i feel like showing off alittle i turn them on... plus its good to turn them off when you see cops up ahead... cause i mean those kinda flashy things just attracts them like moths to a flame... but since they aren't always on at night and i have the option i think that is one of the reasons why its lasted me so long...

heres a pic of the switch... i made it myself... i tried to make it look stock as if it came like that in the car.... also heres a pic of the angeleyes... mmmm sexy... lol







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Old 20-Dec-2006, 07:41 AM
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weres the switch on the left with the O in it ?? O for angel eyes
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Old 20-Dec-2006, 08:22 AM
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exactly... not very creative... lol... but it seemed to work best..
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Old 27-Jan-2007, 10:43 PM
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thast NICE...does anyone know where ic an purchase a pair of clear projectors for my EF...ive been looking around and couldnt find anything local...only on ebay adn shipping will cost almost as much as the product...
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