These lights were then taken apart (lens removed and chrome bulb tray removed from housing) in order to retrofit TSX projectors. The OEM HID retrofit parts were purchased from The Retrofit source.
A summary of the parts purchased is as follows ($410):
1) 1x Pair: Acura TSX low beam projectors (OEM clear lens, best out there)
2) 1x Pair: Matsu****a ballasts (best seal/size for oem ballasts)
3) 1x Pair: New Philips D2S bulbs (0 miles, 0 hours with power on them)
4) 1x 9006 relay wire harness (should make it easy to wire with the headlights internal wiring)
After having the headlights apart, I "color modded" the projector by shimming the bowl from the lens and then made small aluminum brackets to hold the projector in the housing. Some slight clearancing was needed.
As you can see in the pictures, the TSX projectors are much larger than the halogen ones. I will include the halogen ones with the headlights if you want them. To finish the retrofit, you will need to modify the back covers to seal with the new projectors. I currently cut them to fit and you will need to epoxy some PVC or be creative to have them seal. The required work is reflected in the price.
I have not used any of these parts. They are either new (bulbs, headlights, harness) or OEM used as purchased from TRS (projectors, ballasts).
Pictures (sorry, on my phone taken really quick at night):
PRICE: $380 OBO SHIPPED. That's basically buying the HID parts and getting Free headlights!
Out of curiosity, can you PM me exactly what needs to be done to completely "finish" these? And the absolute lowest price you'd go shipped? Super interested since I was thinking about this exact thing.
Originally Posted by mAyZa b 3 a t s
Damn this community of people that know supply and demand dictate the price of a commodity in a market. How dare they disagree with my incoherent ramblings. Whargarble.
Originally Posted by rubbinNdubbin21
Thank you, it's like putting D90s on my Golf and saying I drive a Porschewagen
If you look at the picture of the back of the headlight, you see how the projector is so large that it interferes with the previous mounting ridge for the cap. Obviously it will hit the stock cap as well.
What needs to be done is the headlight cap needs to be modified. There are two ways to do this.
2) I have/had intermittent access to a fused deposition modeling machine at work. I planned to and possible could fabricate an entire new end cap if I have time/the buyer pays.
Otherwise they are ready to go. Wire them up with the supplied relay harnesses to the existing low beam wiring and your battery and they should be good. I'd check the seal on them, maybe run some sealant along the edge because I believe I didn't go back over them. They've been sitting for a year.
Where the tax projectors plug and play? and what material did you use to re seal the lights?
Hey, sorry I was busy/forget to check the thread.
"Were the tsx projectors plug and play?"
No. I had to make small aluminum brackets/tabs that space out the attachment points as the TSX projectors are larger. There was some slight removing of material on the back of the headlight bulb shroud to fit the larger projector. You cannot tell.
"what material did you use to reseal the lights"
As stated, they aren't resealed beyond the existing sealant. There is headlight sealant readily available at your local auto parts store that will work.
please stay out of the thread peddling cheap drop ins.
1. These are OEM projector retrofits. You will have much sharper cutoff, better light distribution, and mo hot spots. A drop in will just give you a really bright spot in front of the car. Not even close to as good.
2. I am selling OEM ballasts which will be more reliable and better made
3. I've already done most of the work
4. I'm including brand new Phillips d2s bulbs, not no name southeast Asian bulbs