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    Thread: FS: (MD) TSX OEM HID Retrofitted R32 Look Golf ECode Headlights

    1. 10-11-2011 07:49 AM #1
      PRICE REDUCED: $380 OBO SHIPPED. That's basically buying the HID parts at discount and getting Free headlights!

      Seeing as how I don't own a mk3 anymore, it makes no sense to have these sitting in the garage.

      I bought these last winter to do a retrofit for my cabrio daily driver. I purchased brand new Helix/Depo R32 look chrome projector headlights from BFI. These have never been mounted on the car.

      See link to part @ BFI ($260): http://store.blackforestindustries.com/mk3goprhech.html

      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!
      Last edited by Danza.; 03-28-2012 at 07:24 AM.
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    2. 10-16-2011 09:18 AM #2
      obo
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    3. 10-18-2011 12:46 AM #3
      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.

    4. 10-18-2011 07:30 AM #4
      Sure, I'll send you a PM as well.

      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.

      1) You can epoxy a piece of pipe with an end cap to cover this location.
      http://www.mcmaster.com/#plastic-pipe/=ejjz1c

      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.

      I am flexible on price. Make an offer.
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      10-19-2011 08:01 AM #5
      somebody pick these up...these pics give no justice to the quality of work done that was put into these. won't find such a good piece for such a good price
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      And I'm just letting you know that you don't know entirely what you are talking about.

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      10-26-2011 05:22 PM #7
      so these are dems. you did pretty nice work man.

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    9. 10-27-2011 07:45 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Sandlock View Post
      so these are dems. you did pretty nice work man.
      The pictures are kind of ****ty. I need to go back up to the garage where they are and take better ones.

      I have images of the models of the new rear covers on my other machine. Maybe I'll see if I can get the covers in the shop this month.
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    11. 11-11-2011 09:15 PM #11
      Where the tax projectors plug and play? and what material did you use to re seal the lights?

    12. 11-16-2011 08:38 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by GtiVR6racer View Post
      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.
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    14. 12-27-2011 08:36 AM #14
      Still have them. SOmeone wants them, even if just for parts.

      I'll take better pictures if I ever remember to when I'm up at the parts stash again
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    15. 01-09-2012 03:43 PM #15
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    16. 01-18-2012 09:32 AM #16
      going to try to get better pictures this weekend.
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    17. 03-03-2012 10:49 AM #17
      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
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      03-06-2012 08:49 PM #18
      Jeez.
      you still have these?

    19. 03-07-2012 10:25 AM #19
      I do. My own fault for never going up there to take better pictures and don't have time to make the new rear covers
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    20. 03-14-2012 08:06 PM #20
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      03-22-2012 11:24 AM #21
      would you ship? IM me.

    22. 04-11-2012 09:30 AM #22
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      04-11-2012 10:28 AM #23
      deal of the century
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      And I'm just letting you know that you don't know entirely what you are talking about.

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      04-11-2012 09:56 PM #24
      no kidding.

    25. 04-16-2012 03:16 PM #25
      Yeah, just worst pictures ever. Need to go take some.
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      04-16-2012 08:30 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Danza. View Post
      Yeah, just worst pictures ever. Need to go take some.
      stop talking about them and take em
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      Quote Originally Posted by lugnuts View Post
      And I'm just letting you know that you don't know entirely what you are talking about.

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      04-17-2012 10:58 PM #27
      if i still had a gti front end id be all over these.can't go wrong with retrofits.getting retros done alone aint cheap so 380 is a good deal.getting retros done is almost that much in labor by some people

    28. 04-18-2012 10:58 AM #28
      Yeah figured you get free lights and free labor with the purchase of HID parts, all of which have never been used since purchased from TRS. Bulbs are brand new
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    29. 06-19-2012 08:39 AM #29
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    30. 06-21-2012 02:00 PM #30
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    31. 06-24-2012 03:47 PM #31
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      sold!

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