Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 23 of 23

    Thread: B4 Passat, Retrofiting DE lenses too a stock headlight?

    1. 03-11-2012 05:41 PM #1
      *originally posted this in the tech / lighting section, but thought I'd give it a go here as well*

      Hey,

      So, I've been looking through most of the topics that had to do with B4 lighting, headlamp/lights and such, cause I once fell upon a threat (haven't found it in my search) were people where talking about how to retrofit DE lenses into a stock/OEM headlight. I've found a few pictures along the way too support the fact that someone has already done it, and I'm dying (not literally) to find any information about doing this.
      I've looked around for headlamps that where already modded, but either there is non, or they are some horrible after-marked version.
      Here are some pic I've found to show your the thing I want to make here. (I do not own any images or claim too do so)





      (Had the idea, that the first two above pic are actually OEM B4 headlights with some other headlight innards, but no info can confirm my theory. Found one on a Japanese site who sold one that looked like them but the sites didn't exist once it got of ebay. Some say they are OEM American headlights, but no search has confirmed this.
      The first two from the top, looks to be of polish cars, but no search has gotten me closer in that direction either.
      I noticed that the two different set of pictures don't have the same headlights (the polish have one kind and the stand alone headlight has one.)

      I've written to some of the users that posted there's pic in another thread, but either no reply or no luck.
      At home I have a set of old Hella stock headlamps and a pair of FK Angeleyes (not with DE lenses, but with clear glass covers. Which I would use once I have the DE lenses installed since the stock covers are all full of moulded lines to reflect the light better or something, and don't want to bother with trying to sand them away.

      Might just be that I'm rather unlucky in my search and the answer is simple, BUT, any help would be appreciated. Cause I really, really, really, want DE lenses on my B4 And I would prefer it if you'd send me a PM, cause I don't get here very often and I get a little email when I get a PM.

      P.S. I'm Danish any my English sucks, so don't post stuff about bad grama or spelling please

    2. Member izzo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 19th, 2004
      Location
      ɐᴉɹɐƃlnq
      Posts
      17,675
      Vehicles
      '96 Fiat Puntamera diesel
      03-11-2012 07:17 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by Microbe View Post
      I really, really, really, want DE lenses
      Should've bought a B3

      You need to talk to psst97 about retrofitting lights

    3. 03-12-2012 10:27 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by izzo View Post
      Should've bought a B3
      Buying a B3 and styling it is too easy

      But thx, ill give him a pm

    4. Member koolkevin43's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 19th, 2006
      Location
      Hollywood East
      Posts
      693
      Vehicles
      1985 GTI 8v, 1992 GTI 16V, 2002 Rave Green GTI 1.8t, 1993 B3 Passat GLX Wagon, 1991 LA5T Golf
      03-12-2012 05:15 PM #4
      theretrofitsource.com

    5. Member Bozwell's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 25th, 2003
      Location
      greenwood lake ny
      Posts
      2,418
      Vehicles
      89 jetta GLI 2.0 16vT, 90 passat variant 1.9 TDI
      03-12-2012 11:33 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Microbe View Post
      sorry to hijack but what lip is that?!?

    6. Member izzo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 19th, 2004
      Location
      ɐᴉɹɐƃlnq
      Posts
      17,675
      Vehicles
      '96 Fiat Puntamera diesel
      03-12-2012 11:43 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Bozwell View Post
      sorry to hijack but what lip is that?!?
      So its the lip that caught your eye?

    7. Member High Body slc's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 23rd, 2004
      Location
      North East CT
      Posts
      4,733
      Vehicles
      b4 Passat tdi/glx wagon, 07 forester. 90 protege 4wd
      03-13-2012 12:09 AM #7
      are you talking about the 2 chicks holding hands down the road izzo?? thats what caught my eye
      aeb corrado swap in progress

    8. Member Bozwell's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 25th, 2003
      Location
      greenwood lake ny
      Posts
      2,418
      Vehicles
      89 jetta GLI 2.0 16vT, 90 passat variant 1.9 TDI
      03-13-2012 12:12 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by izzo View Post
      So its the lip that caught your eye?
      you have a better suggestion?
      Last edited by Bozwell; 03-13-2012 at 12:31 AM.

    9. n00b Willisdubbin717's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 8th, 2012
      Location
      lebanon,pa
      Posts
      4
      Vehicles
      95 Vr Wagon!!
      03-13-2012 12:36 AM #9
      Where the Hell you get the front lip at been trying to find one for my wagon and aint found ****!!!!

    10. Member izzo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 19th, 2004
      Location
      ɐᴉɹɐƃlnq
      Posts
      17,675
      Vehicles
      '96 Fiat Puntamera diesel
      03-13-2012 01:33 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by High Body slc View Post
      are you talking about the 2 chicks holding hands down the road izzo?? thats what caught my eye
      You sure that there them is chicks



      Quote Originally Posted by Bozwell View Post
      you have a better suggestion?

    11. 03-13-2012 04:38 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by koolkevin43 View Post
      theretrofitsource.com
      now all I hope is that they send over seas and can help me.

    12. Member koolkevin43's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 19th, 2006
      Location
      Hollywood East
      Posts
      693
      Vehicles
      1985 GTI 8v, 1992 GTI 16V, 2002 Rave Green GTI 1.8t, 1993 B3 Passat GLX Wagon, 1991 LA5T Golf
      03-13-2012 07:55 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Microbe View Post
      now all I hope is that they send over seas and can help me.

      I just bought their Morimoto H1 projectors to retrofit into my stock US headlights. I want the amber turns back. Right now I have Hella DE with a H1 55w 6000k kit... I'm interested to see the difference in output between the two, especially since I don't know how the beam is gonna look on the US lights with the fluted lenses. I wish I knew of someone to make some clear plastic ones.

    13. Member Bozwell's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 25th, 2003
      Location
      greenwood lake ny
      Posts
      2,418
      Vehicles
      89 jetta GLI 2.0 16vT, 90 passat variant 1.9 TDI
      03-13-2012 09:31 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by izzo View Post

      sorry for not poppin a chub over a vr6
      Last edited by Bozwell; 03-13-2012 at 09:35 PM.

    14. Member koolkevin43's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 19th, 2006
      Location
      Hollywood East
      Posts
      693
      Vehicles
      1985 GTI 8v, 1992 GTI 16V, 2002 Rave Green GTI 1.8t, 1993 B3 Passat GLX Wagon, 1991 LA5T Golf
      03-13-2012 09:59 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Bozwell View Post
      sorry for not poppin a chub over a vr6

      looks like a 2.3 170hp AQN VR5

    15. Member izzo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 19th, 2004
      Location
      ɐᴉɹɐƃlnq
      Posts
      17,675
      Vehicles
      '96 Fiat Puntamera diesel
      03-13-2012 10:20 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Bozwell View Post
      sorry for not poppin a chub over a vr6


      Quote Originally Posted by koolkevin43 View Post
      looks like a 2.3 170hp AQN VR5

    16. Member Bozwell's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 25th, 2003
      Location
      greenwood lake ny
      Posts
      2,418
      Vehicles
      89 jetta GLI 2.0 16vT, 90 passat variant 1.9 TDI
      03-13-2012 10:35 PM #16
      again, sorry for not caring


    17. Member
      Join Date
      Jul 7th, 2009
      Location
      Seattle, WA
      Posts
      404
      Vehicles
      1990 AW Passat Wagon
      03-14-2012 12:57 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by izzo View Post



    18. Member Slim4life's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 29th, 2009
      Location
      Newnan GA
      Posts
      211
      Vehicles
      Currently - 1997 Passat GLX, 1990 Golf GL, 1966 Squareback
      03-16-2012 04:07 PM #19
      mhmmm VR5.
      The VW community is the only group of enthusiasts around that share a genuine desire to be connected and express their enthusiasm with complete strangers who share nothing more then a common passion for our cars.

      SOWO 2013

    19. 03-17-2012 10:00 AM #20
      Keep us posted with a build tread when you receive your kit. Also is there enough space to retrofit projectors into the fogs as well? If there is we just need to find a clear lens.

    20. Member izzo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 19th, 2004
      Location
      ɐᴉɹɐƃlnq
      Posts
      17,675
      Vehicles
      '96 Fiat Puntamera diesel
      03-17-2012 01:07 PM #21
      The B3/B4 has projector lens in the fogs.

    21. Member High Body slc's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 23rd, 2004
      Location
      North East CT
      Posts
      4,733
      Vehicles
      b4 Passat tdi/glx wagon, 07 forester. 90 protege 4wd
      03-17-2012 01:26 PM #22
      aeb corrado swap in progress

    22. Member izzo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 19th, 2004
      Location
      ɐᴉɹɐƃlnq
      Posts
      17,675
      Vehicles
      '96 Fiat Puntamera diesel
      03-17-2012 03:32 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by High Body slc View Post
      Why would I

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •