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Old 08-13-2015, 10:26 AM
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rebuilding my old headlights

i wanted a new look
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Old 08-13-2015, 11:12 AM
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Looks cool! How did you do it?
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That looks good! More details!
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that looks awesome , what did you use?
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Nice work! can you share more details?
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I like it!! Looks very nice!!! Would you care to share the details???


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Old 08-15-2015, 07:52 PM
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simple, i made part of the chrome black, removed the eyebrow parking lights and connected a flex led tube and placed it inside with glue that can resist very high and low temps.
you have to modify/demolish some parts though

the tube is this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2PCS-60CM-Flexible-Tube-Guide-Car-LED-Strip-White-DRL-Amber-Turn-Signal-Light-LW-/271908985708?hash=item3f4f09db6c&vxp=mtr
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:43 PM
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This means you opened up the headlight? Is it hard to open the headlight?
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:47 AM
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you just have to heat it up a bit
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:49 PM
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I figured. Too risky for me I think. I am afraid putting it back, the glue won't be the same and I'll deal with condensation issues.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:15 PM
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if you open the back to replace one of the lights you have the same issue no?
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if you open the back to replace one of the lights you have the same issue no?
Not really, you havent broken the seal which holds the lens on.
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Old 08-18-2015, 04:58 AM
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euh? the lens isn't closed or sealed off
if you open one of the caps to replace a bulb and blow in some moist it go's into the lens as well
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Correct, but if you remove the lens and dont get a proper seal, now not just moisture will get in, but heavy water when you wash your car, and that wont evaporate.
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A bad seal will be equivalent to not replacing the bulb caps.

True if you open it once to replace the bulbs, moisture could get in. But once you replace that cap, the moisture will evaporate over time.

Now if you broke the seal and didn't seal it properly, moisture will always be getting inside. I've had this happen after replacing the glass headlights in older BMWs. It was very annoying.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:08 PM
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the lens is actually open and i never removed or opened up the lens, just the light unit itself
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rebuilding my old headlights

I have opened my car's headlights to paint them (go look at my other threads) and when I put them back together I didn't add any extra glue I just reheated the old glue and put them back together and made sure they were closed completely all around the edges.
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the lens is actually open and i never removed or opened up the lens, just the light unit itself
hey doa you think there is any way, i can get you to do my headlights? or i can buy the ones off you the OEM ones that you customized, and i can send you mine to get done, or any way something can work? cause right now i have nothing to replace mine with if i just pull them out and get them done, i been interested in this mod you did for long time, i want to stick with the chrome housing though
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