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Has anyone done this here or anywhere? Is it plug and play? Aren't the GT projectors Koito as well?

I mean for $200, you still don't have the nice xenon headlights with led DRLs.


Yes, at least two people have done retrofits. I feel like most people are just too scared/worried about opening their headlights.

It's as plug and play as any other retrofit would be; bake, open, replace, re-seal. And yes, you get nice xenon lights but you don't get the GT style drl but with the headlight open you can add in whatever drl, angel eyes, demon eyes, sequential leds, etc. it's your chance to make something crazy unique.

Hell, you can get rid of the halogen highbeam and put in another projector there. Quad projectors for the win.


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Yes, at least two people have done retrofits. I feel like most people are just too scared/worried about opening their headlights.

It's as plug and play as any other retrofit would be; bake, open, replace, re-seal. And yes, you get nice xenon lights but you don't get the GT style drl but with the headlight open you can add in whatever drl, angel eyes, demon eyes, sequential leds, etc. it's your chance to make something crazy unique.

Hell, you can get rid of the halogen highbeam and put in another projector there. Quad projectors for the win.


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at $500 for headlights, that's why they're worried, if they are worried, it means they are noobs or have never done anything like this, so they are afraid of messing up the headlights
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Thanks, it's kind of what I expected. No easy OE Mazda solution. I guess I could deal with a bulb upgrade.

I'm not interested in an aftermarket light assembly. Most are trash and can't compare to the performance and durability of OE assemblies.

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Thanks, it's kind of what I expected. No easy OE Mazda solution. I guess I could deal with a bulb upgrade.

I'm not interested in an aftermarket light assembly. Most are trash and can't compare to the performance and durability of OE assemblies.


If you don't mind opening up the headlight the rx projector is a direct swap.


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Thanks, it's kind of what I expected. No easy OE Mazda solution. I guess I could deal with a bulb upgrade.

I'm not interested in an aftermarket light assembly. Most are trash and can't compare to the performance and durability of OE assemblies.
Lol how would you know they are trash if youve never had one, the chinese do a pretty good job making headlights

Just install a good hid kit with quality bulb and forget about it, not everything non oem is trash. Many oem accesories are overpriced. Mazda wants $170 for their aluminum snap on pedals, for example, which is ridiculous
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Lol how would you know they are trash if youve never had one, the chinese do a pretty good job making headlights



Just install a good hid kit with quality bulb and forget about it, not everything non oem is trash. Many oem accesories are overpriced. Mazda wants $170 for their aluminum snap on pedals, for example, which is ridiculous

So now you think Chinese headlights are good? What made you change your mind so fast ?

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that's not so much the problem, the problem is you are buying headlights from China and who knows what quality they are. They cost $450 and what about the warranty? What happens if they fail after 2 or 3 years, who helps you then? What do you do? You think the Chinese fellas are gonna send you new headlights free of charge? LMAO $450 down the drain, you'd have to go back to stock headlights if you still have them

Also, with this mod, you need new headlight harnesses which cost $30 each. Assuming you already have proper HID kit.

$60 for the harnesses
$450 for the headlights
$100-150 for professional rewiring

Total : $700-750 for headlights that may or may not go bad. If these headlights were made in America or at least, made by a big company such as TRS or something, at least with them you have some sort of American warranty. What kind of warranty could you have with ebay chinese fellas? lol All they care is they got paid, if they fail or something goes bad, is your problem pal





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If you don't mind opening up the headlight the rx projector is a direct swap.


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AFS or non-AFS version? Also I've heard they don't seem to be permasealed?
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So now you think Chinese headlights are good? What made you change your mind so fast ?








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LOL buying them and having them for 1 year, and now you have the same headlights my man
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LOL buying them and having them for 1 year, and now you have the same headlights my man


Have them and canít wait to get rid of them. Should have known better to trust Chinese bologna.


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Have them and can’t wait to get rid of them. Should have known better to trust Chinese bologna.


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lmao there is nothing wrong with them. I'm pretty sure nothing has happened to your headlights. You're just "bored" of them and the fact that they look stock, you want to be "different" that's why you modded your car very differently from most cars. It doesn't mean these headlights are bad and $500 for headlights with hid projector and nice led drl is a good price

You just want those out of the ordinary "unique" everything, which is why you want to retrofit.

I had these chinese headlights for 1 year and they still perform and look as good as new. I don't know shit about retrofit and can't be bothered with that so it makes sense for me

everything that can go wrong with these chinese headlights, the plastic hazing, the projector burning, etc can also happen with retrofit and even oem stock headlights. I've seen lots of stock headlights from bmw, honda, etc with burned led drls

just because you retrofit with the oem touring headlights doesn't mean they can't go to shit, they may even go to shit faster than these chinese headlight, is unpredictable and it happens

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