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Just about done with my retro. Got the kit form Hidplanet.com. The headlight part is done. All I gotta do is trim the dustcaps, run power, aim, and reinstall everything.









The ballasts in that spot is perfect. Even adding an intake, theres plenty of room on the driver side and it clears everything on the passanger even the washer resivour.

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Whoa! Wait just a second! The kit from HIDPlanet (with the ECE-SPEC lenses) actually fits? I thought it came with two identical projectors, not a right and a left like you need for the 6. Is this not true?

Please, do tell, I'd love to buy that kit from them.


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Whoa! Wait just a second! The kit from HIDPlanet (with the ECE-SPEC lenses) actually fits? I thought it came with two identical projectors, not a right and a left like you need for the 6. Is this not true?

Please, do tell, I'd love to buy that kit from them.
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It does, but who says it cant be done? On the driver side, only 2 screws line up. I still used all 3, the third sorta holds the edge down onto the bracket. They both align pretty dorm close +/- 1/4 inch. But it's easily fixable using the factoy adjustment screws.

I was pissed for a sec cause they only give 2 right side projecotrs, but it still worked. Thats how HID planet gets their shipment though, they only recieve right side lenses. I went with them cause I wanted ECE lenses and cut off.

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Hmm, should be interesting to see how it works once you have it all back together. I'd be afraid it will jiggle or pop out of alignment without having all the screws in...

I think you really need to have the projectors in there perfectly for it to work right, without looking cockeyed. Can't wait to see the final result though!


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Actually its not cocked eyed. It's still level just like the other side. The projecotr sits in there perfect and doesnt jiggle at all. # third screw acts as a peg and is still holding it down on the edge.

They can still be adjusted too. Dont forget there are adjustment knobs on the back of the cover to adjust in every direction. The pics I posted are actually the left side headlight with a right side projector. It looks off center but its just the camera angle.


Also it shouldnt pop out with even 2 screws. The screws only hold it in place on the bracket. The whole unit is held in by the pop in adjustment knobs whicj are very secure.

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Cool cool. Cant wait to see the finished product.


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nicely done !! did you get any wiring harness for those? it's recommended... you can build one.. or you can buy it off from somewhere...

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I was gonna make my own but I got lazy and went ahead and bought one from xenondepot.com. The kit is good enough to power the HID's.

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How are you getting that wire that connects to the bulb into the headlight? Hole in the dustcap?


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yeah. I'm putting notches around the outer edge making my own rubber boot through the notches to seal it back up.

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