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TL projector retro.

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by rossk35, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Mar 26, 2009 at 11:25 PM
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    rossk35

    rossk35 [OP] Do Work Son!

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    This has been done for a year. Picked up a set of TL projectors and a set of the clear replica ZKW lens to make them even better. I used the shrouds from my previous retro and covered it up using abs plastic. This is the 3rd retro I've done on this truck lol each one was better then the previous one in output (E55,TSX, and TL)

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  2. Mar 26, 2009 at 11:58 PM
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    G-Sak

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  3. Mar 27, 2009 at 12:50 AM
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    mrp192

    mrp192 REALLY!!

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    Dude that looks awesome! I am wanting to do this to my 98.. you have to tell me how you did it!
     
  4. Mar 27, 2009 at 1:22 AM
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    rossk35

    rossk35 [OP] Do Work Son!

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    www.hidplanet.com is a great site for any info about doing this type of thing. There are several threads on that site of retros done on the older tacomas. I had an 04 that I did a retro on which was a bit easier then my current truck.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2009 at 1:45 AM
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    mrp192

    mrp192 REALLY!!

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    Are D2S bulbs HIGH/LOW? Or Just low?
     
  6. Mar 27, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    ^^^ I have DS-2 bulbs in my truck and they work with the high/low function. From my understanding though, when using projectors it is the projector itself that controls the high/low function, not the bulb. At least that is the way my retrofit works.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    You can also check out www.theretrofitsource.com. They have HID retrofitting kits for a pretty good price, or you can check their eBay store. Their forum has some great tips and DIYs.

    I probably won't do this to my Taco, but I am certainly going to do it on my Accord.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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    rossk35 [OP] Do Work Son!

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    I've bought a few things from that site.

    Correct there is a solenoid that moves a shield to produce the high beam pattern.
     
  9. Mar 27, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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  10. Mar 27, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    mrp192 REALLY!!

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    AWESOME!! thanks for the help... when i get back home in a few weeks im going to do this!
     
  11. Mar 28, 2009 at 2:42 AM
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  12. Mar 28, 2009 at 11:57 AM
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    I used those on my first retro that I did. They are nice for a first time retro. Being that they are open you have to cover them up to contain the light. I used some aluminum foil tape.
    Here are pictures of mine using those projectors.
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  13. Mar 28, 2009 at 9:45 PM
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    mrp192 REALLY!!

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    Dude that looks sweet! Thanks for telling me that about the foil part.. I cant wait till i get home so i can do this!
     
  14. Jan 15, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    Hey rossk35, im a newb at Retro, but im going to try my first one on a set of spare lights, i am deciding what projectors to use. i have the morimoto setup with the d2s bulbs. im thinking about getting fx-rs but i keep seeing TL projectors and was wondering the difference between them. thank you. also if there is a huge different process for mounting them
     
  15. Jan 15, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    MY50cal I think I'm getting the Fear.

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    Must do this this spring... or find somebody competent that would do it for me...
     
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