I want to do a HID projector retrofit on a 91 Escort. The only thing the concerns me is the texture lense. I remember seeing a picture of an older model Cherokee with projector retrofit on texture lense. And a small area, where the light goes through, on the lense was clear. How did he/she do that? Was it polished?
It was an old post on Phlips forum, about 2 years ago. I hope someone still remembers it.
This is what my headlight looks like. This lamp is old. I am getting a new set when doing the retrofit.
The grinding & polishing that jackk did on his Cherokee came out really well. It was labor-intensive of course, and it might be easier just to have some clear Lexan cut & formed to the correct shape, as Herman and others have done.
This was how I had to do my FORD: http://josch.wilksfamily.com/HIDimages/HIDpage.htm It was a pain. It might even have been better to just buy a car that had clear lenses to start with, but I had felt comfortable enough with taking on the challenge (at the time) to mod my fixtures with clear lenses, but not everybody has the patience nor the resources nor time (which I don't even have anymore) to hassle with going the way I did.
I got some Novus Plastic polishes at my local Pastics store. You can also look for Maguire's and 3M. They make good ones. Addtionally, check your pet store. THey carry that stuff for aquarium acrylic walls.
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December 1 2003, 4:15 AM
Thanks for the replies. That's alot labor to just polish the lense. :S
I did some research, and found out the stock headlights are solvent welded and cannot be taken apart with "oven method". Is there anyway to take the headlights apart when they are solvent welded? If not my last choice would be fitting E36 headlights to my car.
E36 headlights can fit on Escort with little modification to the bumper and mounting brackets. Here are some smaple pics. and this will be my choice of E36 headlights. For $850, it comes with everything, headlights, ballasts, bulbs, and AUTO-LEVELING!! It seems to be a great alternative choice. What do you guys think?
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December 2 2003, 2:52 AM
That is just part of a whole system of components. What your showing there is JUST the actual servo actuator for the auto-leveling system. Somewhere there is a electronic control module (either standalone or part of the vehicle's PCM) that controls the servo motor based on readings that it gets from 2 axle position sensors that mount from the chassis of the car to the suspension arms in front and rear, which serve to tell the processor when the car is level. You only have one part of the system, so unless you study the schematics of the car they came off of, and go dig through salvage yards to find all the other components of the system, then you wont be able to have the autolevel system function for you.
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December 2 2003, 7:33 AM
You answer leads to another question. Those headlights are for E36's, and E36's don't come with auto-leveling system from factory. So how does the auto-leveling system on that particular set of headlights? Does it so also require signals form axle position sensors to function properly?
This message has been edited by Rgbgum on Dec 2, 2003 7:42 AM