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My headlights are due for a changing. The driver side housing reflector that goes around the bulb has broken off and is bouncing around. It's done for. Was thinking about installing these into those housings. Any issues using the lens of my existing OEM style? They're not the clear aftermarket ones. I also like their texture as it will be the most stockish appearing.

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NEED clear lens

i did mine in ‘04 used BMW bi-xenon
 
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Damn, the only clear ones I like are out of stock everywhere. Looks like I'll need to use these.
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you want to eliminate all the reflective facets as well

the out of stock trend is part of the planned inflation due to the plandemic

I have found pricing of parts doubling in price in last few months
 
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How do yours look? After driving home late from a track event last year I never realized how lucky I am to be alive with such ****ty factory headlights at 75mph. But I struggle because I don't want to change the look so far off it looks out of place. Yes, I'm getting old and to the point of liking things "stockish"
 

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i didnt use hid, rather led

got them from headlight revolution, who said they actually test them

i already had clear lenses

light scatter yes.

The problem with LED bulbs and to an extent HID, is that the lenses are not designed specifically for HID or LED. Then, the bulbs themselves are not the right depth, the LED diodes are on the sides rather than wraparound so in a stock lens the light isn't reflected the same way it would be with incandescents. With that said, they are 1,000,000 times better than even the best incancescent bulbs I could get locally and I tried them all. Only issue I had was that the connectors were junk and I had to modify them to properly connect to the vehicle harness, but it was easy and took maybe 10 seconds per connector. Check them before final installation.
 

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you are referring to NON projectors, right?
 

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i didnt use hid, rather led

got them from headlight revolution, who said they actually test them

i already had clear lenses

light scatter yes.

The problem with LED bulbs and to an extent HID, is that the lenses are not designed specifically for HID or LED. Then, the bulbs themselves are not the right depth, the LED diodes are on the sides rather than wraparound so in a stock lens the light isn't reflected the same way it would be with incandescents. With that said, they are 1,000,000 times better than even the best incancescent bulbs I could get locally and I tried them all. Only issue I had was that the connectors were junk and I had to modify them to properly connect to the vehicle harness, but it was easy and took maybe 10 seconds per connector. Check them before final installation.
Not looking to just do a bulb swap. I'll be doing an entire projector assembly to get the correct throw of light.
 

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yes stock style lenses.

I didn't really want projectors, and would have been fine using incandescent bulbs. I don't drive it much and rarely at night. Didn't care for the look of any of the projectors I looked at. Dad has a set in his 93 GT I don't know what brand or anything, he bought it that way. I looks kind of ricey. We are going to clean up my old OE lenses and put them in his car, along with some new incandescent bulbs that I had laying around.
 

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ya just need the lens cover, you can separate
 

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Doing some further research on this, looks like the aftermarket now has retrofit units that stab through the hole where the original light would go and it locks into place, minimizing cutting/fab. Now I just need to figure out if I've got the 5" needed inside of the headlights I posted since I can't find any of the original style with totally clear lenses.
 

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a projector?
 

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link?
 

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Semi old thread but any chance of getting that link now
They're all over ebay. You can get HID ones or LED ones. I scrapped the idea right now until I can get some scrapped headlights to measure some spots so I don't end up with a bunch of stuff I can't use. (Mainly socket to plastic clear front cover of the housing) They look promising though as very very easy install.
 
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