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    PROJECT: Making custom clear reflectors for headlights.

    If anyone here has ever tried to find 02-06 Escalade headlights without that hideous orange reflector, than you know that they don't exist. The closest I ever found was an archived thread here about someone in the process of making their own clear reflectors, but had his vehicle stolen along with his custom molds. After buying a set of LED taillights from user sfv41901, I realized that he was the very same guy that was creating the clear reflectors. After a lengthy discussion, he agreed to help me through the process of finishing what he started. Here is a picture from his thread of what the reflectors looked like, just imagine having these instead of the stock amber:
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    REQUEST: I am looking for someone that has cleared their headlights and still has the amber reflectors. I need OEM reflectors with the tabs still intact. I would be more than willing to buy them or take them in exchange for the first produced clear ones. If anyone has their reflectors still and is willing to part with them for this project, please either respond here or PM me.


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    Re: PROJECT: Making custom clear reflectors for headlights.

    i think the reflector is amber for a reason and that is for safety but this is different then just removing it from the housing so idk if you can get in trouble with a cop or not and i would do this but i am afraid to take the housings apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the cadillac man View Post
    i think the reflector is amber for a reason and that is for safety but this is different then just removing it from the housing so idk if you can get in trouble with a cop or not and i would do this but i am afraid to take the housings apart.
    I am aware that the DOT specifies that front reflectors must be amber, however there are "clear corners" available for many different vehicles and I have yet to hear of someone getting a ticket for them. The Escalade reflectors are likely not available because who wants to open up their stock headlights to change it.....well, besides me? I know there are several Escalade owners out there that have completely removed their reflectors and although it looks better, it doesn't look quite right to me since there is an obvious void left in it's place.

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    Re: PROJECT: Making custom clear reflectors for headlights.

    Well I replaced my whole headlight completely with the projector style seen on ebay.. I have the stock housings in the garage.. Since they are just collecting dust maybe I will look into opening them up for ya and taking out the amber lense.. Of course in return I wouldn't mind a free set of the cleared lense..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaddyKidd View Post
    Well I replaced my whole headlight completely with the projector style seen on ebay.. I have the stock housings in the garage.. Since they are just collecting dust maybe I will look into opening them up for ya and taking out the amber lense.. Of course in return I wouldn't mind a free set of the cleared lense..
    I would greatly appreciate it and you will be the first one on the planet to have them....I think! The stock reflectors will not be damaged in the molding process and will be returned to you as well.

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    I thought I would post the link to the original thread where I got this idea.

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...reflector.html

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    Haha, its great to see this going again.

    I know DOT states that there must a amber reflector in the front headlight. There's also a law about illegal HID kits in halogen housings, but that hasn't stopped anyone from doing that.

    Mike, let me know if I can be of anymore help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfv41901 View Post
    Haha, its great to see this going again.

    I know DOT states that there must a amber reflector in the front headlight. There's also a law about illegal HID kits in halogen housings, but that hasn't stopped anyone from doing that.

    Mike, let me know if I can be of anymore help.
    Thanks, I will chatting with you as soon as I can get my hands on some reflectors. Once I start getting these things made, I would be happy to give you a set for those projectors that you've been working on, only if you're interested, of course.

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    Of course. I can't see doing all the work thus far to leave them looking like something is still missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfv41901 View Post
    Of course. I can't see doing all the work thus far to leave them looking like something is still missing.
    Agreed, they are very nice looking. I can't wait till they have clear reflectors too. You should post some pictures of them here.

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    Will do when I get some good pics of them. Still have to finish the shrouds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfv41901 View Post
    Will do when I get some good pics of them. Still have to finish the shrouds.
    ...and add reflectors

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    Re: PROJECT: Making custom clear reflectors for headlights.

    Hey Mikedyk43,
    I am happy to see this going again too...I would be interested in a set as well.
    Let me know.

    Cheers,
    Dwayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwayne007 View Post
    Hey Mikedyk43,
    I am happy to see this going again too...I would be interested in a set as well.
    Let me know.

    Cheers,
    Dwayne
    I am sure that can be arranged. I'm still waiting to see if anyone has reflectors available. I still have mine, but was really hoping someone had some lying around so that I won't have to take my headlights apart twice (daily driver). I will give it about another week and if nobody has any for this project, than I will just use mine.

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    I can't believe that out of all the lade owners that have taken their reflector out someone doesn't have a set laying around.......so sad.

    U know what Mike, I'll see what I can do.
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