: !!!HID (owners) Clear Lense Upgrade!!! HOW TO



CateraMV6
01-05-09, 02:29 PM
After much anticipation I finaly decided to crack my headlights open and see if I can make some improvements.... turns out the process wasnt all that difficult...

I have been experimenting with various bulbs and so far I found out that the Phillips are the best ones you can put on your car and in particular the "+" series put out the most amount of light...

I was not very happy with the cutoff of my headlights so I got some 2.5" Clear lenses... paid around 70$ on ebay... and installed the... the result was improved cutoff line but not much more color, next up will be a washer mod for more blue on the cutoff line...

Here is what the headlights look like when taken appart...


So Just a few shots...

Back side of the HID headlights...
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/d374_1.jpg

The Hella Ballast Unit..
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/e01d_1.jpg


The front of the headlight...
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/c5a6_1.jpg

The Projector... seems like an older style VALEO projector, I noticed it has a plastic reflector part and a fresnel lens wtih rings on it that spread out light nicely but sacrificy intensity...
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/e55sheildmodcopy.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/11ba_1.jpg

The parts inside...
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/163e_1.jpg


Here are the new lenses...
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/IMG00363.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/IMG00364.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/IMG00362.jpg

More OUTPUT PICTURES LATER!!!

JRomano
01-06-09, 02:21 AM
nice work, have you been over to hidplanet.com forums? great resource there for hid related projects

CateraMV6
01-06-09, 12:49 PM
Here are a few more detailed shots of the Hella Projectors...

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/DSC02266.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/DSC02265.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/DSC02264.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/DSC02263.jpg
Projector Output...
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/DSC01004.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/IMG00388.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/IMG00384.jpg
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/HID%20Upgrade/IMG00385.jpg

iiF3LiXii
01-20-09, 07:38 PM
Hey nice out come

Question,
What year did Catera come with projector assemblies? Also, will they fit my 99 sport? One other thing, is it just the lens that you replaced, or the whole projector?

thanks!

drummer07
01-23-09, 04:55 PM
nice, i actually just swapped out my projectors for some rx8 hid projectors, ill post some pics eventually.