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Old 10-29-2016, 02:17 PM
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holy crap you're a mod now?!

lol.... just noticed that. rockstar rockin!
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from the outer cover opening
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I got it out. == Had to pop the entire reflector housing out of the black outer shell. ==
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Yeah it was stuck on the adjustment ball socket right?
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Originally Posted by skd2k1 View Post
holy crap you're a mod now?!
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lol.... just noticed that. rockstar rockin!
Yeah!
my damn fingers are tingling...
so...
much...
POWER!!!!
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Yeah it was stuck on the adjustment ball socket right?
Exactly! All started a few weeks back when I cracked the lights to remove amber (or carbon over I should say) and add clear lens/new bulb. The outer ring on the projector is ridiculously flimsy. The clip snapped off and I tried buttoning it back up with electrical but it ended up moving. I needed a new/used projector. Picked up a mint TL base headlight online for $125.(the package must of made 3 trips around the globe because it took long enough to deliver....but when it arrived it was mint so I was happy) Anyway, popped the ring off once I had projector out and put it on put it back on the original projector (used the outer lens clear plastic too). Headlight back in oven now.

Couple of additional questions. While I have the bumper off I'm going to install my switchbacks, fogs, dlr.'s (had them for long enough but crazy busy with non car stress). Anyway, Any suggestions on where to mount the HID fog ballasts, the vled switchback resisters (i think thats what they are??) and the DRL load module? I see folks on the sight have different spots but hoping to find the driest and best place to disburse heat. Mot trying to overthink this but I'd be crazy not to ask. Thanks!
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OP I actually did a little project with mine and my DRLs will stay in with my headlights only when they are on. I will be writing a DIY on this very soon on how to do this mod! With low beam on

With high beam on
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I would just pull the drl fuse, but the downside to that is you'll get the drl warning light.
Im gonna go with the 9005 relay!
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Originally Posted by 03max6spd
Im gonna go with the 9005 relay!

Recall though that because you won't be using the DRL circuit , it technically doesn't matter what end relay you get, you're going to have to T tap or splice into the low beam circuit
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I love T-taps , my trunk is full of them
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Recall though that because you won't be using the DRL circuit , it technically doesn't matter what end relay you get, you're going to have to T tap or splice into the low beam circuit
yeah thats not a problem. im gonna run low beams in the DRL section of the headlight while the regular low beams are on, then make all four projectors open up with the high beams tapped.
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Originally Posted by Brian Le View Post
OP I actually did a little project with mine and my DRLs will stay in with my headlights only when they are on. I will be writing a DIY on this very soon on how to do this mod!

With low beam on

With high beam on
looking good!

I've had this setup for awhile and still really like it.

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Originally Posted by skd2k1 View Post
looking good!

I've had this setup for awhile and still really like it.





poor quality cell phone pics but you get the idea.
Thats what im looking to do, but with projectors in the DRL section.
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Originally Posted by 03max6spd View Post
yeah thats not a problem. im gonna run low beams in the DRL section of the headlight while the regular low beams are on, then make all four projectors open up with the high beams tapped.

I understand that part, I'm more referring to your referencing the '9005' portion of the relay harness, any number harness will work for your purposes.
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Originally Posted by 03max6spd View Post
Thats what im looking to do, but with projectors in the DRL section.
that will be awesome. what projectors are you going to use?
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Originally Posted by thoiboi View Post
I understand that part, I'm more referring to your referencing the '9005' portion of the relay harness, any number harness will work for your purposes.
Oh oh i was going by the link you shared with me so when i remove the DRL bulb i dont get that light on the dash.
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Originally Posted by skd2k1 View Post
that will be awesome. what projectors are you going to use?
Im going with Mini H1 projectors, they have a curved shield and produce awesome light.

Theretrofitsource.com has Acme 5.0 h1 projectors for $50 which is awesome.

I used to do custom headlights on the side, and did a set of TL lights three years ago so its nothing for me, but i didnt retrofit anything i just did painting.

This time im gonna do a quad setup, color changing demon eyes, Color chasing halos that switchback as well, projector clear lens and lens spacing on the low beam projector to maximize the sharpness and width of the stock projector
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Originally Posted by 03max6spd View Post
Oh oh i was going by the link you shared with me so when i remove the DRL bulb i dont get that light on the dash.
Got it. Well you'll need 9005 females on the DRL circuit for the load resistors only. You'll only plug in those load resistors and be done with that circuit. The other relay harness, you'll be tapping into the low beam circuit. The H1 solenoid would be tapped into the bi-xenon solenoid wires.
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Originally Posted by thoiboi View Post
Got it. Well you'll need 9005 females on the DRL circuit for the load resistors only. You'll only plug in those load resistors and be done with that circuit. The other relay harness, you'll be tapping into the low beam circuit. The H1 solenoid would be tapped into the bi-xenon solenoid wires.
Excellent sounds super simple enough, i cant wait! I love my maxima but its time to move on, i should have the money for the TL by the end of the week, if you knew how much i was getting it for man, its a total steal!!!

Ill do an official welcome thread of my headlight work on the max as well, i think you guys will be impressed.
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Awesome man, can't wait!


If you want to change your username once you get the TL, you can reach out to Ron A and he can do it for you (one time only). You'll be forever in his debt but so are the rest of us.
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Awesome man, can't wait!


If you want to change your username once you get the TL, you can reach out to Ron A and he can do it for you (one time only). You'll be forever in his debt but so are the rest of us.
Muahahaa thanks man i appreciate that, i usually make this username for everything, force of habit. When i think of something dope ill reach out to him!
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Bringing this back, that's a sick mod.
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'07-'08 DRL on with headlights

Hi,
I'm new on this forum, and glad to be here. Coming from Honda accord 2000, I've been an Acura fan for ever, and finally got my '07 TL about 6 months ago.
I've been wanting to do exactly what you posted. Kindly post the step by step DIY. Thanks in advance 👍🏼
With high beam on[/QUOTE]
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Originally Posted by Brian Le View Post
OP I actually did a little project with mine and my DRLs will stay in with my headlights only when they are on. I will be writing a DIY on this very soon on how to do this mod! With low beam on

With high beam on
Hi,
I still eagerly await your DIY post on this.
Regards 👍🏼
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Private message him or check the forum to find another thread on the subject.
Can't imagine it's that hard.
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This mod is pretty simple really. I bought a wiring harness on ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HID-Fuse-Re...d=190528628946

Hook up the pos/neg on the harness to the battery. I connected the accessory wire on the harness to a switch (Amazon or Ebay) that I installed on the dash. I picked up some LEDs from Vleds:

https://www.vleds.com/shop-bulb-numb...05-6-xte2.html

Done.
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still so helpful.
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