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Old 04-13-2019, 02:20 PM
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With the blinkers being LED, do they draw enough current to avoid hyper-flash?
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I have a pair ready for installation (lights on the car were in bad condition when I bought it). How is the seal quality on them? Has anyone picked up any moisture inside them?
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Hi all ! I installed these headlights and really love it. But somehow itís shaking little bit on passenger side which is i donít really care much. After 4 months, now itís getting worst and light points down on the right side and 👀 so damn retarded . I contacted the seller and they said will exchange if they received the headlight first. Lmao 😂 this is my daily drive and ď no way Jose ď I drive without headlights. So I told them ď will place a new set headlights then Iíll return the defected one ď , ď yes please do ď they said. Conclusion for whoever has the same problem like I did , please contact them ASAP.
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:52 AM
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I have a pair ready for installation (lights on the car were in bad condition when I bought it). How is the seal quality on them? Has anyone picked up any moisture inside them?
None
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:03 PM
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With the blinkers being LED, do they draw enough current to avoid hyper-flash?
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So that means they must have resistors inside them. Is there a way to disable/remove resistors?

I'm running on stock lights with LEDs with modified turn signal relay, and if I make up my mind about those lights, I would like to run them without any power wasting heaters.
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So that means they must have resistors inside them. Is there a way to disable/remove resistors?

I'm running on stock lights with LEDs with modified turn signal relay, and if I make up my mind about those lights, I would like to run them without any power wasting heaters.
Try clipping the resistors...at your own peril of course

However if that causes them to go south just tie them back in and they should work fine.
*Edit...I see now via the pic below the resisters are attached via harness so you've got nothing to lose.

I used to be concerned of "wasting power" via resistors but it honestly doesn't matter.

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Old 04-30-2019, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by BJ_Nguyen View Post
Hi all ! I installed these headlights and really love it. But somehow itís shaking little bit on passenger side which is i donít really care much. After 4 months, now itís getting worst and light points down on the right side and 👀 so damn retarded . I contacted the seller and they said will exchange if they received the headlight first. Lmao 😂 this is my daily drive and ď no way Jose ď I drive without headlights. So I told them ď will place a new set headlights then Iíll return the defected one ď , ď yes please do ď they said. Conclusion for whoever has the same problem like I did , please contact them ASAP.
I think that you and the others who now have had issues with shaking beams may have over adjusted them when aiming.

I now see their stating to not do this


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Old 05-01-2019, 11:23 AM
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define over adjust? lol
probably means to not aim the lights too high?
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:57 PM
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Not too high and not too low. If you go over then the screw falls out from the nut in projector (if that is the setup) and projector can just flop around.

Normally I would expect the lights to have some kind of stopper preventing from over adjusting.
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On aftermarket lights probably not.
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What wires control the LED accent lights?

Hi all, I own a 08 base TL and I purchased these lights. I am VERY interested in having the LED accents lights to function as DRL (or just be on all the time when the car is on). From what I understand the LED accents will be only on when the parking lights are on or the headlights are on (I don't want to drive around with my headlight stock in the parking light position) Anyone know what wires on the headlight control the LED accents lights? Hopefully, they are wired independently...


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Probe it by putting 12 Volts to each pair of wires to find out!
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:40 AM
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I thought about have the LED accents on as DRL's as well, but then realized just how good the lights look when they are off........
the black housing accents, along with the chrome, and on NBP is a nice combo.

Be careful though, you don't want to mess these up
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Probe it by putting 12 Volts to each pair of wires to find out!
I like the way you say probe....
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Probe it by putting 12 Volts to each pair of wires to find out!
I'll do some experimenting tonight and let you guys know what I find
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^Please do! Interesting idea.


Also if you could take before and after pics of cutoff.? Idk if anyone has done that yet! I have my housings blacked out and the ZKW swap for the lens. Just interested to see the cutoff comparison. I really like the lights, major update on the front end!
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So I figured out the source to my light output shaking. The projector housing actually came loose. So I threw some epoxy in there and hopefully it'll be solid now. Hope nobody else has this issue!
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:33 AM
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Also if you could take before and after pics of cutoff.? Idk if anyone has done that yet! I have my housings blacked out and the ZKW swap for the lens. Just interested to see the cutoff comparison. I really like the lights, major update on the front end!
I found some pics of my stock lights and the new ones, enjoy.

Stock:



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Old 05-12-2019, 07:26 PM
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Hey Hamburglar,

Did the Epoxy work? Where did you throw the epoxy specifically? I'm wondering if it would be a good preventative measure for new installs going forward....
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Hey Hamburglar,

Did the Epoxy work? Where did you throw the epoxy specifically? I'm wondering if it would be a good preventative measure for new installs going forward....
Hey surprisingly yes. And I'm on some bumpy PA roads with potholes all over. Probably what caused this in the first place. So about 10 days after the epoxy it's still holding up perfectly with no shakes. I put the epoxy in the crack where the arrow is pointing, and to make it extra secure I stuck 30 cents (quarter and a nickel) in the epoxy and a picture hanger on the opposite side lol. Funny to look at but definitely makes it secure. Was just looking for any metal object around 10mm thick.
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So I figured out the source to my light output shaking. The projector housing actually came loose. So I threw some epoxy in there and hopefully it'll be solid now. Hope nobody else has this issue!






oh wait...
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if the whole line shakes, it's not the bulb, it's the projector itself coming loose from the assembly.
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oh wait...
Haha yep your post is what made me take a look in there actually
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UPDATE - 3 Items

Hi All,

So I tackled this install yesterday and I wanted to follow up on 3 items that were mentioned in this thread. The 3 items are using the white LED strip as DRL, the actual DRL bulbs not working in the new headlights, and issues with shaky projector housings!

1) Using the LED strip as DRL

So I really wanted the white LED strip to be on during the day without having to switch my light stock knob from the parking light position to the headlights ON position. There are 3 wires going into the new headlight housing that used to be connected to the turn signal bulb in the old headlight. The wires are black, red, and green. The black is ground, the red is a positive pulsing signal that is connected to the turn signal amber LEDs in the new headlight, the green wire is a positive that provides a constant 12v to the white LED strip (when the full headlights are on or the parking lights are on). I cut the green wire going into the headlights and connected it directly to a fuse in the fuse box under the hood that had constant 12v when the car was on. I used the fan relay fuse, the same one jdmvette used in the above post to keep his fogs on all the time. The result is when I turn on my car the white LEDs are always on (during the day and night). I am pleased with the results. (I know I need a car wash haha)





2) Actual DRL bulbs not working when new headlight installed (design flaw!)

A couple of people have mentioned this issue. I connected everything and when I tested it out everything worked fine but the DRL error was on my dash and the DRL bulbs didn't work. The issue for me was the extender wire piece they include for the 07-08 has a pretty cheap harness and pins. It looks like it's connected but it's NOT! You have to really push until it clicks (I had to use pliers). Then to make it worse, once it's connected the pins on the extender piece side pop out the back of the harness and they don't make contact. Also, because these are wired in series both sides have to be connected for them to work. I was able to test this by taking the pins out of the harness and plugging them directly. When I put the pins back in the harness I really had to push the pins down once the harness was connected to the car for them to make contact.


TEST, I REPEAT. JUST A TEST

Push together until teal harness clicks over the tab on the other harness,

2) Headlight projector housing coming lose (design flaw)

As a couple have mentioned the headlights can sometimes shake when going over bumps after using them for some time. That is indeed the projector housing coming lose. They are designed more cheaply on the aftermarket headlight and I had a bit of wiggle room on mine and can see how it could lead to a problem. The epoxy and wedge fix mentioned in the above post is what I will try if I have the issue. I'm curious to see if it will develop. But I wanted to share as a heads up to all.


All is all I am EXTREMELY pleased with the design and function of the new lights!
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Old 05-17-2019, 12:08 AM
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Nicely done!







Now wash your car and take some better pics!
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:46 PM
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nice job, RxWorld
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So how are these holding up guys? any issues? do you still love them or miss the old look?
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Mine are holding up great! So much so that I sold my stock pair locally for a pretty penny.
The design and build quality is great.
I don't have DRLs in mine currently as I like the way the lights look off, with their dark background on my NBP.
But I enjoy turning on the parking lights and only driving around with the led strips on. I just need to do the independent fog light switch so that I can run the fogs at that time too, it really looks aggressive as it is now though!
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