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Much better for sure. Did you put the solenoid back in or just the shield? It looks like you have a little bit of light bleeding through the solenoid mounting holes that you may need to cover up with some foil tape.

Just the shield. Yeah I agree, time to open them up one last time :rotfl:
 

Capote

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Jul 14, 2014
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My oven is too small to bake any open.
 

Sparky

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Dec 4, 2011
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I made some slight progress on my Silverado's headlights last week. Yeah, still not done... over 2 years later. I've been putting up with halogens this whole time (which really aren't that bad on this truck).

Need to finish soon.
 

Blckshdw

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Nov 20, 2011
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Tampa Bay Area, FL
I want to build my LS430s, lord knows they've been sitting in that box for years waiting for me to get off my butt! I am also curious how TRS's new threaded shaft LED projectors perform. Those would be far easier, and faster (y'all know me :rolleyes:) to complete, but life and lack of funds is squarely in the way.

Since I have a lot of real estate for testing now, compared to apartment buildings and condos like before, I wanted to build a better test bench. Buy a spare header panel, attach it to a saw horse or something similar, that way I wouldn't have to dismantle the front end of the truck to get things dialed in. Get all my tweaking and tuning done, and then pnp on the truck :thumbsup:
 

Aarkon

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Nov 6, 2013
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long time no talk blckshdw! I have been watching the progress of the mled lights as well seem to almost be comparable to the hids
 

Blckshdw

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Nov 20, 2011
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long time no talk blckshdw! I have been watching the progress of the mled lights as well seem to almost be comparable to the hids

Glad to see you're still alive and kicking up there! :tiphat: I watched a few of the videos they posted, and :iagree: the performance looks pretty close to HID.

I was also eyeballing the Koito and Osram bi-LED projectors, since there are no external drivers needed, everything could be self contained inside the headlight assembly, just an extra wire splice or 2. :undecided: Of course that would require another overly complicated mounting system since they are OEM style but that gives me an excuse to take forever to finish it :tongue:
 

Sparky

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Dec 4, 2011
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I know this is in the GMT360 section, but there's no projector retrofit thread in general, so, since you guys inspired me to at least get a little more done, I decided to file down the backside of the reflector bowl a bit to get the projector sitting level. Part of me wants to cut the bowl out and recess it back, but that would take a lot more effort that I'm not sure about doing. Yes it is dirty, and no it is not sealed. Just a test fit, will be cleaned up before sealing.

I need to find a place nearby that I can go to when it is getting dark to align stuff.

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Sparky

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Dec 4, 2011
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Yes it can (on non-OEM headlights) but it takes more time and effort to be sure you're not overheating things.
 
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