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Old 17th November 2008, 21:46   #1
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Default Projector Lamp + HID for my ikon

This is more of a junk-yard home project. I wanted to get projector lamps like those angel eyes for my ikon, but its not available in the market. So what do you do? Make one yourself. And that's what I exactly did.

Ok! its no where near as neat as those factory made ones. nevertheless its functional, much better than the stock headlamp...functionally. Oh yeah! some may figure it belongs to the "Pics of weird and wacky mod jobs!" section, I hope it doesn't make it there . Tools I used for my project were..ahem..
Kitchen knife
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Screw driver.

All right, here goes..
Hi-beam: I used two projector lamps for the Hi-beam, sourced from skoda. Using H3 bulbs @55 watts 4000K. I removed the shield inside the projector so I can use it for Hi-beam.

Lo-beam: Two projector lamps for Lo-beam, sourced from sonata. Using HID kit @35 watts 6000K.

Parking light: Those fancy LED lights. I thought it adds bling to it. Oh yes its very functional too. They are just strips of LED lights you get in car accessories shops. I just wind it around the projectors.

Spend about 600 Rupees for the projector lamps. Been able to convince the junk wala that they are almost useless, and they appear to be so. When I brought them back home and cleaned them...presto, they were in good condition.

Cost:
Projector lamps 2+2 = 600
H3 55 watts (Osram cool blue 4000k) = 400
Raynox HID kit 35 watts 6000K = 7000
Those fancy LED lights = 300
Labour = 000

Raynox HID kit says "Made in India". I figured if I can't afford original Philips ones, might as well as go for the Indian one that comes with 1 year warranty than the imitation ones that costs more or less the same without warranty. So far so good. Every thing's working fine.

Here are some pics

This is the HID Kit pack. Price says Rs. 7300. Got it fot Rs. 7000. Wife doesn't know it. She thinks it may cost a couple of hundreds.
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Headlight being assembled.
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These are LED parking lights..adds bling to it..at least thats what I think.
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Lo-beam using HID. Note, glare is minamal to oncoming traffic.
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Hi-beam using halogen bulb. pretty blinding I should say.
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Lo-beam as seen from inside
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Hi-beam as seen from inside
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Pretty cool for Rs. 8300. What say you?
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Good job buddy. Hows the beam focus when you aim at the wall from a distance, does it spread too wide? How much did the projector lamp from the Skoda and Sonata cost you?
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Good job buddy. Hows the beam focus when you aim at the wall from a distance, does it spread too wide? How much did the projector lamp from the Skoda and Sonata cost you?
Thanks! I like the beam focus. It throws further and wider than my stock headlamp in lo-beam. This can be attributed to HID. Hi-beam is less impressive that's why I am planning to make both lamp turn on when on High beam. And HID only on low beam. Anyway I'm happy as I use lo-beam 99% of the time.

Rs. 600 for the lot (2 skoda + 2 sonata). Note, these are from place where they collect car junks.

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Looks very good. A very clean work for a DIY. how did you mount the projectors to the inside of the headlamps?
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Looks very good. A very clean work for a DIY. how did you mount the projectors to the inside of the headlamps?
Ha ha. That was the easy part. I just cut metal sheets attached it to the projector and bolt it on the headlamp assembly. crude, but does the job. But hey, thats what you get with limited tools. The harder part was aligning them.
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a great diy there,can you please post some pics from some distance how the beam focus
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Nice work buddy they look good, by the where is this junk yard from where you picked the projectors?
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Bow, bow, thanks. Near BKC/Kurla in mumbai.
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Excellent work there! Thanks for sharing.
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Pretty neat job for a DIY.!
Have seen many people using sonata projectors for such DIY jobs ,they look great.
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Good work kaynmantis! Looks neatly done, specially since its a DIY!
A pic in the daylight with the parking lights would be nice.
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Hey dude
Pretty neat job
Congrats
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Nice Job.

I like.

Happy to see someone into DIYcheers:.
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Good work kaynmantis! Looks neatly done, specially since its a DIY!
A pic in the daylight with the parking lights would be nice.
Hey that a lot of praise from all of you. Thanks!. Almost convincing me to start my own garage .
Will be happy to post pic as requested tomorrow. Its dark now
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Great work there @kaynmantis. I've been waiting for this for a long time.

I have some pics that I had collected while researching to get projector angel eyes for the ikon.
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