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    My new headlights

    Well after buying a 2nd hand set of what i was told were perfectly working sharkeyes off of here 6 months ago, and living with them for 4 months, i finally decided enough was enough so they needed a looking at!

    I had 2 problems:

    1-The manual adjusters didn't work at all, all of the adjuster parts were knackered, so there was no way of adjusting the height of the light beam, meaning one was pointing at the floor and one into the tree's!!!
    2-I've never been 100% happy with the lenses as the sharkeyes have all of the lettering right on the front face of the light as apposed to the standard light which has it down the side of the indicator.

    So i had a plan, i fancied something different that you couldn't buy, and would blend into the front of the car. I had a spare set of headlights kicking about so i set about making 2 good ones out of the 4 i had.

    After spending a bit of time getting the lenses polished back up making sure i got rid of any scratches or chips, and then an afternoon with the lights going in and out of the oven, me swapping and modifying parts and painting up some selected parts, i ended up with a 1 off set of xenon headlights which are now fully functional. Being a projector xenon the performance of the light is not effected by the colour.

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    All opinions welcome.
    BMW 535d Msport / Meriva VXR

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    I gotta say mate, those look minted. Really really nice two thumbs up buddy!!! and i must say - you certainly acheived what you wanted... something you cant buy!

    Its really nice and defo blends in with the front of the car mate!

    Well done!

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    they look so evil, i love em but does that not dull down your main beam?
    No u

    my baby - sold

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikecsxi View Post
    they look so evil, i love em but does that not dull down your main beam?
    not yet tried it fully, with the better performance of the xenon lights and for how often i use the main beam i can always use the fogs if i need more light.
    BMW 535d Msport / Meriva VXR

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    ILLEGAL!!!!! you must have a fully functioning mainbeam to drive on the road legally.

    They would have looked great if you'd have not painted the reflector round the main beam bulb, but as you have they are runined
    Tell me what you've done, not what you're going to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K3FUS View Post
    ILLEGAL!!!!! you must have a fully functioning mainbeam to drive on the road legally.
    Only if he wants to drive at night.

    You don't need headlights if you dont drive at night.
    The truth is always the truth even if you haven't realised it yet...

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    i was at the mot station on saturday getting the level set up and they said no problems with the way they are, thats all i needed to here. they can't tesy light output at an mot station.

    to say that are ruined, if i wasn't sold a sh1t set of lights in the first place by a member from AS then i wouldn't have had to take them apart.
    BMW 535d Msport / Meriva VXR

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    rich how do you do it mate!?!

    it just keeps gettin better and better

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    excellent lights
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    That looks superb mate,

    Quite a few unique mods now
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