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Old 20-04-2007, 06:00 AM   #1
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HOW TO: Angel/Demon eyes for BJ

Finally done the how to....
Bumper needs partly removed to get the lights out. :wink:

I used 8mm acrylic rod, round and solid, not hollow.
I got it from Ebay.
LED's are 3.6volt 5000 brightness, and 300 ohm resistors.

1. Remove all the bulbs and rubbers from the unit. Pay particular attention to the 2 screws (red arrows).

2. Pop the light unit in the oven, about 10 minutes at 150 celcius, probably about gas mark 3 or 4. Put ot on wooden blocks to stop it melting on the oven shelf.

3. Bend the tabs up whle they're still hot. Gloves may be required.

4. You may have to put the light back in the oven for 3 or 4 minutes before splitting the lens, trial and error here, but the hotter the glue gets the easier to split.

5. Once its apart, leave all the sticky stuff in place. Remove the 2 screws from the unit.

6. Use a peice of stiff wire to figure out where your going to place the angel eyes. Cut your acrylic rod to length, and pop it in the oven. Be careful and keep checking the rod to make sure they don't melt. Do one at a time.

7. Bend the rods, making sure they sit on the light perfectly flat. Good contact is needed for the glue to stick them perfectly.

8. Once your satisfied that the rods fit well, drill a 5mm hole in the end of the rod and using the epoxy glue stick the prepared LED's in. Leave to dry.

9. Drill holes or cut slits in the rods. About 3 mm into the rod from the back, not the front. I did my holes with a 3mm drill and about 3mm apart.

10. Using a 6 or 7mm drill, make holes in the light for the wires. Go easy, as the plastic is quite brittle.

11. The glue I used. Resin and hardener.

12. Clamp the rods on any way you can. Do a trial run with this first, it can get a bit messy if you try it with the glue and it starts moving about. The glue takes about 10 minutes to set solid. Remember to feed the wires through the holes you made.

13. Once you've stuck both on, test the lights.

14. My tester. A Nintendo gamecube power lead, with the gamecube plug cut off and 2 croc clips in its place.

15. Make sure the inner light and inner glass is completely clean, re-assemble it but leave the seal slightly open. Make sure to feed the wires for the angel eyes through the back of the light unit.
Put the whole unit back in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes.

16. Once its out the oven, push the joint closed and bend the tabs back down. Make sure the seal is completely closed, and the tabs are all holding the glass.
17. Make nice spade connectors for the lights.

Job done.
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Old 26-04-2007, 11:31 PM   #2
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Pretty Damn impressive - gutsy stuffing a car part in the oven - knowing me, I would forget about it and have headlight souflé
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Old 27-04-2007, 10:39 AM   #3
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awesome stuff

my daily driver is a BJ 1.6
maybe i should do that :P

i dont think the boss would mind :P
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Old 30-05-2007, 06:24 PM   #4
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mate that deserves a round of applause love the custom stuff keep it up....
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Old 18-01-2009, 11:16 PM   #5
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mate that deserves a round of applause love the custom stuff keep it up....
ey ppl can i do that angels eyes on the back lights
i have mazda 323 astina hardtop??
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Old 18-01-2009, 11:57 PM   #6
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cant see why not...but i suggest you use some light reflective tape on the back side of the tube as it traps the light better
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Old 19-01-2010, 09:34 AM   #7
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id love to try that but knowin me id stuff up somewhere
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:45 AM   #8
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I must say that these look absolutly fantastic am very tempted to give it a go myself.
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:04 AM   #9
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id love to try that but knowin me id stuff up somewhere
im the same as dis guy
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:59 AM   #10
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Bit of a Thread Revival here...

But I was considering doing this to my next pair of headlights...
Just a thought for anybody else considering this.

With technologies such as EL getting MADD cheap would be a lot easier and look nicer using some EL strip wire. They are cheap... very easy to wire, very flexible, are fairly bright with even light. come in all sorts of sizes and colours.

only down side is you need to have an inverter. which wont be waterproof... so would have to be under the dash. So a little extra length wiring is all
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Old 13-11-2012, 12:42 PM   #11
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Bit of a Thread Revival here...

But I was considering doing this to my next pair of headlights...
Just a thought for anybody else considering this.

With technologies such as EL getting MADD cheap would be a lot easier and look nicer using some EL strip wire. They are cheap... very easy to wire, very flexible, are fairly bright with even light. come in all sorts of sizes and colours.

only down side is you need to have an inverter. which wont be waterproof... so would have to be under the dash. So a little extra length wiring is all
azz will start a trend! haha then he'll have a few more to do
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