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Old 04-06-2018, 01:41 PM
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^^ wow thats hawt! also the flat6?
yes... chrome reflectors, black projectors, and painted rings
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Old 04-06-2018, 03:03 PM
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Altex121... your car looks great! I just received a set of similar projectors from Francois and am confused with the aiming. The instructions seem to indicate that you mount the assembly without the lens or the reflector, which would give access to the 4 screws for the X/Y axis for adjustment. The lens and reflector appear to be fixed to the housing and I don't want to force/break anything. Any guidance and counsel would be appreciated.
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Old 04-06-2018, 04:04 PM
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Red, as you said mount the headlight assembly without the glass, without the reflector “dish”. Basically the cage and the “bulb assembly ”. You should see 3 fairly large Phillips screw heads (mine were painted orange) that is where you make your adjustments. It is slightly different then the picture in the documentation. I wasn’t sure at first either. I thought the large screws were just mounting.

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Altex121... your car looks great! I just received a set of similar projectors from Francois and am confused with the aiming. The instructions seem to indicate that you mount the assembly without the lens or the reflector, which would give access to the 4 screws for the X/Y axis for adjustment. The lens and reflector appear to be fixed to the housing and I don't want to force/break anything. Any guidance and counsel would be appreciated.

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Old 04-06-2018, 06:08 PM
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Hi Dan, thanks for the response, possibly the design has changed as I don't see how to separate the clear lens/reflector assembly from the housing. The 2 main, 3-D printed parts are the outer ring (which holds the reflector, the lens and the top mounting connection) and the "cage" (which holds the projector, the X/Y axis adjusters and all of the electronic gear). Both are attached to each other with 3 Philips screws at the top and 4 at the bottom. If you were to separate these components then you wouldn't be able to mount it to the OE headlight bucket. Attached are a few shots that show the unit mounted (w/o the trim ring) and the inner pieces. I'm sure it's incredibly easy.. but I haven't figured it out yet.


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Old 04-06-2018, 06:31 PM
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I believe the metal tab on top of the headlight in the first picture you posted holds the lens together. I believe you can just remove that and the lens and reflector come free
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:36 PM
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ok, separate the glass lens carefully,I was able to separate them by gently pushing from the rear side on the bottom. then take the glass off and set it aside. Next remove the black “scoop” or what I refer to as the reflector. Now you should see from the front that you have the light assembly and cage. If you look at your last picture you see 3 gold colored acorn nuts on the back of the assembly. Those are the adjustment screws that you make your adjustments on but from the front not back.

Be careful with with the glass on the headlight because it is not fully secure until you put the trim ring on. I know this because I was in a hurry and didn’t secure it, ended up bumping it which resulted in it getting knocked off and I had to purchase a replacement.
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:56 PM
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Thank you gentlemen... report to follow.
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:47 PM
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Here are Francois' lamps on one of my 964's... nice modern touch.

Good luck with your install.

Nice that 964 owners have several good options now between these and Audette, to go along with the old H4 upgrade...each has their own look, from modern to retro...
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:14 PM
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Handsome car... don't see many 964's with Techart wheels, nice combo!
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:56 PM
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Completed mine... pleased with the results, good looks and performance. Francois at Flat 6 is a pleasure to work with.
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Old 06-14-2018, 04:36 PM
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@Altex121 Just to confirm... your reflectors are chrome? They really do look black.

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Old 06-14-2018, 06:34 PM
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Yep.. angle changes how they appear



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@Altex121 Just to confirm... your reflectors are chrome? They really do look black.
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Old 06-23-2018, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by tonymission View Post
Second hardest part is seating the screw into the tab under the light when you're all done. You have to insert it a little more "shallow" than you would think. Shine a light in the trim ring hole to see where the tab hole is. I'm an idiot with this kind of stuff though.
Those little screws gave me fits for too long. In the end, bending the tab inside the bucket toward the front bumper a very small amount did the trick.

These are fluted glass, black reflectors and obviously black rings....LED. The rest of the install was a breeze. Francois was great to work with. Time will tell how they hold up but they seem to be high quality and designed very well.

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Old 06-23-2018, 11:43 PM
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^^^^^
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Are they showing in the previous post now?
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