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Old 12-07-2017, 01:12 AM
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Is it legal to do this upgrade in USA? In Europe it's not!
Aftermarket retrofits are not legal in the USA, but they are rarely checked or fined.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:32 PM
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The Tore Kit is in. Waiting on the Retrofit projectors...
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:40 PM
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The Tore Kit is in. Waiting on the Retrofit projectors...
Did you buy the high beam splitters too? I didn't realize I needed those and had to go back to Retrofit to order them.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:09 PM
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Did you buy the high beam splitters too? I didn't realize I needed those and had to go back to Retrofit to order them.
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As I understood from this thread, that is all i need, unless I want BOTH highbeam lights on simultaneously. otherwise, the Retrofit is both low/high beam.

Please someone clarify/correct me if I misunderstood...

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Old 12-07-2017, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by tuto993 View Post
As I understood from this thread, that is all i need, unless I want BOTH highbeam lights on simultaneously. otherwise, the Retrofit is both low/high beam.

Please someone clarify/correct me if I misunderstood...
No, that's right. I want both.

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by tmc View Post
No, that's right. I want both.

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oh, ok, thank you.

I also think i may want both, but these DYI electrical projects are new to me, and i felt adding the splitter was a little too much on my plate for now...

so the projectors arrived today (they shipped REALLY fast! Kudos To Retrofit):

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:55 PM
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So, do I really have to disconnect the battery for this project?
Hate to have to deal with the radio code, but i guess the alternative may be lethal, or at least painful...?
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Old 12-08-2017, 02:18 AM
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Originally Posted by tuto993 View Post
So, do I really have to disconnect the battery for this project?
Hate to have to deal with the radio code, but i guess the alternative may be lethal, or at least painful...?
No, just remove the headlight assemblies and bring them into the house to work on.
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Old 12-08-2017, 03:01 AM
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Check out theretrofitsource.com now, instead of xenon, you can purchase Morimoto LED projectors. Little bit more expensive but latest technology.
I was thinking about it but my setup with 4x55w ballasts just puts out twice as much light.
https://rennlist.com/forums/993-foru...stall-diy.html
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by EckFe1 View Post
Check out theretrofitsource.com now, instead of xenon, you can purchase Morimoto LED projectors. Little bit more expensive but latest technology.
I was thinking about it but my setup with 4x55w ballasts just puts out twice as much light.
https://rennlist.com/forums/993-foru...stall-diy.html
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thank you for the suggestion, but as the pictures above show, it may be a lottle too late for that

plus i guess i feel better that xenon was an upgrade available in 1997. I am trying ti upgrade my car with options available then, such as the hard back seats, the TT wing, the hollow spoke wheels, the xenon lights...

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Old 12-08-2017, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by tsloeza View Post
No, just remove the headlight assemblies and bring them into the house to work on.
thank you for the reassurance...

cheers!!
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Old 12-09-2017, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by tuto993 View Post


thank you for the reassurance...

cheers!!
Yeah I'm guessing it was Bentley's attorneys that made them add the "disconnect the battery" BS to their YouTube DYI.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:51 PM
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Ok, so the rights upgrade is done. I returned the pdo into the car and the low beam tore light in the Retrofit projector looks great. However, when i activate the high-beam only the OEM works...
Im sorry but i was under the impression the result would be the other way around... i would have a tore light in the projector that worked both as low and high beam and i would lose the OEM high beam function.

the only thing I can think of is that the Retrofit projector does come with a separate cable for the high beam that i did not connect. Was I supposed to? And to what?

Thank you guys, and im sorry, just not enough experience...

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Old 12-09-2017, 11:51 PM
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There is a socket connector on the (rearview) upper left side that attaches to a harness. The harness is plugged into the high beam splitter wires, with one side to the wires from the high beam bulb connection from the factory wires.

When the high beam is actuated, the Morimoto projectors raise a solenoid lens over the hid bulb.

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Old 12-10-2017, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by tmc View Post
There is a socket connector on the (rearview) upper left side that attaches to a harness. The harness is plugged into the high beam splitter wires, with one side to the wires from the high beam bulb connection from the factory wires.

When the high beam is actuated, the Morimoto projectors raise a solenoid lens over the hid bulb.

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