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Old 10-27-2013, 03:38 AM   #1
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G37 Coupe Projector retrofit

So I came up on a set of G37 Coupe projectors and I was wondering if anybody has tried to do it? They are the EXACT same thing as FX35 projectors, which the FX-R was based off of, with just a few modified connection points to fit a G37 headlight properly. They are also arguably a lot better then the FX35. I've seen this Retrofitted on a lot of cars except the E46 so I was wondering if anybody has tried it yet?

If not I wanted a few pointers because this will be my first retrofit and I will be using a pair of throw away Ebay headlights I purchased a few weeks back.

Here is what the projectors look like out of their headlight:


I obviously know that I'll have to trim away the top (I'm holding it upside down). These are 2.5" lenses, bi-xenon projectors.

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Old 10-27-2013, 03:39 AM   #2
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A few mods I also will be doing while retrofitting are angel eyes as well as cutoff shield modification.
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:34 PM   #3
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Since I got 68 views over the night and one reply which is myself, I decided to start with the retrofit. I've never done this before so bare with my as I know I will make mistakes. rather then a question, I guess I can change this into a Build Thread.

As I stated earlier, I purchased a set of Ebay projectors for $50 and recently purchased a set of G37 coupe projectors for another $40.

First started off by doing to the tear down.
Here's how the projector looked before.
The built in angel eye were powered by 5-6 little led's and then they glued a generic CCFL led on top.


At this point, I already broke down the passenger side headlight.



The original owner didn't realize the headlight didn't need to be glued shut. I had to heat gun it to open it up.


Projector lens




Housing with everything removed.



I currently don't have a dremel so this is where I had to stop. I took apart the other headlight as well, total time spent so far: 1 hour.

The original owner took very poor care of this headlight. I also can say that this is very low quality stuff after actually taking it apart.

I'm not sure if this is a really good idea, but I plan to change out the lens on the Ebay projector and move it over to the high beam side and make it a "quad projector" setup. I don't mind not actually having high beams because I live in Southern California where there pretty much is no need for high beams at all.

Final look I'm trying to achieve:
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:53 PM   #4
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No real update, just ordered my dremel and hopefully I can get this going and finished by mid November. I only have 1-2 days a week to work on this so hopefully I'm not aiming too high with Quad Projectors as my first retrofit.

A quick question though, going to be wiring up some angel eyes while I'm at it, what would you recommend? CCFL or LED? What Brand? Not trying to break the bank and angel eyes because they aren't really that important to me since its purely aesthetic.

Also, what shroud would you recommend? Since I'm doing this, I have more options open to me.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:03 AM   #6
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I think my friend did something similar to this. I know he used like 5 different headlights to make one and it worked really well for him. GL!
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