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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-24-2008, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Foglight projector retro-fit

I got bored today so I started my own retro-fit, and I ended up spending only $65 on parts
$30 on two scalade head lights, and $35 on the turn signals on e-bay. So far it took me two hours.
I haven't finish yet I got to get ready for the Holiday party
Let me know what you think and I will post more pics later when I go to get the car in the garage. The car is located in PA.

I started with this


took the projector out of the housing


cut them in half


and here they are


I'm thinkin on using the small driving light that the scalade has in the lower corners of the head lights for the blinkers.


And with this little light out of the housing it will go on the inside of the fog light

And this is were I stopped. untill after the holidays
All I got left to do is put them in the car

Happy Holidays to all.
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Looks great!

i've been thinking of a projector headlight project.. this just makes it harder

nice job!
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Thanks, now that I'm doing this I will get the guts to do my own head light
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Looking good! I too want to do a project, in my case headlights. Anxious to see how it all goes for you. Keep us posted and Merry Christmas!

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Great Idea, I have been wanting to do this too. I cut an assembly apart too, but never got this far. Good work. Any more pice of how you actually mounted them in the housing? Also, which housing did you use. Mine have a horizontal divider in them. Mine are 06's. Maybe yours are later?

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Great Idea, I have been wanting to do this too. I cut an assembly apart too, but never got this far. Good work. Any more pice of how you actually mounted them in the housing? Also, which housing did you use. Mine have a horizontal divider in them. Mine are 06's. Maybe yours are later?

I'm using the same year 06, but instead of using the housing with the foglights I'm using the one with just the blinker. My 06 came with fogs, and I decided not to use those because the way it looks half fog/half blinker.

If I was going to use this type, I would have to use a small projector.


But I wanted to use a big projector like the ones in the Scalade, so I went with these
turn signals instead.

I just have to figure it out how to adapt a turn signal in there
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This is a cool project.

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Those are some huge projectors, how do they look from the back?
Im gonna try to fit some optilux 1100 fogs into my housing, it'll be a tight fit for sure.
I tried mounting some bosch mini h3 projectors before but they started to burn the plastic housing.

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I just have to figure it out how to adapt a turn signal in there
As an alternative, you could just convert your side marker lights into your turn signals.

https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...signals-48817/

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Today I got to put my blinkers in.


Once i get a chance I'll put them on the car and take a picture.

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Lookin good, how about a side view. What year Escalade headlights are those?
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I made an error, the lights are from the 07 caddillac sts.
Here are the final shots.




Don't mind the white looking thing on this picture, but when I put the silicone in there it just was not dry, so once it dries I will fix it
This shot is the fog and blinker on.


this one just the foglight on




this one is with just the blinker on


So after all the work with just a few hours 3-4 I'm very pleased with the results
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Wow!

That looks really really well done. Awesome job!

Can you take a pic of the car from a little further back?

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Wow!

That looks really really well done. Awesome job!

Can you take a pic of the car from a little further back?
Wow is right!!! That looks great! Good job dude.

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Thank you. Not bad for the first time doing this. Next time I get bored I want to try the headlights, but I will try with two projectors on each one.
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