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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:43 am 
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Well kids it's been sometimes since I did a write up, so here goes.

Been some talk in some other threads about the USDM headlights not having the provisions for the integrated turn signal. Well this can't be true enough but you can add one if you would like. Hence you get the headlight out of the bike first which is a HUGE "P.I.T.A"!

Ok so lets begin by throwing that bad boy on your work bench!

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micro side cutters
various files
drill bits i believe the main hole is 1 inch round i use a stepper bit
balls, big titanium ones!
1156 socket and AMBER bulbs
Some logic... =P
solder & heat shrink

headlight on the bench with the 1156 sockets I got from some corolla at the junk yard
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1156 socket woopty-doo!
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as you can see from the back side there is provisions for both the turn signals and the day time running lights below
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signal location
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daytime running light location
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remove nubs from center of bulb socket location
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once nub is removed use this location to find center of the hole you can be off a little bit and proceed to drill
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now slightly open the hole i use a small stepper bit and then switch over to the big boy
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now we will make a quick template for all the little notches that need to go into the socket hole
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now with the template in it's location i just sharpied where the notches need to go pretty straight forward
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using a file to get a rough shape so the socket seats correctly this is going to take some time
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socket seated!!! one side down now the other side!
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take the old turn signals and solder the factory connectors on the new connects to have that oem plug n play feel
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Test the blinker on the bike and if everything works, reassemble the bike. you did it, and saved a ton of cash. Side note that in my headlights there is some plastic dust inside i may go over the lamps with a heatgun to separate them and clean them out fully. if i even go this far i may black out the chrome =P Well thanks guys until next time. Here's my PCX as she sits tonight. I was so hyped I had to post. More pictures later when i get everything together. I'll do a video as well with the lights working.


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PART II cont.

Place in over on a carboard sheet or cookie tray. Just make sure the light is not in contact with the metal grill. Put in for 7 mins at 250F
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Once you get it out of the oven you will gently pry up the lens with either a screw driver flat, or in my case i used a door pry tool. Use to take off door panels in cars. I didn't get me sepreating the housing because it pretty much takes two hands. Just google headligt in the oven any of the videos are stright forward.

Here is the top lens and chrome piece all in one
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back housing
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5 screws hold in the chrome piece
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Lens has been detached from chrome piece (no is a good time to enlarge the holes for the bulbs to fit
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Black out treatment
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everything buttoned up and pressed together as much as possible. place it back in the over for 7 mins to melt the silicon and then throw the headlight back on the bench and press it back together
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Reassemble bike
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DONE!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:54 am 
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looking forward to the next part :)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:18 pm 
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Teaser Video soon! 8)


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Proof of concept video! USDM modified lights!



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Great work! Wow, putting in the over to allow the seal to come apart - that's dedication!

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Thanks, dem0nk1d. Very timely. I'm about to add LED strobe lights to the positions you added turn signals to.

The strobes need a 1-inch hole. Looks like plenty of room. Is that correct?

Also, the two holes at the bottom are for what Honda calls "position lights." Think they're required in certain countries (not the US) when parking by a roadway at night. I'm thinking about putting strobes there, too, but that might be overkill.

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Bash On! wrote:
I'm about to add LED strobe lights to the positions you added turn signals to.
I'm thinking about putting strobes there, too, but that might be overkill.

You may want to check with local police to check the legality of that. Having strobe lights on your vehicle could land you with hefty fines (or in jail) for impersonating an officer.


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Thanks for the warning. I'm an attorney (and former law enforcement officer) and have researched the state vehicle codes. These will be amber strobes, not red or blue.

Disclaimer: I am not your attorney, and this is not legal advice. Your state/local laws will likely vary.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:14 am 
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Oh, okay then. Carry on.


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should of throw in some halo rings while you were in there
I use them as daytime driving lights, and no drain on the electrical system

they do make amber ones too, would be cool to use that as the signal they come in all sizes so you can stack in different ones
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camera cant show how bright they really are alot brighter then whats shown




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dem0nk1d wrote:
Proof of concept video! USDM modified lights!




I'll upload more pictures later. I would recommend splitting the lights s the plastic shavings get stuck in the headlights easy. So if it's in three sections compressed ir will take care of everything. I'm making a mad dash to get the bike ready for tomorrows ride.


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Didn't realise that these didn't come with indicators in!?

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Urbanfreestyle wrote:
Didn't realise that these didn't come with indicators in!?

Your in the uk so I think you guys have the legit lights with the signals added by default, not like the usa lights.


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dem0nk1d wrote:
Urbanfreestyle wrote:
Didn't realise that these didn't come with indicators in!?

Your in the uk so I think you guys have the legit lights with the signals added by default, not like the usa lights.



at least this state (CA) we have height, and width regulations for front and rear signals
so must be why here they arent integrated in the front


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Yeah, all seems to be integrated, no random sticky outy bits!

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that is sick im doing something very similar i have these super bright leds Im putting in. and you did the exact black out i want.

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Awesome, although I'm not ready to do that much work just yet. BTW DemonK1d, what if anything did you use to block off the holes where the OEM signals were?

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i'd have to order the black plastic either from our neighbors in MX, or overseas. I didn't care to get it replaced just yet, but it doesn't look bad either. I'll try to get pics later.


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