Many people have asked me "what is up with my headlights", well lately I have had duct tape on them because I hadnt figured out how to finish my project of doing a HID retro conversion. Basically taking the old halagen headlights and replacing them with HID projectors from a newer SUV. Upgrading. Now many people simply put "HID KITS" in there headlights just replacing the bulb,which is a poor excuse for proper lighting. The original housing cannot focus that much light and simply blinds everyone else on the road. But when I pull up next to a wall and shine my lights along with a range rover or BMW it would take a true lighting guru to tell which was mine ,a 77 international scout or a 80,000 dollar BMW SUV.
Bug Out Gear- Military Tent Eureka TCOP
older version of what Eureka is making for Solo tents for the military. The
newer versions are very simular, they just the vestabule on both sides. One
person combat tent.
bought at gr8gear.com for 149.00
ICS = Individual Combat Shelter
28 Square Feet Minimum
Various Configurations and Fabrics
2 lbs. 8 oz. to 6 lbs. 10 oz.
32.5" +/- 1" Height
Freestanding Multi Configuration
6" x 16" Package Size
40" x 94" Floor Size
Operable conditions 0 degrees to 120 degrees F
Ventilation for use in desert / arid environments, minimizes internal build
up of condensation
Withstands steady 40 mph winds
Provides protection from flying and crawling insects
Rain Fly covers all openings in the shelter
Rain fly has high wind guy out points for staking down the tent
Floor - 70D Ripstop nylon 98 Pic, 4.2 oz. Woodland Camo Blackout
Rain Fly - 70D Ripstop nylon 98 Pic, 4.2 oz. Woodland Camo Blackout
Breathable Inner Tent - 70D Ripstop nylon weighing 1.9 oz. Brown
Netting - 40D Nylon no-see-um Black
.344 in. diameter Easton 7075-T9 with locking pole tips
Frame attaches to tent with post and grommets
7 pcs. 8" Easton Ultimate stakes
1pc. Main carry bag
1pc. Frame bag
1pc. Stake bag
7" Round (universal) 55 Watt HID/Bi-Xenon Projector Headlights by Sick HIDs
These are 7" Round (universal / sealed beam style). They are 7" conversions
retro-fitted with 55 Watt-5000k HID / Bi-Xenon Projectors, white 72mm CCFLs
around projectors, white 165mm CCFLs around perimeter & Custom Made Crystal
Clear Acrylic Lenses. This retro-fit/custom build is available for all
years, makes & models...... any way you want it (built "custom" per order)
79 IH Scout 2 HID 6024 Headlight Demo
Custom set of 7 in round HID 6024 bulb size headlights. Full HID projection
kit not just the cheap bulb upgrade kit. Also has angel eye park lights.
Plugs straight into factory harness so no wiring involved other than
grounding and power wire to the battery. These lights put out more than 5x
the light than stock sealed beam bulbs. Fits any car with a 6024 bulb size.
Comes with all wiring, relay control boxes and ballasts. Ready to drop in.
Also available in rectangular size.
Bi-Xenon HID Projectors Explained (Morimoto Mini)
The Retrofit Source has given me a coupon to give out to my viewers, coupon
code "BNC-TRS" for 5% off at theretrofitsource.com
Here's a link to the updated version of the projectors in this video:
A D2S version of these projectors:
They also offer drop in kits for many cars, so no alignment hassles:
I'm hoping this can help some of my viewers get amazing lighting in their
cars and save a few bucks too.
Xenon-Vision Bi-Xenon HID Install
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. There is NO need to disable the Daytime Running Light (DRL) module if
you have the Bi-Xenon HID kit. The reason being that the DRLs will run off
the low beam and will not flicker as I initially thought. If you have the
non-Bi-Xenon (no HID hi-beam), then you WILL have to disable the DRLs (from
what I understand).
2. If you happened to have disable the DRLs, it is likely that your
interior dome light will not work, as was my experience. No idea why the
DRL module is connected to the dome light but I'm not a Toyota engineer.
3. There are two things that look like grounding wires in the kit ... they
actually are not. They are connected to the battery terminals. The wire
coming from the two fuses go to the POSITIVE terminal while the wire coming
off the control unit go to the NEGATIVE terminal. I unscrewed the nut that
helps tighten the clamp around the battery and then placed the wire in
between the clamp and the nut.
4. The clips only fit one way except for the one on the ballast. You will
see in the video how they should connect but the red wire should go to the
5. There is a metal bar in the front of the car with holes in it. Run the
wiring through that to ensure that the wires don't melt on the radiator or
get caught in the fan (that would be bad news!).
6. Lay your wires out to get a sense of how things connect together.
7. It is normal to have one of the original headlight wiring harness not
All in all, the install is very easy. I did it in about an hour and a half
but if I knew what I just wrote above, it probably would have taken 30
Hope this help anyone that is installing the Bi-Xenon kit in their Yaris!
If you have any questions, please quote this post and I will do my best to
answer them for you. Cheers
PS. This is a bit of a rough edit job ... I'm no Sony Vegas master ...
how to beginners projector retrofit (1of2)
This shows you how to install a simple plug-n-play projector. If you'd like
to see some professional installs check out IznTrblInc YouTube channel his
work is amazing!
The projector I'm installing is the Bi-Xenon Morimoto Mini H1 from
theretrofitsource.com. This projector is as plug-n-play as it gets as far
as projector retrofits are concerned.
Tools I used(will vary apon your build);
Sharpie (to mark my cuts)
Scissors (for the aluminum tape)
1. Temporarily fit the projector in the headlight
2. Test fit the projector shroud
3. If the shroud requires to be cut mark accordingly and cut
4. If you cut make sure everything is thoroughly blown off of dust
5. Attach any aluminum tape to the projector if you need to
6. Mount the shroud to the projector
7. Clean every surface that will be seen on the headlight and projector
8. Install the projector into the headlight
9. Test your headlight on your vehicle to ensure that you mounted the
projector in properly
7 x 100W Xenon HID Lightforce on Nissan Patrol by HID-Lightsdownunder
3 x Lightforce 240 Blitz on Bullbar 100W Xenon HID
4 x Lightforce 170 Strikers on roof 100W Xenon HID
2 x 70W HID H4 headlights
Supplied by www.HID-Lightsdownunder.com
Massive wall of light. 10,000 Lumens per lamp was lighting up trees at end
of road 900 meters.
Please note that this lighting set up is purely for demonstration purposes
only. The roof lights are wired in only to operate in 4WD low range and
cannot be operated on the road as not to blind people. This amount of light
is actually too much for driving in any conditions and has only been added
for the promotional side of our company as we do many 4WD shows at night.
Please take this into consideration before leaving negative comments. All
we wish to show is that one can have too much light
Headlight Lens Restore using Toothpaste!
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Headlight lens restoration using regular toothpaste is real. It doesn't
take much effort, but the type or brand of toothpaste does make a
difference. Watch to see the results i came up with.
How To Install an HID Headlight Kit -EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/
Please watch the Re: video before commenting:
I really enjoyed making this video and I LOVE driving my Element at night
now. This video is a step by step process of how to install one of these
kits. I've put in some what I hope are helpful hints along the way to make
the job easier for you. Here are the links mentioned in the video
including the one for the kit that I used. Remember be sure to check your
local laws concerning installing a kit like this before you commit just to
be sure you'd be in compliance.
8000K HID kit used in the video: http://www.motorfiend.com/8000K-HID-Kits/
Adjusting Headlights video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ3OZnzR1Zc
Automatic Center Punch:
Universal drill bit:
Universal drill bit #2:
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Driving at Night with the HID / Xenon Headlights
Here I am driving around at 2 am showing how the HID / Xenon Headlights
make a big difference. I hope this uploads in High Quality, as I have made
the Video. These HIDS are 6000K version. HID kits are available down to
4500 K and up to 30,000 K which will be less light.
HID Kits Explained - HID Headlights and Capacitor Guide
Before you purchase any HID kit, watch this guide to learn the basics of
HID lighting. You will learn what comes in a slim HID headlight kit and
the basics of how to hook it up to your stock wiring harness.
~ Todd Staples
Chemical Guys - How To: Headlight Restoration
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- Chemical Guys MIC_MGREEN - Workhorse Green Professional Grade Microfiber
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Chemical Guys Tech Talk shows you the professional way to restore plastic
headlights back to the original crystal clear appearance. Chemical Guys
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process. Wet Sanding is performed with Chemical Guys Sanding block and
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Next, the headlights are polished using V34, V36, and V38 optical polishes
using the orange, green, and black Hexlogic polishing pads. The Flex PE-14
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