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DIY: E46 Headlight shroud w/TSX projectors

Discussion in 'Z3 & Z3 M Roadster & Coupé Knowledgebase' started by hard top, May 29, 2014.

  1. hard top

    hard top Zorg Expert (I)
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    Found this while looking at headlights.
    DIY: E46 Headlight shroud w/TSX projectors

    I am selling these to another member on this forum but I thought I would post up the pictures to show another route for those of you that want the stock look. I got these shrouds from the buyer, but they came off of a E46 and in the end look fairly stock.

    Here is what I had to start with:
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    I had the projector already installed so this is what the back of the headlight looked like.

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    Here is the Apexcone 55W "Race" kit with the D2S connections
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    Next, instead of putting my headlights in the oven I break out the heat gun and slowly heat up the seam of where the headlight and lens come together.
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    After you take off the clear plastic cover you have to take apart the back part with the heat gun. Here is what the projector looks like once I ripped off the angel eyes and the black that was around it seen in the previous picture.
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    Here is the shroud and how I wanted it to look in the headlight assembly (it's actually upside down)
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    Got the shroud attached and checked the light output to make sure the shroud wasn't interfering.
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    Next I attached the Middle piece to the back piece by heating up the glue again and pressing it back together.
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    Next I put on the plastic cover and it was complete
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    Just reinstall and your halfway done! Here's what it looks like after the conversion was complete:
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    Hope this helps all of you that are looking to do a conversion but may be hesitant.
     
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  2. Mark Mackenzie

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    Tasty motor, love the colour, is it standard or been repainted?
     
  3. hard top

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    Sorry mate, not me, I don't wear tartan trousers...;)
    Nicked that post off of FB......
     
  4. GazHyde

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    Looks like standard steel grey (Steelgrau) to me. Here's a better image outside so you can see it...

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