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Painting the big chrome part sarin black and the shroud white(body color). Replacing the projector with a D2S 4.0 from morimoto. I was going to use a TL but this just fit a lot better.
 

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OMG!

You are doing eye surgery on your Volt!

That is almost as scary as open heart surgery! :)
 

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Nice! I did not manage to remove the front bumper or the headlights. Curious to see how it looks after you are done.

I replaced the halo bulbs with in Morimoto HIDs 4 years ago. They still work great.

The headlight assembly seemed to be sealed: how did you crack it open without breaking?


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Nice! I did not manage to remove the front bumper or the headlights. Curious to see how it looks after you are done.

I replaced the halo bulbs with in Morimoto HIDs 4 years ago. They still work great.

The headlight assembly seemed to be sealed: how did you crack it open without breaking?


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You mean the halogen bulbs?

I'm replacing the actual projector inside which is the reason our headlights are so inadequate. HIDs are a band aid that improves things.

You have to bake the housings in a oven. Older vehicles used butyl rubber and it was 200* for a few minutes. Newer cars need 300* for 4-5 minutes. Right on the edge of melting the plastic housings.
 

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If the Volt's headlamps weren't so expensive I would consider doing this.

I just don't to want to cough up the several hundred dollars in replacement headlamp cost in case I were to make a mistake!:D
 

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If the Volt's headlamps weren't so expensive I would consider doing this.

I just don't to want to cough up the several hundred dollars in replacement headlamp cost in case I were to make a mistake!:D
I just used the ones from my car. You just need to take it slow and easy. I plan on offering my services to forum members.
 

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It would be interesting to see how the light patterns (Hi and Lo) and brightness differs from just putting 35 watt or 50 watt HID's in the stock projectors.

We'd almost need side by side comparisons against the same white wall.
It would be nice to get all scientific and use a Light Meter: https://www.grainger.com/product/21...6Nc-FH2BnkSOkLeM6GzUnEgRGSAO4tgwaAoI5EALw_wcB

Might not be much.
I was really impressed with my 35 watt HID upgrade on my Volt. For not much money at all.:)
 

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It would be interesting to see how the light patterns (Hi and Lo) and brightness differs from just putting 35 watt or 50 watt HID's in the stock projectors.

We'd almost need side by side comparisons against the same white wall.
It would be nice to get all scientific and use a Light Meter: https://www.grainger.com/product/21...6Nc-FH2BnkSOkLeM6GzUnEgRGSAO4tgwaAoI5EALw_wcB

Might not be much.
I was really impressed with my 35 watt HID upgrade on my Volt. For not much money at all.:)
I have factory volt projectors in my garage. My experience has taught me that 55W is a marginal increase in light output but a big risk of burning the chrome inside a projector. Considering the factory halogen bulb can melt the chrome inside the cheap factory projector 55W isn’t worth the risk or expense for not much gain.
 

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Agreed.
But are you talking about 55 Watt HID's or incandescents?

I felt that the 35 Watt HID's I installed were a BIG improvement!
The Hi/Lo patterns were not changed from stock, only light output.

I can't prove this with pictures. Plus I no longer own a Volt.:p
But you sir, can prove this with comparative pictures !
 

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Agreed.
But are you talking about 55 Watt HID's or incandescents?

I felt that the 35 Watt HID's I installed were a BIG improvement!
The Hi/Lo patterns were not changed from stock, only light output.

I can't prove this with pictures. Plus I no longer own a Volt.:p
But you sir, can prove this with comparative pictures !
55W HIDs. I have no HIDs that fit the stock projectors anymore. And I don’t keep any 55W ballasts around anymore.
 

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I'm talking about your new git-up versus a stock set with the same wattage HID. Or just 35 watt HID's in the stock projectors.
And you could reinstall the stock incandescent bulbs for one of the pictures!

Testing and Displaying Results !!
 

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I'm talking about your new git-up versus a stock set with the same wattage HID. Or just 35 watt HID's in the stock projectors.
And you could reinstall the stock incandescent bulbs for one of the pictures!

Testing and Displaying Results !!
I don’t own a volt anymore. I have the same projectors in my FJC though.
 

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Oh, so no way to show and compare if this mod is worth a hoot? :confused:

(2 guys who don't own Volts - - Talking about Volt headlight mods....)
Not really. Lmao. I have volt projectors and I have the parts I installed in another car. But driving 18 wheeler OTR doesn’t give me a lot of time to put something together.
 

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Hey turboguy327, I sent you a PM. You replied (thanks), but i can't reply to you because your PM box is full.
 
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