His description about being the only person in the U.S. with an HID projector retrofit on a 4.1 RAV is incorrect. If I am not mistaken, I was the first to do this mod.; then he and my friend Leslie Yap (the one he mentions) followed.
If any of you here are interested, that is a good starting price to bid on it. And if you get it at that price, it is a steal. Good luck on selling them. :thumbs_up:
It may just be a yellow bulb.....not sure. I'd love those but $550! You could buy a new Rav for that!
And I think Derek was the first to do these. I remember seeing them and thinking: "Isn't it amazing what you can make out of used miled cartons, garden hose, toilet rolls and double-sided sticky tape!" :thumbs_up:
Is it pretty easy to take out the stock lamp housing and bolt in this projector housing? I'm assuming the item for sale is a complete housing and not something I have to assemble behind the exterior glass.
Yes, Raymond is selling a completed projector retrofit. He did all of the hard work. All you will need to do is to remove the factory headlamp assembly and replace with those. Also, you will need to find a location for the xenon ballast and mount it with a zip-tie. The rest should be plug-and-play. :thumbs_up:
For his starting bid price, it is a good deal. Trust me, I've spent way more $$$ just for the parts for the project (BMW projectors, xenon bulbs and ballasts, extra pair of RAV4 headlamps). And the labor is intensive. :shock: Get them if you want some quality lighting. :thumbs_up:
Well, I got the HID lamps, but one broke in transit! I'm trying to figure out how to repair it and realign the hi-beam reflector and Raymond is helping me with it. Thankfully, the HID projectors are not damaged.
Ok. The lamp is fixed and installed. Looks great! Next I'm going to wire up the angel eyes to my side markers. Any advice on doing that? I can do the splicing well enough, but I'm having trouble locating the wires in the engine bay. I can easily find them if I pop out the turn signal lamps, but can't trace them back far enough.
Also, I'm in need of some heat resistant plastic pipe. The high-beam sockets are way too large for me to use a 9005 bulb, since the original owner used some large turn signal bulbs. Will PVC pipe withstand the heat? The hole is about an inch in diameter. I plan to use the pipe to close down the socket size and maybe use some hi-temp silicone gasket material to seal the bulbs in place. I don't want to hack apart my stock lamps just in case I need them in the future.