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  • Mounting directly to a headlight housing as opposed a existing reflector or bracket?

    I discovered a MH1 fits nicely in place of the existing turn signal, the shaft fits perfectly through the bulb socket hole.


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    MH1. Socket opening on the upper left is the corner parking light, I can enlarge it to fit a 7443 so it's a parking/turn signal. JDM versions of these headlights use this corner as a parking/turn signal, and a reflector highbeam where the US turn signal is.


    With outer chrome housing on. Just a mock-up,it will be recessed if I trim a lip from the housing.

    My main concern is will the housings melt from heat of the projector bowls? I could try making a mounting plate or rivet nuts directly to the housings, then enlarge the existing bulb socket hole so the bowls don't make direct contact with the housings, so it'll be a nut-and-bolt install. JNC method won't work, there's a mounting bracket directly below (unbolted for the pic) where the mounting hardware would go through so I won't be able to adjust them.


    Originally posted by HK45
    I don't even look to see what Eddie writes anymore. I'm too busy staring at his avatar.

  • #2
    they don't melt from halogens. i doubt they'll melt from quality bulbs
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    • #3
      Other issue is aim... if the reflectors have to be pitched you have to figure out how to move the MH1 with it

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      • #4
        I was going to nut-and-bolt the projectors, but decided to leave the turn signals as-is.
        Originally posted by HK45
        I don't even look to see what Eddie writes anymore. I'm too busy staring at his avatar.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by soundman98 View Post
          they don't melt from halogens. i doubt they'll melt from quality bulbs
          Except the bulbs don't sit on the PP housing, they twist into the FRP bowl and probably with a socket if that's a turn signal or on a plastic base if that's a 9005 high beam. The black PP has a melting point of 320F, probably OK anyway.
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