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    What is going on with my cutoff? Why is there no color?


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    • #3
      There is nothing "wrong" per say. Your cutoffs are exactly as they were designed.

      The color band along the cutoff appears when the shield and/or projector lens is manually adjusted and spaced.

      Did you do any of this prior to the retrofit?

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      • #4
        Yes, I replaced my frensel lens for the tsx clear lens and brand new cbis. I'm running my 4gen TL OEM projectors.

        I did no spacing or anything just swapped Len's and bulb.

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        • #5
          Usually clear lenses require spacing.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Haloruler64 View Post
            Usually clear lenses require spacing.
            What do you recommend for oem TLs as far as spacing? Spacers, washers, I asked the question before I got them but no one responded.

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            • #7
              I've never modified TLs so I don't know. Play with it. Move it around by hand. See what it needs. That's how I figured out tuning on my MR2 Koito projectors.

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              • #8
                Thanks will do.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Haloruler64 View Post
                  I've never modified TLs so I don't know. Play with it. Move it around by hand. See what it needs. That's how I figured out tuning on my MR2 Koito projectors.
                  Does pushing the cutoff shield toward the bulb give more color? Or is it the opposite?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Haloruler64 View Post
                    I've never modified TLs so I don't know. Play with it. Move it around by hand. See what it needs. That's how I figured out tuning on my MR2 Koito projectors.
                    Does pushing the cutoff shield toward the bulb give more color? Or is it the opposite?

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                    • #11
                      I know this thread is a few months old, but did you ever figure out how to do the spacing to get more color in your cutoff? I know that a few of the Accord guys who've done the 4G TL retrofit used a handful of #8 washers on the bottom mounting pins between the lens holder and the bowl. It takes a bit of trial and error as each projector is different and requires a different number of spacers to achieve the same effect.

                      This guy had to use 2 on each bottom pin on one projector, but 5 on the other to match the first one:

                      https://www.driveaccord.net/forums/1...r-mod-how.html

                      Not only does the spacing add more color to the cutoff, but it makes a noticeable difference in the 'sharpness' of the beam, too. Even with the clear lenses, the output looks blurry along the cutoff without the spacers.

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