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  • How to: gen 6.5 2010-2011 camry Rx350 swap

    Intro:
    Hey guys I am still kind of new to retrofitting, however the challenge, skills, and creativity involved with retrofits has spiked my interests to take on more projects. This is just a simple write up on an h11 black projector swap to the Rx350 low beam projectors. The projectors were purchased at http://www.theretrofitsource.com/clo...rojectors.html, and all TRS parts can be found on www.theretrofitsource.com

    Supplies:
    2x Rx350 low beam projectors (TRS)
    2x Sti-R clear lens (TRS)
    1x bag of #6 washers found at local hardware store
    2x Morimoto xb35 5000k d2s (TRS)
    2x Matsushita ballasts

    How To:
    A. Exposing the projector
    1. Follow normal baking procedures: a. Bake open headlights at 250 degrees F, for 12 minutes, test to see if you can open it if not bake at 1 minute increments and test after each minute.
    2. Disassemble the stock shroud from the front lense to expose the h11 projectors
    3. Simply unbolt the stock projector and set those aside
    headlight open.JPG
    (I disassembled the projector housing and already removed the stock projector for comparison shots)

    B. Projector install
    There have been many different variations on how to install and tune these Rx350 projectors, and personally I think everyone has their own taste and preference in regards to width, depth, and color. For my retrofit, I went with the paper shroud in between the lens and the metal holder, and then I put two #6 washers on the two bottom lens holder legs

    Sti upgrade.JPG
    (getting things ready for the Rx350 projector tuning)

    mounting points.JPG
    (4 mounting points for the projectors)

    projector comparison.JPG
    (projector comparison Rx350 left side/ h11 black projector right side, as you can see it is a direct swap)

    4. Simply bolt the Rx350 projectors into the same mounting points, and then pat yourself on the back for installing one of the best upgrades you will ever do to your vehicle

    After you have installed both projectors you should test fire them and see if they are aligned properly (which I believe they should be since its pretty much a PnP). But I just mounted the assemble back in the vehicle and used my garage wall to make sure there were no rotational issues and the cutoff lines matched.

    C. Reassemble
    assembled final.jpg
    (assembled the other side first while the other side was baking, but other wise final)

    5. Assemble back all of your pieces (stock shroud and lense)
    6. Try to get the front lens cover to align back in the grooves of the headlights
    7. Bake the headlight assembly at the same temperature 250 degrees until the glue has softened again and attempt to press the lens into the grooves so the clips will retain back in their original place
    8. Remove from oven let cool and bolt the screws holding the lens to the housing
    9. Bolt back into the car and install your new bulbs and ballasts/ ballast conversion for d2s
    10. Make any minor height adjustments and enjoy your new retrofit
    Last edited by jonathan_nguyen1; September 7th, 2014, 12:44 PM.

  • #2
    Nice write up, it is an easier retro when you get a hold of a bolt on projector, do you have any output shots?
    TJ

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    • #3
      I wish the 2012+ headlights stayed this easy to retro.
      2012 Camry SE RX-350/STI-R Build Thread

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      • #4
        Originally posted by blochead21 View Post
        I wish the 2012+ headlights stayed this easy to retro.
        Damn permaseal!
        TJ

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        • #5
          Nice and easy retro, waiting for some output shot,

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          • #6
            Why not an RX350 Bi-X non-AFS instead of low beam only?
            2014 Corolla - OEM LED Low / HIR1 High / X5 LED Fogs


            2000 Corolla - RX350 EU (STi-R)/Mitsubishi Gen 2/NHK 5500K or Osram 66040

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            • #7
              @regindennis, bixenon would require a lot more hacking up of the housing. I already tried that with the bixenon projectors from paleryder. And currently i am working on a quad retrofit with an Rx350 and morimoto d2s 2.0 for the bixenon....so i am not worried too much about this set. Also these projectors i bought from TRS for 40 dollars...why go through more money when i dont have to

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              • #8
                coming soon guys i have output shots of them when testing but not on the vehicle yet....busy studying for Mcat so havent been able to get out at night much

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                • #9
                  I have the bi-xenon RX350 projectors on the same year Camry. It does require a bit of modification to get it to sit and align right. If you have the same projectors as I do, then it will require either custom brackets or sanding into the factory (plastic) mounting bracket.

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                  • #10
                    no rush, when ever you have time,

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                    • #11
                      Wish the 2012 camry was this easy, ugh
                      Originally posted by nine44
                      350 wit da wrist boy?

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the write up! +rep

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                        • #13
                          Cool write up, I remember that year Camry was definitely easier to bake open. Now, Camry guys have lots of choices, can go RX low beam(this one) direct swap,
                          RX BiX non AFS direct swap or
                          RX BiX AFS bolt on with TRS brackets thanks to blochead21.
                          Nicely done, in For output shots+rep
                          good luck on MCATS, I remember those horrid days

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                          • #14
                            Thanks guys....will for sure try my best and get these output shots up and thanks for the reputation points...just had to go read up on what those meant

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                            • #15
                              @jonathan, I thought the non-AFS version Bi-X is direct bolt on while the AFS one would require hacking or brackets.
                              2014 Corolla - OEM LED Low / HIR1 High / X5 LED Fogs


                              2000 Corolla - RX350 EU (STi-R)/Mitsubishi Gen 2/NHK 5500K or Osram 66040

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