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Hey am really a newbie...

Havent posted yet since I find no reason to post....there are a lot of pros around here and I am still green... I only learn!!!

Anyways, got my mazda 3 for about 1 1/2 years now...(september 2005), after around 9 months I had an accident (last august) ...so now I decided to modify it. The baby is still at the panel beaters, but today I started the engine, sounded great. It should get out of the panel beaters in around 1 to 2 weeks time.

Anyways am thinking about installing demon eyes, but am really scared to put the lights in the oven...I mean now they are completely new and from the dealers they cost a lot...(Here in Malta everything is pricey due to government and tax shit) 2 headlights cost $1500.

Was thinking to use the hot gun but from reading posts, i think those that used hot guns had sealing problems. Those who put in the oven had no problems reasealing.

The thing is I am scared that the housing plastic will melt. And after seeing a pic of an oven baked headlamp the housing plastic looked a little bit whitish and messy.

The pics ive seen are from this post...where it says PART 4 HALO INSTALLATION

http://www.mazda3forums.com/index.php?topic=16576.0


Does the housing remain the same in the oven???

Many thanks....
 

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If you ever screw up your headlights, I can probably get you a set for $200 + shipping. Better than $1500 but still you shouldn't screw it up that bad. I haven't heard anyone melting their headlights doing this. Take some cookie baking training and you'll be fine lol.
 

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As long as you don't bake too hot, or too long then you shouldn't have a problem. I haven't seen any of the "whitesh" headlight housings that you're talking about. I also think that people have had problems sealing the lights with both the oven, and with a heat gun. It's all about making sure the sealant glue is distributed well, and/or adding some extra silicone.

btw, if you're buying the HID headlights then they're about $815 a piece, so $1,500 together isn't terribly insane. More than I'd like to pay? Yes.
 

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i feel you man. i'm a total noob. my first car is my 3, well i first drove an 87 beemer, but that wasn't mine. i did the dde's last week and its easier than what the forum makes it look like. just be cautious and take your time. took me approx. ~5 hours but it was worth it. have confidence man.
 

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I had to rebake mine twices seen I had to wait for the replacement DDE light to arrive, the plastic housing will not melt , be brave, it only warm the housing
 

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im in the process of installing .And the thing that nobody has ever mentioned to be difficult is the actuall instalaltion of DDE onto the silver part of headligts. This is difficult because the DDe are not sticking evenly to it and silicone relly is not holding strong enough (u ahve to wait long long time) Other than that baking and removing bumpers isnt bad just time consuming.
 

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[quote author=sgon link=topic=67680.msg1166178#msg1166178 date=1169622267]


I had to rebake mine twices seen I had to wait for the replacement DDE light to arrive, the plastic housing will not melt , be brave, it only warm the housing
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sgon man.... im just gonna have to pay you to drive to my house for a few hours...
 

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[quote author=sgon link=topic=67680.msg1166178#msg1166178 date=1169622267]


I had to rebake mine twices seen I had to wait for the replacement DDE light to arrive, the plastic housing will not melt , be brave, it only warm the housing
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True that its pretty warm to the touch, but no where near melting.

[quote author=devil2k link=topic=67680.msg1165445#msg1165445 date=1169601672]
If you ever screw up your headlights, I can probably get you a set for $200 + shipping. Better than $1500 but still you shouldn't screw it up that bad. I haven't heard anyone melting their headlights doing this. Take some cookie baking training and you'll be fine lol.
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Hey im interested in getting a set from you LMK via PM
 

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[quote author=xavier0501 link=topic=67680.msg1171860#msg1171860 date=1169928925]
im in the process of installing .And the thing that nobody has ever mentioned to be difficult is the actuall instalaltion of DDE onto the silver part of headligts. This is difficult because the DDe are not sticking evenly to it and silicone relly is not holding strong enough (u ahve to wait long long time) Other than that baking and removing bumpers isnt bad just time consuming.
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Screw silicone, I used some stuff called Goop, it dried in like 5 mins.
 

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It won't melt if you're careful, I mean don't just set to 200 degrees and leave it. Check on it. Or else that happens. ^
 

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The more and more I read about this, the more and more I want to do it. The baking part seems easy... its the wiring that might confuse me. Although, I was able to do my HID kit with ease, so if its similar to those, I think I'd be ok. They do add so much more flair to the headlight system.
 

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[quote author=zoom_craigy_zoom link=topic=67680.msg1172438#msg1172438 date=1169959562]
The more and more I read about this, the more and more I want to do it. The baking part seems easy... its the wiring that might confuse me. Although, I was able to do my HID kit with ease, so if its similar to those, I think I'd be ok. They do add so much more flair to the headlight system.
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Couldn't agree more, with everything you said....Mine have been sitting here on my desk for almost a year now
 

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If you hook it up to the DRLs, the wiring is really very simple. Splice to ground and DRL wires.

Not sure about the on/off harness thing.
 

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If you hook it up to the DRLs, the wiring is really very simple. Splice to ground and DRL wires.

Not sure about the on/off harness thing.
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What if you don't have DRL's? My car doesn't.
 

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[quote author=zoom_craigy_zoom link=topic=67680.msg1172728#msg1172728 date=1169991250]
[quote author=ebhcr link=topic=67680.msg1172688#msg1172688 date=1169979731]
If you hook it up to the DRLs, the wiring is really very simple. Splice to ground and DRL wires.

Not sure about the on/off harness thing.
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What if you don't have DRL's? My car doesn't.
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Splice into the parking lights... There is a thread on which wire you spice into.

I was running a relay for my amps, so I just used that for mine, my DDEs turn off when my headunit is off, they come on when I turn the car on and the headunit turns on.
 
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