98-05 Lexus GS300/400/430 HID Retrofitting DIY
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Start with a nice 98-05 GS300/GS400/GS430 HID or Halogen headlight. The headlight we are using for this tutorial is a factory 01-05 HID headlamp.
98-00 - HID & Halogen headlamps have silver bezel
01-05 - HID & Halogen headlamps have green tinted bezel
HID headlamps have auto leveling motors and cannot be plug & played into non-HID equipped vehicles.
If you do not have factory HID headlamps, you can skip this step.
To remove the motor, simply follow the arrow on the housing. Turn the motor the correct direction and gently pull it out of it's socket.
Oven temperature & heating time varies from all the write-up's I've seen. 250 degrees for 10 minutes works for me and I've never melted any lenses. Please use these #'s as a reference point and adjust accordingly.
After 10 minutes, (put on some gloves) remove the headlamp from the oven and pull apart. This step is very important, sorry I couldn't snap pictures during the process. Reason being is that the glue will get all over your bezel if you're not careful. So take your time separating and keep the glue from stretching and sticking onto your bezel.
Sorry there are some missing steps after Step #18. All that needs to be done from that point is to re-install the projectors into the housing. Then you will test fit the factory chrome bezel and trim away at necessary points that make contact with the projector.
This should get you going and give most of you help to finish. ENJOY and Happy Modding from