Abscissa & Ordinate
55 mm. Ain't putting in nothing bigger.
With a nice and straight cut off.
Gonna make some pretty cat eyes at night.
Sitting flush with the reflector.
Ahh, a projector from a 97 Subaru Legacy fog light!
Whassat over there?
What started all this:
** Shimee's foglight retrofit write-up**
First you want to measure about 5mm around the circumference of the rear opening.
Then make notches (if applicable) so the little ridges fit snug. These notches are about 5mm deep aswell.
Here's another shot of them.
You then want to use a sanding drum bit on your dremel and remove the plastic that the bulb mounted to. You also want to sorta angle the the bottom portion so it sort of "arcs" into the reflector housing. If you don't the projector lens will hit it and won't go in as far.
After that flip the foglight over. The sanding will thin the plastic extremely and possibly break through to the other side. You want to put some JB Kwik on this area to strengthen it. You will know when you see it.
Then test fit your projectors.
Make sure the collar for the lens lines up with the reflector inside.
Adjust rotational alignment by plasing the assembly on a flat surface. The bottom face of the housing should be flat, as well as the seam joining the two pieces of the projector together. In short the projector and fog housing bottom have to be parallel (at the same angle).
See all that crap inside? Clean it out now. Get a gallon of DISTILLED water and some simple green or windex. Spray the cleaner inside and slosh it around, then add some water. Dump it out. Repeat until everything is gone. Additionally you could use compressed air before the first step.
* Regular water will leave minerals behind, aka "water spots."
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Before proceeding to the next step you want to remove the lens from the projector and and apply a thin amount of RTV Clear between where the lens and projector body. You want to completely remove any gaps where water can pass through from the inner housing, with this step.
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Now stuff the projector in and tighten down a hose clamp around the neck of the housing. Fill in the gap between housing and fog with RTV Clear Silicone or water your flavor may be.
Here's another shot.
Use the same RTV Silicone to seal the gap between the HOUSING lens and housing body. These things leak, as you've probably noticed while washing them out with DISTILLED water.
Here's the completed product.
And some side profile shots.
As presented by the lovely hand of our model, Tanesha.
This is how they look completed, as presented by our lovely model Ruby.