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Old November 14th, 2009, 01:25 PM   #1
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98A Angel Eye / Halo Headlight darkness need help

I finally got HID installed in the Angel Eye headlights for my 98 Accord. It looks hella fantastic However they do not seem as bright as they should be in the right places. I had them aimed so they're in the right place but each light emits a beam that looks U Shaped with a dark spot in the middle and a bright ring with clean cut on top. I need to figure out how to make the lights fill in the center where I need to see. I have to use my high beams (Not HID) to see the road.

Need help, I don't want to put the factories back on.
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Old November 14th, 2009, 01:42 PM   #2
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Your first problem is the quality of the headlights and HID kit that you're using. Your next problem could be in your aiming of the headlights. Post some pics of the lights on at night against a wall from about 25 feet away, and I can give you much more insight...
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Old November 16th, 2009, 10:38 PM   #3
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the center of these two pic's are completely dark when driving. as I get closer to a vehicle in front of me there is
NO light on the back bumper at any distance! but when I stop behind a vehicle
I can see the blue reflection like a mirror but NO LIGHTS



Below pic is the high beam I NEED to have on when driving to shine light on the road.

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Old November 16th, 2009, 10:44 PM   #4
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i'm guessing it's the headlights :-(
I can try to purchase another pair of Angel Eye and hope they are better
or get a different style and again hope for the best
or pay another $200 for the highbeam HID + aim all lower
so not to shine on those rear view mirrors
but then again I'm starting to get less embarrassed and may just
run w/ the regular ugly highbeam
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Old November 17th, 2009, 07:52 AM   #5
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Wow, I don't think I've ever seen a cutoff like that. What type of HID bulbs are you using? Did you buy them brand new? Are the headlights aimed
to project light directly in front or are they criss-crossed (left headlight aimed towards the right side & right headlight aimed towards the left side)?

There's something seriously wrong with that setup, and with the amount of money you're spending you may want to consider a professional retrofit. Rich from HID Illusionz isn't that far from you...
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Old November 17th, 2009, 08:02 AM   #6
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That looks like the bulb is in upside down or something. It's gotta be something REALLY wrong...just throwing an HID bulb into a halogen projector shouldn't look THAT bad.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #7
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There has got to be something blocking the reflector plate inside the projector.

I never has seen anything like that.
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There has got to be something blocking the reflector plate inside the projector.

I never has seen anything like that.
I agree...it's something inside the projector(s). Either the bulb is in wrong or the cutoff shield is messed up badly.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 10:56 AM   #9
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problem is you bought a crappy headlights. and you paid $200 for HID?
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Old November 25th, 2009, 10:13 AM   #10
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i called HID Illusions looked up the web site (under construction) and spoke to a guy for at least 30 to 40 minutes going over just about everythings from Angel Eye problems to what other people do just for the look, to correction applications and of course the dreded cost of the correct application. Turns out the pair I have are actually good? who knew! cause I was told the angel eye burns out in 2 to 6 months I purchased mine in 2007 and never had a problem.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 09:42 AM   #12
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Old November 29th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #13
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That's the craziest cutoff I have ever seen in my life LOL.

Good luck with that one man haha. Ditch those headlights and get some OEM ones or a retro.



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Old November 29th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #14
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ya mean just save up and get a retro then you could customize some ccfl rings to get that angel eyes look. youll have the look you desire and performance output that non other headlights could compete with
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Old November 29th, 2009, 09:21 PM   #15
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got back from vacation in Brazil and on a rainy night could not see too well and the next day had the HID taken out. The shop didn't charge and gave a great explanation. the projection is over projecting from the high wattage of the HID, so with a lower wattage the beam comes closer together. well makes since to me cause that's what happened now that I'm back to the low wattage bulb :-( But now that I can see the road it has to be dark to see that I have headlights on. I purchased a hyper white bulb so that dingy look is gone. BUT I have to go back to HID. I want the angel eye housing and don't like the TCY or TYC or the OEM or go back to the factory. it was suggested to get the Acura housing but nah not really wanting to do that. I understand that the Acura will fit into the 98 Accord and they are made for HID, but I want the eyes...just got to figure out something
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Acura housing into 98 Accord? Huh?

I don't know why you wouldn't just get a retrofitted set of headlights with custom angel eyes over an aftermarket set with poor quality and poor output.
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he will understand one day what we are trying to tell him.
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he will understand one day what we are trying to tell him.
I don't think this guy even understands/speaks English
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Old November 30th, 2009, 08:19 AM   #19
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Acura housing into 98 Accord? Huh?

I don't know why you wouldn't just get a retrofitted set of headlights with custom angel eyes over an aftermarket set with poor quality and poor output.
yea that's what was suggested the Aucra TSX or RSX is the retro fit that I'm supposed to go to which costs 6 to $700 to properly install. which they come from the factory HID projection and well I really like the look of the angel eye. I guess it will still be custom cause I would have Acura headlight housing in an Accord BUT I don't want the look. If I were to go back to factory settings I would go with the OEM which is a custom factory. Plus the cost would be so much closer to budget than getting a retro fit. I'm saving that kind of money to get a new set of rims next year and I NEED my interior done before the importance of HID. you should know we're speaking strictly for car show entry purposes. If it weren't for me entering shows I would have factory headlight housing or the OEM with the HID set up cause I would be able to see at night soo much better
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I don't think this guy even understands/speaks English
ill take what i said back.... this guy really dosent know anything about retros.

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yea that's what was suggested the Aucra TSX or RSX is the retro fit that I'm supposed to go to which costs 6 to $700 to properly install. which they come from the factory HID projection and well I really like the look of the angel eye. I guess it will still be custom cause I would have Acura headlight housing in an Accord BUT I don't want the look. If I were to go back to factory settings I would go with the OEM which is a custom factory. Plus the cost would be so much closer to budget than getting a retro fit. I'm saving that kind of money to get a new set of rims next year and I NEED my interior done before the importance of HID. you should know we're speaking strictly for car show entry purposes. If it weren't for me entering shows I would have factory headlight housing or the OEM with the HID set up cause I would be able to see at night soo much better
wtf is you saying.. can you post a picture of your car so we can see your show car?
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Well having a set of cheap aftermarket headlights isn't going to compare to a set of CUSTOM headlights for "car show entry purposes". Duh.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 10:13 PM   #23
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oohhhhh NOOOoo! not falling for that gag again! I first joined and thought to post spec's under "official 6gen Coupe Accord pix" and got several insults of posting spec's and NOT pic's. then after explaining the pic's but it's best to see my car in person. GOT insulted more and was said I should be banned. Then to find out after giving in and posting pic insults were ramped consistently. then to find out that thread is for factory, clean looking, lip kits and just about anyone else with minor kit parts gets praised and respected. Then I posted lots of pic's under "Body Kit picture gallery" where I found several other full body kits. ALL OF THE OTHERS get praise and nice car. I thought this is the thread for me. But I post mine and not just same old insults but new insults and again consistent and on every single picture I post. so no thanks for posting pic- lets just guess the new insults will be no wonder your HID don't work on such an ugly car or it's best you don't put HID on that stupid looking car, or oh HID and retro couldn't help the look any way, or you need more than retro to enter shows or oh now I understand y to keep the cheap angel eye on that cheap looking accord and so on and so forth.
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Acura housing into 98 Accord? Huh?

I don't know why you wouldn't just get a retrofitted set of headlights with custom angel eyes over an aftermarket set with poor quality and poor output.
If I were to find a retro fit angel eye - yes I could do that. BUT I was told that doesn't exist and what I can get for a retro fit is the Acura TSX retrofit which costs 6 to $700 installed by the HID Illusions team.
every search I make for angel eye 98 Accord comes up with the set I already have.
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chill out man.

get a black housed oem+retro and call it a day. the lights will be "show quality" done right. way cleaner than angel eyes. just my .02
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Old December 1st, 2009, 07:39 AM   #26
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Now I've shown you a "custom" angel eye setup on retrofitted headlights for the 98-02 accord coupe, so don't assume they don't exist just because your search didn't come up with anything.
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Old December 1st, 2009, 09:27 AM   #27
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OMG!!!(oh my goodness)
where in this world did you find that!!
I'd get that a sap!!
see I'm thinking ebay - BUUUTTT got bashed for that b4!
is there a link to the web site/store/ shop on-line?
the unit is assume -great look
ok- I'll calm down first
it's got angel eye AND high beam is separate
plus LED at bottom same shape as 98 Accord so should fit
I'm actually getting help? here!
nah somethings wrong here? this is too good
photoshop or it doesn't fit or cost like $500 just to order?

I'll show the pic to the Electronic shop to see if they know
how to get this - Thanks.
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Okay, I understand English probably isn't your best language...so just do your best to read this slowly to try to comprehend what I'm saying.

Rich (the head of HID Illusionz) and Caesar (the head of Lightwerkz) can make headlights like the ones I just showed you. You can't buy them from any store, including eBay or your "Electronics shop" that you deal with. They're not cheap, you'll easily pay over $500 for a headlight setup like this...but the light output will be amazing and since they're CUSTOM one-of-a-kind then wouldn't it be worth more at car shows than a set of headlights you can buy off of eBay? I'd like to think so.

If you want to save money, find the parts yourself & just pay to have the labor done or install them yourself if you think you're capable of it.

Your car:



Now, here are some other show cars...tell me what you see in each one of them:







(they all have retrofitted headlights, along with many many many other mods...but that's besides the point)
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Old December 1st, 2009, 02:23 PM   #29
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now I understand what retrofit means! I didn't b4!!
I can see the others with the set up!
I got a long way to go for the shows cause these guys cars got lots more work than I got.
Great pic of my car 2 - LOL
looks good but I know I'm not beating the competition
ok- now I know what I can / HAVE to do! I need this set up!
Thanks so much for the help
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... I don't think there's a rep system on this board lol. Oh well.

Btw that's the first time I've seen an angel eye retrofit, looks pretty clean. Would probably look better with clear headlight lenses though.
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