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Old 11-21-2009, 04:44 PM
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here's mine

I didn't know that you did it, look's nice!
 
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:10 PM
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That CR is my heart....
 
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:27 AM
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Can i just say thanks to DR Phil as im very new with taking Minis apart but im currently doing the joey mod as we speak using your method and its going great
 
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:52 AM
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Scored some facelift Xenons. Cant wait to get this done
 
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How did this get done???



I want to do the mod, but first I want to figure out how this was done!! It looks awesome and I want to wire that into my parking lights or maybe into a secondary switch for daytime lights. Anybody know how it was accomplished?
 
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:06 PM
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I want to do the mod, but first I want to figure out how this was done!! It looks awesome and I want to wire that into my parking lights or maybe into a secondary switch for daytime lights. Anybody know how it was accomplished?
1+ Thats sweet!

Side note, anyone paint theirs entirely body color? How about carbon fiber?
 
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:14 AM
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thinking of doing this to my 2002 non xenon headlights but head reports of extreme difficulty taking the things apart, anyone else with regular headlights done this that can confirm or deny?
 
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:59 AM
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thinking of doing this to my 2002 non xenon headlights but head reports of extreme difficulty taking the things apart, anyone else with regular headlights done this that can confirm or deny?
1st Gen (02-04) are a pain in the ***. Lots of baking and prying, and the headlight housing will melt before the glue does. This means that you risk warping your headlights. Not worth it in my book... I got mine apart, ruined them, then had to get a new set of 05+ headlights.
 
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:13 AM
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excellent, i won't bother then

Thanks for that man, saved me a headache further down the line
 
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:05 PM
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Anyone have issues with moisture in the lens after using ONLY the left over adhesive to remount the lens?

It was a bit damp out today and I noticed some fog in there. Maybe go back with some silicon?
 
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:50 AM
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I reused the silicon and have not had any issues with fogging. Just made sure the silicon was very hot when I reapplied it. Take the headlight out and heat up the area where the silicon is and apply a lot of pressure. When I did the mod I did that for about 15 min per light to make sure its sealed up.
 
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:57 AM
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I am tackling the Joey Mod, slowly, and anxiously. I had originally started out with the intention of simply painting the chrome headlight rings the Chili Red color of my MINI, but I realized I was so close to actually getting the lens covers off in the process that I started began considering the Joey Mod.

But I am not getting to the point....

Thank you so much for taking the time to post the Instructions. Very helpful, encouraging, and reassuring.

Simply, thank you.
 
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I need a new xenon pass. side w/washer for my 03s. Does anyone know if its possible to purchase a halogen set and utilize my xenon ballast to convert them? Something like this. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mini-...Q5fAccessories

But with this look. http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/vid...VR5&FORM=LKVR1

Thanks in advance!
 
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Trying to do this now.
I Just wrote a novel but accidentally hit the back button... ill be back in a few dinners ready
 
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:54 PM
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So I hit a deer cracked my light. Bought a used 02-04 Headlight assembly on nam for like $80. Took the lens off my cracked light. I bent some of the housing, as it bent when I was heating and prying. I plan on painting the plastic fascia after I remove the chrome with acetone, but it was a b**** getting it out, it is screwed in with torx but i managed to remove them with a small allen wrench. The reason I am removing everything is to remove the ignitor, as the used one was going bad. Then I tried to remove the reflector for the xenon and high beams, you need to remove the adjustment screws and the auto adjusting arm off. So tomorrow I will Start on removing the lens from the used headlight assembly, I will try to use less heat and have more patients..
 
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:14 PM
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oh why oh why do I continue to cruise the forum only to find more money to spend and more mods to perform?
 
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Checkmate_2006 View Post
oh why oh why do I continue to cruise the forum only to find more money to spend and more mods to perform?
HEHE, yeah this ones a bit tough with the prefacelift
 
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:10 PM
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helpppp plz

I removed the electrical, 2 torx screws, and 3 nuts. I detached something else that was connected to the bonnet to the light and liquid (which I hope is just water) is coming out of the line. I cant see this part in anyones pictures. It seems as if it should slide straight out of the light but i dont want to break anything. I know I need to take it directly off the light, but not quite sure how. Anyone know what I am talking about?

EDIT: Its the little chrome piece on the ring and the thing connected to it.

EDIT: Cheers, got it off, I am just hoping this liquid that is coming out is just water and not something that broke my lights....

EDIT: Ok finished everyone and they are on. I wish i wasnt such a newbie and got so many fingerprints on the inside of the lens and missed a few parts from spray painting... =( Oh well I will have to reopen them up. It was super easy opening them up with a Hair Dryer. Pretty simple putting it back together. I just lined them up, put them on top of each other and then turned the heat on and pressed them down. Bingo.
 

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Old 03-10-2011, 07:49 AM
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It sounds like you unpluggled the washer line from the headlights. Assuming you have washers.
 
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:49 AM
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Are you sure it's not the headlamp fluid, I ha to replace mine, took it to a local shop only charge me $50... Haha JK sounds like washer jets
 
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:11 AM
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It could have been the fluid from the xenon bulb. Maybe it sprung a leak.
 
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:53 AM
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It was just the washers. THanks guys...

I read somewhere on here to not clean the inside of the lens as it will perma scratch... I have some rookie fingerprint smudges there though, any clue how to clean them up without scratches? =D
 
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:50 AM
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I stuck the entire thing in the overn at 220f. little bit of a pain but in came out alright.

trying to figure out how to get the photo on here - lol
 
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Doing the mod this weekend. Anyone know why it's called the "joey mod" ...who is joey?
 
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Old 04-23-2011, 04:27 AM
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No idea.
Good luck with those dang tabs - lol
 

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