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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:47 pm 
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97 lesabre limited new to me have custom plans for it. Want to get custom headlights for it, anybody know how much different regal or pa lights are compared to my lesabre?? Currently have led lights in it which I love. Want to add some fog lights but not seeing anything that doesn't look tacky.


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 Post subject: Re: Lesabre
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:48 am 
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Those LEDs are causing a lot of glare to oncoming drivers. I would get rid of them, no matter how cool they may appear.

The Regal and Park Ave lights won't work for the LeSabre unfortunately. They are different shape. But you can try to find information on doing a HID retrofit with projectors.

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 Post subject: Re: Lesabre
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I see you posted on a different thread of the member who had retrofits on his old LeSabre. A lot of the photos may be gone, but I built a bunch of these head light sets as well, but for the 2000+ Bonneville.

I can tell you that, while it looks super scary it is not too bad. Just timing consuming. Since the days he or I were doing these jobs, projectors have gotten smaller and cheaper. So this is technically a better time to be doing it. Lol

I would highly recommend getting a second set of lights to mess with, as this will certainly take longer to make perfect than you think. With that said, the process is pretty simple. Open up the headlights, most likely using an oven. Using a Dremel tool, cut a big enough hole in the OEM reflector to epoxy in the projector. If you can do this and still retain the factory adjustments, that's a huge bonus. Get everything lined up properly on a wall and get the cosmetic stuff in order. Put it all back together and you're good to go!

In my experience, things to watch out for:
Old plastic is super brittle and easy to break. Make sure everything is nice and warm and be gentle with it so you don't ruin parts or spare headlights.
Wear eye protection when using the Dremel tool. It will love to shoot hot fireballs of plastic.
JB Steel Stik with JB Weld on top is a great combo that has held up for me to the test of time.

If you have any questions, just ask. TheRetrofitsource.com is the place to go for parts.

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