Door Projector light install

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  1. CDNHellcat

    CDNHellcat Silver Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    Puddle light Install instructions :cool:

    Before you start if you don't want the Hellcat only facing one way and not inwards on each door you will have to take one of the projectors apart and flip the image around.

    This is how to change the image in the projector.
    1. unscrew the rear of the puddle light to remove the led.
    2. using something that will not mar the lens, push from the front of the lens to remove the prism cylinder from the rear as it is just a friction fit.
    3. once out the plastic cylinder will separate by gently prying them apart begin careful to not have all the prisms fly apart.
    4. There are six prisms inside with the image in the middle, inside a plastic frame.
    5. there is a little tab on one end that you can separate the image and flip around.
    6. Re-assemble in reverse being careful to install the small o ring before the outer lens and be mindful of finger prints or debris.

    Puddle light install, Enjoy.

    I re-posted it in a new thread so as to not get confused with ordering them!

    1. roll down the window

    2. remove the three Phillips screws at the bottom of the door.

    3. remove the plastic cover behind the door handle and remove the Phillips screw.

    4. Remove the plastic insert on top of the arm reset area and then remove the Phillips screw

    5. Closest to the door hinge is a push pin, push in lightly and it will be come loose to remove.

    6. Starting from the bottom get a grip and pull firmly on the door panel, it will start to pop loose. YOU NEED TO USE SOME FORCE

    7. Disconnect the three electrical connectors

    8. Un-bolt the door handle using an 8mm socket and slip the handle out of the door.
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    9. The panel is now free. For my ride I measured 12-7/8 from the edge of the existing light to center of where I drilled as the panel has a nice void to fit the light. I then measure out 1-1/8 and drilled the hole.
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    10. Unscrew the nut and slide the wiring and light into the hole. Install the lock nut and tighten but not too much and then lock off with the set screw.
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    11. Now I used as self adhesive zap strap mount and stuck it to the inside of the door panel. I then coiled up the excess wire and zap strapped it in place.
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    12. Now cut the orange/purple stripe wire as your positive and either solder or crimp the positive from the puddle light.
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    13. Now do the same for the ground with the yellow/white stripe.

    14. I checked the voltage and I didn't like the drain with both lights going so I removed the OEM bulb, Your choice, also less heat that factory bulb was hot.

    15. Now put it back together.

    16. Open the door and adjust the position of the puddle light and enjoy!

    Drivers Side
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    Passenger side
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    Enjoy!
     
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  2. Carnage

    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Very cool! Thank you for putting the time and effort into writing up this post
     
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  3. CDNHellcat

    CDNHellcat Silver Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    Thanks, they look really cool at night
     
  4. SinisterKitty

    SinisterKitty Silver Member

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    Amen, and ordered.
     
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    Sublimecat Silver Member

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    Great post and nice work
     
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    fnkychkn swollen member Gold Supporting Member

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    should post this in wiki.
     
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  7. hellcat1

    hellcat1 Gold Member

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    How come you didn't put them where the oem puddle lights are.. just want your thoughts, I'm a little scared to cut up my door just yet
     
  8. CDNHellcat

    CDNHellcat Silver Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    The puddle light has six prisms to make the image larger and clear on the ground. I tried an overlay and used a 6k bulb. I barely did anything.

    Not even close to what you see.
     
  9. Hemi4me2

    Hemi4me2 Silver Member

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    Does anyone make a pop in replacement hellcat light for the existing light hole? I got some for my BMW X5 and they work great. Thanks
     
  10. CDNHellcat

    CDNHellcat Silver Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    Not that I'm aware of. Very different layout.
     
  11. Lord Hellcat

    Lord Hellcat Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC UK President HCC Charter Member

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    Many thanks CDN for taking the time out to write this up.
    I have my projector lights just waiting on the Cat
     
  12. CDNHellcat

    CDNHellcat Silver Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    Np, what I didn't post and should have is that both hellcats are facing the same direction. I had to take one apart to flip the image around.

    If you want it like mine you will need to do that. Below is how to

    1 unscrew the rear of the light to remove the led.
    2 using something that will not mar the lens, push from the front of the lens to remove the prism cylinder from the rear.
    3 once out the plastic cylinder will separate.

    There are six prisms inside with the image in the middle, inside a plastic frame.
    4 there is a little tab on one end that you can separate the image and flip around.
    5 re-assemble in reverse being careful to install the small o ring before the outer lens and be mindful of finger prints or debris.

    Enjoy.
     
  13. TURNERZ

    TURNERZ Rocket Science for the Road

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    Cool!
     
  14. Chippy

    Chippy Silver Member

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    Thank God you got back to me so quick yesterday as I was going about reversing the image totally the wrong way. Great help to the members again. Thank you
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Where is the order linkie?
     

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