May 18

~7 years later, what happened to my cutoff?! 2009 Mazdaspeed 3 + clear lens

Hey guy, it has been a long time since I have done anything headlights related. A lifetime ago, I would have opened anything up just for curiosity sake. Now, the idea of opening up a pair of headlights terrifies me. But I may have to do it once again.

Let's back track. 7 years ago, I swapped in TRS' clear lens for the Mazda 3 (no longer available), and I added 2x washers all around and it came out like this:

Fast forward 7 years later. It looks like this... :

What my left projector is doing is anyone's guess.

I have a theory. Do you think because I added washers between the lens and the projector, the lenses have "drifted" further away from 7 years of use? Otherwise, I can't explain why my cutoff has become so blurry.

Thanks for your input guys.