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Sep 13

looking for retrofitters in Dallas, Texas area – need help fixing projector

Hi everyone, I had a quad Mini H1 7.0 projector setup built on my 2014 Nissan Maxima. The original retrofitter, while doing a somewhat decent job, created a lot of issues as far as a messy installation and tearing up the halos, etc., so I moved onto a different shop that did paint/wheel custom work, as well as lighting. They have helped me out a lot, but are in the process of shutting down, so I need someone new for help.

I had a flickering issue on one of my 4 projectors with the bulb shutting off last month. It eventually turned off completely, so that 1 projector just doesn't light up at night at all. I got replacements from TRS for everything it could possibly be (bulb, ballast, igniter, relay), but am not an expert on how to diagnose which part is the probelm. The only thing I did swap out was the relay, since it's in the engine compartment and easily accessible without taking off the bumper, and it made no difference.

So that narrows it down to a bad bulb, ballast, or igniter. I've had this entire setup for barely a year and 4 months, so I'm not sure which of these parts is bad, but I know that diagnosing it will require taking off the bumper and swapping out the parts 1 by 1, which is beyond my skill level.

I've already contacted Vision Auto Works (Plano) and iSpaAuto (Arlington) in the past, both of whom are listed as advanced installers on the TRS site, but the former won't work on any other people's retrofit work, and the latter just has a long lag time for actually getting cars in, so they are backed up for months all the time.

I was wondering if there are any other shop-owners here or even individuals who work out of their garage (but are really good at this) who could help me out here.

I am willing to pay for your help. Basically, all I need is to take off the bumper, swap out the old parts on that 1 projector that isn't working with the new parts one by one to determine which one (or several) is faulty, and then put everything back together.

Please let me know. I'd like to get this fixed as soon as possible. Thank you!