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Some of you may know, but I bought a vanity plate from Arkansas for my truck.  It took a while to get, but finally got it!  Truck Norris is official!  Also, I decided to do a projector headlamp conversion on it as well.  After buying some OE style DEPO CAPA headlamp units, I purchased a conversion harness that was supposed to make them work.  It didn’t.  After more research I reached out to retroshop.us to inquire about their harness.  They assured me that it would make my lamps function as factory so I dropped the $160 for their harness.  It indeed worked!  Now, I have factory projector lamps with integrated LED front turn signals.  All in all, including the harness that didn’t work, I spent just shy of $400 to get this done.  More than I wanted, but I’m okay with that.  If I ever find a deal on some nice OEM units then I will snag those up to swap with the DEPO lamps.  They seem to be pretty good quality though.  Also, added a nice AFE weld on polished stainless tip out back to finish it off.  Truck has 6400 miles on it and still doing well.  Only down side, I found a few mismatched hardware bolts and a couple broken headlamp aiming spacers that the body shop reinstalled instead of replacing/using the correct bolts.  I ordered all new bolts and spacers direct from Chrysler and put that back like it should be. Rest of repair looked undetectable to me and I looked it over pretty hard while it was apart.  That’s about all I got.  







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