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Old Aug-20-16, 08:15 PM   #1

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Default TRS Morimoto Mini H1 Retrofit in progress

Hey guys,

Just figured I'd document my projector retrofit here. I just joined the forum and this will be my first lighting write up... so hopefully I can make it work.

First off, I'll say that TheRetrofitSource is an awesome company to work with. Everything came in really quickly and was packaged well.



I also ordered some new housings on Amazon. They seem to be decent quality.




So, first thing I had to do was bake the headlight. I put it in the oven at 225 for 6 minutes and it opened right up.

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Then I had to dremel this part of the reflector bowl to get the projector to fit farther back.




So far it's going really easily. I just need to get some paint and some sandpaper to paint the low beam reflector then it'll be going together.

It's all apart right now, so if anyone wants any specific pics just let me know.

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Testing projector. It's about 8 feet from the wall. Has a lot of blue in the cutoff. 4500k Morimoto 3Five HID kit in the Mini H1 projector. All from TRS.



Ballast mounting location. Right below the headlight.



Shouldn't take long before I'll be able to seal this one up. So far, I have maybe an hours work into it. I'm still trying to decide if I want to paint the reflector or not. I want an OEM look to it... which is why I'm not putting clear corner lenses or anything like that. I want it to look factory.

Let me know what you guys think.

This is a super easy retrofit. I may have to trim the bezel just under the projector shroud so there's no touching, but that's the only other thing aside from the back of the reflector that needs any grinding.
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Those look great ! Good job.


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Old Aug-21-16, 10:23 AM   #3

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Thanks! I'll be getting out in the garage and getting this one finished up then start on the other one.
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Looks good.
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Well, got them all finished up. Still need to aim them though. I have them leveled, just need to be adjusted up and out.

I decided to not paint them. You can't see the spot I had to use the dremel unless you bend down and look for it.

I'm really happy with the way they turned out. The first light took me about 2.5-3 hours and the other one only took an hour. Took me a bit to figure out how to route the plugs and a few wires.

I tried to get a few pics of how I routed the relay harness, but I couldn't get any decent ones. The relays are mounted to the core support next to the battery and theres a plug that runs to both lights. Pretty simple.

I have nothing but good things to say about TRS their products. I couldn't have asked for a smoother install.

Here's a few more pics. If there's any questions, let me know.

This is the part I had to attack with the dremel. Simple enough.



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Looks great so far. You may also consider painting the Grey bezels to black or whatever color of your choice. Also adding the clear or smoked corner lenses too makes the lights look better. Add an amber side marker bulb if you want to keep the amber light.
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I may try and mess with it again at some point. I have to take them off and wire up the halogen high beams at some point. I just have the cutoff hooked up for the high beams.

As of now, I'm perfectly happy with the way they look. I like the OEM looks with subtle modifications. To the untrained eye, I doubt anyone (non car folk) could tell my headlights aren't factory.
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have you done anymore headlight projects with colorshift demon eyes?
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Do you mind me asking how much the retrofit kit cost? I was contemplating doing the same thing with mine and would love to use quality parts vs the Amazon projectors that seem nice, but there is always the risk that they are poor quality.
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Do you mind me asking how much the retrofit kit cost? I was contemplating doing the same thing with mine and would love to use quality parts vs the Amazon projectors that seem nice, but there is always the risk that they are poor quality.


New lights about $100
Mini h1 kit about $270

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Thanks.. you inspired me enough to take the plunge.

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Thanks.. you inspired me enough to take the plunge.

When you painted the reflector bucket did you scuff it then paint ?
I used oven cleaner to strip the chrome off
But trying to decide if paint will stick to the surface or if I need to scuff it up
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I used 0000 steel wool to lightly scuff. Not enough to show thru the paint, but enough for it to stick to.
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It certainly wouldn't hurt, but I've had multiple pairs of headlights that I painted the same way without issues going on 15+ years. I just used high heat ceramic paint.
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