Coveted: From our customers perspective, it’s hard to imagine a better solution in terms of performance and ease of install than the Morimoto Elite Systems. The product of years of research, development, and innovation, Morimoto's 2014 GMC Sierra HID lighting system includes a selection of high performance components that when used in conjunction delivers unequivocal results. It’s well worth a few extra bucks compared to anything else on the market, and today has become one of the best selling HID lighting systems in our entire catalog. Check out these install threads 1,2,3,4, 5 posted by do-it-yourself Sierra headlight owners just like you.
Install Video: Not ready to just take our word for it, and didn't feel like reading through all the install links on the forums? Check out an Install Video & Review by this online blogger who loved the Sierra Spec kit and matching XB fogs. It's a "must watch" if you're considering the upgrade for your truck!
Sierra Wiring: A special Sierra Spec HD Relay Harness is designed to make your Sierra headlight retrofit a piece of cake. Double-sealed 40A relays and 14-gauge stranded copper wire wrapped in durable black tech-flex mesh are completely new features that ensure the wire harness meets and exceeds the looks and quality of the factory parts it’s replacing. No cutting, no splicing, no mess, and no stress. There are only five connections, and each of them is plug-n-play. Most importantly, the harness includes the proper capacitor to absorb and smooth out the pulsed signal from the factory Sierra headlight circuit that plagues these trucks.
Powerful Ballasts: Morimoto may be known first and foremost for developing the aftermarket’s best HID bulbs, but they’ve also changed the game when it comes to ballasts. The all-new XB ballasts included in this HID lighting system offer the perfect blend of function and style with an industrial-edge design and state-of-the-art technology. Morimoto moved the igniters closer to the HID bulb to mimic OEM and further away from the circuitry to reduce EMI/RFI radio interference and eliminate failures and misfires. We’ve sold thousands of these and use them in our own vehicles. User approved!
9012 XB Bulbs: Let's face it — the Sierra is a great truck, but the stock headlights suck! We hear it all the time from late model Sierra owners. When installed in the Sierra's Projector-based headlights, Morimoto XB HID bulbs will help you instantly achieve your dreams when it comes to a 2014/2015 GMC Sierra headlight upgrade. We put the XB 9012 HID bulbs up against industry benchmark Osram CBI bulbs at 5500K and they produced nearly identical luminosity. Better yet, that bright, color accurate, and intense beam will last as long as far more expensive OEM alternatives.
Fully Backed: At The Retrofit Source Inc., we don’t carry products we aren’t confident enough to back with a full 5-year warranty on all components.* The Morimoto Elite 2015/2014 GMC headlight upgrade kit is designed to run for 2,500 hours, so that’s what the guarantee covers. Even better, we’re always available to offer expert assistance and advice to help you through any technical difficulties you are experiencing. We’ve seen some pretty crazy promises being made by other online dealers. A “lifetime” warranty on a product with a finite service life, really? Just remember if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. [*XB55 kits have a 3-year warranty]
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BALLAST INPUT: 9-32V DC
BALLAST OUTPUT: 85V AC 35W or 50W
BALLAST MAX. V: 25kV (at start-up)
SYSTEM OPERATING RANGE: -40C to +125C
35w RATED LIFESPAN: 2,500 hours
50w RATED LIFESPAN: 2,000 hours
3000K BULBS: Golden Yellow ~2800lm (each)
4500K BULBS: Warm White ~3500lm (each)
5500K BULBS: Pure White ~3400lm (each)
6500K BULBS : Cool White ~3200lm (each)
50W BALLASTS: (+20% intensity) (-20% lifespan)(-1000K color)
This review is for the 35w ballast and the 4500k lights on a 2015 GMC Sierra. The light output from the 4500k bulb is considerably whiter than the factory halogens and EXTREMELY bright. I understand that the projector sends the light beam in the same patter as the factory lights, but since they are so bright you definitely feel like the patter is wider since everything in front of you gets lit up. I did re-aim the beams down a bit because several people flashed their high beams at me. I feel safe driving at night now, especially in the rain.
The overall installation was fairly easy. They include an extension that goes from the relay to the driver side ballast but I didn't need it. If you take your time there are plenty of ways to tuck everything away neatly. My only complaint would be the wires coming off of the light bulb that go to the igniter are very short and it really limits your mounting options for the igniter. It would be nice if they were a few inches longer.
The quality of the product seems excellent, as is the customer service and you get peace of mind with a 5 year warranty. Shame on GM for putting such crap on a great truck, KUDOS to TRS for correcting their screw up!
I have been buying lights from TRS for years now. The quality of the product is undeniable and the customer support is second to none. Thanks for lighting my 12 O'Clock.
I've owned anything from xentec, XKGLOW, OPT7, Hikari, to no name Amazon/ebay brand kits. I always thought they were all great. Always said why waist 150+ bucks on others when cheaper brands were fine. I was wrong. SO wrong. I swear I'll never cheap out on my lights again. This was worth every penny. I don't even write reviews on anything. But I had to take a minute of my time and just help you all reading the reviews. Just do it. Simple as that. You don't even need the 55w kit I should have done the 35w because it's legit almost too bright to where I feel bad. Save your money and get off Amazon and just get a morimoto kit. If you could "like" a review you would come back and like this post and write your own.
I did however experience a small problem. And I don't even care I'll still give 5 star. I couldn't use the wire that's connected to the HID bulb that goes into the stock bulb housing. I had to run direct from relay harness right to stock connection and then it worked. Don't even care... The results are insane.
I bought this HID kit in the 50w version, install was easy but was about 10" short on the long side the way I mounted it but no problem I had more 280 series terminals I just made my own extension price was best I could find and free fast shipping it got here a day early, after the install light output was a shit ton better than stock and no codes or light out indicators came on so I'm one happy camper again thanks retrofit source
Let me start by saying I love the look of this 35w 5500k kit on my truck. Light output and color are great, they look very very high quality. MUCH nicer look than the DDMs in my old truck. I was steered away from the 55w by customer service because of longevity and heat issues in the stock lens. If you have after market lens in your projectors then maybe go with the 55w, but you will not be upset with the 35w. Id give this area of the product 5 stars.
I have some issues with the harness itself. Some wires are overly long, and the important wires are WAY too short. I was not able to run everything the way I would have preferred. I tried 4 different set ups and never really settled on one that I am happy with (it was super frustrating for someone with OCD like me). It would have been nice if some more time was put in to choosing an EXACT, clean wiring map that could be a universal follow. What RetroFit suggest looks really nice on the diagram, but just does not really work because the main lead going to the driver side ballast is about 10-12" too short and the main lead going to the passenger side ballast is also about 10-12" too short in order to mount everything in a clean, un-cluttered way that is not interfering with my CAI, etc. Not that it matters but the battery leads are triple as long as what they need to be.
For what its worth, after everything being tight and weird and basically touching my CAI, I decided I wanted to mount my relays on the side panel close to the battery, with the ballast a few inches in front. Because of the orientation of the plugs coming out of the ballast, either the ignitor wire or the power wire was too short. From the relay I wanted to run the wire along the fire wall chasing another cluster of wires across to the other side, and connect into the ballast mounted on the side. Once again, the ignitor wire is just a touch too short, or vice versa the long power wire is too short too actually have the ballast attached to the side panel and have the wires not pulled as tight as they can possibly be. Long story short, they need to include 2 more extension cables in the kit.
IMPORTANT. My relay is buzzing like a SOB, even with the capacitor connected properly. I have some flickering as well. BUT, I am confident the retro fit source will work with me on getting that issue solved so not too worried.
I will step off my soap box now!! Just my opinions, AMAZING product don't even question it, just buy 2 extra extensions and you'll be happy.
I recently just bought these for my 2015 GMC Sierra Denali and they're amazing. The factory headlights that came with my truck were the worst headlights I have ever had in a truck, and I was afraid to drive at night. I installed these lights and it was a night and day difference. The light is crisp and clean and I can actually see my surroundings and the road ahead of me now. I would recommend these lights to anyone, no complaints, 5 STARS!
I ordered the 35w set for my 2015 GMC 2500. I had a 2017 gmc with the new gm lights and they were great, I traded down for a bigger truck and wanted to match the lights the 17 had. The setup was fairly easy and took an hour or so to do. I was not happy with the light output so I returned the 35w for the 50w. I would recommend the 50w for the noticeable light output differance. My only complaint is there is a buzzing from one of the ballasts, the 35w did not do that but trs says that is normal. So far so good.
I got my truck 2 weeks before I installed this kit. I picked up a 14 and loved the truck. Seen the complaints about the headlights. Well they were accurate they suck. So I tried an led kit. It's a good kit not for the truck though. The projectors with led lights was as bad as stock. Figured I would accept my losses on the leds and buy this kit. Had it installed in about an hour it was hot out so I took a few breaks. The light output is amazing. I got the 55w with 4500. They do have a slight yellow tint. But they are easy on the eyes when driving. My entire drive to work consists of 15 miles of no street lights. I have no issues seeing and haven't been flashed one time. Defiantly love this kit and well worth the money.
First off my 2014 GMC sierra 1500's factory Projectors were complete garbage, after calling around to multiple Lighting specialists in my area being told over and over there was nothing they could do for my headlights besides adding accent lighting like fogs and lightbars (500-1000$) I did some searching and came across Morimoto HID retro fit kit. Hands down best purchase Ive made for my truck this far, The lights are incredible in light quality, and craftsmanship, also are insanely bright.. I upgraded my ballasts to the 50watt XB55 wanting to never have a poor lighting issue ever again, and they are insanely bright, Tech support was amazing, walking me through every step of the instructions and helping me troubleshoot what I did wrong during installation (one of the plugs was flipped and wasn't powering my HIDs) other then that install was really easy, and quick! I highly recommend this kit to anyone with the shitty projectors the 2014-2015 GMC sierras come with! Note, you may have to reaim headlights after installing, the 6500k are very bright, and if not aimed properly will blind everyone on the road haha, night and day difference though! I will be ordering more from this company!
A quick review of my TRS 2014+ GMC Sierra Morimoto HID installs.
The Kit: everything you need except fasteners and zip ties.
The Install: I installed two kits on 2 trucks in 2 days. Each install took approximately 1.5 hours (I was in no hurry).
Truck #1) 2014 Sierra 1500. It received a 2014+ Sierra Morimoto Elite kit, w/50W ballasts and 5500K bulbs.
The truck did NOT require the air intake tube to be removed (contrary to what I have read elsewhere). Also, the air filter does not need to be disassembled, but rather pulled straight up and out in 1-piece after disconnecting 2 connectors. I used 3M VHB tape to hold all of the kit components- no nuts/bolts/drilling required. The wiring harness supplied fit perfectly, and the fuse is easily accessible.
Truck #2) 2015 Sierra 2500HD Denali Duramax. It received a 2014+ Sierra Morimoto Elite kit, w/50W ballasts and 6500K bulbs.
Like the 1500, this truck's air inlet tube remained installed, and the air filter assembly pulls straight up the same way. This truck did require the second battery (driver's side) to be removed. I pulled power from the second battery, as it was more convenient. 3M VHB tape used here as well. The supplied harness again fit perfectly. The fuse is even more accessible on this install.
The results: I wanted to wait for the "new" to wear off before I wrote a review. It's been a few months.
The GOOD: The light output is AWESOME. The road is FILLED with light on low-beam (the cutoff is unchanged), on high-beam the road is lit up for 1,000 feet easily. THIS is what GM should have installed from the beginning. 5 stars.
The BAD: on the 1500, power is supplied to the relays in DRL-mode. This means the headlights are on any the time that the truck is in gear/or if it is dark, so bulb life may suffer (the Denali has LED's around the headlights for DRL- so this not an issue). The color/temp of the lights has "burned-in", but they don't match the OEM fogs exactly. Minor detail.
The UGLY: The 1500 was so dirty I didn't use any of the pictures. (truck had been on a dusty construction site with no under-hood cleaning before the install).
The VERDICT: Probably the most well-spent vehicle modification I have done. If you are thinking about upgrades in your 14+ GMC, THIS is the one you need to do first. Thanks to the folks at The Retrofit Source for putting together an excellent, reasonably priced kit to address a serious shortcoming on these trucks.