Bi-Xenon: Morimoto Mini H1 Stage III


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High Ranking: For years now, Morimoto's Mini H1 Stage III complete universal retrofit bi-xenon projector kit has been our most popular setup on the site. Not only are these Morimoto projectors the easiest to install, but due to the compact size of the Mini H1 projectors, it's the most universal - fitting in most every application. While Morimoto continues to enhance the performance of their Mini H1 with each new generation, it's also now one of the best performing bi-xenon projector kits in the catalog too.

Morimoto Bi-Xenon Projectors: Morimoto's new Mini H1 7.0, was an instant winner upon launch. Representing the first full overhaul of the Mini H1 since their launch, the Bi-Xenon Projectors are one of the most advanced headlight projectors in the world today. Revised optics paired with a cast-curved cutoff shield produces one of the widest low beam patterns we've ever seen, and a high beam that will easily go the distance. Kuria Optic clear lenses maximize intensity throughout, and keep the cutoff line sharp, colorful, and attractive. New side-action solenoids are more than 3x stronger than the old and fussy vertically-sprung units. Result: Maximum light on the ground, zero glare to oncoming traffic.

Shrouds: Basically, they're the trim piece that adds the finishing touch to your new headlight retrofit. They cover the projector after it’s installed to restore the factory-finished look inside the housings. With so many different shapes, sizes, and designs available, we really recommend picking one that suits the geometry inside of your headlights, and also your personal preference on how they look. Check out all of the projector shroud options we offer and take your pick!

HID Ballasts: Designed in California by Morimoto’s engineer, Yoshi Ishida, the Morimoto XB 2.0 HID Ballasts are just as good looking on the outside as they are well-engineered on the inside. They are available in both 35w and 50w versions, use proprietary software by the pros at Hylux paired with packaging perfection from the masters at Morimoto. This is today’s most modern iteration of a model that has sold more than half a million units since inception, and we don’t think it can really get any better!

H1 HID Bulbs: Homegrown by Morimoto to out-perform any alternatives on the market when installed in projector-based headlights…and it shows. We admit the latest generation XB HID bulbs are pretty impressive when compared to other bulbs, and even older Morimoto bulbs. At the heart of the XB bulbs is their perfectly-aligned 100% Philips quartz glass capsule that houses high quality halide salts from German-supplier Messer. In our annual lux comparison test, they produced nearly the same luminosity (intensity) as the industry benchmark Osram CBI bulbs at 5500K. No, you're not seeing things here, but yes you will be seeing everything at night.

Wire Harness: As one of the most important parts in any HID lighting upgrade; don't skimp out when it comes to your wiring. It doesn't matter how good your ballasts are. How good your bulbs are. If your harness is a piece of crap, when it gives out your headlights are gonzo. Morimoto’s harnesses are the best on the market and easily worth their premium price compared to cheaper alternatives. No matter which one is right for your application, the harness features triple-sealed central relay packs, 14ga stranded copper wiring, over-molded fittings, and plug-n-play functionality. This will ensure everything properly (and permanently) works with your vehicle’s original in-cabin controls.

Optional Precision Bulb Holders: Designed by Morimoto in California, the new MotoHo1der utilizes a three-piece design that's way more effective but virtually no bigger overall than the old clip setup. The clever three-piece design provides even pressure on the back of the bulb, ensuring perfect alignment. To be honest, we think it's the single best upgrade to the projector that's ever been conceived since it helps make the most of the awesome 7.0's on the road. Well worth the extra few bucks in the grand scheme of things!

Optional Canbus Harnesses: Instead of a traditional relayed harness that draws power from the battery, Morimoto’s Standalone Canbus harnesses use two individual sub-harnesses to keep a load on the factory wiring. Recommended for vehicles that recognize when a bulb is out, these contain a series of capacitors and resistors to trick the car into thinking nothing has changed and help you avoid annoying "bulb out" warnings. We generally recommend them for use on most modern European applications instead of normal harnesses since they do a great job at providing stable power to the ballasts and canceling bulb out warnings.

Optional LED Halos: Though LED halos may not be for everybody, if you’re looking for the cleanest, most simple, most reliable setup, we highly recommend the Profile Performance Pivot Halos. Not only are they the brightest, most uniformly lit halos currently on the market, but they double as a switchback turn signal with your blinker circuit. The integrated controllers are extremely easy to setup with only three wires (white, amber, and ground) and allow you to run the white mode continuously until interrupted by the signal – at which point they will blink amber. Once the signal stops, the Pivot ring will automatically switch back to its pure white mode.

Optional Housing Sealant: Protection is priceless! When you're putting together a set of high-end headlights, the last thing you want is moisture in 'em the first time it rains outside. RetroRubber is the most effective way to make sure the original seal is fully restored. For the small price, why anybody wouldn’t prevent their new headlights from fogging up is beyond us. It’ll be the best twelve bucks you’ve ever spent.

Optional Precision Bulb Holders: Designed by Morimoto in California, the new MotoHo1der utilizes a three-piece design that's way more effective but virtually no bigger overall than the old clip setup. The clever three-piece design provides even pressure on the back of the bulb, ensuring perfect alignment. To be honest, we think it's the single best upgrade to the projector that's ever been conceived since it helps make the most of the awesome 7.0's on the road. Well worth the extra few bucks in the grand scheme of things! Check out this helpful video to see their use in action!

Trusted: For more than a decade, we've worked hard to earn our killer reputation. Car guys world-wide know that TRS carries the internet's best selection of high performance automotive and powersport lighting products at the best prices, and we've got the best, most knowledgeable team of real enthusiasts to help back it up. If we sell it, then you bet we've put it to the test on our own cars, trucks, and bikes. Need a recommendation on parts for your project? Got a tech question? Wholesale inquiry? Contact Us

Product Specs

  • Compatibility

  • APPLICATIONS: Universal / Size Allowing

  • CAPABILITIES: Both Low & High Beam



  • PROJECTOR DEPTH: 139mm (includes bulb holder)

  • PROJECTOR LENS: 2.5 Inches (diameter)

  • MOUNTING SHAFT: 20mm diameter (H4/H7 direct fit)


  • WIRE HARNESS: Match your original bulb size

  • SHROUDS: All styles (centric rings included if req'd)

  • LED HALOS: Varies according to shroud style

  • CERTIFICATIONS: Exceeds DOT requirements

  • Tech Specs

  • OPERATING RANGE: -40C to +125C



  • XB BALLAST MAX V: 25kV (at start-up)

  • XB35 BALLAST LIFESPAN: 2500 Hours

  • XB55 BALLAST LIFESPAN: 2000 Hours

  • 3000K BULBS: Golden Yellow (~2800 lm)

  • 4500K BULBS: Warm White (~3500 lm)

  • 5500K BULBS: Pure White (~3400 lm)

  • 6500K BULBS: Cool White (~3200 lm)

  • XB55 50w Ballasts: Not Compatible

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Product Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome Product

Joel Harder Reviewed: 03.30.2019

This is the second retrofit kit I have purchased from The Retrofit Source, amazing quality, excellent customer service, and very fast shipping. I recommend them to everybody who asks about my head lights. Can't go wrong with their kits.

5 out of 5 stars

Mini H1 Stage 3 for a '08 Honda Civic EX Coupe

Vernon Lux Reviewed: 01.26.2019

I recently ordered the Stage 3 kit form my Civic, along with the Motoholders, high beam splitters, and new rubber caps for the install. All the parts came quickly and I completed the installation pretty much without a hitch....although the stems on the Mini H1s are just a tad too short to make it all the way through the Civic headlight housing and get a locknut on AND have the motoholders sit flat on the end of the stem. I ended up taking about .040" of thickness off of the locknuts and then it fit perfectly. After the install was complete, I realized that I had an intermittent problem with the right side only not coming on. Sometimes it would come on just fine, then it wouldn't. I contacted TRS about the issue and we had narrowed it down to either the igniter or the ballast. I requested that both items be sent so that I could change them out one at a time. It turned out to be the igniter on the right side that was the culprit, so that solved the intermittent issue. I ended up keeping the ballast to have as a spare and I paid for that, since I already had it at my house.

The beam and cutoff of the Mini H1s is absolutely perfect and I'm really impressed at the difference that they made (I had a cheap set of housings in the car with cheap projectors before this retrofit). I also used the splitters to be able to enable the Bi-Xenon function of the H1s and when the high beam is activated, both the projector HID is on, as well as the High beam bulb in the other part of the reflector. That combination on high beam is OMG bright!

I am completely satisfied with the purchase, the Customer Service, and the products I received from TRS. Great Customer Service is not a common thing anymore, like it was when I was growing up. To find a company that is willing to go that extra mile and make sure that you, as a customer are totally satisfied, is a wonderful thing. I will definitely recommend to anyone looking for products to upgrade lighting on their vehicles; buy from The Retrofit Source, they just cannot be beat. Thanks to all that helped me through this project.

5 out of 5 stars


Nick Walker Reviewed: 08.27.2018

I also wish I had installed this kit sooner. These lights are first off incredibly bright (I got 5500K bulbs) and pure white. They make my tiny '99 Miata much, much, much safer to drive at night because now I can see what's in front of me. Other drivers can also see me much better at night and during the day with the switchback halos added. I am extremely satisfied with these parts and my install.

5 out of 5 stars

Excelente producto...!!!

Carlos Alberto Reyes Rodriguez Reviewed: 12.28.2017

Estoy muy contento con sus productos todos de una excelente calidad realmente vale mucho la pena la inversión ya que es de gran calidad estoy muy contento con el resultado.
Saludos desde México

4 out of 5 stars

Awesome upgrade.

evan hale Reviewed: 12.05.2017

Wish I had done sooner. Thanks to TRS for quick shipping and great products!

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome Upgrade!

Fernando Loo Reviewed: 11.07.2017

First I went from halogen bulbs to a budget pair of MH1's and they were ok. But then I decided it was time to move to the majors with this MH1 stage 3 kit from Morimoto, and I can see it's a huge difference! It really worths every penny. Fully recommended.

5 out of 5 stars


Jordan Nelson Reviewed: 05.17.2017

Couldn't be happier with this product. For years I've wanted to run HID's over halogens for both visibility and aesthetics, but I didn't really want to be one of the dinguses that puts a cheap kit in a reflector housing and proceed to blind everyone on the road. Only recently did I discover TRS and learn the ways of proper retrofitting. After doing my research I decided to join the elite and do it properly. I was impressed from the moment everything arrived. Each product is packaged perfectly and everything was in pristine condition. Install took...longer than expected because I tried my best to remove all the glue, ended up making a mess, and eventually accepted that I wouldn't get it all. I also ended up doing some cutting since I installed into a 9006 and there is not enough clearance for the retaining bolt. Really other than that it was not to hard, just tedious. The end results were totally worth it, though. It's a night and day difference in visibility, plus it looks so clean. The color is spot on for what I was looking for, I went with 6500K bulbs, with mostly white with that slight blue tinge. Overall I am very happy with this product and plan to recommend TRS and Morimoto to friends and family.

Vehicle: 2006 Honda Accord

5 out of 5 stars

Toyota Avensis t25

Torbjørn Glomseth Reviewed: 02.27.2017

Exelent replacement for car with burned original hid projector bowl. Easy to fit.

5 out of 5 stars

Spec-D/Spyder Lights for 2010 Yukon Denali

Brian Apple Reviewed: 01.28.2017

I purchased a pair of Spec-D lights that looked close to factory and used the components in them for my retrofit. I used a dremel to cut the halogen projector bowls off the original bracket and bolted the new Mini H1s to the bracket. They have a very clean look. (Will post a link once I do a writeup).

As for the projectors - Wow. I will say these may not be quite as sharp as a D2S projector since the H1 doesn't quite line up as precisely, but these will still outperform nearly every factory HID projector out there. The Mini H1 7.0s put my friend's 2014 F150 projector output to shame - crystal clear lenses and beautiful color fade on the cutoff line. The high beam is also quite impressive and feels like I'm turning on the sun. I'm so thrilled with the output that I now prefer driving at night. It's almost like I'm searching for excuses to take it out at every opportunity! Excellent shipping from TRS (took 3 days to arrive) and excellent service as always. I will continue to do business with these guys at every opportunity.

5 out of 5 stars

Worth every penny!

Mitchell Cooper Reviewed: 01.03.2017

Let's just start with saying I've been eyeing TRS for a long time, always wanting to do a retrofit but never had a reason. My wife purchased a 2009 Chevy Cobalt last year and after a cross country, 8000 mile road trip, we decided her headlights were basically useless. The way the reflector housing were designed just couldn't throw light near or far effectively.

I showed her the reviews and the pictures of this kit, and we agreed that since she owned her car and wanted to keep it a while, it would be worth the investment.

Upon arrival, the first thing I noticed was the quality of the packaging, Seems silly, but every item was packaged individually all the way down to the bulb itself. (Uncommon with HID bulbs)

After splitting the headlight open, we started the grinding. It took a decent amount of shaping to get it where we wanted. Once the projectors were in, we installed the housings in the car without the lenses to make sure the cutoff was horizontal with the ground. When we turned them on to do so, we were blown away. The brightness, the cutoff, the perfection.

Once they were straight, we installed the lenses and did the final touches and reinstalled the lights in the car. (also added the ACME switchbacks and HD Resistors, both are equally of quality)

The the road test began. I have driven MANY cars working at a car dealership, but none (not HID, LED, or Halogen) compared with the light output and cutoff. Prefect white (5500k, 35w), perfect cutoff, and sharp appearance in the car itself.

Overall, I recommended these to ANYONE looking for improvement on the road and being able to see at night.

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