Lucky You: While we try to have bolt-in swaps for vehicles with factory projectors, having brackets for every fitment just isn't viable. Luckily for you, the Universal Morimoto Retro-Quik system is designed as a direct bolt-on upgrade for a big performance boost inside headlights of almost any vehicle with an existing projector. Check out how our customers are using this universal retrofit kit, such as in this guide.
Bi-Xenon Projectors: Morimoto's most modern bi-xenon, the Mini H1 7.0, was an instant winner upon launch. Representing the first full overhaul of the Mini H1 since way back when the 1.0 came out, it's now one of the most advanced headlight projectors in the world today. Revised reflector optics paired with their 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.
Mounting Hardware: 100% Engineered in the US. Laser cut from automotive-grade G10 fiberglass. The Retro-Quik brackets at the heart of the kit are designed to adapt the Morimoto Mini 7.0 Bi-xenon projectors directly in place of the unsophisticated stock units. Using the original mounting holes paired with new hardware, they are the beauty behind the kit that makes it an easy install. You're welcome.
Optional 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!
Optional H1 HID Bulbs: Homegrown by Morimoto to out-perform any alternatives on the market when installed in projector-based headlight…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.
Optional Relay 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 or how good your bulbs are, if your harness is a piece of crap, when it gives out your headlights are gonzo. The Morimoto HD Relay harness is easily worth the premium price compared to cheaper alternatives. With triple-sealed twin relays, 14ga. stranded copper wiring, over-molded fittings, and plug-n-play functionality, it will ensure everything functions properly and permanently from the original in-cabin controls. It’s easily the best headlight wire harness out there.
Optional High Beam Splitters: Double high beams?! whaaaat! Put simply, the optional Morimoto high beam splitters allow you to make this feature work easily without any cutting or splicing to the factory wiring by diverting power from the halogen bulb into the projector’s high beam solenoid, making them both work at the same time.
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.
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PROJECTORS: 2x Morimoto Mini H1 7.0
RQ BRACKETS / HARDWARE: 2x Custom G10 Fiberglass / Stainless
WARRANTY: 5 Years
OPTIONAL HID BALLASTS: 2x Morimoto XB35 AMP
OPTIONAL H1 HID BULBS: 2x Morimoto XB
OPTIONAL WIRE HARNESS: 1x Your Preference
OPTIONAL HIGH BEAM SPLITTERS: 2x Morimoto Splitters
OPTIONAL HOUSING SEALANT: 1x Morimoto RetroRubber
APPLICATIONS: Universal / Size Allowing
CAPABILITIES: Both Low & High Beam
PROJECTOR WIDTH: 104mm
PROJECTOR HEIGHT: 77mm
PROJECTOR DEPTH: 139mm (includes bulb holder)
PROJECTOR LENS: 2.5 Inches (diameter)
WIRE HARNESS: Match your original bulb size
CERTIFICATIONS: Exceeds DOT requirements
OPERATING RANGE: -40C to +125C
XB BALLAST INPUT: 9-32VDC
XB BALLAST OUTPUT: 85VAC 35W
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
I used this kit to Retrofit Mini H1's into some "Bora HID Replica" housings for my MKIV Jetta.
The most difficult part for me was getting the rotation of the projectors correct when mounted. But it's do-able with trial and error, and I think I got it close enough.
My only issues with this kit is that I wish TRS did a better job of differentiating between the "front" and "back" mounting kits. I contacted support, and they somewhat cleared it up. The photo isn't very clear. I ordered the "back" mounting version, it worked perfectly for my application.
The other issue I have is that the morimoto "ho1ders" can't be ordered directly from this kits menu. Very small detail, I know, but I would have ordered some from the beginning if I knew about them!
This kit is perfect for anyone replacing shitty projectors, and don't want to use any glue or etc. All you need is an efficient way to trim and cut the brackets. The results are incredible!
I bought this kit for my camry as a birthday present to myself in February and was not disappointed. The installation process was far far easier than I had previously thought. with the included bracket they fit almost perfectly where the stock projectors in the ebay housings were. The output is Fantastic! A huge improvement from stock. I'm using morimoto XB 5500K HID bulbs with OPT7 5w ballasts I got off amazon so I probably could get even better performance.
Bit the bullet and installed this kit in a 2015 gmc 2500hd, anyone that owns one knows the factory lights absolutely suck. Took me about 10 hours to pull lights, split lenses paint and reinstall, some modification was needed. Splitting the headlights was the toughest part.
I can't believe I waited 3 years to do this. It's well worth it.