Originally Posted by mdrum93
Was the retrofit hard?
It was actually quite easy. I just googled up HID retrofits (doesn't have to be specifically for WJ) and went from there.
I recommend using TheRetrofitSource's Mini H1 projector kit for a first timer. It's basically plug & play once you have the housing disassembled.
1. Remove everything you can from assembly, ie vents, bulbs, clips, etc.
2. Pre-heat oven to 220-250(F) before you put the housing in.
3. Put some cardboard or wood between oven rack and housing.
4. Bake one at a time as you kind of have to move quickly
4a. Get some gloves; I had some high temp gloves from work, but some clean mechanic's gloves should do the trick.
5. Get a buddy to break up the adhesive strings that will form when you separate the housing; if no body... have a box cutter or something handy.
6. If you get adhesive somewhere it doesn't belong just peel a bit of extra off somewhere and stick it to itself and it peels right up.
7. The bottom of the turn signal is fairly level, align the horizontal of the projector to that.
8. The lowbeam shield (OEM) can be removed completely without cutting the reflector; bend it back and forth a few times and the screw holding it in should loosen up enough you can remove it with your fingers.
9. Glue/screw the projector shroud to the projector/ring; one of my shrouds came loose because I trusted the friction fit and I will have to re-separate the housing to repair it.
10. Clean the reflector, lens, etc really well before reassembling; trust me that stray finger print will bug you cause it's so easy to avoid.
11. Good luck on wiring...
(Some of these tips are assuming you used an aftermarket, stock replacement housing; I'm not sure if they would apply to say OEM/Mopar housings.)
Feel free to email/PM me if you need more info on how I worked around something. I'm contemplating making another DIY guide for these Morimoto Minis since most of the other guides were for hacking/gluing OEM/bigger projectors.