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post #1 of 10 Old 02-10-2020, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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2008 WK Headlight Retrofit build

So I decided to do a full custom headlight build for my Jeep using some aftermarket headlight assemblies and parts from The Retrofit Source.

Assemblies are the VIP Moto Z black halogen reflector assembles. These are a clone of the factory HID assembles but with black housings and kind of crappy projectors.

Bi-xenon projectors are the Retro-Quik: Universal Mini H1: https://www.theretrofitsource.com/mo...universal.html

I also ordered LED high beam projectors to replace the high beam bulbs, the Morimoto Mini HB LED: https://www.theretrofitsource.com/mo...high-beam.html

Headlights are disassembled and waiting on parts and I'll update as parts arrive and I start assembling.

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-11-2020, 12:18 PM
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Looking forward to following this! Be extra careful with that projector mount.... If you can, do all the work without removing the reflector & projector mount it'll bw much safer. They're very easy to break.

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Looking forward to following this! Be extra careful with that projector mount.... If you can, do all the work without removing the reflector & projector mount it'll bw much safer. They're very easy to break.
Thanks, I'm pretty excited actually. I do a considerable amount of highway and gravel road driving at night in the country, so the lighting increase will be huge.

I measured the projectors I took out of these headlight assemblies with a caliper and the Retro-Quik H1 should drop in without me having to touch the reflector housing or projector mount. The high beam projector should also fit nicely within the reflector without any modification.

I'm doing the morimoto fog light mod while I have the bumper off. I didn't realize until I checked what size fog lights to use that you made that write-up. Thanks for that!

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Finally got my parts. Projector adapters got measured, traced, and cut. Bi-xenon projectors and high-beam projectors both installed.

Tomorrow I'm going to make sure the projectors aren't horribly misaligned, then finish the wiring harnesses, put the assemblies back together, and hopefully install and align them
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This looks fantastic! Hope the beams are level and close to aligned. What shrouds did you go with for the high beam projectors?

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The beams look pretty level. I tested everything, finished up the wiring harnesses, and put the lenses back on the housings. I have one low beam that doesn't want to ignite and I think it's a bulb issue unfortunately.

I went with the mini gatling black for the high beam shroud
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The beams look pretty level. I tested everything, finished up the wiring harnesses, and put the lenses back on the housings. I have one low beam that doesn't want to ignite and I think it's a bulb issue unfortunately.

I went with the mini gatling black for the high beam shroud
Switch the non working bulb with a bulb you know works from the other side. If it fires right up then Bulb. If it doesn't fire it could be the ballast or harness. Swap ballasts with the other side. Etc...

Just give TRS a ring and they shouldn't have any issues taking care of faulty equipment.

Looks very sharp and can't wait for final pictures. Amazing how easy it can be right??

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The beams look pretty level. I tested everything, finished up the wiring harnesses, and put the lenses back on the housings. I have one low beam that doesn't want to ignite and I think it's a bulb issue unfortunately.

I went with the mini gatling black for the high beam shroud
Switch the non working bulb with a bulb you know works from the other side. If it fires right up then Bulb. If it doesn't fire it could be the ballast or harness. Swap ballasts with the other side. Etc...

Just give TRS a ring and they shouldn't have any issues taking care of faulty equipment.

Looks very sharp and can't wait for final pictures. Amazing how easy it can be right??
I tracked it down to one of the igniters. TRS just called me back and a new igniter will be sent out tomorrow.

Lights are all in and aimed though. Only issue is that one igniter. And you're right, it's crazy easy actually. The hardest part is just aligning all the new projectors
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For anyone wondering, this is the comparison of of factory reflector headlights (mid-grade LED low beam, high-end halogen high beam) against retro-fitted projector housings (HID low beam, HID and LED high beam).

Distance is hard to judge because of my tree line, but the cut-off, glare, and amount of light from the projectors is incredibly better.

For reference, distance from Jeep to the tree line is approximately 350ft (107m).

Top of each photo is projector retro-fit, bottom is factory reflector
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Shots against a wall can really help people see the difference too. Again great job!

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