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HID Headlight Bulbs / HID Projector Retrofit

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So back in August I installed FX-R's and Mori HIDs. Instead of baking the lens off I cut the housing open per FastHeadlight's instructions. When finished I used 4" wide roofing repair tape (the aluminum backed mastic tape) to wrap around the housing and then even used a torch to heat the tape to the point that the mastic was almost starting to melt and really pushed it down all around to get a good seal. I then drilled holes in the dust caps and installed the TRS supplied grommets. The issue I've noticed recently is that whenever it has been raining or early mornings that the windows are fogged (so high humidity conditions), the inside of the headlight lenses are fogged. It goes away a few days after the rain has ended. I feel good about the seal around the housing, but could that much moisture really be coming in around the grommet in the dust cap? Has anyone else noticed this after a HID retro? There's no water droplets, just a fine fog that the heat of the light burns off in the center. I would think having any moisture in there would be detrimental to the life of the bulbs. Something to worry about?

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So despite having an led's powered by a seperate relay harness kit I broke down and installed the Morimoto Elite hid kit today, 35w ballast and 5500k bulbs, have to admit they are what everyone in the forum claims...needless to say I am suitably impressed!

 

Further to that I like the five year warranty too.

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If you want brighter light go with a 50Watt ballast instead of the 35Watt. The bulb rating affects the color of the light more than the brightness. The Retrofit Source sells Morimoto kits online. I just installed one and it works great. Get on their website chat line and they can point you in the right direction. Ask the guy on the chat line for a discount code and you get 10% off.

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Get some.of these and put them in the headlights. Even a little humidity inside the lights can create fogging. A drop of water turns into a lot of fog when it evaporates. These packs will absorb any humidity in the lights.

 

https://www.theretrofitsource.com/silica-gel-moisture-packs-48728.html

 

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Got them on order. Thanks!

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I installed a Morimoto 35watt 5500K HID kit from The Retrofit Source a couple of days ago. I just got back from a 200 mile freeway trip from Vegas to Ca. 3 lane interstate through the boondocks.

 

These lights are freaking amazing! Excellent clear white light across 3 lanes and 15ft to each side and at least 150ft ahead all without annoying other drivers. The whole trip on low beam. No need for HB at all. I did this same trip a month ago with the stock flashlights and was convinced I had to do something.

 

Best money I ever spent on a vehicle.

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Well, add me to the list. I just installed the Morimoto HID 5500k kit in my Sierra. I also installed the Morimoto LED fog light replacement kit. WOW.

 

The fit and finish was definitely as professional as others have described. The color and beam pattern is fantastic.

14fc96350bc995812d9589c347def4ef.jpg HIGH BEAMS AND FOGS.

 

a9a32ffc2905d6690a7ba9ac43f9d472.jpg LOW BEAMS ONLY

 

eeec98b8d625a25b5fef82de13c4ef3e.jpg FOG LIGHTS ONLY

 

1f0e1d75699c60e247376a50f219bca0.jpg LOW BEAMS AND FOGS FACING OUT FROM MY GARAGE.

 

My only question is on the last photo, notice the two "high spots" of light. Any input on why that is occurring?

 

 

 

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The light pattern looks similar to the one I just installed. I don't think it's an installation problem. The bulbs can only be plugged into the harness one way and inserted and twisted into the headlight one way. I think it may be a reflection off some of the chrome trim around the grill. Beats the hell out of the stock ones though.

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Well, add me to the list. I just installed the Morimoto HID 5500k kit in my Sierra. I also installed the Morimoto LED fog light replacement kit. WOW.

 

The fit and finish was definitely as professional as others have described. The color and beam pattern is fantastic.

14fc96350bc995812d9589c347def4ef.jpg HIGH BEAMS AND FOGS.

 

a9a32ffc2905d6690a7ba9ac43f9d472.jpg LOW BEAMS ONLY

 

eeec98b8d625a25b5fef82de13c4ef3e.jpg FOG LIGHTS ONLY

 

1f0e1d75699c60e247376a50f219bca0.jpg LOW BEAMS AND FOGS FACING OUT FROM MY GARAGE.

 

My only question is on the last photo, notice the two "high spots" of light. Any input on why that is occurring?

 

 

 

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When you installed them did you have the rod on the bulb facing up or down? It should be down.......

 

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There is certainly a ton of great info in this thread! However, I skimmed through all 183 pages and have found very little concerning Silverado LT reflector housings. I am very interested in doing a projector retro install in the reflector style headlights and yes I understand the labour involved.

 

Now i know many will suggest I buy a set of LTZ headlights and upgrade the projectors however the prices for LTZ headlights are very high and being from Canada, the exchange rate really affects the cost... 30+ % more to be exact..

 

I would consider OEM replicas but have been having a hard time finding them.

 

There must be other reflector style owners out there that have retro fitted projectors in to these headlights.

 

I would love to see photos and to hear from experiences people have had dealing with the reflector style headlights.

 

Please.post info regarding reflector style retrofits!! Photos would be great.

 

Dave

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The light pattern looks similar to the one I just installed. I don't think it's an installation problem. The bulbs can only be plugged into the harness one way and inserted and twisted into the headlight one way. I think it may be a reflection off some of the chrome trim around the grill. Beats the hell out of the stock ones though.

 

Agreed the bulbs can only go in one way, on my set I have a very minor high spot on the passenger side but it's further off to the right!

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I installed the trs morimoto kit in my 2015 GMC Sierra today. I have the ballast whine I have read about in here. Pulled that cap link plug apart and pushed the male pins down but no change. It starts out loud as soon as you turn the lights on but gets a little quieter. The female side of the cap plug is sloppy and loose as can be. I turn on the lights and move the wires on the back of that plug and it will shut them off. Anyone run into this scenario? I've been thru all 183 pages the last two weeks doing my research and don't remember seeing this problem. Any way to tighten those up in the housing?

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I installed the trs morimoto kit in my 2015 GMC Sierra today. I have the ballast whine I have read about in here. Pulled that cap link plug apart and pushed the male pins down but no change. It starts out loud as soon as you turn the lights on but gets a little quieter. The female side of the cap plug is sloppy and loose as can be. I turn on the lights and move the wires on the back of that plug and it will shut them off. Anyone run into this scenario? I've been thru all 183 pages the last two weeks doing my research and don't remember seeing this problem. Any way to tighten those up in the housing?

I did the same today but on my 2015 Silverado, I did notice a noise when they turn on but that's all that I recall. i'll have to check it out tomorrow to see if mine are whining or not.

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I installed the trs morimoto kit in my 2015 GMC Sierra today. I have the ballast whine I have read about in here. Pulled that cap link plug apart and pushed the male pins down but no change. It starts out loud as soon as you turn the lights on but gets a little quieter. The female side of the cap plug is sloppy and loose as can be. I turn on the lights and move the wires on the back of that plug and it will shut them off. Anyone run into this scenario? I've been thru all 183 pages the last two weeks doing my research and don't remember seeing this problem. Any way to tighten those up in the housing?

 

Instead of reversing the plug when I did my install I actually swapped the pins over so when the plugs connected the lock still worked, don't know if that will help in this case?

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