Installed a Morimoto Mini 55w kit from the TRS group buy last May. Excellent light output, relatively easy install - went well. I was impressed.
Noticed a drastic drop in the cutoff sharpness and light output of my Driver's side projector a few weeks ago. Disassembled the light last night - only to find that the chrome plating on the projector bowl of the Morimotos was burned and peeling...resulting in poor light output.
After doing some research, apparently TRS no longer advises customers run 55w ballasts/bulbs with Morimoto Mini's. They do not have enough surface area to effectively dissipate the higher heat output.
Going to call TRS tomorrow and see what I can work out.
Oh, and the lock nut for the bulb is frozen on the back as well - making it impossible to remove the bulb.
Not whining at all - TRS has great service and support, and I am sure that we will be able to work something out. When you consider the fact that by doing a retro, you are essentially negating years of engineering and R&D by Toyota. Hiccups are to be expected.
Will keep everyone updated.