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1st Gen Retrofit Walkthrough: Morimoto Mini H1

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Konaborne, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Mar 25, 2020 at 8:56 PM
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    tony2018

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    you can have a custom harness made
     
  2. Mar 25, 2020 at 9:39 PM
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    1997tacomav6

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    H4 is the bulb style.
    H1 is the kit number from this company
    This is the kit, with 5500 bulbs and wire harness kit.

    It’s 15 percent off till the end of the month code wrench15

    https://www.theretrofitsource.com/bixenon-morimoto-mini-h1-stage-3?quantity=1

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  3. Mar 25, 2020 at 9:45 PM
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    Yetimetchkangmi

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    OK so I was super skeptical about how this whole thing would work:
    1st Gen Tacoma 03 with H4s and OEM harness.
    Spoke in length to TRS support and sent photos of the housing and then emailed me exact what I needed.
    There is a harness that plugs directly into the 1st Gen headlight bulb connector and that signals the main harness to turn on.
    The directions are somewhat generic but if you lay everything out, its basically plug and play.

    One thing you might want to do it confirm the size of the projector and the shroud that you selecting.
    You could easily select from the TRS website anything you thought might fit.
    A 1st Gen would be smaller, where as a 2nd Gen has a much larger headlight housing.

    These have two halo:
    The inner one is white and square.
    The outer one is blue and fluroscent tube.


    You can see the opening is for HID and I hadn't ever seen the bulb for the HID. These headlights were given to me by @busmup808 (thanks Dain!)
     
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  4. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:09 PM
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  5. Mar 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM
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    Yetimetchkangmi

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    yep, got those as they had no clue about the metal retaining clips until I searched their entire website and found them and showed them where they were on the website and order 3 @ $5/each...
     
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  6. Mar 28, 2020 at 1:10 PM
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    TW global conscience:

    After polishing the outside of the lens, do you suggest a clear coat of wax or something else?
    Do you block all the vent holes?

    @BlackPearl
     
  7. Mar 30, 2020 at 11:06 AM
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    might not be a good idea applying a clear coat as the Tacoma lenses are plastic. When I did the headlights on my ML I use what came in the kit and it worked well and lasted a good while.
     

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