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post #101 of 114 (permalink) Old 04-08-2017, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about getting the LED DRL lights. Does the "accord" retrofit projectors still fit without having to pull the headlight apart? And if I'm reading all these comments correctly, I just need to buy the "accord" projectors with the desired accessories, two splitters, and an anti-flicker harness, or the anti-flicker link? I too am completely new to electronics on vehicles, let alone my first HID conversion. Thanks for the help!
No the accord projectors do not for these aftermarket headlights OEM ONLY.


The ones in the aftermarket headlights are Morimoto Mini D2S 4.0 they require taking apart the headlight housing and making a custom top bracket you can see in the pictures. The bottom two holes line up so the alignment part is done also will need to trim the reflector a little to fit the solenoid through. Probably a 4 out of 10 on the retrofit hardness scale.

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1.5hrs to remove bumper 1st time. (high estimate though)
2.0hrs remove headlights, projector install and HID wire, secure ballasts, etc
1.0hr reinstall bumper

As an FYI, I felt the screws holding the projector in the housing bottom out in the hole before securing the projector, so I tried a few threads off them. The 4tl bracket is thinner than the stock projector brackets.

Instead of trimming the housing plastic to get the low beam connector outside the headlight housing, I used a dmm to find which wires on the main connector were for the low beam and used t-taps to run my relay harness.


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How do you like the lights? Its definitely a big change from standard halogen. Even superior to oem projectors.

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Loving them, best thing I've done to the truck so far.

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No the accord projectors do not for these aftermarket headlights OEM ONLY.


The ones in the aftermarket headlights are Morimoto Mini D2S 4.0 they require taking apart the headlight housing and making a custom top bracket you can see in the pictures. The bottom two holes line up so the alignment part is done also will need to trim the reflector a little to fit the solenoid through. Probably a 4 out of 10 on the retrofit hardness scale.
So how do the retro fits into oem headlights and won't fit into the led drls if they require oem fitment....welp...there goes putting HIDs inside the LED drl headlights :/ I need like a 0.5 out of 10 lol. You lost me at custom bracket.
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Different housings between OEM and aftermarket. They don't use the same halogen projectors

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OK folks, I've finally uploaded a video from my dashcam while driving at night.

https://youtu.be/hsqHGeShgKU
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Thanks for the view Blue06.
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I wish they had more width to them. Not that anyone would ever notice but for me using hand fulls of different types of projectors these lack in beam width department. Still never the less a great easy upgrade. I am planning on going 55W ballasts and retrofitting a 2014 corolla led projector in the high beam. Hopefully I can get it to fit.

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I had tried putting in the cyclops LED's and haven't been happy with them at all. I have been dealing with it, but I took my vette out for a drive tonight. I haven't had it out at night in a while and those factory HID projectors put my LED's in the Colorado to shame.

I told myself I wasn't going to spend any money on the truck this month.
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So, sorry to ask what may be general HID questions in this thread, but this is the project I want to do so here goes:

If I get everything in the linked kit from TRS, will the HID's come on all of the time because of the DRL's? Is there something that needs to be done to defeat the DRL's? If you add the relay harness, are the pulses spaced closely enough together to keep the relay pulled in the entire time during normal headlight operation as well as when the drl's are operational? If the BCM just sees the coil side of the relay harness, will it throw error codes?

Would I use these instead of the relay harness? https://www.theretrofitsource.com/co...tandalone.html

Sorry for the dumb Noob questions, but the only HID kits I've done in the past have been on "dumb" cars where relay harnesses worked perfectly fine.

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Yes, the DRL will cause the low beams to be on all the time.

Usually, the PWM signal causes the relay to buzz as it constantly sees the pulsed DRL signal. This is avoided by installing the canbus adapters. These are really just a capacitor that smoothes out the pulsed signal, keeping it at a high enough level to keep the coil in the relay energized and the relay switch closed.

The truck will not throw any errors with the HID and relay harness. But you will see headlight errors on the onstar diagnostic report that is emailed to you Monthly.

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Is there something that needs to be done to defeat the DRL's?
You can by getting the gen5DIY harness, or make your own harness that has two relays in series I think it was? There's post's in the thread relating to making your own harness.


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Any upgrade needed to the factory wiring harness? The new projectors look great!
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ok, so canbus harness into the relay harness is the way to go then
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