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Re: [Guide] WK H1 Mini Morimoto Retrofitting Low Beam

Im getting ready to venture into this project for my 05 WK.
I am going to have to start from scratch because I dont already have an HID kit.
I noticed in your first post you said dont forget the rivets and clips. Can they not be reused when you put the bumper back on?

If you dont mind, I am sure I will need to pick your brain as I start this process.

Have you had any issues using aftermarket housings?
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Re: [Guide] WK H1 Mini Morimoto Retrofitting Low Beam

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Im getting ready to venture into this project for my 05 WK.
I am going to have to start from scratch because I dont already have an HID kit.
I noticed in your first post you said dont forget the rivets and clips. Can they not be reused when you put the bumper back on?

If you dont mind, I am sure I will need to pick your brain as I start this process.

Have you had any issues using aftermarket housings?
The clips for the grill can be reused several times before they wear out like mine are.

No problem with the aftermarket headlights. I few slight design flaws like on one of them, the hole was missing for the big clip with the white push pin. I fixed that with a drill. And on one of the turn signal sockets, the bulb fixture stews in kind of funny. These things were no issue at all for me. Seriously.

As for the lens itself, no discoloration or hazing at all thus for. Thank to the help of the "35w" bulbs and ballasts that burn not as hot as the 55w bulbs and ballasts. (Another reason I won't use 55w kits.)
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Re: [Guide] WK H1 Mini Morimoto Retrofitting Low Beam

Is thier an easy way to make the low beam headlights stay on when the high beam are on, fog lights as well? This would be nice to keep the auto highbeam feature.

From what I gather turning an hid kit from off to on will cause them to fail.
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Re: [Guide] WK H1 Mini Morimoto Retrofitting Low Beam

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Is thier an easy way to make the low beam headlights stay on when the high beam are on, fog lights as well? This would be nice to keep the auto highbeam feature.

From what I gather turning an hid kit from off to on will cause them to fail.
My low beam projectors stay on when the high beams are on. I have no idea why. I thinks it's because of the relay harness connected directly to the battery.

Meaning: The circuit is still energized due to the fact that is connected directly to the battery. The circuit is not opened when the high beams are toggled.
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Re: [Guide] WK H1 Mini Morimoto Retrofitting Low Beam

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My low beam projectors stay on when the high beams are on. I have no idea why. I thinks it's because of the relay harness connected directly to the battery.

Meaning: The circuit is still energized due to the fact that is connected directly to the battery. The circuit is not opened when the high beams are toggled.
I wonder if it would be possible to wire the bixenon actuator up to go to high beam when the regular high beams kick on, since they are already on anyway?
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I wonder if it would be possible to wire the bixenon actuator up to go to high beam when the regular high beams kick on, since they are already on anyway?
Yes. There is a way.
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Re: [Guide] WK H1 Mini Morimoto Retrofitting Low Beam

Since the low beams always stay on all you would have to do is wire the actuator to the relay/fuse that turns the high beams on. Someone with more knowledge would have to confirm that you could do this and how.
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Since the low beams always stay on all you would have to do is wire the actuator to the relay/fuse that turns the high beams on. Someone with more knowledge would have to confirm that you could do this and how.
I just don't want to risk a stuck solenoid. That's why I didn't wire them.
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Re: [Guide] WK H1 Mini Morimoto Retrofitting Low Beam

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I just don't want to risk a stuck solenoid. That's why I didn't wire them.
Is this common with these projectors? Browsing the net I've noticed alot of people use them as a single bixenon.
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Yeah. It happens. There are steps you can take to prevent it but I'd rather not risk it at all.
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Since the low beams always stay on all you would have to do is wire the actuator to the relay/fuse that turns the high beams on. Someone with more knowledge would have to confirm that you could do this and how.
you actually just stick the two (power/ground) wires that come out of the solenoid into the back of the plug for the high beams (also just a power/ground wire). I ran those wires thru the hole that held the low beam reflector head prior to removing it.
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