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OEM Projectors or Retrofit?

I have been looking to add HIDs to my WK, but I don't want them in the halogen lamps. That leaves me two choices, buy the OEM projectors or do a projector retrofit and I wanted to get opinions from you guys first.

With the OEM projectors, I will spend more money, but I am willing to do that depending on what you guys know about them.
- Will they be plug and play in a 2009 Laredo?
- Also, will the auto leveling work in them?

However, doing the projector retrofit would be cheaper but requires more labor.
- I live in an apartment and don't have a garage to work in, so anyone who has done a retro fit, will it turn my aparment into a huge mess if I attempt it?
- Also, How hard is it to complete the retrofit? My only experience at taking apart headlights was to paint the ones I had on my old Ranger.

Any advice or opinions that you guys would be willing to share would be great!!
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Re: OEM Projectors or Retrofit?

OEM, one of our members actually has a laredo with the OEM lamps. He can surely answer your questions.
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Re: OEM Projectors or Retrofit?

they will not be plug and play but can easily be converted to plug and play. the auto leveling will not work. i have done this mod and it is great. there are a few on ebay right now for very cheap.
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Re: OEM Projectors or Retrofit?

here is all the info you need..........

How to Ver2: make 2008 HID WK headlights plug and play on 05-07 WK's
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they will not be plug and play but can easily be converted to plug and play. the auto leveling will not work. i have done this mod and it is great
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Re: OEM Projectors or Retrofit?

i have retrofit but would suggest the 08+ upgrade instead.

too much can go wrong with the retrofit.......

if i had to do it al lover agai, i would do the upgrade like MOST others.
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Re: OEM Projectors or Retrofit?

OEM is almost always better than DIY projects
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