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Old 01-13-2011, 06:04 AM   #11
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we're on the same boat.
ive been wanting to retrofit projectors into my GXP for the past year, but i dunno if i wanna wreck my GXP headlights, took me over a month to consider if i wanna clear them or not, now that i did it, i dunno if i wanna open them again

another option i was thinking is to buy regular bonneville headlights, and do a DUAL projector retrofit, this way you get rid of the reflectors and the headlights would have overall a darker look into them like the GXP headlights

and this is something new in the market, they look nice and seem to have a very sharp cutoff line

http://www.v-leds.com/Exterior-HID-H...-p9377715.html
Sorry, found this thread searching on Google and I had to register to respond to your post.

Those are actually the Morimoto Mini H1 projectors...they aren't made specifically for TheRetrofitSource, but they've done a great job marketing them and people now refer to the mini H1 projectors as Morimoto Mini'* or some other combination.

They're the same price as the MH1s on TRS.com, but you get the H/L harness included from the v-leds site which is a pretty good deal; TRS has really great support though, before/during/after the sale, they're always there to help. Give'em a call sometime, very friendly guys!

Anyways, these projectors fit right through the hole where your stock halogen bulb would go, and then a locking nut secures it from the back of your headlamp. Good luck guys! I'm going to see if there'* a forum for Cobalt SS/SC people on this site.
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Hey Nate,

Thanks for the information!

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This is an alll gm forum...cobalt is chevy chevy is gm so Dont be shy bud and thanks for the info
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Thanks for the welcome guys, and I appreciate the links Tom.

If anyone needs more specific help with the mini H1 projectors feel free to PM me or just post on this thread. They're very easy to work with and the output and beam width are just amazing for having to do no cutting or screwing.

The most basic version of how they work is: you separate the lens from your headlamp, unscrew your halogen bulb holder and shield (the little silver cover that blocks the bulb from shooting light straight out), then put the MH1 projector through the stock halogen bulb opening from the front of the headlamp, then use the lock nut and washers to secure it from behind the bulb opening on the backside of the headlamp. You'll still be able to use your vertical adjustments that you would use on regular halogen bulbs to aim your lights up and down, which is the great thing about these projectors. The horizontal rotation might be slightly off (uneven cutoff), so what you would do to fix this is mount the light back on to your car with the lens off, and rotate the projector by hand from the front until you get an even cutoff line; once that'* done, put the shroud on the projector, and re-seal the lights. Throw'em back on the car, and use your stock vertical adjusters to get your lights aimed properly.

Voila! No cutting or hacking the lights up, and you get amazing output at a great price.
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Thanks for the welcome guys, and I appreciate the links Tom.

If anyone needs more specific help with the mini H1 projectors feel free to PM me or just post on this thread. They're very easy to work with and the output and beam width are just amazing for having to do no cutting or screwing.

The most basic version of how they work is: you separate the lens from your headlamp, unscrew your halogen bulb holder and shield (the little silver cover that blocks the bulb from shooting light straight out), then put the MH1 projector through the stock halogen bulb opening from the front of the headlamp, then use the lock nut and washers to secure it from behind the bulb opening on the backside of the headlamp. You'll still be able to use your vertical adjustments that you would use on regular halogen bulbs to aim your lights up and down, which is the great thing about these projectors. The horizontal rotation might be slightly off (uneven cutoff), so what you would do to fix this is mount the light back on to your car with the lens off, and rotate the projector by hand from the front until you get an even cutoff line; once that'* done, put the shroud on the projector, and re-seal the lights. Throw'em back on the car, and use your stock vertical adjusters to get your lights aimed properly.

Voila! No cutting or hacking the lights up, and you get amazing output at a great price.
Sounds great, the only other question I have is do the projectors sit flush against the reflector housing? I'm hoping they maintain the contour of the housing to give a decently seamless appearance.
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Thanks for the welcome guys, and I appreciate the links Tom.

If anyone needs more specific help with the mini H1 projectors feel free to PM me or just post on this thread. They're very easy to work with and the output and beam width are just amazing for having to do no cutting or screwing.

The most basic version of how they work is: you separate the lens from your headlamp, unscrew your halogen bulb holder and shield (the little silver cover that blocks the bulb from shooting light straight out), then put the MH1 projector through the stock halogen bulb opening from the front of the headlamp, then use the lock nut and washers to secure it from behind the bulb opening on the backside of the headlamp. You'll still be able to use your vertical adjustments that you would use on regular halogen bulbs to aim your lights up and down, which is the great thing about these projectors. The horizontal rotation might be slightly off (uneven cutoff), so what you would do to fix this is mount the light back on to your car with the lens off, and rotate the projector by hand from the front until you get an even cutoff line; once that'* done, put the shroud on the projector, and re-seal the lights. Throw'em back on the car, and use your stock vertical adjusters to get your lights aimed properly.

Voila! No cutting or hacking the lights up, and you get amazing output at a great price.
Awesome information! I have been searching for quite awhile for a projector retrofit that requires no cutting. This site continues to be a great help.
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I have a question as well, how are these wired to our bonnies?
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I have a question as well, how are these wired to our bonnies?
Easy, the HID kits by DDM tuning use a 9006 wire connector on the ballast but you can order any style bulb to plug right up to the ballast.
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Easy, the HID kits by DDM tuning use a 9006 wire connector on the ballast but you can order any style bulb to plug right up to the ballast.

So you basically use that blue connector from the hid ballast and connect it to the OE connector then right?
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Instead of bi xenon I would rather do a seperate hi-low setup do they make these style without the fancy bi setup?
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