LUCKY YOU: The Honda Accord has always been the sedan for the sensible man. But like anything in the hands of an enthusiast, the headlights, like other areas of the car could always stand for an upgrade. Luckily for you, the Morimoto Retro-Quik system is designed as a direct bolt-on upgrade for a big performance boost inside the headlights on all 2013+ Honda Accords.
BI-XENON PROJECTORS: The most compact high performance Bi-xenon projectors from Morimoto. With their small framework and compact 2.5” lens, they fit where most don’t. Convenient mounting points match the bolt pattern on several modern OEM Japanese applications, making them a direct swap in many cases. But don’t let their size fool you. We're gonna go ahead and say not many projectors will out-shine the 4TL-R. Their light output is similar (we might even say better) than the bigger Morimoto Mini D2S 3.0. Even with a clear lens swap and an experienced hand, you would be hard-pressed to tune any OEM projectors to come close in the performance department!
OPTIONAL HID BALLASTS: Morimoto’s XB ballasts are a functional work of art. While the industrial-edge design by California native Artur Saakyan looks great from the outside, they’re packed with too much modern tech on the inside to cover it all in on place. Their DSP 3.0 circuit maximizes reliability, input and output efficiency. Their ability to warm the bulbs up to full operating intensity quickly is matched by few. Hardly are all aftermarket-HID ballasts the same, and the XB’s make that clear in most every category in our opinion.
OPTIONAL D2S HID BULBS: Homegrown by Morimoto to out-perform any alternatives on the market when installed in projector-based headlight…and it shows. We admit the latest generation XB HID bulbs are pretty impressive when compared to other bulbs, and even older Morimoto bulbs. At the heart of the XB bulbs is their perfectly-aligned 100% Philips quartz glass capsule that houses high quality halide salts from German-supplier Messer. In our annual lux comparison test, they produced nearly the same luminosity (intensity) as the industry benchmark Osram CBI bulbs at 5500K. No, you're not seeing things here, but yes you will be seeing everything at night.
OPTIONAL RELAY HARNESS: As one of the most important parts in any HID lighting upgrade, don't skimp out when it comes to your wiring. It doesn't matter how good your ballasts are or how good your bulbs are, if your harness is a piece of crap, when it gives out your headlights are gonzo. The Morimoto HD Relay harness is easily worth the premium price compared to cheaper alternatives. With triple-sealed twin relays, 14ga. stranded copper wiring, over-molded fittings, and plug-n-play functionality, it will ensure everything functions properly and permanently from the original in-cabin controls. It’s easily the best headlight wire harness out there.
OPTIONAL HIGH BEAM SPLITTERS: Double high beams?! whaaaat! Since the Accord has a pre-existing halogen high beam and the new projectors in the Retro-Quik system have their own bi-xenon high beams, you’ll have no problem lighting up the back roads. Put simply, the optional Morimoto high beam splitters allow you to make this feature work easily without any cutting or splicing to the factory wiring by diverting power from the halogen bulb into the projector’s high beam solenoid, making them both work at the same time.
OPTIONAL HOUSING SEALANT: Protection is priceless! When you're putting together a set of high-end headlights, the last thing you want is moisture in 'em the first time it rains outside. RetroRubber RetroRubber is the most effective way to make sure the original seal is fully restored. For the small price, why anybody wouldn’t prevent their new headlights from fogging up is beyond us. It’ll be the best twelve bucks you’ve ever spent.