Morimoto 2Stroke LED Low Beams 5th Gen 4Runner from The Retrofit Source
As most of you know by now, the 4Runners factory low beam lighting is horrible.
With our 2016 Trail Premium 4Runner, we wanted to increase the output on our low beams without drilling into the dust caps.
Both of those headlights, by the way, are incredibly impressive, they just require drilling of your dust caps. And, if you drill too large of a hole, that will cause moisture in your headlights, and ultimately you will need a fix for that problem.
The 4Runners h11 halogen projector low beam is very underpowered. You’ve got your main hot spot in the center and it’s spread is not super wide.
At 25 feet the H11 headlight only comes in at 250 maximum lux.
The 2Stroke 2.0 light bulbs create 570 maximum lux at the same distance.
I am beyond stoked to see a high-quality LED low beam that doesn’t require drilling of the dust caps, produces impressive color, outshines factory light output all while being incredibly simple to install.
All of this is backed by a proven and well-known name in the lighting industry.
If you haven’t heard of them, now you have.
Introducing the Morimoto 2Stroke 2.0 H11 LED kit
This 2Stroke 2.0 is a great upgrade for double the light output in your 4Runner low beam all without drilling your dust caps.
The Morimoto 2Stroke 2.0 H11 LED kit comes with two bulbs one for each side of your low beams. The bulbs come with a three-year warranty and each bulb features six Philips Lumileds Z ES chips colored at 5700K. They boast an impressive 2440 raw lumens per bulb which are over 2X times brighter than the stock 4Runner stock halogen bulb.
They draw only 23 watts of power per bulb and have an input range of six to 18 volts DC also they only draw 1.9 amps of power.
When you plug in the LED bulbs, you will notice a world of a difference. Instead of a dim yellow orangish incandescent filament that shines dull and almost non-existent, you’ll see an ultra-bright array of stunning 5700K cool-white LED chips.
The fan is encased in an aluminum housing and both quiet and powerful. Morimoto has produced the ultimate in optical positioning inside the housing which produces ultimate brightness and heat management.
- Purchase the lights: Check Today’s Price
- WARRANTY: 3 Years
- LED EMITTERS: 6x Philips Lumileds Z ES per bulb
- KELVIN: 5700K
- INTENSITY: 2440lm (raw; per bulb)
- INPUT POWER: 23w (per bulb)
- INPUT RANGE: 6-18V DC
- CURRENT DRAW: 1.9A 12V DC
The kit is incredibly easy to install. You will need the H11 male adapter harness for our headlights. These are on the same product page with the link above. Compared to the Xenon Depot LED and HID kit, there is not much to this installation.
Tools & Materials
- Basic shop tools
- Mini screwdriver
- Extra Zip Ties
Step 1: Twist Dust Caps & Set Aside
Locate and twist to remove low beam dust caps.
Remove Factory Low Beam Bulbs
Twist halogen light bulb out and proceed to unclip light bulb from the harness.
Prepare Morimoto 2Stroke 2.0 LED Low Beams
Prepare your H11 Morimoto 2Stroke 2.0 LED Low Beams with the provided H11/H9/H8 adapter harness.
Install Morimoto 2Stroke 2.0 LED Low Beams
Connect the adapter harness to the Morimoto 2Stroke LED harness and then proceeded to connect the harness to the factory harness.
Test the lights
With the LEDs in place and connected, turn your headlights on and test the LED chips.
Install Morimoto 2Stroke 2.0 LED Low Beams
You will need to press firmly in order for the Morimoto 2Stroke 2.0 LED bulbs to fit in place. Once you have pressed the gaskets on the bulbs tight enough against the headlight housing, twist, and lock into place. Place the remaining portion of the LED harness into the enclosed headlight backing.
Morimoto 2Stroke 2.0 LED Headlight Color on 4Runner
Again, turn on your low beams once the headlight bulbs are in place for a final test to ensure low beams accurately display.
Put dust covers back on
Driver Side Installation
Driver side may take additional work depending on how large your hands are. In order to remove the dust cap on the driver side, you can remove the battery and proceed to install. Or, remove the dust cap with a flat head screwdriver or plastic trim tool.
From here, you can unplug the halogen bulbs and swap in the new Morimoto 2Stroke 2.0 LED low beams. If the area is too tight for you to access, proceed to remove the battery. This will give you plenty of room for the installation.
For the light output and impressive beam pattern these H11s LEDs produce, they are well worth the cost.
They are not going to be brighter than a set of HIDs but if you are looking for a set of lights that will outshine the factory headlights while boasting an impressive clear white color, this is a great set.
Finally, with this set of LEDs, you don’t need to drill into your dust caps and for some, that is a HUGE plus.
So what do they look like?