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  • 2013 Mini Cooper HID Retrofit

    A friend is looking for me to retrofit his 2013 Mini Cooper R60 Countryman. What I know about the headlight and car in general is the following...

    It uses Full halogen buckets
    Low\High beam bowl uses a 9008\H13 bulb
    12961 parking light bulb and PY21W turn signal bulb share the same housing I believe.

    The H13 Low\High bulb runs as a DRL per the DRL Enabled setting in the dash configuration. Not sure if this is running at full voltage, or half voltage, etc. But regardless it sounds like this DRL Enabled setting would need to be disabled unless there is some sort of device that i can wire in to interpret that DRL signal from the car and re-route that to a different device\wire configuration in the housing?

    Does anyone know what projector setup would be the easiest \ most plug and play solution? Im assuming mini H1 7.0 would be the easiest threaded shaft solution. The only thing that he really wants done is to have Halos around the new projectors shroud. Im thinking of maybe adding a smaller one around the front of the turn signal as well, not sure yet.

    After doing some searching around it seems to me like the OEM version of the lights are buytl which is good news. If anyone knows differently please let me know. Also, how does one go about estimating specific wiring \ custom harnesses for their lights on a car they never did before? The best i can imagine is googling images of hte engine bay and estimating wire lengths for ground points ,etc etc






    Last edited by emerica243; June 11th, 2019, 07:04 PM.

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    I ended up sourcing a set of OEM lights. I'm leaning towards Mini H1 7.0 and Gatlin Gun shrouds or mini turbines with either a front mounted or vent mounted halo. From my understanding ill need the following...

    H13 Mopar Harness to handle the finickyness of canbus\computer in these cars
    Xchange driver to switch the halos off when low beams are on.

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    • #3
      I think a panamera shroud would look sick in these. the version with halos + 4 four led dots would look cool. Or the original mini shroud with several dots.... unfortunately I cann't help you with the wiring,
      Subaru Outback retrofit:
      http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...aru-Outback-H6
      License plate lights with dual brightness:
      https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...hen-backing-up

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Crossgolf View Post
        I think a panamera shroud would look sick in these. the version with halos + 4 four led dots would look cool. Or the original mini shroud with several dots.... unfortunately I cann't help you with the wiring,
        I can picture that being cool. But im thinking its impossible for anything that big to fit in there. I feel like the shroud would need to be cut in half. Looking at a a previous generation headlight(below link) which looks to of had even more room\bigger bucket to work with, he still had to trim alot off of a bigger sized shroud... Which is the only reason i am leaning towards smaller shrouds. The headlights actually came in today, so ill try to rip one open and see what i can learn \ measure inside.

        https://www.northamericanmotoring.co...on-11-r56.html

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        • #5
          the headlights look so much bigger in the pictures.... thanks for the link. Interesting read.

          i like what that guy did to to turn signal.
          Subaru Outback retrofit:
          http://www.hidplanet.com/forums/show...aru-Outback-H6
          License plate lights with dual brightness:
          https://www.hidplanet.com/forums/for...hen-backing-up

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