Morimoto Instruction Guide
BOLT ON BRIGHTER: The Morimoto 4Banger A-Pillar LED system is the perfect solution for more light, aimed exactly where you want it. From long-range spot-lights for high speed driving to ditch lights to illuminate the side of the road, our A-Pillar kit is all about versatility. Select a set of high performance 4Banger LED pods in your choice of beam pattern, pair that with the brackets to make installation a breeze, and power it properly with our switched wire harness.
ENGINEERED FITMENT: Morimoto’s A-Pillar kit for the 2014-2022 Toyota 4Runner has been through numerous rounds of design, prototyping and testing directly on the truck to ensure perfect compatibility. Everything lines up with pre-existing mounting points to create an installation that is truly modification-free. Guaranteed. Yes, we agree this is a basic requirement, but you wouldn’t believe the poor fitment we encountered from other well-known brands during development. It was mind blowing.
BRANCHES BEWARE: Each bracket is laser cut from 304 stainless steel, electroplated, then powder coated. Put simply, the side mirrors on your 4Runner will rip off way before our A-Pillar kit even flexes a muscle.
ALL WEATHER: The white-output version is ideal for all-around visibility. For those who desire optimal output in rain, snow, or fog–the Yellow-output version will slay in shady weather. Morimoto has opted for Phosphor-Converted Yellow LEDs that produce yellow light at the origin, which is the most effective way to penetrate through particles in the air without compromising output (Filtering white light through a yellow lens achieves the look, but no actual performance benefit in poor weather).
RELIABILITY: With power comes great responsibility. Extensive effort went into ensuring the reliability of the product. High power means high heat, which is why the 4Banger features a copper DTP (direct thermal path) PCB that maximizes heat-transfer to the radiator, which has been optimized through numerous rounds of thermal analysis. The cast aluminum shell is electroplated before powder coating to withstand flaking. The potted internals, over-molded input wiring, and main gasket are all designed according to IP69K standards for full weather resistance.
WIRING & CABLE MANAGEMENT: No sloppy wiring allowed. We have incorporated several mounting locations and cable routing clips on the stem of the bracket to direct the input wiring from your LED pods down into the engine bay. From there, you can plug n play with Morimotos switched relay wire harness for a clean and reliable install.
PERFORMANCE: Just like the brackets, every element of the patent-pending 4Banger LED pod light is proprietary. LucidShape was used to optimize performance around the most modern, lumen-dense LEDs from Nichia and Osram. Optics are produced according to world-class standards. Thermal dynamics have been optimized using SolidWorks. The 4Banger is available with three industry-leading beam patterns to suit every need. Wide/Fog, Spot, and Combo.
HXB COMBO BEAM: Illuminates a clear path with medium range. The HXB Combo beam provides a blend of width and distance illumination making every day driving in the middle of nowhere far more comfortable. The 8H x 4V oval hot spot with a 10V degree spread at beam center has been perfectly tuned to produce an ideal flood beam. The 4Banger HXB Combo is an excellent aid to any set of high-performance headlights.
HXB SPOT BEAM: Illuminates far into the distance unlike anything else on the market. The HXB Spot comes standard with the most powerful Osram LEDs, which in combination with the HXB LED optics produces a beam pattern capable of penetrating up to 800 meters into your future. No matter the speed, you’ll never outrun your ability to see with the 4Banger HXB Spots.
HXB WIDE BEAM: Illuminates the ground directly in front of the vehicle. The HXB Optics feature dual axis control. 1) for width, and 2) active hot spot control to project peak intensity right along the top of the beam pattern. The proper vertical gradient resembles an SAE-Compliant fog light pattern, but with added intensity throughout thanks to the Osram HX Boost LEDs. The 4Banger HXB Wide beam delivers the best combination of width, intensity, and control — making it the most effective off-road LED fog light in the world.
NCS COMBO BEAM: Illuminates a clear path with medium range. The HXB Combo beam provides a blend of width and distance illumination making every day driving in the middle of nowhere far more comfortable. The 8H x 4V oval hot spot with a 10V degree spread at beam center has been perfectly tuned to produce an ideal flood beam. The 4Banger HXB Combo is an excellent aid to any set of high-performance headlights.
NCS SPOT BEAM: Illuminates well into the distance. The NCS Spot features a highly focused 5-degree hot spot that’s surrounded by a 14H x 4C degree flood beam, making it the perfect weapon for long range visibility. While not quite as powerful as the 4Banger HXB Spot (which uses Osram LEDs), when paired up with a set of NCS Combos, you will have no problems avoiding deer in the distance.
NCS WIDE BEAM: Illuminates the ground directly in front of the vehicle, making them a perfect complement to a set of high-performance Morimoto headlights. They produce a very wide beam to drastically improve visibility off to the sides of the road. Superior vertical gradient control eliminates glare to oncoming traffic, and when mounted in the fog light position and aimed appropriately, will meet SAE standards for on-road use as a fog light.
POWER UP: The Morimoto 4Banger LED Pods have been developed from the ground up to set a new standard in their segment, and the same goes for the included wire harness. If you want the best, bingo. Not one component on the harness was overlooked for the sake of cost or simplicity. Triple sealed proprietary 4-pin relay with hanger. Proprietary over-molded inline fuse holder with 20A mini fuse. DT06-2S female outputs with dual seals. Stainless steel power and ground terminals. Proprietary M-Spec push button switch with Yellow-LED backlight.
COMPATIBILITY: Though they pair perfectly with the 4Banger LED pods, our superior A-Pillar brackets are compatible with LED pods from most other brands including Baja Designs, KC Hi-Lites, Rigid Industries, and Diode Dynamics.
STREET LEGALITY: When aimed properly, the Spot and Combo beams comply with SAE J581 standards for an for auxiliary high beam. With a standard -3 degree aim, the NCS Wide beam model is compliant with the latest SAE F3 regulation for use as a street-legal fog light. The HXB Wide Beam has a very similar beam pattern, but too much intensity to be considered a street-legal fog light. Some localities require auxiliary lights to be covered for everyday driving. To comply, the optional Blackout Covers are designed to fit all Morimoto 4Banger LED Pods, and are a friction + clip fit that installs with ease, and can be removed in seconds.
A-PILLAR BRACKETS: 2x (One Pair) Morimoto 4Banger (BAF028 / Toyota Tacoma) Pillar Brackets
LED PODS: 2x (One Pair) Morimoto 4Banger (Optional Color / Beam)
HARDWARE: Complete Pack (Stainless Steel)
WIRING: 1x Morimoto 4Banger Switched Relay Harness (incl. with pod selections only. Not included with bare brackets.)
WARRANTY: Limited Lifetime
TOYOTA: Tacoma (2016-2022)
WIRING: Plug & Play
NCS WIDE Yellow: 8,680 Cd (Post Warm-up)(86.8lux @ 10m)
NCS WIDE White: 12,400 Cd (Post Warm-up)(124lux @ 10m)
NCS COMBO Yellow: 38,850 Cd (Post Warm-up)(384lux @ 10m)
NCS COMBO White: 55,500 Cd (Post Warm-up)(555lux @ 10m)
NCS SPOT Yellow: 73,500 Cd (Post Warm-up)(735lux @ 10m)
NCS SPOT White: 105,000 Cd (Post Warm-up)(1,005lux @ 10m)
HXB WIDE Yellow: 14,700 Cd (Post Warm-Up)(147lux @ 10m)
HXB WIDE White: 21,000 Cd (Post Warm-Up)(210lux @ 10m)
HXB COMBO Yellow: 54,600 Cd (Post Warm-Up)(546lux @ 10m)
HXB COMBO White: 778,000 Cd (Post Warm-Up)(780lux @ 10m)
HXB SPOT Yellow: 119,000 Cd (Post Warm-Up)(1190lux @ 10m)
HXB SPOT White: 170,000 Cd (Post Warm-Up)(1,700lux @ 10m)
IPUT VOLTAGE: 9-19V DC
POWER: 20w (NCS) 42w (HXB)
CURRENT: 1.5A (NCS) or 3.3A (HXB)
DIMENSIONS: 82mm W, 67mm H, 60MM D
LIGHT SOURCE: 3x Nichia NCSY131F, Nichia NCSW131F, or Osram HX Boost
INPUT: Proprietary Overmolded Deutsch DT 2-Pin w/ Pigtail
MATERIAL: Makrolon LED2245 PC (Lens), Powdercoated Die Cast Aluminum (Housing)
COMPLIANCE: SAE, DOT, IP69K