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Old 08-16-2002, 11:41 AM   #76
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The 2000+s look good too(except for the bulging wagon roofline.)

But lets not forget Morettes et. al. are not just about looks. They are about POWER too babee. Producing light that can strip the flesh from your very bones!!!! muhahahahaaaa

You did kinda pass on that whole better light thing there 2001LegactGT.

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Old 08-16-2002, 05:46 PM   #77
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I guess light doesn't impress me that much
I've never noticed a problem with mine
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Old 08-16-2002, 06:58 PM   #78
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Maybe the MY00+ headlights are OK. The factory lights on my "old" MY97 SUCKED? I love driving fast at night and the morretes make it much safer. Gives me a chance to slow down for the deer.
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Old 08-16-2002, 07:19 PM   #79
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Hey HIHO,

your lights are awesome and I like it very much, very did you get it and does it comes with everything like light bulbs and instruction?

How hard is it to put it on and did you take pics step by step while you installing?

Please let me know.

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Old 08-16-2002, 07:20 PM   #80
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Yes, the '97's were really bad. Looking at my '99's it appears they modified the reflector but I don't have my '97 around to compare any more. I bought my Morettes for my '97, but it was totalled before I could get them in. Good thing the '99 still has the same assembly.
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Old 08-17-2002, 08:43 AM   #81
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Hey HIHO,

your lights are awesome and I like it very much, very did you get it and does it comes with everything like light bulbs and instruction?

How hard is it to put it on and did you take pics step by step while you installing?

Please let me know.

Jay
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Thanks.

I bought them from Adam at Z1 Performance. Yes it comes with everything. The instructions suck but the install was easy to figure out. They are very easy to install you only have to splice 2-3 wires. I didn't take any pics of the install, but I am sure that most people can figure it out.
Good luck and email me if you have any questions.
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Old 01-19-2003, 05:29 PM   #82
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Default Wiring help

Well dammit!

I figured I could get my Morettes installed in about an hour and catch the playoffs. I have the old style without the plug, so we tried to figure out the wiring. We finally got the high beam and low beam's switching but here's the problem.

The switch inside the vehicle compartment is reversed! So my high beam selection turns on the low beams and the low beams turn on the high beams.

You would think that all you had to do is switch the wires on the headlights, but that doesn't work. We're completely confused and have given up for the weekend. I'm going to try and order the plug harness that is available now, but does anyone have an alternate suggestion.

Oh, and did I mention that the vertical adjustment bolt is missing from the lights? I hadn't noticed until working on the lights today. I could jerry-rig something, but hopefully I can get this ordered as well. I just hope my car isn't sitting in my garage forever.
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Old 01-19-2003, 05:57 PM   #83
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Subaru uses ground switch system for headlights.
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Old 01-19-2003, 06:13 PM   #84
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Ok, that's helpful. The Morettes came with a ground line that we attached to a frame ground and we didn't use the plug-ground (the end of the morette ground had the round attachment for a screw ground so we used that, instead of going in-line to the plug wires we cut)

So maybe the stock ground goes to the Morette relay? I'm trying to understand how to make the transfer from a single headlight system with a switched ground to a dual headlight system. I'm still having a conceptual problem with how a ground switch with one line performs. I'll do some searches on this.

Any more insights?
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Old 01-20-2003, 12:27 AM   #85
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I don't know about morette but this is how I wired my JDM projector headlights:

stock H4 connections (looking at the bottom of the bulb):



wirings for JDM projector headlights (common ground):
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Old 01-20-2003, 01:23 AM   #86
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so what would be better?
1. morretes?
2. jdm projectors?
3. 99 leg head lights, with a hid kit?

and on that hid kit, can you get some that will have a high beam? or do you have to buy a set of like projector hids that mount some other place? like a set of fog lights.
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Old 01-20-2003, 09:58 PM   #87
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Well I'm getting the aftermarket plugs, so that should help with the wiring issue. I still have the missing vertical adjustment screw for the low-beam projectors. I don't know if it's possible, but can any of you Morette owners take a picture of what should be in the open spot on my lights (pic below)? Thanks.
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Old 01-20-2003, 10:02 PM   #88
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What is the frame made of? Is it the same for the surround that is visible from the front of the car?
What do you think of the construction? I really want to do this, but am broke for now. Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-21-2003, 11:19 AM   #89
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What is the frame made of? Is it the same for the surround that is visible from the front of the car?
What do you think of the construction? I really want to do this, but am broke for now. Thanks in advance.
The frame is mostly plastic with some metal but certainly as strong as the OEM light. The front is a separate piece that is removable and paintable. The light construction is very solid. I'll let you know how they perform at night once I get this wiring problem fixed.
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Old 01-21-2003, 11:31 AM   #90
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schludwiller, did you buy the Morrettes used? Is that why the hardware is missing or did Morrette send them out without it?

g/l on your install. I have not checked the bulbs in my car directly but based upon beam pattern it looks like the two filaments do not operate simultaneously. Do the Morrettes operate both bulbs in hi-beam mode?

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Old 01-21-2003, 05:44 PM   #91
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Yes BOTH are on with highbeams. I didn't have any trouble with mine. Maybe the MY97 and MY99 are diferent(factory harness). I will try to take a picture of mine tomorrow but I have no way to post them.
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