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Old 08-11-2010, 08:45 PM   #1
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I purchased a set of morettes for my 02. I'll go ahead and make a few pre-emptive answers:
1. Yes, I searched
2. Yes, they are the real deal; projector lows and halogen highs (even have the auto levelers)
3. Yes, I have tried wiring them using a diagram I found on here
4. Yes, I know that the gray wire is common

Ok. Now for my question. I have read on here that a few people have taken all the relays off the lights, and just used the ones that are on the car already. I have searched for pictures/diagrams/anything that could show me how this is done, and I have come up with squat. I'd like to keep things simple. If taking the relays off is possible while keeping the normal operation of the lights (when high beams are on, so are the lows), then that is the direction I want to go.
Do any of you have this setup and wouldn't mind taking some pictures of the wiring itself? Or possibly an easy to follow diagram? I am searching for the 9007 plugs now (I rigged up a connection using two old bulbs that I broke open to get to the 3 wires inside). I'm almost to the point now where I am going to call a car audio place and see if they would install them for me.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:28 AM   #2
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Your morettes came with relays? It MIGHT be more simple to get rid of them, and run everything off the 9007 plugs. Keep in mind though that the 9007 is a common + setup - you have ONE feeding +12 wire, following which the low/high beam selection on the dashboard allows either of the two remaining wires to go through ground. With such a stock setup though, the high and low beams are mutually exclusive.
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:10 AM   #3
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Yup. 2 relays on the drivers side, and 1 on the passenger side. I did think about removing all of them and rewiring things that way. I figure since there are relays on the car already, why bother having more. I'd also plan on rewiring the turn signal (drivers side doesn't work for some odd reason, might be a loose wire), and rewire the "city" light and connect it to side marker. If I rewire without the relays on the lights, will the low beams stay on when the high beams are switched on? I know that the stock lights are duel filaments, but I've never looked to see if both filaments are on for the high beam.

Added question. Why does the turn signal have 3 wires going to it? I thought that only 2 were necessary for this.
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Re: relays. Good luck, but the switched ground and positive common might be a pain in the arse with them.
If I recall correctly, the turn signal in the Morettes also wires the parking light (i.e 2 feeding wires with a common ground). I think...
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:44 PM   #5
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Yeah, that's how the morettes are wired. I should have been more detailed. The turn signal harness on the car has 3 wires.
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