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Old 04-23-2001, 06:59 AM   #1
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Post How to install Morrette Twin Lights 101....(Long)

OK. After getting a set of these used, having Graham Goode Fax me a set of the poorest translated French dirctions in the world (from Morrette btw)from England, talking to the original owner of my used lights (Weasel 555, thanks ANDY, you did help a lot) and still not being able to figure them out (2 wires that is). I figured I would save all of the GB participants the problem and write an instruction set for the install of these.

Ok, remove your corner lights, there is one screw in the top at the corner of the head light, remove these (and keep) and then pull unit forward till it pops out, detach the wiring and set aside (some are a real PITA, YMMV)..
Then, remove your grill by inserting a screw driver into the small round holes near the corners (2), press down and the grill will be loose now, pull the top out a bit to clear the clips, and then straight up to remove it from the rubber holders, set aside.
Remove your lights, un-plug the connectors first and keep the inside (grill side) screws handy, you'll need these to re-assembly later. There are 4 screws per assembly per side.
Install your new Morrette lamps in the stock locations and be sure to transfer the rubber grill keepers to the Morrettes. Use the OEM grill side screws to mount them, and then use the supplied mounting hardware for the outside.Slide the outside in first, and then do the inside.
Take the long wire from the relay on the drivers side (the one with two ends, one blue, one brown) and plug it into the high beam (H2) on the passengers side (route wire accordingly, I zip tied mine to the radiator support, take the short wires (same color) and attach to the drivers side high beam. Take the long brown wire from the relay and ground it to a fender bolt. Take the red wire (in black sheathing) and attach it to the positive terminal of the battery.
Now, you should have 1 blue wire and 1 grey wire off of the relay with spade terminals on the ends left un attached. Pull the rubber boot off of the drivers side head light plug (the stock one). There are 3 clips on the back of this that hold down a cover plate. Un clip them and lift this plate off to expose the wiring within. Take your relay wires and bend the spades 90 degrees to the wire. Insert them into the side wire slots in the plug. There are three wires in the plug. Positive, negative and ground. Ground is the top center one. You want + and -. Insert your wires one per side into this setup, and either modify the plug boot and rear cover, or do as I did, and clip the cover down, and wrap it in electrical tape.
Plug in the stock passenger side headlamp plug,re insert your corner lamps and your ready to go.
Make sure to aim your lights properly so you dont blind people comming at you.

* I assume NO responsiblity over these instructions if you zap yourself, blow a relay a fuse or anything like that its your fault not mine*

I want to Thank Graham Goode for the wiring instructions (the directions may suck, but its better than nothing), Weasel 555 for the help and recolection of how to mount them (now I understand what you mean by they just clip in), Aplha Bill for the lamps them selves, Chad (Racer in LSL) for helping me figure out the final wiring, Dan (sweet gold Z), Joel (Jewbaru, Jeff (10th Warrior), Larry, Liz for all the help you gave me with these.


Shawn
p.s..hopefully I can get OmahaSubaru to host some pictures for me.....
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Old 04-23-2001, 08:04 AM   #2
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I'll host the pics for you!

<a href="http://www.geocities.com/omahasubaru/morrette.htm"> Click Here for the Install instructions and pics</a>

I'm jealous as are others.

Thanks - Jon

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Old 04-23-2001, 11:05 AM   #3
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Thanks Jon!
The light out put is breath taking, and when I get some more pics of the car (clean) I will post them on the page, also the Fog Covers from Primitive Racing should be back on then.
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Old 04-23-2001, 01:09 PM   #4
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Thanks Shawn. I and everyone who else bought the lites from Adam really appreciate it. "well I do anyways" I should have them next week or so. Can't wait...Gerry
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Old 04-23-2001, 01:30 PM   #5
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Your welcome Gerry, If you want specific detail photos, PM me with the specifics. This goes for anyone.....
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Old 04-23-2001, 02:09 PM   #6
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Thanks Shawn!
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Old 04-23-2001, 02:36 PM   #7
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Are you running the standard bulbs, or did you change them? Also, did the relay come with the lights or did you need to get it elsewhere?
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Old 04-23-2001, 04:16 PM   #8
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Pretty cool. I've seen the kits and wondered how they would look, now I know.

If only something simmilar was out for the 02 WRX... I've seen some euro like lights over at http://www.autocaresubaru.com/wrx.html. Not sure I like them yet though.
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Old 04-23-2001, 11:25 PM   #9
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I looked on Graham Goode's site and the lights were silver. Is this something that you have to get paint matched to your car?
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Old 04-24-2001, 07:09 AM   #10
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The relay and all wiring is included with the lights.
The housings come in a semi gloss black, they are very easy to prep and paint.
I am using the bulbs they came with, and trust me, they are more than adequate. I might swap in my sylvania Cool Blues, but other than that they kick ass!
I tinted my corner lenses with spray tint, and IMO it looks really aggressive.
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Old 04-24-2001, 07:36 AM   #11
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BlueCamel-
I can't get the autocare page to load, so I'm not sure which ones they have, but Morette does make a kit for the WRX. It can be found at Graham Goode and Scoobynet I believe.

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Old 04-24-2001, 04:13 PM   #12
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Since everyone here is replacing their headlights, can I buy a passenger side stock headlight? Mine was destroyed by an evil tow hitch.(tow hitch won) I could also use the stock corner light, same side.
please email me at:
kevin@subafastracing.com
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Old 04-25-2001, 05:16 AM   #13
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Heh. The autocaresubaru page wouldn't load becuase of the . at the end of my sentance.

Here's the URL again for anyone who wants a look.

http://www.autocaresubaru.com/wrx.html

I'll look for the Morette lights at Gram Goode and Scoobynet. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 04-26-2001, 10:09 AM   #14
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BlueCamel - Here ya go.
These are the new Morette lights unpainted.

<IMG SRC="http://www.scoobymania.co.uk/images/my01headlights.jpg" border=0>

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Old 04-26-2001, 05:17 PM   #15
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The WRX Morrette kit (specifically for LHD cars) is now available..email me or PM for details. I generally order these types of of parts every 2-3 weeks, as they are special order items
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Old 05-26-2001, 12:18 AM   #16
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Thanks for the instructions. I installed mine in about an hour thanks to you.

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Old 05-26-2001, 10:28 AM   #17
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Okay, my lights are on and working on my 2000. For those of you with taps rather than spades connecting to stock the H4 wiring (this probably changed at some point after Shawn's lights were made), attach the light blue wire to the stock red wire, and the gray wire to the stock red wire with the blue stripe (the stock yellow with the blue stripe is the ground, and the relay's already grounded). If the Inner H2s don't turn on with the high beams, try reversing the wires that run from the left H2 to the right. That is the only complication I had.

Ran for about ten minutes and no burn-outs, so I'll call it good. Now all I have to do is aim them. They are *much* brighter than stock.

The one thing I was wary about are all the cuts in the plastic on the Morettes. They are very poorly done, though the corner lights did pop in to place and all the garish cuts are hidden when the light's installed. I really wish they had taken the time to properly finish off their product, but then it would probably cost a lot more, so maybe I shouldn't kick.

Thanks Shawn

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