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Old 02-10-2004, 02:25 PM   #1
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Default How hard to upgrade Morettes to HID?

So I'm looking to upgrade my Morette's to HID and thinking of getting a set from Misterjung.com. I'm just curious how difficult it is to wire these guys up, and to find a mounting place for the ballasts?

If anyone has pics of ballast mounting locations or where they hooked up their ground wires that would be great.

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Old 02-10-2004, 03:06 PM   #2
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You may want to look at other options aside from misterjung.com

I guess I personally can't speak from experience but many members on the hid forum have had bad experiences with him. A few members on here didn't have any problems as have some others, but I would say a majority of people have had problems with his communication and the quality of his kits. For other HID options, just do a search on here for "HID" and that should yield you some good results. Also, you can visit the HID forums I mentioned here:

http://hidforum.com/forum/
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Old 02-10-2004, 03:15 PM   #3
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I'll check them out. When I searched before I think I did see something with others complaining about Misterjung but others saying they had no issues. Manufacturers aside, any info on how difficult install would be?

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Old 02-10-2004, 03:17 PM   #4
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I haven't seen the kit in person so I don't know if there is any modding of the wires or the base of the bulb. I know for my HID kit (I have Prodrive lights), there was no modding needed - just straight plug and play...and some proper grounding.
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Old 02-10-2004, 03:22 PM   #5
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Yeah, at least with Misterjung (still waiting for my user account on hidforum to go through) they had plug bases for all styles. But with spending that much for light bulbs I don't want to take any chances on getting a bunk product.

What points did you use for ground locations?
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Old 02-10-2004, 03:48 PM   #6
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There are two small screws/bolts (one on each side) going into the sides on the engine bay that I used. On the passenger side, it's right by the hole where the intake goes into the fender. Have you checked out the HID group buy that's posted in the dress-up forum? If not here ya go

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=500062

I don't know know how good they are but I'm just trying to give you more options. I would personally go with parts from Philips, Catz, McCulloch or the Brightstar kits that a vendor is selling. His thread is here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&highlight=HID

Philips and Catz are probably the ones you hear most positive experiences from - at least that's what I have gathered from my readings...
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Old 02-10-2004, 05:11 PM   #7
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stay far away from mr.jung.


That aside I JUST got done fitting OEM D2S bulbs into my morette housing. I had to hack up the projector housing a little but that's because i used the red, gen 3 connectors. it was a royal PITA, but the result is awesome, nice OEM white light and bulbs that won't blow in 6-9 months.

Here is what I suggest,

1) read every post on hidforum.com
2) realize that you will get the best output from OEM 4100k philips bulbs.
3) search ebay for the seller lexus4jess and find the h7 adapter for d2s bulbs and buy it. you will have to file,dremel,etc some of the bulb base off to match the little | | that comes out of the h7 adapter (look at the base of the h7 bulb then look at the base of a d2s bulb and you'll understand) *see pic below*
4) buy a set of gen 4 ballasts from deepakmanuel on ebay, these will be easier to fix in the housing for the low beam, you may need to file some area to get them to fix perfectly but it will be VERY minimal.
5) total $250 = $20 for the adapters from lexus4jess, $230 for the ballast/bulb kit from deepakmanuel.


link to deepak and his products, he's a great vendor and you'll have the items in 5-7 business days.
http://www3.sympatico.ca/deepak/cars/
link to the gen 4 ballast alone
http://www3.sympatico.ca/deepak/cars/Hella-Gen4.jpg
link to the gen 4 + bulb kit.
http://www3.sympatico.ca/deepak/cars/hidkit2.jpg




pic to see what to modify on the bulb it's soft plastic so it's doesn't take much time at all.






Any questions let me know
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Old 03-05-2004, 10:11 AM   #8
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OMGHi2U D2s kit in JDM bug light projectors?

hello mikewrx,

I have a 02 WRX with a Hanabi H1 HID kit. One of the ballasts has stopped working; so I'm thinking of changing both sides to Gen4 Hella ballasts.

Does your setup (d2s bulbs, gen4 kit, h7 bulb adapter) work for JDM bug lights? I am not sure if they are different from morettes.
All I know is right now, my hid bulb is attached to a wire that goes into my housing.

would appreciate any advise you can give!
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Old 03-05-2004, 12:22 PM   #9
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the jdm and edm lights use a H1 bulb as you know. the morette uses H7

The reason i was able to put d2s bulbs in the H7 housing is b/c the way the H7 housing is designed, it will accept a D2S bulb without any modification.

I don't believe the same will work at all for the H1 socket.

You can however fit OEM d2s housing into the jdm unit. takes some work though.
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