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Old 12-29-2004, 10:55 PM   #1
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Default my left morette died today! where can i get a replacement bulb on the cheap?

Anyone know where I can get a replacement morettes low beam for cheap? It's lasted 3 years, and it finally died today. Anyone???

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Old 12-29-2004, 10:59 PM   #2
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It's an H7, they are available at parts stores. But you shouldn't get the cheapest bulb you can find, and stay away from any of the blue ones. At least look for OEM-type brand name bulbs such as Philips, Sylvania etc. Replace both low beams at the same time, because the other side will probably blow soon anyway and also to maintain consistent light output between both sides.
Use only 55 watt bulbs, do not install anything higher.
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thanks mulder! is the replacement process pretty easy? an easy swap of the bulb and away i go...or no? or do you know?
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Old 12-29-2004, 11:17 PM   #4
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Oh, I know all right.
It's not that hard, but if you haven't done it before it may take you a few minutes.
Remove the rubber dust cover from the back of the projector unit. Inside you'll see the bulb and wiring connector plugged into it. Remove the connector from the back of the bulb, it may be on there tight but just wiggle it gently while pulling back on it, it will come off. Once the connector is off the bulb can be removed, it's held in place by a metal retainer spring. You have to push down on the spring in two places and move it over while pushing to release it from the clips. Once released it swings out of the way and the bulb can be pulled straight out. Line up the new bulb, insert it into position, and secure it with the spring. Put the connector back on and then the dust cover.
Do not touch the new bulbs with your fingers. If you do by accident clean them off with alcohol before installing, in fact you can do this anyway. Any dirt or contaminants on the bulb can interfere with heat dissipation and cause it to fail prematurely.
Depending on how large your hands are you may have some difficulty accessing the bulbs with the lights in place, if this is a problem you may need to remove them from the car first.
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