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Old 05-31-2005, 12:12 AM   #1
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Talking Morettes Installed!

Well I just had a fun filled day today. While sane folks were at the beach, having a barbecue, etc, I'm in the driveway installing the Morettes in my '99 Legacy wagon. Contrary to what some folks have encountered, mine fit in just fine, only needing a little fiddling around to get them in place. Awful tight fit on the driver side against the battery, but it's in there. The big thing that took so much time was the fact I made my own harness for them, using relays for both the low and high beams, whereas the Morette harness just uses one relay for the high beams, and relies on the stock wiring for the low beams. I figured since I just spent 6 bills for head lights, I wanted them to have killer wiring to run them. The lights have 12 gauge wiring on the positive side, and each side has it's own ground at the battery using 10 gauge wires. The city lights are configured as my parking lights, and the turn lamps are configured as turn only. Taking the place of what used to be the front/side parking lights will be a set of JDM fender marker lights I just won on E-bay tonight. Since I could not find a 9007 female plug, I went ahead and lopped off the factory headlight plug on the car, and in it's place I installed a 3 conductor weatherpack plug set. I used the same type of plug for the pigtails I used for the city and turn lights, and went ahead and tapped each side of the pigtails and installed 2 conductor weatherpack plugs so that my side markers will have a ready made power supply. Took 9 hours to do everything, but I could have saved 2 hours I spent chaising parts, had I had all the little rubber seals on hand for the weatherpack plugs. Can't wait for it to get dark tonight now.....;-) If you'd like to know anything about my install, please feel free to ask! By the by, I have a complete factory Morette harness should anyone need one.....
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Old 05-31-2005, 12:16 AM   #2
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This thread is useless without pictures!
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Old 05-31-2005, 12:17 AM   #3
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This thread is useless without pictures!
And that would be why? I don't have the ability to post pictures here, but I am willing to help anyone who has a question about what I did. That's only fair I think.
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Old 05-31-2005, 12:19 AM   #4
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no pictures, no care.
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Old 05-31-2005, 12:29 AM   #5
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no pictures, no care.

Fine, I'll ask the mods to delete the thread. I guess offering to help folks with the install is a waste of my time.
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Old 05-31-2005, 12:44 AM   #6
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dont take offense man, pics would be nice, you know as they say pics are worth 1000 words, or in your case, the amount of words you used to describe them

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Old 05-31-2005, 12:51 AM   #7
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Sorry guy, I wasen't trying to be an ass. What I said was a carry over from another forum and guess the, very slight, humor was left at the other forum. It just that with an upgrade like yours we like to see pics. Otherwise it's like saying you saw a UFO, it's great but we want to see too.
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Old 05-31-2005, 12:54 AM   #8
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Sorry guy, I wasen't trying to be an ass. What I said was a carry over from another forum and guess the, very slight, humor was left at the other forum. It just that with an upgrade like yours we like to see pics. Otherwise it's like saying you saw a UFO, it's great but we want to see too.
Is cool, and I wish I had the camera to do it with..... At least I didn't do anything earth shattering when I installed them.......;-)
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Old 05-31-2005, 03:59 AM   #9
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Good info. Pics are nice, but information is good too

Nice to see someone else in southern OR doing something with Legacies...

Just out of curiosity, why'd you run larger ground than power wires? Usually when I'm doing car wiring I use the same size unless it's a multiple device ground or power application.
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Old 05-31-2005, 08:22 AM   #10
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Are you serious man or just taunting us on purpose…?

Morettes are so rare, expensive, and hard to come by that only a small handful of Legacy’s (on this forum at least) actually have them. This is why we’re all so interested in pics over the install story, can you blame us?

Learn how to take and post digital pics man, or get off the Internet

Seriously though, there are more free pic hosting websites then I can count and you can take digi pics with cell-phones nowadays.
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Old 05-31-2005, 01:52 PM   #11
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Old 05-31-2005, 02:25 PM   #12
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Good info. Pics are nice, but information is good too

Nice to see someone else in southern OR doing something with Legacies...

Just out of curiosity, why'd you run larger ground than power wires? Usually when I'm doing car wiring I use the same size unless it's a multiple device ground or power application.
Well each bulb has a 12 gauge power supply, but each lamp assembly has to share a ground wire, so I went with the 10 gauge. Besides, I was given a 20 foot chunk of 7-wire truck cable for free, so I just pulled out the indivudual wires inside. This gave me seven different colors to use, of 10 and 12 gauge fine stranded wire.
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I liked the write up, even without images.

Where did you get the lights?
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Old 06-02-2005, 10:42 PM   #14
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Where did you get the lights?

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Old 06-18-2005, 10:43 PM   #15
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Cool, how do you like the Morrettes?

I like mine. BTW, I modded them a bit so the amrker lights accept the stock running/turn signal socket. Thus I didn't have to choose.

I also bought the side markers that replace the front bit of the side trim.

PM me if you want to know how I did the socket mod. (I also posted it here a couple of years ago when I did it.)

You can see my older photo of the Morrettes and 16 x 7" RS rims if you click my screen name and hit the "homepage" button.
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Old 06-19-2005, 12:57 AM   #16
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Cool, how do you like the Morrettes?

I like mine. BTW, I modded them a bit so the amrker lights accept the stock running/turn signal socket. Thus I didn't have to choose.

I also bought the side markers that replace the front bit of the side trim.

PM me if you want to know how I did the socket mod. (I also posted it here a couple of years ago when I did it.)

You can see my older photo of the Morrettes and 16 x 7" RS rims if you click my screen name and hit the "homepage" button.

Thanks for the offer, I appreciate it. I'm using the city lights as the front markers, and the turn lamps for turn only, and I like it. I did modify the JDM fender marker wiring so that they would serve as both turn and marker lights. Works pretty good.
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