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Originally Posted by Gungrave How so and hand how long have you had them? My stock headlights have been starting to fade for awhile now and new OEM lights are

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Old 11-09-2020, 08:13 PM   #286 (permalink)
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How so and hand how long have you had them? My stock headlights have been starting to fade for awhile now and new OEM lights are pretty much the same price so Iím seriously considering ordering them within the next couple days. Wanted to make sure they work decent after having them installed for awhile, but havenít found anyone mentioning it. Didnít know if thatís cause they are good, no one has had them long enough or simply no one has said anything about it yet.
Crack the OE's open and have painted and/or modified if you wish for less than $800. Painting alone will be much less expensive.
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Old 11-11-2020, 09:43 AM   #287 (permalink)
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I've had my Morimotos installed for a few weeks and am overall very pleased. They perform WAY better than my yellowed OEM's. I did have an issue one day that was a little concerning where my right turn signal wasn't working. I thought it might be a bad connection to the headlight but the headlamps themselves were working fine and turning the car off and starting it back up resolved the issue. It hasn't happened since. Weird.
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So just a heads up for anyone that didnít know. I ended up calling Morimoto and talked to them about the lights.

It was like I thought, all of the lights are built into the fixture so the bulbs arenít replaceable.

I ended up ordering my set yesterday, hopefully theyíll be in next week. Iíll post pics once they are installed.


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A good quality LED lamp will outlast your ownership of the car most likely.
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The problem with my right turn signal has returned. Now I have to figure out if it's the headlight itself that is bad or if it's something with the wiring and I can't say I'm especially looking forward to this. I have a feeling it's the headlight itself so I'm pretty bummed out.
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I really wished they'd do a chrome version.. le sigh
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Has anyone looked closely at the areas just below the projectors? I’m starting to see some wrinkling of the paint. Looks like the start of other lights where the sun gets magnified by the projectors and melts the plastic/paint.
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Along with the wrinkling of the housing below the lenses, here is a list of issue's I've sent to Morimoto, most of which I've noticed the past month or so.

1) This wasn't a big deal, and I overlooked this issue, but the first time after turning on the car and using the sequential turn signal, the LED strip only lights up about 2 - 3 inches. The second flash and any signal after that, the LED strip lights up all the way. This happens on both the driver and passenger side.

2) Upon inspecting my lights this past week or so, I've noticed the black paint/plastic below the projector lenses are starting to wrinkle. This is happening on both the driver and passenger side. I've read that other Morimoto assemblies have had this issue due to sunlight getting magnified by the lenses and melting the paint/plastic. I've tried to attach the best photos I could get of this.

3) Last week after running my car through the car wash, I noticed the DRL on the passenger assembly flickering. This stopped after about 30 min. of driving. I do not have a photo or video of this.

4) Last night I turned off my lights, and the top projector LED stayed on (did flicker some) while the other two LED's cut off. This is happening on the passenger side assembly. I've attached a photo and video of this.

I've been in touch with Morimoto as Z1 said they wanted direct contact for warranty issues. They have agreed to replace them, but I am waiting for next steps.
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Old 01-14-2021, 03:27 PM   #294 (permalink)
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Along with the wrinkling of the housing below the lenses, here is a list of issue's I've sent to Morimoto, most of which I've noticed the past month or so.

1) This wasn't a big deal, and I overlooked this issue, but the first time after turning on the car and using the sequential turn signal, the LED strip only lights up about 2 - 3 inches. The second flash and any signal after that, the LED strip lights up all the way. This happens on both the driver and passenger side.

2) Upon inspecting my lights this past week or so, I've noticed the black paint/plastic below the projector lenses are starting to wrinkle. This is happening on both the driver and passenger side. I've read that other Morimoto assemblies have had this issue due to sunlight getting magnified by the lenses and melting the paint/plastic. I've tried to attach the best photos I could get of this.

3) Last week after running my car through the car wash, I noticed the DRL on the passenger assembly flickering. This stopped after about 30 min. of driving. I do not have a photo or video of this.

4) Last night I turned off my lights, and the top projector LED stayed on (did flicker some) while the other two LED's cut off. This is happening on the passenger side assembly. I've attached a photo and video of this.

I've been in touch with Morimoto as Z1 said they wanted direct contact for warranty issues. They have agreed to replace them, but I am waiting for next steps.

Not sure how many are still following this thread, but I did recieve replacements from Morimoto. Below are a few things I noticed during my install that I relayed to them.

1) The boomerang reflector on my original headlights was clear/white. The new one is orange. I think Travis made a comment about this and I'm guessing it's an update.
2) The sequential turn signal now travels the full length of the LED strip the first time where my old set would stop 2 - 3 inches up the first time, and be normal thereafter.
3) In order to get the sequential turn signal to work, I actually had to plug in the two connectors in the wiring harness. This is backwards of what my first set, and the instructions call for.
4) With my old set, the only time the lights would turn on, change in brightness, and then turn off is when my lights were set to off or auto and it was sunny. If it was dark, they would just cut on. Now even if it's dark, they cut on, change in brightness, cut off, then cut back on. Again, maybe an update?
5) The harness that was provided with the lights for the DRL was way too short to reach the fuse panel and the first light. I left in the longer harness that came with my first set.
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Good work. Thanks for the update.
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I hope they make some variations of this. Or even a simple bi-LED conversion for the OEM housings. I just want the single projector. =(
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1) The boomerang reflector on my original headlights was clear/white. The new one is orange. I think Travis made a comment about this and I'm guessing it's an update.
Knock on wood I kinda hope I have no issues with my set so I can stay with the neato clear reflectors.
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I decided to give these a go aswell. Sick of polishing my OEM headlights.
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I decided to give these a go aswell. Sick of polishing my OEM headlights.
Can replace the lenses now and there's lifetime UV treatments available.
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I've got the wrinkle happening too. Guessing it was the sum of issues that warranted Taco's replacement, though. Regardless, seems like no guarantee yet that it's not going to happen on the next set.
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