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About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? #254757 Aug 20, 7:10am Aug 20, 7:10am
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About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys?
I just got these in the mail yesterday and I want to put them in right now. I was just looking for some tips or some information about the install. Any information would be great. Also, I remember hearing people say that they burnt their bulbs out by touching them.
Are you supposed to not touch them at all, or is it just the glass you can't touch?
Any help is appreciated, thanks guys.


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Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: GraSSRooTs] #254758 Aug 20, 7:15am Aug 20, 7:15am
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Do not touch the glass. If possible wear gloves thumbsup


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Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: UFCELI] #254759 Aug 20, 7:29am Aug 20, 7:29am
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Originally Posted by UFCELI
Do not touch the glass. If possible wear gloves thumbsup

Does it matter what kind of gloves? I'm sure latex would be best, but I don't have those lying around.


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Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: UFCELI] #254760 Aug 20, 7:32am Aug 20, 7:32am
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Originally Posted by UFCELI
Do not touch the glass. If possible wear gloves thumbsup


What happens if you touch the glass? I have touched the glass on all my bulbs and they've been in for awhile and nothing that I can tell has happened to them. Do the bulbs wear out quicker? Will they burst if you get oil from you fingers on them? Does it take time before you see any detrimental results from touching the glass?

Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: mukalicious] #254761 Aug 20, 7:50am Aug 20, 7:50am
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just take your time, make sure your hands are clean, and try not to touch the bulb.


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Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: VSGTS14] #254762 Aug 20, 7:54am Aug 20, 7:54am
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use paper towel or something to prevent your fingers from touching the bulbs. after that your bulbs will last for a long time thumbsup


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Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: GraSSRooTs] #254763 Aug 20, 9:28am Aug 20, 9:28am
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Honestly? Take out the whole headlight assembly. Remove the wires from all the lights (low beams, high beams, tiny lights on the sides, & remove the signal bulbe) then undo the 2 bolts inside the enging compartment. Pull the one bolt in the wheel well where the bumper and the fender meet, under the wheel well plastics.

This will let you pull the bumper a bit to get at the third screw on the light. Pull the whole assembly, then you have complete access to the whole light. It will go a LOT faster. I spent a good half hour trying to get the clip on the passenger side to work.

Don't touch the bulbs at all if you can help it, gloves or no. Just hold them by the bottome part of the bulb holder.

But yeah pull the lights & save your self a ton of hassle.

Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: robare99] #254764 Aug 20, 10:26am Aug 20, 10:26am
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Originally Posted by robare99
Honestly? Take out the whole headlight assembly. Remove the wires from all the lights (low beams, high beams, tiny lights on the sides, & remove the signal bulbe) then undo the 2 bolts inside the enging compartment. Pull the one bolt in the wheel well where the bumper and the fender meet, under the wheel well plastics.

This will let you pull the bumper a bit to get at the third screw on the light. Pull the whole assembly, then you have complete access to the whole light. It will go a LOT faster. I spent a good half hour trying to get the clip on the passenger side to work.


There is no reason to do this, I was able to install all the bulbs (not the fogs) in the parking lot of my job in less than 30min.

Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: Gen7fan] #254765 Aug 20, 10:29am Aug 20, 10:29am
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^hahah, 30 mins? that long? you suck... rofl

Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: Erick] #254766 Aug 20, 10:04pm Aug 20, 10:04pm
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Whats the easiest way to do the fog lamps, take off the bumper or car jack?

Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: fonz182] #254767 Aug 20, 10:09pm Aug 20, 10:09pm
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i say take off the bumper happywink then again i never tried to jack up the car or ride it up on ramps to get to it...


if you ahve small enough hands/arms then getting through the wheel well plastics should suffice.. but the passenger side might be a little harder..


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Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: EuRoBoYGT] #254768 Aug 21, 6:35am Aug 21, 6:35am
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Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: GraSSRooTs] #254769 Aug 21, 7:23am Aug 21, 7:23am
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Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: GraSSRooTs] #254770 Aug 21, 8:53am Aug 21, 8:53am
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yah it's a bit tricky at first but once you get it its easy..

theres basically a hook.. here's some pictures to give you an idea...

just press it all the way to the edge then angle it down and you should then be able to get into the hook like thing thumbsup

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Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: Erick] #254771 Aug 21, 8:57am Aug 21, 8:57am
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basiclly as seen in the picture the wire thing is attached via the screw so its not really spring.. well sorta tongue

...if you need a better a better pic of the hook ...pm me and i'll go get them out of the box in the backyard ... and post it here.. i just took these when i put up a thread of the hid celica headlamp vs stock celica headlamp spineyes

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Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: Erick] #254772 Aug 21, 8:58am Aug 21, 8:58am
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or actually check this out.. too..


Headlights (Low Beams) - How to replace happywink
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_142976_0_collapsed_2__1.html


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Re: About To Install My MTEC H3 and H7 - Any Pointers Guys? [Re: Erick] #254773 Aug 21, 10:00pm Aug 21, 10:00pm
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Originally Posted by Erick
yah it's a bit tricky at first but once you get it its easy..

theres basically a hook.. here's some pictures to give you an idea...

just press it all the way to the edge then angle it down and you should then be able to get into the hook like thing thumbsup

Thanks Erick, I figured it out earlier today, the picture was perfect. I appreciate the help.


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