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CelicaRacer05 Dec 5, 6:13pm - #343361 

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Mtec blew out

i just noticed that my right low mtec blew out... and this sucks its a bitch to change those out

and i dont know how it happend, i wore gloves for the install and didnt touch it against anything, what a piece.

what are some bulbs that are compareable, that i could possibly buy in a single pack?? instead of just puting the stock bulb in, maybe i could put in another "polar white" bulb.
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Pnoy Dec 5, 6:16pm - #343362 
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how long did it last before it blew out?
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hombredelassrtas Dec 5, 6:29pm - #343363 

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which bulbs wer they?

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skym Dec 5, 6:35pm - #343364 
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Eurodezigns are good.
Whiter than MTECs.
I don't know how long it lasts though...

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YBLEGAL Dec 5, 6:43pm - #343365 

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my foglights went out, but my low beams are good. had them for about 4 months.
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RookieGTS Dec 5, 6:49pm - #343366 

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lol we should have a sticky thread on here for MTEC blown outs spineyes I bet we would get a lot of feedback on that thread. Anyways hey racer my stupid mtec left low beam went out last week and I just went to kragans and bought a pair of Sylvania Silverstars for 50 bucks man thumbsup
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2kanchoo Dec 5, 6:56pm - #343367 

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I didnt touch the bulbs, was really careful and 4 months after BOTH my low beam mtecs and my right mtec fog light burnt out. really nice color and out put.. shitty quality lights.

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hombredelassrtas Dec 5, 7:05pm - #343368 

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rookie how do the silverstars look? i bought some apc xenon foglightbubls and they looked exaclty lick stock. was wondering how to silverstarts compared. i want closer to hid. jsut dont have the 80 for piaa spark blues

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CelicaRacer05 Dec 5, 8:21pm - #343369 

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well i figured out how to put bulbs in easier now... but still it blew out, it lasted for about 2 months and i didnt want one to be brighter then the other so i put both of my stock lows back in...

next up i guess ill do something differnt, Eurodezigns or something, i know i want HID's ultimately but i dont have enough money for them, so i will never get them...
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RookieGTS Dec 5, 8:24pm - #343370 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
rookie how do the silverstars look? i bought some apc xenon foglightbubls and they looked exaclty lick stock. was wondering how to silverstarts compared. i want closer to hid. jsut dont have the 80 for piaa spark blues


There like WHITE WHITE bright. They operate at 4000K while the mtecs operate at 4350K But I compared them together and the Silverstars are a lil different color then the MTEC's. The Mtec's have a lil purple-ish color to them and the Silverstars don't. But I see that the Silverstar's are brighter to me for some reason. Either way they look just as nice and waaaaay better then stock spineyes
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hombredelassrtas Dec 5, 9:26pm - #343371 

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thanks rookie. i am looking for more the the blue prurplish colorthen brightness. my low hids do good enough job of that. these are more jsut for look and matching color.

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shoulin Dec 5, 9:41pm - #343372 

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my passanger side MTEC blew out last week frown last time a buy a bulb that has a package with no english on it lol
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VSGTS14 Dec 5, 9:44pm - #343373 

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its still ur fault
my bulbs have been in for 2 years and never any problems.
and its not cause the bulb is crappy
isaac has sold a bajillion of them..with only a few having them blown

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sbocaj55 Dec 5, 10:12pm - #343374 

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"it's still your fault"...man that's harsh...lol...i don't know how it's your fault if you didn't touch them etc...i don't see how anyway...hell i dunno spineyes
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VSGTS14 Dec 5, 10:16pm - #343375 

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if you have seen, everyone posts when their bulb blows out and blames it on the bulb...
the only i consider reliable are PIAA and MTEC, wouldn't buy anything else

just cause they didn't touch it doesn't mean anything, a connection could have been messed up...anything can relate to it, it's electrical..something could have came loose.
it's not the bulb, there are plenty of people on here who have had bulbs last a long time...and those are the ones who knew what they were doing.

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renfield90 Dec 5, 10:32pm - #343376 

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maybe each car is different in the way it treats its bulbs? Like how one person has no CELs and another has many, even though they have the same Intake installed correctly? idunno
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hombredelassrtas Dec 5, 10:34pm - #343377 

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can you touch the metal behind hte bubl. liek on the fog bubls thereis the metal that the metal clamp pushes on. does that bother anything?

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hombredelassrtas Dec 5, 10:36pm - #343378 

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hey vs gts, is that a new sterring wheel or did you have someone wrap it with new red leather?

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VSGTS14 Dec 5, 11:13pm - #343379 

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its dyed

and you can touch the metal behind it
honestly, i touched the bulbs on mine a few times...but i had my hands real clean and it wasn't touching it hard...and still no problems.

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RookieGTS Dec 6, 1:37am - #343380 

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well your just the fortunate one ^^^ apparently were all not. Some have good reliable performance with the MTEC's and some don't rolleyes
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RevMonster Dec 6, 1:51am - #343381 

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Could MTEC have changed their production process lately? I remember zero of these threads a year ago... now there are three a week. I'm lost.

Anyway, I still trust MTEC or PIAA the most. Other than those, Polarg are good. Polarg is one of the few companies that uses colored glass, rather than just spraying a colored coating (which even PIAA does).

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jonnyess Dec 6, 1:58am - #343382 

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Right now I have two completely fried low-beam harnesses, courtesy of MTEC! Also, one of my parking lights has just blown, but at least it didn't fry!! My high beams seem to be OK, but I hafta be putting a strain on them keeping them on all the time until I get the repairs...I'm pretty much done with MTEC! thumbsdown

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cycocelica Dec 6, 1:59am - #343383 

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another one... rolleyes

just buy some more...not a whole lot you can do
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VSGTS14 Dec 6, 1:59am - #343384 

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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
well your just the fortunate one ^^^ apparently were all not. Some have good reliable performance with the MTEC's and some don't rolleyes


lighten up, i know what it's like to have things not work or break.
but when people complain about the product, when in reality that's not the problem...it gets kinda ridiculous

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Deseck Dec 6, 2:17am - #343385 

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my left fog and left parking light blew out...so i jus disconnected the parking lights and turned the fogs off till i replace them. frown

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skym Dec 6, 2:41am - #343386 
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I have eurodezigns on and I scratched it up pretty good since it was my first time I was installing them.
Next I'm gonna try out are the silverstars

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Chelica815 Dec 6, 3:50am - #343387 
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What is the trick in installing the low beam correctly without damaging the bulb?

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skym Dec 6, 4:00am - #343388 
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Low beams? Arent they on top and are easier to install than the high beams?

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i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
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the lows are easier to install than the high...
but both are easy if you take your time.

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skym Dec 6, 4:17am - #343390 
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Yeah... even I could do it... grin

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Virgilson Dec 6, 4:51am - #343391 

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its the installers fault...not the bulb...lol rofl


i'm such a pro on changing bulbs now...its soo simple...before that little clip that locks the bulb use to be a bitch to lock.
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hombredelassrtas Dec 6, 5:01am - #343392 

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lol highs were a bitch for me. i had to remove whole headlight housing frown onyl donwfall with stock HID housing. if they burn out i dont care wink was to much work to put them in.

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Chelica815 Dec 6, 5:59am - #343393 
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
the lows are easier to install than the high...
but both are easy if you take your time.


If the lows are easier to install then that should be fine. I installed my highs on the GT and I remembered it being pretty cake. Hmmm...

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shoulin Dec 6, 6:49am - #343394 

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well weather it was "our fault" rolleyes rolleyes


i still wouldn't buy mtecs again
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morris Dec 6, 7:06am - #343395 
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
its the installers fault...not the bulb...lol rofl


i'm such a pro on changing bulbs now...its soo simple...before that little clip that locks the bulb use to be a bitch to lock.
Linked Image The problem I have with MTec is that the H7 keep blowin' the fuse... confused
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RookieGTS Dec 6, 7:18am - #343396 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14

Originally Posted by RookieGTS

well your just the fortunate one ^^^ apparently were all not. Some have good reliable performance with the MTEC's and some don't rolleyes


lighten up, i know what it's like to have things not work or break.
but when people complain about the product, when in reality that's not the problem...it gets kinda ridiculous


Dude when you have people coming on here to complain about there MTEC blowing out and most of the posts are about the left low beam blowing out, thats gotta tell you something ? am I right? We all know what it's like to have things break and not work your not the only one geese. thumbsdown
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CelicaRacer05 Dec 6, 1:51pm - #343397 

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Originally Posted by morris
Originally Posted by Virgilson
its the installers fault...not the bulb...lol rofl


i'm such a pro on changing bulbs now...its soo simple...before that little clip that locks the bulb use to be a bitch to lock.
Linked Image The problem I have with MTec is that the H7 keep blowin' the fuse... confused


really?? just one of the head light fuses from the box??

was it only the left one or what?? (left when looking at the car, right when looking out of the car)
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ragingpaseo Dec 6, 6:14pm - #343398 
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alright, for one thing. it's really easy to change bulbs, even the 9005. i've changed countless lightbulbs on my paseo and celica, never had a problem so far. silverstars are dim, i had them after i had piaa extreme white+ (i thought it would be an upgrade, thought wrong!) and mtec's 4350k isn't all that hot, try the piaa extreme force @4700k, or the spark blue @ 7500k for the h7. and for the record, there always will be defect in every product. look at the pc industry, there always will be a 2% defect. it's only a small friction of people with problem, just look at how many bulbs was sold per month...
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morris Dec 7, 12:06am - #343399 
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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
Originally Posted by morris
Originally Posted by Virgilson
its the installers fault...not the bulb...lol rofl


i'm such a pro on changing bulbs now...its soo simple...before that little clip that locks the bulb use to be a bitch to lock.
Linked Image The problem I have with MTec is that the H7 keep blowin' the fuse... confused


really?? just one of the head light fuses from the box??

was it only the left one or what?? (left when looking at the car, right when looking out of the car)
Here is the story (too lazy to retype it) grinhttps://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1953339884_0_collapsed_5__1.html
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tristie04 Dec 7, 12:57am - #343400 
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
if you have seen, everyone posts when their bulb blows out and blames it on the bulb...
the only i consider reliable are PIAA and MTEC, wouldn't buy anything else

just cause they didn't touch it doesn't mean anything, a connection could have been messed up...anything can relate to it, it's electrical..something could have came loose.
it's not the bulb, there are plenty of people on here who have had bulbs last a long time...and those are the ones who knew what they were doing.

i can see you dont drive that much with your lights on.

my boyfriend's mtecs blew after 6 months of use.
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