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GChunn2000
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Jan 7, 1:10pm - #367854 
MTEC Lighting

I put in my new mtec lights and within a week the passenger side head light was burnt out. I was having some work done to my car and asked my mechanic to put the lights in while he was under the Hood and I'm assuming he didn't touch the bulb with his fingers b/c he knows how to change a damn light...

That being said, have any of you guys had a problem with these lights? Short-life span issues? I haven't hit any large bumps so I don't think I broke the filliment. Should I disarm my day time running lights so they don't get too hot? Or do you think this was a just a shitty light? I appreciate your thoughts.

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sbocaj55
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Jan 7, 1:38pm - #367855 
boooo I just ordered my mtec's cry

My stock bulb just blew for the first time...and i wanted a good replacement but figured piaa wasn't worth the cost. I just bought the h7 low beams...which ones did you have...or which ones blew?

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Jan 7, 1:38pm - #367856 
oh and how long did it take for you to get yours?

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Jan 7, 1:50pm - #367857 
I read all the time about MTechs blowing out, but normally it is because someone touched the bulb...


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of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
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Jan 7, 2:06pm - #367858 
mine have been fine for over a month. take out the blown bulb and you'll be able to see if there's a fingerprint on it.

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GChunn2000
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Jan 7, 2:43pm - #367859 
It was my low beam that blew. It took about a week to get to m place. I went ahead and ordered two more... I figure, maybe it was a freak thing, but if they don't work out the second time... I'll be pissed!

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celicadragon
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Jan 7, 2:52pm - #367860 
i am gonna bypass all these mtech problems and go with piaa in the end its cheaper after paying for all the blown mtecs


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Jan 7, 2:56pm - #367861 
everyone's low beam blows cause i think it's the hardest bulb to change..

technically, the EASIEST way to change ur bulbs is to remove the entire headlight
you have full access to the rear without having to touch ANYTHING at all or have the bulb touch anything

i did this for my WRX, made it so simple.


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Jan 7, 3:45pm - #367862 
Well did any of you guys have any problems with the turn signals not fitting in because I was just working on mine and the things that stick out on the bulb just weren't aligning angry

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Jan 7, 3:49pm - #367863 
^^ ur suppose to nip one off

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Jan 7, 4:01pm - #367864 
Originally Posted by ApuPimpin
Well did any of you guys have any problems with the turn signals not fitting in because I was just working on mine and the things that stick out on the bulb just weren't aligning angry


yah, there is an extra nub on it. toyota decided to make money buy having the celica use a bulb with different nubs.

just sand one off thumbsup


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Jan 7, 4:12pm - #367865 
Originally Posted by ApuPimpin
Well did any of you guys have any problems with the turn signals not fitting in because I was just working on mine and the things that stick out on the bulb just weren't aligning angry


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Jan 7, 4:13pm - #367866 
Originally Posted by celicadragon
i am gonna bypass all these mtech problems and go with piaa in the end its cheaper after paying for all the blown mtecs



...PIAA'S r bomb-heez-ee!!!!

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Jan 7, 4:19pm - #367867 
Chunn... you have PM


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Jan 7, 4:27pm - #367868 
my turn signal fit perfectly from stealth auto they are the all chrome that light amber


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Jan 7, 6:00pm - #367869 
cant go wrong with PIAA thumbsup

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Jan 7, 7:10pm - #367870 
I went with SilverStar when my MTECS blew. Now Im gonna go PIAA

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Jan 7, 7:51pm - #367871 
Originally Posted by Zero
Originally Posted by ApuPimpin
Well did any of you guys have any problems with the turn signals not fitting in because I was just working on mine and the things that stick out on the bulb just weren't aligning angry


yah, there is an extra nub on it. toyota decided to make money buy having the celica use a bulb with different nubs.

just sand one off thumbsup


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Jan 7, 8:42pm - #367872 
^^ i used them too. keep in mind they will fawk up the clippers

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Jan 7, 10:24pm - #367873 
Originally Posted by fonz182
^^ i used them too. keep in mind they will fawk up the clippers


haha same here


i've had my MTEC for awhile now..over a year

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Jan 7, 10:29pm - #367874 
Originally Posted by GChunn2000
I put in my new mtec lights and within a week the passenger side head light was burnt out. I was having some work done to my car and asked my mechanic to put the lights in while he was under the Hood and I'm assuming he didn't touch the bulb with his fingers b/c he knows how to change a damn light...

That being said, have any of you guys had a problem with these lights? Short-life span issues? I haven't hit any large bumps so I don't think I broke the filliment. Should I disarm my day time running lights so they don't get too hot? Or do you think this was a just a shitty light? I appreciate your thoughts.


I had re-replaced my same stock headlight bulbs as often as my MTEC's blew. The same stock bulbs that I keep replacing for the blown MTEC's are still going strong.
There is a major issue with premature shortages on those bulbs. That's a fact. It has nothing to do with how they were installed etc.
I posted in "the brightest bulbs" or something like that a day or so ago the same thing.
I also noticed a bit of melted wire on the wire harness.
I plan of taking pictures of everything.

Isaac, please understand I'm not attacking you and I also plan on ordering more bulbs either from you or elsewhere. Whether be MTEC or similar.
The truth has to come out. People are complaining and just dismissing the facts is not right.
I can't promise on hard evidence, but if you ask for it I will give it.

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Jan 8, 1:48pm - #367875 
I've had mine well over a year... and I bought mine USED from a guy!

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Jan 8, 1:55pm - #367876 
Originally Posted by hephaestus
Originally Posted by GChunn2000
I put in my new mtec lights and within a week the passenger side head light was burnt out. I was having some work done to my car and asked my mechanic to put the lights in while he was under the Hood and I'm assuming he didn't touch the bulb with his fingers b/c he knows how to change a damn light...

That being said, have any of you guys had a problem with these lights? Short-life span issues? I haven't hit any large bumps so I don't think I broke the filliment. Should I disarm my day time running lights so they don't get too hot? Or do you think this was a just a shitty light? I appreciate your thoughts.


I had re-replaced my same stock headlight bulbs as often as my MTEC's blew. The same stock bulbs that I keep replacing for the blown MTEC's are still going strong.
There is a major issue with premature shortages on those bulbs. That's a fact. It has nothing to do with how they were installed etc.
I posted in "the brightest bulbs" or something like that a day or so ago the same thing.
I also noticed a bit of melted wire on the wire harness.
I plan of taking pictures of everything.

Isaac, please understand I'm not attacking you and I also plan on ordering more bulbs either from you or elsewhere. Whether be MTEC or similar.
The truth has to come out. People are complaining and just dismissing the facts is not right.
I can't promise on hard evidence, but if you ask for it I will give it.


stay cool if you still want to be a member of this site rofl

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Jan 8, 1:57pm - #367877 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
everyone's low beam blows cause i think it's the hardest bulb to change..

technically, the EASIEST way to change ur bulbs is to remove the entire headlight
you have full access to the rear without having to touch ANYTHING at all or have the bulb touch anything

i did this for my WRX, made it so simple.


MTECs thumbsdown

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Jan 8, 5:20pm - #367878 
I bought the low beams and fogs from MTEC. the lows are just fine but both my fogs burnt out. One of them burnt out because I accidently scraped it on the side of the housing. not sure why the other burnt out. Overall I think MTECs are ok.

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Jan 8, 7:47pm - #367879 
my driver side mtec just went out a couple days ago, second time it has done it. I think i am done with mtec. Once i find a brand that gives just as good of look as them i will buy new ones.

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Jan 8, 8:17pm - #367880 
All these Mtec probs??? I have had mine in for 6 months and no probs what so ever. Maybe i'm just lucky grin Got mine from EC.


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i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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