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MTEC Lighting #367854 Jan 7, 1:10pm Jan 7, 1:10pm
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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.

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: GChunn2000] #367855 Jan 7, 1:38pm Jan 7, 1:38pm
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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?

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: sbocaj55] #367856 Jan 7, 1:38pm Jan 7, 1:38pm
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oh and how long did it take for you to get yours?

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: sbocaj55] #367857 Jan 7, 1:50pm Jan 7, 1:50pm
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I read all the time about MTechs blowing out, but normally it is because someone touched the bulb...


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Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: CelicaGTizzle] #367858 Jan 7, 2:06pm Jan 7, 2:06pm
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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.

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: sbocaj55] #367859 Jan 7, 2:43pm Jan 7, 2:43pm
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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!

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: GChunn2000] #367860 Jan 7, 2:52pm Jan 7, 2:52pm
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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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Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: celicadragon] #367861 Jan 7, 2:56pm Jan 7, 2:56pm
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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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Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: VSGTS14] #367862 Jan 7, 3:45pm Jan 7, 3:45pm
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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

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: ApuPimpin] #367863 Jan 7, 3:49pm Jan 7, 3:49pm
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^^ ur suppose to nip one off

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: ApuPimpin] #367864 Jan 7, 4:01pm Jan 7, 4:01pm
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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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Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: ApuPimpin] #367865 Jan 7, 4:12pm Jan 7, 4:12pm
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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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Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: celicadragon] #367866 Jan 7, 4:13pm Jan 7, 4:13pm
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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!!!!

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: celicajonz] #367867 Jan 7, 4:19pm Jan 7, 4:19pm
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Chunn... you have PM


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Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: isaac] #367868 Jan 7, 4:27pm Jan 7, 4:27pm
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my turn signal fit perfectly from stealth auto they are the all chrome that light amber


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Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: celicadragon] #367869 Jan 7, 6:00pm Jan 7, 6:00pm
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cant go wrong with PIAA thumbsup

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: SmutasticGT] #367870 Jan 7, 7:10pm Jan 7, 7:10pm
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I went with SilverStar when my MTECS blew. Now Im gonna go PIAA

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: Zero] #367871 Jan 7, 7:51pm Jan 7, 7:51pm
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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


I used nail clippers, worked great! thumbsup


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Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: GraSSRooTs] #367872 Jan 7, 8:42pm Jan 7, 8:42pm
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^^ i used them too. keep in mind they will fawk up the clippers

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: fonz182] #367873 Jan 7, 10:24pm Jan 7, 10:24pm
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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

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: GChunn2000] #367874 Jan 7, 10:29pm Jan 7, 10:29pm
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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.

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: hephaestus] #367875 Jan 8, 1:48pm Jan 8, 1:48pm
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I've had mine well over a year... and I bought mine USED from a guy!

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: hephaestus] #367876 Jan 8, 1:55pm Jan 8, 1:55pm
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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

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: VSGTS14] #367877 Jan 8, 1:57pm Jan 8, 1:57pm
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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

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: tristie04] #367878 Jan 8, 5:20pm Jan 8, 5:20pm
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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.

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: YBLEGAL] #367879 Jan 8, 7:47pm Jan 8, 7:47pm
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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.

Re: MTEC Lighting [Re: BadSeed] #367880 Jan 8, 8:17pm Jan 8, 8:17pm
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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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