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Morimoto fog light help

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by WatTundra, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Sep 30, 2016 at 5:12 PM
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    WatTundra

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    So I took advantage of the 10% off buy and now getting around to installing them and I have a question. Is it possible to plug in the wires backwards? I turned on the lights and nothing so I grabbed the other fog light and it works when I plug it in.
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  2. Sep 30, 2016 at 5:15 PM
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    If so, is there a way of removing them and resetting?
     
  3. Sep 30, 2016 at 5:15 PM
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    It doesn't look like the metal blades are seated into the socket deep enough to make contact with the plug in the female socket. You may need to pull the blades back out of the male socket, turn them 180 degrees and reinsert the blades until they seat in the plug.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2016 at 5:17 PM
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    If they are not seated correctly you should be able to take a needle nose, grasp the end of the blade and push it back out the back of the plug. Turn blades 180 degrees and reinsert into the plug.
     
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  5. Sep 30, 2016 at 5:19 PM
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    I can't get them to budge
     
  6. Sep 30, 2016 at 5:25 PM
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    I wonder if the little black "clips" need to move to remove? Be back later, time to mess with everything
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  7. Sep 30, 2016 at 5:25 PM
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    Can you take a pic of the male plug showing how far the blades are in the male socket. It is hard to tell from the head on pic. You shouldn't be able to plug the two sockets together backwards since there is a slot and tab that have to align. It is possible to get your positive and negative wires swapped with each other and the light won't work because of the polarity issue. So to get this straight in my mind, one light works and the other doesn't using the same connector. Correct? If the wiring is not the issue, I would suspect a bad light.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2016 at 5:32 PM
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    I'm thinking I have the positive and negative swapped. The blades are seated just as far as the "good" one. Hopefully it's that they need to be swapped and not a bad light.
    It's getting to dark to finish tonight but I'll continue with the install tomorrow but I'm taking the "bad" light inside to try and get the wires switched.
    Thank you Ron!
     
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  9. Sep 30, 2016 at 5:36 PM
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    Sounds about right. They are a bit of a pain to get back out, but you will be able to get them out to switch them. Good luck.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2016 at 5:54 PM
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    The same thing happened to me when I did the install one worked and one didn't.
    The one that didn't work, I had the positive with negative when I plugged it in, and u can't just turn it around cause there's only one side that locks in when u plugged them together lol. So I had to remove does little metal connectors by moving back does little black clips deep inside and pushing down on does metal connectors and switch them sides, that's all I did and it worked. Good luck hope it works out for you.
     
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  11. Sep 30, 2016 at 6:37 PM
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    It did work! Got it switched around and I'll do the install tomorrow!

    Another question, does it really only install with 1 screw? It just doesn't fit like factory. Sr5trdtundra how do you like yours?
     
  12. Sep 30, 2016 at 6:44 PM
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    I love mine! Brighter than my headlights lol. And yes just one screw, it sucks cause someone can just come along and pop out the fog light disconnect and take it that easy. The stock ones where tighter cause of the connection in the back.
     
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  13. Sep 30, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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    Excellent news on the output but meh news on fitment. Cannot wait to see the difference! How easy or hard was it to adjust the light line once installed?
     
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    Pretty easy as they just pop out and the slack of the wires give you lots of room to screw in the adjustment, and ofcourse I used the wall in the garage.
    Great lights!
     
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    Did you get the relay form Toyota?
     
  16. Sep 30, 2016 at 7:27 PM
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    Relay? It's totally plug and play.
     
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