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Jason x
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Firstly this post excludes indicators as I know they will need to be put somewhere as I don't like the morrette indicators on the bumper, I'm purely talking about the main beam and sidelights here.

My question - Are morettes a straight swap like Depo's (is it just a case of taking the depos/standard lights out and then putting the morretts in and then swapping the bulbs) or is there wiring involved?

Also, assuming outer lense is for main beam and inner lense is for sidelights, how legal would it be to not have sidelights so you can only have the outer lense?

Any help or photos of the morretts from behind would be appreciated



[Edited on 13-11-2015 by Jason x]
AndyCorsaSport
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Only ever had morettes on my 106 GTi

Assume they will be similar, they came with a wiring harness that just plugs into the car loom. Plug and play.

As for sidelights. I think the other is for dipped beam and sidelights. And the inner is main beam. I may be wrong there though.
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Just had a look on eBay and a completed listing has some of the info I needed, from that ad looks like the outer lense has space for the sidelights and dipped beam and they have air ducts in the inner lense.

In the ad though no mention of any wiring harness, in fact he specially said no wiring needed which is the part I'm unsure of as lots of people said there is?

[Edited on 13-11-2015 by Jason x]
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With mine, I had everything in the outer lamp using the existing wiring harness.

Indicators can quite easily be modified into the inner lamp. You will need to drill the reflector a little accommodate the larger bulb but otherwise easy.

Always found Morette headlights on the Corsa difficult to setup for MOT. Switched back to factory headlights for MOT in the end each year.
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13th Nov 15 at 13:15   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'm not sure how detailed the pics are in my thread but have a look.
The inners are high beam. Side lights are in the outer lenses.
My indicators are standard morette ones behind the grille. Work fine and caused the least amount of hassle as an alternative option.


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Jason x
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quote:
Originally posted by Ellis
With mine, I had everything in the outer lamp using the existing wiring harness.

Indicators can quite easily be modified into the inner lamp. You will need to drill the reflector a little accommodate the larger bulb but otherwise easy.

Always found Morette headlights on the Corsa difficult to setup for MOT. Switched back to factory headlights for MOT in the end each year.


So you just put all the normal plugs that you'd put into the back of standard headlights into the back of the morretts and they worked? That's pretty much my main question not to bothered about indicators or MOT at this stage as they can be swapped as you said

quote:
Originally posted by Haimsey
I'm not sure how detailed the pics are in my thread but have a look.
The inners are high beam. Side lights are in the outer lenses.
My indicators are standard morette ones behind the grille. Work fine and caused the least amount of hassle as an alternative option.


Cheers, had a quick looks like the idea with the indicators but as I replied to elis same question really did you just put the plugs in the back of the lights like you would with standard lights or was any wiring/bulbs needed to be changed?
Ellis
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Just as you say Jason, that's what I did. Didn't bother with any of the loom with the Morettes.
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Cheers, that's what I was wanting to know

Can you use the standard headlight adjuster motor?
Ellis
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Not totally sure about that one. I know with mine I adjusted headlight height manually. Didn't want to complicate installation.
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13th Nov 15 at 16:17   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

On my angel eyes I don't have working sidelights, I just whack on main beam when the street lights go on
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Same, didn't need to change any loom. Plugs were all there.

I also didn't fit the motor, they can be manually adjusted with wing nuts on the light units.

I can try and get some pics if you need anything specific. u2u me.



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Nic Barnes
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I've never driven with only side lights on.
Jason x
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Cheers for all the info, I don't use my sidelights either but if they are in the outer lense anyway of course I'll put them in.

And Cheers for that Haimsey, I'll let you if I need anything but should be fine now just need to find a set of morettes

[Edited on 14-11-2015 by Jason x]
Ben G
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quote:
Originally posted by oJNAo
On my angel eyes I don't have working sidelights, I just whack on main beam when the street lights go on


Main beam is full beam.
Ben G
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quote:
Originally posted by Nic Barnes
I've never driven with only side lights on.


Most new cars don't have a choice. Dipped beam off = drl's on.
AndyCorsaSport
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Front only though then Ben.

My sidelights are always on, just a habit putting them on. Even in daytime.
Ben G
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I don't care about people behind me. If they hit me, it's their fault.

Obviously this doesn't count in adverse weather. But then you wouldn't have sidelights only then.

 
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