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This is a discussion on Morette Wiring / Plug in Adapter within the Cockpit and Cabin forums, part of the Tutorials & DIY category; Originally posted by Trailboss Mike, Before posting such topics on teh intraweb, did you try doing a search? n00b. My ...

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    Originally posted by Trailboss
    Mike,
    Before posting such topics on teh intraweb, did you try doing a search?


    n00b.

    My internet hasn't worked in a few days, so it feels good to be back here.
    Attention Smartass,

    Please shut your face.

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    Sorry, it's been a long long day.

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    Originally posted by Trailboss


    Sorry, it's been a long long day.

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    How's it coming? Did you get a chance to finish it up over the weekend?
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    Originally posted by WRC_Obsessed
    How's it coming? Did you get a chance to finish it up over the weekend?
    they'll be tested tomorrow. i'll post my custom plug and play adapter attempt tonight.

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    9007 Bulb

    Standard Wagner Replacement Bulb. Take special note of the metal base just below the glass.
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    Smash It

    Wrap the bulb in a paper towel. go a little below the base of the plastic to make sure you catch all the little shards in it. This makes clean up a piece of cake, as well as protects your eyes from billions of shards of glass.

    Start by tapping and hit it harder until it pops. Keep hitting until you think the glass is all broken off the metal base.
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    There'll probably be some glass pieces still stuck to the four wires coming through from the base. there should also be a good bit of glass left in the metal base to the bulb.

    You'll see 4 wires coming through three holes. The middle two wires are the constant power (positive) on each side is a switched ground, one for each of your high and low beams. There will be little filaments and springs on the top of these. BE careful. They're really pinchy.

    The next step is to get rid of that metal base, and clip the glowing filament pieces off the metal wires. Use a wire cutter and some needle nose pilars to slowly pry the metal base apart. start at the crimped seam, and patiently work it open.
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    As you pull the metal base open, you'll need to pull it from the plastic plug. A little tug should do it. Clean the remaining glass from the wires with pliars, and get rid of the filaments.

    On my second harness, i yanked one of the ground wires right out. they're pretty sturdy in their holes, but you'll need to take some care getting the metal base off. Basically, get a spare 9007 so you don't have to run out and get one if you screw it up.
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    the complete stripped bulb. Take one last look at the stupid metal base. You can see where i split it open. that seam is the best place to go to work on it.
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    I chose 2 stage butt connectors b/c of the different size of each side of my splice. They step down from 16/14 gauge to 12/10 gauge. They worked pretty well for me.
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    Connect the Butt

    Crimp a connector to each of your three wires with needle nose pliars. The center two wires from the plug (center hole) share a connector. (These'll splice w/ the gray Morette wire later on). The wire should come nearly all the way throgh the connector. This will insure i get good contact w/ the Morettes wires, as they only get about 1/2 way though.
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    Enter Morette wires.

    Sheath the three Morette wires. You can probably get away with only sheathing about 75% of what i did in this pic.
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    Connect the center terminal to the Morette gray wire (Constant Power)

    Connect the Blue Morrette wire to the terminal on your right (Wires facing top, flat part of plug facing up)

    Connect the Yellow Morrette wire to the terminal on your left

    I had some exposed metal, so i capped the top of the butt connector with some electrical tape.

    I finalized the seal with a couple of hard crimps on the middle (metal tube section) of the connector. This completed a nice sturdy connection and seal.
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    Another shot. you can see my crimp marks on the butt connectors.
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