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Old 05-12-2020, 12:21 PM   #1
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DIY - Morimoto XB Headlights

I'm doing this DIY since the Morimoto instructions suck ass and I had some questions that I couldn't find an answer to when I searched. I PM'd a member here who got me pointed in the right direction, but I figured I'd put the info into a post for anyone to search. The instructions from Morimoto don't tell you anything about connecting the turn signals or how to connect the DRLs and nothing is labeled.

Tools Needed:
10mm socket
6in extension
Flat-head screwdriver
Sweatpants and house slippers (optional)

First thing to do is remove the front bumper. I'm not going to go through the process here, there's videos on YouTube to help you through that portion.

Now disconnect the headlight wiring harness.



Now you'll need to remove the headlight mounting bracket. There are 4 bolts that have to come out.





Once the bracket is out of the way, pop out the plastic rivet (I mangled mine to hell) and remove the bolt on top of the headlight. Once you do this, the headlight can be slid out.




Slide your new headlight in and bolt it in and put the plastic rivet back in. Put the mounting bracket back in place and tighten your bolts down.

You'll need to connect the 6pin to 8pin adapter if you have a 2013-2016 car. The 2017 cars are 8pin already. Connect the 8pin side into the back of the headlight housing and then connect the 6pin side into your vehicle's wiring harness.






Take the turn signal harness and drop it down under the headlight so it hangs in the open space where your turn signal bulb is. The turn signal harness has a white colored wrap around it.



Disconnect the plugs and connect them into your factory wiring harness and the harness for the bulb.



Locate the DRL harness (long black wire with a fuse blade on the end). I plugged mine into the open location next to fuses 6&7. It supplies power once you insert the key and turn to the first position. You will have to make a notch in the fuse box cover to run the wire out.



Now connect the DRL harness into the plug in the back of the headlight. The connector is black with a blue wire coming out of it.



Route the DRL harness however you see fit. I suggest turning your key to the on position and checking the functionality of everything before you go any further.

Once everything is connected and you're satisfied with the functionality, reinstall your bumper and enjoy!


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Old 05-04-2021, 02:40 AM   #2
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I Literally made an account just to post this.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS GUIDE
I have been running morimotos without the turn signal working for like half a year until I found your post.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS GUIDE
I have been running morimotos without the turn signal working for like half a year until I found your post.

Glad it helped! I had questions about the turn signals too bc the instructions weren't great.


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I have the Intec Coplus lights (same as these) and whenever I have them installed, they blow the 10a tail fuse in the small fuse box under the steering wheel. That fuse controls the running lights on the tail lights, side markers, license plate LEDs, and proximity door locks. It's important to have the running lights for the tails on, especially at night, so I cannot use these lights.

Is there a reason why that fuse gets blown? As soon as you replace it, it blows immediately.

The headlights work perfectly—DRLs, turn signals, everything.

When I go back to the stock headlights, everything is fine and the 10a tail fuse doesn't blow.
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I have the Intec Coplus lights (same as these) and whenever I have them installed, they blow the 10a tail fuse in the small fuse box under the steering wheel. That fuse controls the running lights on the tail lights, side markers, license plate LEDs, and proximity door locks. It's important to have the running lights for the tails on, especially at night, so I cannot use these lights.

Is there a reason why that fuse gets blown? As soon as you replace it, it blows immediately.

The headlights work perfectly—DRLs, turn signals, everything.

When I go back to the stock headlights, everything is fine and the 10a tail fuse doesn't blow.
Are you using the morimoto add-on fuse to run the eyeliner led without depinning the blue wire in the oem harness?

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Are you using the morimoto add-on fuse to run the eyeliner led without depinning the blue wire in the oem harness?

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I connected the DRL to the fuse box with the add-on fuse but I don't think I've depinned the OEM harness. Do you have photos of that? Thanks.
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the easiest solution is to simply not use the add-on fuse. the eyeliner will not turn on as a DRL, but will run as the parking light. If you want the eyeliner as a DRL, use the fused wire and cut the blue wire between the headlight and the connector. Shrink tube the end of the wire to prevent corrosion/inadvertent shorts.

in the photo you will see two blue wires. one loops around and is the wire connected to the other headlight and fuse box with the add-on fuse. the other blue wire with the red shrink tube was de-pinned from the headlight plug and protected with shrink tube. I used spare rubber blanks to fill the hole in the connector to maintain water resistance. if you do not have a way to seal the plug after de-pinning, i’d advice just cutting the blue wire and capping each end with a small bit of shrink tube.

make the alterations to the harness on the headlight not the chassis so it is easier to swap to other headlights in the future that might not require this mod.

*note for future: these steps are required for twins with 8 wire OEM HID headlights and not applicable to 6 wire Halogen cars.
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