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Old 11-21-2013, 03:12 PM
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Mtec v3 installed - full sun pics

Thanks to all of you who took the plunge early and posted up your results. Just installed a pair of V3s on our 2009 and holy cow are these things bright compared to stock. Very happy with the results. Added a pair of Mtec 4350K fogs as well.

I couldn't turn down the exposure enough to take a decent pic head on tonight. From the side turned out OK. If we get some sun tomorrow I will take a few more and post them up.

Steve at Mtec said to make sure to lock the car with the key prior to doing the install. Don't know if this is a 2009 specific thing or not, but happy to report that I don't have any codes. No resistors needed. Velcro'd the drivers down per TX and a few others' comments.

They look great!

1 - the old yellow eyes
2 - night time but couldn't get the camera exposure low enough for brightness
3 - from the side looks good
4 - full 2PM sun
5 - full sun low beams off
6 - full sun low beams on
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:55 PM
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Finally a bulb that stays white while the low beams are on. Looks awesome.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:30 PM
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Some sunny day time pics please
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:43 AM
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Some sunny day time pics please
We haven't had any sun all week. I will definitely post up some more shots once the sun decides to show up again in 'sunny Florida'
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:44 PM
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Looks great, how is the fog light install? Complicated?
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Old 11-22-2013, 05:57 PM
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Looks great, how is the fog light install? Complicated?
Super simple. Plastic tabs though, so be gentle with those as you move stuff around.

Gently pull black plastic lower grill away from the bumper. I didn't remove it all the way, just pull it out enough so you can get at the 8mm screw holding the lamp housing in. Unscrew that and gently wiggle the whole lamp housing a bit to get it free of the bumper. Spread the small plastic tabs holding the bulb base assembly to the wiring harness and remove the wiring harness. Twist the bulb assembly 1/4 turn (it only turns one direction, so don't force it) and it lifts right out.

Reverse the process to put the new bulb assembly back in. Make certain you don't touch the bulb itself, oil from fingers can cause premature failure.

Less than 5 minutes time and an 8mm socket are all you need.
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:06 PM
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Super simple. Plastic tabs though, so be gentle with those as you move stuff around.

Gently pull black plastic lower grill away from the bumper. I didn't remove it all the way, just pull it out enough so you can get at the 8mm screw holding the lamp housing in. Unscrew that and gently wiggle the whole lamp housing a bit to get it free of the bumper. Spread the small plastic tabs holding the bulb base assembly to the wiring harness and remove the wiring harness. Twist the bulb assembly 1/4 turn (it only turns one direction, so don't force it) and it lifts right out.

Reverse the process to put the new bulb assembly back in. Make certain you don't touch the bulb itself, oil from fingers can cause premature failure.

Less than 5 minutes time and an 8mm socket are all you need.
Thanks for the instructions, I thought for some reason you had to remove the bumper to get to those haha. Looks great though!
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:40 PM
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:16 PM
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Nice! Whenever I see F0s on the road with creamy vanilla AEs... I cringe.

I and others have said this before... Do NOT expect F10/new 5er ultra bright AEs cause' it ain't gonna happen due to the design. But Mtec are EASILY the BEST option available... Period.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:47 AM
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Nice! Whenever I see F0s on the road with creamy vanilla AEs... I cringe.

I and others have said this before... Do NOT expect F10/new 5er ultra bright AEs cause' it ain't gonna happen due to the design. But Mtec are EASILY the BEST option available... Period.
I'm with you, so inexpensive and easy to do, truly is a must have unless you are fond of the yellow for some reason. I posted the sun photos just because so many people were asking for that in various threads. However, my personal concern was how they looked at dusk and night. I don't use DRLs and wasn't really bothered whether they show up in the day or not. I was pleasantly surprised that they do. Just not nearly as bright as full LED F10 setup as you said.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:00 PM
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Installed my v3 over the weekend. Much better than the nyko arctic whites I previously had. I did lock my car prior to install. Upon first startup I immediately got an error code....BUT the lights remained on like others have said. Then I turned on my lights. Hallelujah!! The lights remained white!!! Over the course of the weekend, I get codes nearly every other start but they go away and lights still stay on. As TXSTYLE has stated, this is probably the best solution for our cars as long as you can live with the error codes. I did use double sided tape to mount the drivers. Temps have been dropping here in sunny socal but I will try to monitor the temps of the housing to make sure nothing melts.
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nice! Whenever i see f0s on the road with creamy vanilla aes... I cringe.

I and others have said this before... Do not expect f10/new 5er ultra bright aes cause' it ain't gonna happen due to the design. But mtec are easily the best option available... Period.
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I love mine, Wish I had fogs though, but there aren't any in the M sport bumpers.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:27 AM
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I love mine, Wish I had fogs though, but there aren't any in the M sport bumpers.
And THAT my friend is one reason I opted against getting a M Sport. I just love me some f o g s!
Something about rolling at dusk with only the park lamps/eyes and fog lamps on, just looks slick.

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I agree. Love the M bumper, wondering if I could retrofit some FOGS! Doubtful that it would look remotely stock. Hell, with your setup, don't need the M package. I hate aftermarket wheels so much but I love yours, so...guess I'm a hypocrite. Or just in denial.
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I agree. Love the M bumper, wondering if I could retrofit some FOGS! Doubtful that it would look remotely stock. Hell, with your setup, don't need the M package. I hate aftermarket wheels so much but I love yours, so...guess I'm a hypocrite. Or just in denial.
I believe the best setup on a M Sport with regard to fogs would be to fabricate some LED strip type lights.

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Old 01-28-2014, 07:30 PM
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Mtec Lights

wow awesome, I just received mine in the mail too and I'm hoping that I will love the results. I was told that no one experienced and codes with these lights. MTEC said that they should maybe last up to 2 years. I hope that's not the case. I wouldn't want to have to keep changing lights........
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