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  • So, I can't pull my D2S Igniter out...

    Any ideas on how to get it off?

    I was finishing up my retrofit, went to do one final rotational alignment test before putting the lenses back on. Naturally, one of the crappy Morimoto D2S Igniters fails already. (Although I can't test it because...) When I went to swap them to verify it was the igniter, I can't get the other igniter off. (The one that works!) If I use all my strength I can twist it into the "unlocked" position, but even with tools I can't actually remove it from the xenon base. It feels like it's welded on there now.

  • #2
    Uh oh, that doesn't sound good. It should be easy, honestly I don't have any tips except wiggle like a madman.

    2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder
    2017 Lexus CT200h F Sport

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Haloruler64 View Post
      Uh oh, that doesn't sound good. It should be easy, honestly I don't have any tips except wiggle like a madman.
      It's ridiculously difficult, in fact I think I wiggled and yanked on the igniter so hard that the xenon bulb came out of alignment! Which I can't fix because the igniter won't come off... It didn't go on very easily like they're supposed to, so I'm worried it was a flawed production and now it's been fused to the bulb. Like I said, I twisted to unlock it and triple checked that the knobs on the D2S bulb were unlocked, used a pair of pliers and pulled with all my strength. It didn't even budge.

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      • #4
        I'm sorry to hear that.

        2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder
        2017 Lexus CT200h F Sport

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        • #5
          Have you resorted to removing the headlight housing from the vehicle? Was there some part that snagged/caught part of the igniter?
          Jul 2012 ROTM (3-way quad headlight) ; Sep 2015 ROTM (custom muli-lens 7" fogs)

          3-way quad wiring; foreground limiter; squirrel finder;

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          • #6
            Originally posted by satrya View Post
            Have you resorted to removing the headlight housing from the vehicle? Was there some part that snagged/caught part of the igniter?
            Unfortunately it was stuck before I even reinstalled the headlights back in the vehicle. I had the headlight on my lap for 15 minutes just trying to twist and wiggle the thing off. I think I'm going to have to wait until the weekend then basically destroy the D2S igniter in hopes of salvaging the bulb. I wonder if using a heat gun would help somehow? Or is that too dangerous?

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            • #7
              No danger to it, might soften up the plastics. More risk of damage, but no inherent danger.

              2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder
              2017 Lexus CT200h F Sport

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              • #8
                Well, I finally ended up separating the damn igniter. I noticed from all the wiggling and pulling that the xenon bulb was basically "loose", so I unscrewed the washer bracket thing that holds the coil and xenon bulb on. Out came the igniter, with the bulb, coil, and bracket attached. I very, very carefully used my dremel to cut the black outer pieces of the igniter (the ones that attach to the bulb and lock into place). After that, I gave it yet another couple maximum effort yanks and it finally came off.

                What's weird is it doesn't look melted or anything. I had a bad feeling when I installed it the first time, because it was a very tight fit unlike how they're supposed to be (just a snug fit). Next time, if it's too tight a fit I'm just returning the damn thing.

                Lightwerkz customer service to the rescue, by the way. They've really gone all out trying to assist me. Even so much as contacting a Canadian vendor and shipping UPS to avoid the Canada Post labor dispute delays. (Meaning I get the replacement igniters in 3 days instead of 21+ days)

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                • #9
                  Probably just a bad part somewhere. Good of Lightwerkz!

                  2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder
                  2017 Lexus CT200h F Sport

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