Haikelite mt03 mods? Update!

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Darbonius
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Any helpful hints to a complete newbie here on how to get access to the driver on this Haikelite mt03? bought one about 3 months ago… it lasted about 15 minutes of run time and, apparently, the driver is bad… Banggood just gave me the run around – worthless customer service and replacement policy – Haikelite sent me a new driver… but now i need to figure out how to replace it! what tools needed? any help out there?

thank You!

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as a complete newbie, good luck. I’m in the same boat. I have the light and just purchased a custom driver for it, will be here shortly. Take the head of the light off, you will see a metal retaining ring with 2 small holes in it. Use some needle nose pliers, get a good grip in those small holes, and turn counter clockwise .. it will unscrew. The driver board is under that. LOOK under the driver board, there are some 10 wires that need to be unsoldered. Good luck on that, those wires are so short u can hardly get at them. If u remove them, replace the old driver with the new one, making sure you solder the wires back into their correct place Wink Better find someone who can do this for you, someone skilled in this stuff – very easy for them.

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Darbonius wrote:
Any helpful hints to a complete newbie here on how to get access to the driver on this Haikelite mt03? bought one about 3 months ago… it lasted about 15 minutes of run time and, apparently, the driver is bad… Banggood just gave me the run around – worthless customer service and replacement policy – Haikelite sent me a new driver… but now i need to figure out how to replace it! what tools needed? any help out there?

thank You!


saypat wrote:
as a complete newbie, good luck. I’m in the same boat. I have the light and just purchased a custom driver for it, will be here shortly. Take the head of the light off, you will see a metal retaining ring with 2 small holes in it. Use some needle nose pliers, get a good grip in those small holes, and turn counter clockwise .. it will unscrew. The driver board is under that. LOOK under the driver board, there are some 10 wires that need to be unsoldered. Good luck on that, those wires are so short u can hardly get at them. If u remove them, replace the old driver with the new one, making sure you solder the wires back into their correct place Wink Better find someone who can do this for you, someone skilled in this stuff – very easy for them.

If you guys are still stuck with your driver issue and live in US, why not consider asking TA to help install his custom driver into your flashlights.

The MT09R driver that he did also work on the MT03 II. See his thread below:

Texas_Ace MT09R Modding thread, 22k lumens, 80CRI, can start fires? Yes please.

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Apart from the Samsung 30Q, does anyone know what other batteries are best for the MT03 II with 70.2 LEDs. TIA! Smile

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Have you found a place to order a spare AR glass lens?

yuhsin91123 wrote:
giorgoskok wrote:
On the head , there is the steel bezel , press it against your hand , and turn anti-clock wise . Now you should be removing the bezel .

Just check that you can unscrew the bezel , don’t remove the glass lens yet , so the reflector and leds stay dust free (until you get the new lens .

I just gave that a try and it does twist and moved! Not going to open it as you said.
Thank you very much! Now I know this is a easy fix with a new a new lens.
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