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PromethWill88 10-09-2006 11:58 AM

Predator Angels burnt....
 
Don't know what happened but my angels cut off a couple days back for no reason. It still lights up when the interior lights are on but doesnt stay on when the engine is started as it did for the past year since the install. I popped the hood today and found that the main power terminal connector that plugs into my positive terminal in the hood has broken off and melted the wiring.

I just emailed Umnitza, just waiting for them to see if they can send me a replacement wire (not the whole wiring harness) for the terminal connector. Has this happened to anyone before? Seems odd that it just started melting.

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russ330 10-09-2006 12:02 PM

Yes it's happened to other people. From what I gather it's a result of the power line being pinched from the terminal cap cover.

PromethWill88 10-09-2006 12:16 PM

ah! That may explain it. It's scary though, I thought the voltage was too high for it to handle. I hope they'll ship me a new wire, I love this product.

Edison@JleviSW 10-09-2006 12:17 PM

Yep that results from misinstalltion whereby the positive terminal is pinched by the weather stripping, gets chaffed and shorts. The best way to install the + terminal is on the back side of the empty compartment in the engine bay where the + terminal connects to the box.

PromethWill88 10-09-2006 12:22 PM

Gotcha. Do you guys have replacement parts or do I have to buy the entire wiring harness?

Edison@JleviSW 10-09-2006 01:09 PM

Contact Umnitza as they are your retailer but you can purchase a new wiring harness.

umnitza 10-09-2006 01:14 PM

You purchased from JleviSW, not us, please work with your retailer.

Edison@JleviSW 10-09-2006 02:16 PM

Gotcha covered Will :)

PromethWill88 10-09-2006 03:24 PM

Thanks Nick!!! I just came back from Radio Shack and replaced the burnt end. Total cost = $2.09 and she's back up and running. Great advice, it's nice to have a honest dealer that will offer you cheaper alternatives than making you buy a replacement part. Thanks again.


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