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y try 02-14-2009 04:14 PM

Help with led tailights
 
I had purchased a set of eagle eye led taillights for my 2000 328ci about a month ago and recently when my friend was driving behind me, he had told me that my tailights flicker about every 30 seconds or so.... They flash on and off in like a milllisecond... They happen when the car is on and off so i dont know what the problem is??? Has anyone experienced this or just me???

Thanks in advance...

y try 02-14-2009 10:43 PM

bump

ryanwhite74115 02-15-2009 11:30 AM

can you say warranty time?

ryanwhite74115 02-15-2009 11:31 AM

ive had mine replace twice now in less than a year. Love them but man are they troublesome for my car at least.

y try 02-15-2009 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryanwhite74115 (Post 9410591)
can you say warranty time?



i just checked on the warranty and expired a week ago..... just my luck... has anyone else experienced this???? like a flash every 30 secs or so???

y try 02-15-2009 01:26 PM

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Nuori 02-15-2009 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by y try (Post 9410903)
i just checked on the warranty and expired a week ago..... just my luck... has anyone else experienced this???? like a flash every 30 secs or so???

That wouldn't phase me.

I'd still bring that up with whomever you purchased them from (since it's an ongoing issue and you just noticed.) Since when can you see your taillights when you're driving?

It would be dirty of them to say oh well, you're on your own now...a warranty is a warranty.

Was it a "sponsor" from here?

SubZeroE46 02-15-2009 08:49 PM

The car periodically sends out test pulses to test if any of the bulbs are faulty. Normal bulbs do not respond fast enough to flicker but LEDs are faster and they flicker. Can solve this by placing a rather big capacitor to filter them out. If not, then imagine that your car is a plane with the flashing lights.

ryanwhite74115 02-15-2009 09:46 PM

yea, what sponser did you buy from??? I didnt know they came with anything less than a limited lifetime

y try 02-18-2009 12:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SubZeroE46 (Post 9412763)
The car periodically sends out test pulses to test if any of the bulbs are faulty. Normal bulbs do not respond fast enough to flicker but LEDs are faster and they flicker. Can solve this by placing a rather big capacitor to filter them out. If not, then imagine that your car is a plane with the flashing lights.

If thats the case then its no big deal... lol Thanks for the insight...


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Originally Posted by ryanwhite74115 (Post 9413080)
yea, what sponser did you buy from??? I didnt know they came with anything less than a limited lifetime

I bought it off a seller off ebay and i contacted him and they had a 30 day warranty for the prduct from the manufacturor which has already passed....But if the case is what SubZeroE46 is saying then its not a big deal....


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