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Old 08-17-2006, 11:57 AM   #1
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Left headlight angel eyes quit working. HELP

Just got my angels installed yesterday and they worked perfect.

Today both halos in the left headlight were flickering, and now they went out. I beleive its the ballast for this side because both halos are flickering and the right side headlight halos work perfect.

So is it the ballast?

All the connection and everything are perefect
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:05 PM   #2
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yeah same thing happened to me a while back on the older version of angel eyes..it was the ballast...had another one sent to me and it worked fine ever since..though come to think of it i dont think mine were flickering..they just stopped working completely
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:20 PM   #3
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If its flickering it may be a loose connection. The first coupla years , It used come on completely after the car had warmed up abit. But now after many modification to the wires and connection, it comes on right after I start the car. Give it some time to warmup and check the connections on the side that flickers once more. Its good to start the car and mess with the connections then having the key at the 2nd position. I highly doubt it's the ballast.

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Old 08-17-2006, 12:47 PM   #4
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Most likely a bad ballast, but to be sure, swap the ballasts. If the problem moves, then it is the ballast.
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:48 PM   #5
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Replace the ballast and beef up the connectors. That should solve ANY issues now and further down the road.

Seeing smoke coming out from under your hood and the smell of an electrical short is not cool! After that, I used my own connectors and seperated the connection instead of having them run through the same one (side by side). They work perfectly now...
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Old 08-17-2006, 04:16 PM   #6
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samething happened to me last week, one ballast quitt working, still waiting for replacment
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Old 08-18-2006, 05:43 PM   #7
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My angel eyes just dont work at all... i need major help. I installed them followed the manual by Jlevi but im having no luck.. could it both ballasts were bad before i even used them???
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:46 PM   #8
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I had one ballast out before I even used it , does anyone know where I could purchase a ballast, umnitza is out of stock
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