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Old 02-08-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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So last night I installed my p46's and tested my angel eyes with the short trigger wire and they fired right up, then when I ran the long trigger wire into the ecu and tapped the red wire w/ white stripe and yellow tracers (2002) my angel eyes would not fire up but they do when the shorter trigger wire is connected to a power source. Should I just lengthen the short trigger wire and make it long enough and run that into the ECU or what? I am tapping into the right wire for the "accessory wire method" ? Because when I test that wire there is power to it when the key is in position 2. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:57 AM   #2
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Have you checked to make sure the fuse is not broken or is fully inserted? The short trigger wire is not tied to the fuse so it can work even with the fuse broken.
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Old 02-08-2008, 12:27 PM   #3
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Yeah, I doubled check the inline fuse and it looked good. I can try replacing it with a new 10amp fuse but I think I will try to take that wire and run it over to the battery terminal and see if it powers them on if so then I wonder why my ecu accessory wire is not powering them up and if they dont power up then the problem should lie with the fuse or the inline fuse wire/connection.
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did you make sure the longer ecu tap is getting a good connection?
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:21 PM   #5
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did you make sure the longer ecu tap is getting a good connection?
I ended up re-tapping the connection three times, and then thought that the larger accessory wire was too large to tap a 22 guage wire and still get a good connection so I cut the plastic back on both wires and tapped it again and still nothing.
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check where the accessory wire goes to the relay, it may be a bad connection there. if not, the relay itself may be bad.
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:05 AM   #7
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Got em working finally. I was thinking that the cheap taps that were provided werent able to get a clean connection on a 14-16 guage ecu wire and a 20-22 guage trigger wire so I found a pair of t-taps and now we have clean connections all the way around.
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cool, glad you got it fixed. aren't they supposed to be provided with t-taps in the first place?
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