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Old 05-12-2008, 10:52 PM   #1
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Angel eye issue I'm out of ideas

Well I have been having ballast issues on my passenger side so I decided to eliminate that ballast and just run the power from the outside ring on my drivers side to the inside ring on the passenger side so at least it looked even.

The issue I'm having is kind of odd but I'll do my best to explain it. When I wire up the ring and have the wires dangling over the fan both rings work fine. But when I route the wires in the channel on top of the radiator the ring on the passenger side works intermittently. If i move the wires from the channel it usually lights up but not all the time. I thought there may have been an insulation problem so I lined the wires with loom but that did absolutely nothing.

All the joints are soldered and covered in heat shrink so I highly doubt that the issue is related to the connections. The problem seems to be related to the wire being placed down in the channel on the radiator but I don't understand why that would be.

Any help is appreciated because I am quite confused.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:14 AM   #2
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so you extended the white wires from the ballast to the rings?

maybe try using a bigger gauge wire to minimize interference. say 16-18 awg.
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so you extended the white wires from the ballast to the rings?

maybe try using a bigger gauge wire to minimize interference. say 16-18 awg.
Yeah I extended the wires and I used 16 awg.
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well that's most likely the problem. the white wires aren't supposed to be extended.
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well that's most likely the problem. the white wires aren't supposed to be extended.
Well damn I guess thats what I get for trying to cut corners, lol.
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Well damn I guess thats what I get for trying to cut corners, lol.
lol, what's wrong with the ballast going out on the passenger side? it shouldn't be a problem. might want to check the wires on that side of the harness. to see if it's chaffed or something.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:47 PM   #7
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lol, what's wrong with the ballast going out on the passenger side? it shouldn't be a problem. might want to check the wires on that side of the harness. to see if it's chaffed or something.
Yeah I checked the wires and couldn't find anything so I just took that ballast out and this is what I came up with. I guess I'll have to break down and buy another ballast. I heard that there is a place that sells upgraded ballasts that are cased in metal. Do you by chance who that is?
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Yeah I checked the wires and couldn't find anything so I just took that ballast out and this is what I came up with. I guess I'll have to break down and buy another ballast. I heard that there is a place that sells upgraded ballasts that are cased in metal. Do you by chance who that is?
yeah it's called vibelights.com. you need to get the aluminum ones. you'll have to solder the connections, as the connectors don't fit. should be like 16 something for 2.
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:56 AM   #9
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ROFL!!!! I just did the exact same thing on my install yesterday. only the driver 2 worked. I got mad, so i extended the lowbeam angel eye to the passenger side high beam, and to my disappointment, it still didn't work. I too ran the wires across the radiator.
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