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Old 01-14-2009, 01:45 AM   #1
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Only half of angel eye

so i got my angel eyes installed a few days ago then today the driver side closest to the grill only lights up half....anybody ever hear of this before or have it happen?
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:27 AM   #2
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Happened to mine. I DID have MyCarr 62LED angel eyes and over time, the heat emitted from my Bimmian Xenesis bulbs gradually melt the Angel Eye's backing. With time, that causes heat to penetrate to the circuit board, damaging the LEDs. The LEDS eventually short circuit and create more heat, damaging themselves and in the process, your AEs are then obviously damaged.

I've changed to Predator Orion V2 and I must honestly and truthly say that these are a much better product. I didn't believe it at first, but overal the build and design is much better. Resistors are located separately on a little black board to reduce heat accumulation on the actual AE ring themselves. This has a benefit of ensuring that the only heat accumulation the rings get are from the headlights. Also the backing is made from a tougher clear plastic than your average MyCarr AEs. The MyCarr AEs are made from a plastic that looks rather 'impure' and the backing looks like weak, both of which are more prone to melting.
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:33 AM   #3
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Here are some pictures of what 'gradually' happened over a few long hours of driving.

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Old 01-15-2009, 11:23 AM   #4
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:52 PM   #5
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I installed my CCFL's this weekend and had the same problem. I'm glad you brought up this topic!
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:54 PM   #6
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My CCFL's act funny as well. When I hit a bump in the road the two rings on the driver side will go out or flicker and then come back on after a few seconds. I suppose i need to check the wiring?

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