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Old 09-25-2007, 11:23 AM   #1
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Weird Dim Angel eyes

hey fellas, i want your opinion guys, for 2 weeks my right side AE's (pred Chrom) have been dim on only one of the rings on the xenon side, the corner of the ae is dim and it fades getting brighter, so when i called the sponsor he said swith the balast, so i did, after switching to the other side the lights on the other side were okay, so i guess the ballast is okay?, do you guys think its the AE rings
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:51 AM   #2
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the electrode in the ring could be corroded which could cause this.
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Old 09-25-2007, 12:04 PM   #3
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huuu? whats an electri code.?? hey wats up nick maybe you can chime in. And it is NOT a cold start issue. Tnx alot guys.
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Old 09-25-2007, 01:32 PM   #4
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the electrode is the piece of metal on the inside of the ring that passes the electricity into the gas. if they become corroded, it affects the efficiency of the ionization of the gas. that can make the ring go dim. if this is the case, you'll need a new ring.
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Old 09-26-2007, 11:07 AM   #5
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tnx bud,anyone else, any other thoughts.
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Old 10-04-2007, 12:15 PM   #6
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I think I have the same issue. I got the red (Pred Chrom)from Umitza. The issue started on the first day I installed it. I have contacted him and he said send him $10 for new Ballast. I even hard wired it and used the spare ring that came in the box. Damn thing is still dim!
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:36 PM   #7
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same problem
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:12 PM   #8
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tnx bud,anyone else, any other thoughts.
bad ring, or your connections aren't secure. by connections i mean the positive and negative leads aren't getting a good connection
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:42 PM   #9
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I had the same issue, went through 3 rings, 2 ballast. The only way to get around this is to solder your connections.

Even Matt @ Umnitza will tell you this.

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Old 10-08-2007, 04:29 PM   #10
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um k txn guys, its still the same till this day.
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:30 PM   #11
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so its not the ring or the ballast???
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:42 PM   #12
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Nope. I hard wired it as well.
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I notice I get one dim ring per side if the wires are too close together to for some reason. I don't know why in hell it would matter but when I seperate them it seems to help.
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cool ill try that.
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:07 PM   #15
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I notice I get one dim ring per side if the wires are too close together to for some reason. I don't know why in hell it would matter but when I seperate them it seems to help.
Which wires? The wires going to the ballast from the 12V or the ones coming out of the ballast to the rings?
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:14 PM   #16
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ya which ones.
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Old 12-30-2007, 02:37 PM   #17
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When I installed my angel eyes this weekend I noticed this as well. It is the wires coming from the ballast to the rings. If I were to place a + wire next to a - wire, the ring would dim.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:51 PM   #18
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Ok I just had my umnitza's PRED CHROM's installed on Friday...

Having the same problem as described above with one of the rings dimly lighting (some of the time), occasionally it will turn on full power.

Like I said these are brand new, what is the real solution here do I eliminate the connectors? Please help this is really annoying, I didn't expect this from a quality product like this.

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Old 02-18-2008, 02:24 PM   #19
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I am really hoping i can fix this without inputing a new ring, i dont want to have to take the ring out and put in a new one, that is one of the things that made me want a complete sealed unit, i dont trust myself to be doing that kind of work inside the headlight...

can someone please help me with this? Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:27 PM   #20
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you don't have a sealed headlight, it should be easy as pie. and if you were to get a completely sealed unit, it would be a ***** to replace the ring once it goes out.
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