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Angel Eyes, DDEs, lighted rings, Clear Turn Signals, LEDs, Xenon, HID, or Bi-Xenon. If it lights up and you want to discuss it, post here!

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Old 01-13-2008, 11:33 AM   #1
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angel eye problem

one of my angel eyes is out. I just replaced the ballasts so i dont think it is that, I double checked my wiring and it is all good. what else could it be? The bulb didnt look broken but i didnt take the headlight housing off. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:02 PM   #2
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Check the connections between the rings' wires and the dist. box's wires?
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Old 01-13-2008, 01:38 PM   #3
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im sorry but what is the dist. box?
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:56 AM   #4
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Does anyone ever had this problem? i am just about ready to rip them out and throw them away!! I have had them for about 10 months and they have been good until now. How would they look with them just on my halogens and not on my xenons? any pic? I thought i saw a couple of guys that have done it.
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Like Mike415 said, check the connections between that specific ring and the ballast. It could be that the metal prongs are not inserted all the way into the black plastic clips and is not making contact with the metal leads from the ballast.
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yea i double checked that but it still wont work. i am really stuck!
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i don't think it will look good with just angel eyes on your halogen. Maybe the ring is broken =[
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i don't think it will look good with just angel eyes on your halogen. Maybe the ring is broken =[
yea that is what i thought but i checked the bulb today and it wasnt broken. If it was the ballast wouldnt both lights be out on that side?
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Not always actually, a bad ballast can power one ring on one side.
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ah, i was under the impression that if the ballast went out the whole side went out. I guess i will check the ballast on the other side to see if that works.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:44 PM   #11
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Update on my angel eyes, I went out yesterday morning for work and unlocked my car, well as i was walking by i noticed that the bulb that was out was partially lit on the upper left hand side of the bulb. Has anyone had that? could it be the connections that are on the bulb?
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Try starting the car though, when you first unlock the car in the morning with the remote kit, the rings do not always light up/
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Try starting the car though, when you first unlock the car in the morning with the remote kit, the rings do not always light up/
its odd, it seems that when i start the car they dont come on. But when i unlock the car it slightly comes on.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:47 PM   #14
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There is an issue with your ECU circuit then. Have you tried checking the fuse and ECU tap?
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Old 01-21-2008, 05:33 PM   #15
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update on the halo's, I re-checked my wiring and i found out that one of the wires coming out of the ballast from vibelights went bad. I found this out by connecting two wires into one of the wires from the ballast, not sure if that is ok to do or not but i couldnt think of anything else, when i did that the one wire tried to power the whole ring, but it couldnt power it fully. So I am just going to order another ballast from vibelights and move on!
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