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Old 05-08-2008, 09:46 PM   #1
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Angel eyes problem, interior lights and angel eyes flickering, and blowing fuses

Anyone know what would cause this? The first time they were flickering I checked the fuse and it was blown, replaced it. Didn't fix anything and it blew again soon after. So now my angel eyes either don't work at all, or the driver's side one flickers for a second and then goes out. And since they're wired to the interior light its also making my interior lights flicker which is ultra annoying. Anyone know what could be the culprit?
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Old 05-09-2008, 01:25 AM   #2
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Anyone know what would cause this? The first time they were flickering I checked the fuse and it was blown, replaced it. Didn't fix anything and it blew again soon after. So now my angel eyes either don't work at all, or the driver's side one flickers for a second and then goes out. And since they're wired to the interior light its also making my interior lights flicker which is ultra annoying. Anyone know what could be the culprit?
Have any new devices been added recently that talk via ibus? Try removing devices one at a time to see what is causing the issue.
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Nope, nothing new installed at all, infact I have no aftermarket stereo or bluetooth stuff installed.
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Try disconnecting the +12V power from the AE harness to see if your interior lights stop flickering - there may be a short within the harness.
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Sounds almost like it's shorting. Are these newly installed Angel Eyes? Fuse blow every time?
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So went through and checked everything. I disconnected the brown trigger wire from the footwell lamp, immediately cured the flickering interior lights (they had also been not coming on lately, but now they come on as they are supposed to). But the angel eyes still weren't working. Used a lead to check where I was getting power and where I wasn't, turns out the power is never making it past the fuse. Its popping immediately. What would cause this? A bad relay perhaps?

I even turned the key into the on position so the angel eyes would be triggered, left the fuse out. Then checked to see if I was getting power coming directly off the battery entering where the fuse would be held, I was. As soon as I sat the fuse down in the holder it immediately popped. Any ideas what would be causing this all of a sudden?

All connections are secure on the ballasts and eyes.

Neither side works by the way now, not even flickering.
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sounds like a short to me. could you take a picture of your set up. is the positive wire chaffed in any way?
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:37 PM   #8
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Well isolated the problem to the passenger side ballast. When just the driver's side ballast is hooked up and a fuse is inserted while the key is in the on position it doesn't blow the fuse. But when just the passenger's side ballast is plugged up and then a fuse is inserted it blows the fuse immediately, seems like a new ballast is in order to solve this problem.
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If you grounded the harnes anywhere other than the neg- terminal of the batt extension under the hood, you have to make sure that you don't have the ground ring sitting on the paint. The dremel tool should help remove the paint so the ring has a clean connection to the car.
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