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Old 04-28-2014, 04:21 PM   #1
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Khoalty angel eye help

I've had my angel eyes for about a year and a half now, and I haven't had any problems with them. For the past week now, I've had two rings in which half of the LEDs would go out, stutter a bit, and sometimes come back on. I'm thinking it's a loose wire into the ring, but if anyone else has had this problem and would like to shed some light on the situation, that would be great.

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Old 04-28-2014, 04:25 PM   #2
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Check the wiring then get back to us. Swap the rings from the other side and see what happens.

Most likely the wiring going to the control box (if it has one) is failing/loose/bad solder
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:16 PM   #3
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^ what he said. If it's still giving errors on the same rings, then you'll know there's a issue with the rings themselves.

@SolidJake, what angel eyes are you using? I vaguely remember reading it somewhere in a thread, but can't remember where. Also the pics of your car keep getting better and better.

EDIT: They were Orions, weren't they?
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:32 PM   #4
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I have been experiencing this same issue (but with all the LEDs in my 2 rings) for the last couple days. I managed to trace it to the little box (like solidjake said) if we are talking about the same box - sorry, I'm no wiring expert. Anyway, it appears that the connections are loose inside the container, but the connections are epoxied in so I can't take it apart to solve it myself. However, the issue is definitely inside the little container, as tapping it, shaking it, and messing with it in general effects the flickering. I reached out to the company who makes my specific rings, but will probably basically be told I'm screwed. Interesting that someone else seems to have a similar issue, please update with your findings. Good luck!
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:27 PM   #5
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^ what he said. If it's still giving errors on the same rings, then you'll know there's a issue with the rings themselves.

@SolidJake, what angel eyes are you using? I vaguely remember reading it somewhere in a thread, but can't remember where. Also the pics of your car keep getting better and better.

EDIT: They were Orions, weren't they?
Yes sir, first gen orion V2's when they first came out.

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Old 04-28-2014, 09:42 PM   #6
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Yes sir, first gen orion V2's when they first came out.

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orion v2...one of the best and brightest AE for e46 hands down. also lifetime warranty

btw jake, since you have the orion v2 did you do anything special to your AE "Box" like did you wrap eletrical tape all around it? or did you just leave it like the way it came out the box. (mine is unprotected but hiding behind the headlight support railing just scared that moisture might get into the box
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I have the older one so it doesn't have that white box for the connectors so mine is hidden in the headlight itself.
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