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Old 08-28-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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swapping CCFL angel eyes to LED question

I got tired of replacing the ballasts on my predator chromiums so I bought some 81 LED AEs. It came with just the rings, 4 butt connectors and 2 splice connectors. I'm not sure about how i'm supposed to use these connectors as there was no directions. I'm thinking I have to just delete the ballasts/inverters and wire these directly to the positive and negative previously connected. Is this correct? I'm going to be soldering all connections.
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Each ring will have a white and black wire coming out the back. On the driver's side, take the black wire from the inner ring, black wire from the outer ring and connect it to the brown or black wire on your wiring harness (negative). Then take the two white wires and do the same to the red positive wire on the harness. Repeat for the passenger side. I recommend using butt connectors or soldering these connections.
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thanks nick

I pm'd Jon but I was too impatient to wait for an answer so I asked here lol.
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Make sure you fit the rings and run the black and white wires out of your headlight first before connecting them up or you might have problems if the hole in your headlights isn't very big. I ran into this problem last night when doing mine.
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Each ring will have a white and black wire coming out the back. On the driver's side, take the black wire from the inner ring, black wire from the outer ring and connect it to the brown or black wire on your wiring harness (negative). Then take the two white wires and do the same to the red positive wire on the harness. Repeat for the passenger side. I recommend using butt connectors or soldering these connections.
Why is it wrong to delete the ballasts on the Predator Chromiums, and probably use a smaller fuse, say 5A, to power the A/E's?
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The Predator Chromiums are a CCFL kit and require a ballast. I was talking about the LED kits which direct connect to the harness and have no ballast.
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and for the LED AEs you only need a 2amp fuse.
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The Predator Chromiums are a CCFL kit and require a ballast. I was talking about the LED kits which direct connect to the harness and have no ballast.
I heard you but my question still remain...what if I want to delete the ballast on the CCFL's - what are the consequences if I use say a 5A (or less like 1A) fuse without those suckers? Will I burn the halos or something?
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I heard you but my question still remain...what if I want to delete the ballast on the CCFL's - what are the consequences if I use say a 5A (or less like 1A) fuse without those suckers? Will I burn the halos or something?
The halos will not be powered without the ballast/power converter, they are required for a CCFL setup.
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