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Old 07-04-2014, 02:31 PM   #1
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Help with halo eyes please

So I ordered umnitza orion v2.5. Installed them yesterday and followed the switch guide on here so I can turn them on/off. Before installion, i hooked up the angel eyes and put the power and ground in the battery terminals in the engine bay and put the trigger wire in the positve too to see of they worked. They work fine, but when I finished, installing they were not coming on.

I bought a 30amp max switch, 12 and 18 gauge wires.

1.) Spliced the 12 gauge wire from the fuse to the relay.
2.) Attached another 12 gauge wire coming from the fuse and attachhed it to the supply power prong of the switch.
3.) Attached an 18 gauge wire on the 12 gauge wire coming from the relay and I put that on the load prong of the switch.
4.) Grounded the switch separetely with an 18 gauge wire and put it under the bolt of the struts (it was the only bolt that the connector would fit onto)
5. Grounded the relay on the nut next to the cabin air filter (this is the little frame part behind the relay. It looks like a bracket, but not sure if it's a bracket or not) The nuti s on the body of the car.
6. I attached the negative cable coming from the relay and put it on the same spot as the relay.

Also, I did not attach the trigger wires to anything. I just wrapped electrical tape around the connectors.

Whenever I switch on the switch, it works since the LED comes on. But it doesn't switch on the angel eyes. Also, when I switched it on, I listened for the relay to click, but I'm not hearing any clicking. Is the 18 gauge wire too small? Should I attach a12 gauge wire on the 12 gauge wire coming from the relay to the load prong of the switch?

Can I just wrap the wires under the bolt because the butt connectors that i have don't fit the battery terminals in the bay?

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Old 07-05-2014, 10:30 PM   #2
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I found one solution. One reason why the AEs weren't working was because I didnt ground it on the negative terminal. When I use that as a ground, it started working.

The other problem though is that now the switch doesn't work. The AEs are always on regardless whether the switch is on the on or off position.

Is it ok if I just wrap the wires on the screw where the nut screws onto? I don't have any wire connectors big enough to fit the screw. I would wrap it under the nut, but I'm afraid that over time the wire will tear...

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Old 07-06-2014, 01:51 AM   #3
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Nvm. Fixed the problem. Both the switch and the AEs work perfectly.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:34 PM   #4
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