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05-11-2014 11:21 PM
arasky Hey guys, I haven't been active in a couple years now. I just wanted to give an update that everything is still working solid on my headlights almost 5 years after installation. I'm really sorry but I had to remove my pictures from the thread since it was associated with my name when googled. PM me if you need any assistance and I'll send you the link to them
06-12-2013 05:28 PM
stephenellis Just remember and mark the circuits/cables you have tested!

I stupidly didnt my first time ans spent hours because I kept forgetting where I had tested to so kept starting over - was not a nice experience!

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06-12-2013 05:23 PM
Miztaken1312 That's the most fun ;)
06-12-2013 05:22 PM
stephenellis My only suggestion from there would then be to crack out the multimeter and go charge hunting!

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06-12-2013 05:20 PM
Miztaken1312
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Do the LEDs have inline resistors? If not then it is likely you have burnt out the LEDs as they are designed to work at a low voltage. Much like trying to cut a cake with a chainsaw. Too much kills it.

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Yes they do.
06-12-2013 05:08 PM
stephenellis
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Installed mine last week, after a few days though the little led's on the bottom and the two led bars in the top corner of the light went out on the passenger side. Halos still working though. Tried messing around with that red tab and the connections to see if something came loose but nothing.So, i took out the red tab on the DRIVERS side and re-inserted it, now THOSE led's went out too. Im not too worried about it, i think they look better that way anyway, but does anyone know what the problem might be?
Do the LEDs have inline resistors? If not then it is likely you have burnt out the LEDs as they are designed to work at a low voltage. Much like trying to cut a cake with a chainsaw. Too much kills it.

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06-11-2013 08:53 PM
Snyper I added the fog lights, and I have a separate switch for them. I haven't had the time to check just yet.
06-11-2013 08:10 PM
Miztaken1312 I just don't get why you'd mess with the wiring at all. Unless something changed on the headlight switch after 2008, its one turn for parking lights, and one pull for fogs. That turns on the halos and my fogs.

But as for the usual, have you checked fuses and relays etc as well?

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06-11-2013 05:41 PM
Snyper I have two sets of bulbs, and neither works. I was thinking of buying new ones (switchbacks) and then if those don't work, going from there.
06-11-2013 11:51 AM
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So I installed these the other day on my Focus. My parking lights no longer work. The signal lights work, but the actual light itself doesn't go on unless I turn the signal on. I know prior to the projectors, with the OEM lights, the parking light would be on when I switched it on in the car. Now, it doesn't go on at all, but power is going to the bulb since it works when I signal left or right. Any suggestions? I plan on doing switchbacks, so it'd be nice to get this problem solved. It's not a huge deal otherwise.
Are you using the bulbs that came in the housing? If so, have you tried taking the old ones out of the stock housing to see if they come on when supposed to?

You might also want to take the bulbs out of the projector housing to inspect them for damaged filaments. Even if they don't appear damaged, you should still check them with a multimeter for continuity.

I had the cheap halogens that came in the projectors die on me after 15 minutes of running. Both sides at the same time. You may just need to replace them with a higher quality bulb from Sylvania or Phillips.
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