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Problems with TRS led halo's??

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Sheepdog, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Jun 29, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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    Just completed my retro from TRS last night. Before I installed ANYTHING I function checked all components. Everything worked great. After I installed everything last night, about 6 hours of labor... I turned on my running lights, with the halos wired into them to view the beauty. Both halos illuminated perfect and very bright! So I turned everything off, put my front end back together and checked everything: low beams, high beams, running lights, turn signals... everything still worked great. When my girlfriend got home I was excited to show them off to her. So i turned on the running lights (halos illuminated) and a few seconds later, the drivers side halo flickered and then went out.... VERY DISAPPOINTING!!! So I check all my connections and even connected the halos directly to the battery to rule out any power supply issues, or faulty connections. After a bit of wiggling, the halo turned back on but is now SIGNIFICANTLY dimmer than the other one. Has anybody run into this issue before? I'm really hoping its just that little cylindrical unit the wires from the halo go into before coming out as connecting wires. I do not want to have to order new halo, New shroud, and do the entire headlight housing process all over again. Please help!!!
     
  2. Jun 29, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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    Currently
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  3. Jun 29, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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    Did you check voltage at the connection to the Halo?
     
  5. Jun 29, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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    Not with a volt meter. But I did touch the hot wire directly to the battery and got the same thing.
     
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    I'm no electrician, but did you check the resistance of one compared to the other?
     
  7. Jun 30, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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    I didn't check anything with a meter. But before I installed them, I tested both by touching the hot wire directly to the battery. It wasn't until after the install and a couple min of run time that it flickered, went out, and now is about half as bright as the other
     
  8. Jul 1, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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    I dunno, maybe a phone call to the retrofit source? looks like half the leds went down, either a resister or bad wire...either way, probably going to have to take apart..
     
  10. Jul 2, 2013 at 12:22 AM
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    God I hope you're wrong. I called them today. Told me to switch the resisters around and see if that's the problem.
     
  11. Jul 2, 2013 at 4:36 AM
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    I have had problems with aftermarket halo's, always seem a bit of a biatch...

    Thus my projectors will be without halo when I do the mod later this summer...

    bummer, very doubtful 'swapping the resisters' will help at all...

    how did you call them already today, it is 7:30 AM East coast as I post, everywhere else in the country is still in bed????
     
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  12. Jul 2, 2013 at 7:07 AM
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    I called them earlier during the day. Around 1000 am PST.
     
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