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Old 12-30-2012, 04:40 AM   #1
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Fixed CCFL Halo Problem

Hey all,

I bought the Eagle Eyes projector headlights w/ Halos and I've been wrestling with a CCFL issue in which they would fire up and stay on for 10 seconds then die off. I was taking power from the front side markers (per the instructions) which should have worked, but it just didn't.

I was finally able to resolve the problem by putting a 220 uF capacitor in parallel with the ballast input power wires. I'm guessing the power just wan't clean enough for the ballast to keep the CCFL running. Hoping this note might help others in the future.

Radio Shack had the cap for +/- $1.00 each.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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I will definitely need this in the near future. Can you make a diagram or post pics? Thanks.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:04 AM   #3
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Wow this thread helps a lot !!!
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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Hey all,

I bought the Eagle Eyes projector headlights w/ Halos and I've been wrestling with a CCFL issue in which they would fire up and stay on for 10 seconds then die off. I was taking power from the front side markers (per the instructions) which should have worked, but it just didn't.

I was finally able to resolve the problem by putting a 220 uF capacitor in parallel with the ballast input power wires. I'm guessing the power just wan't clean enough for the ballast to keep the CCFL running. Hoping this note might help others in the future.

Radio Shack had the cap for +/- $1.00 each.
Were they the 50v or 16v capacitor 220 uf
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:49 AM   #5
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Were they the 50v or 16v capacitor 220 uf
Probably 16v since only 12v is needed to power up the halo on each headlight.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:29 PM   #6
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I just ran into this exact problem today so stressed about it everything I turn the car on with the engine running both the halo rings go out but when it's off the work just fine. Do you have exact directions on how you did this ? If so please post thanks. I'm new to camaro5
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:24 PM   #7
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Yeah me too ,I have an exactly problem with the halos like many of you dealling with ,if you can give us some instruction include Picts that will help us alot
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Old 12-22-2013, 06:39 PM   #8
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Does any body have pics or DIY on this ?
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:02 PM   #9
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I haven't done this myself, but I think it would be wired like this.
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OR you can use a relay like I did.

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Old 12-28-2013, 02:02 PM   #10
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I never used a capistor . Isn't their a negative and a positive on the capisotor ?
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:48 PM   #11
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I never used a capistor . Isn't their a negative or positive on the capisotor ?
Neither have I, but the longer leg is usually the positive end. Also, some capacitors don't have a positive or negative end.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:14 PM   #12
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Neither have I, but the longer leg is usually the positive end. Also, some capacitors don't have a positive or negative end.
So I should use the capisotor with the +\- ends?
I'm guessing I could tie in to my drl for power + end on + and - end on -
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:15 PM   #13
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So I should use the capisotor with the +\- ends?
I'm guessing I could tie in to my drl for power + end on + and - end on -
Not saying you should because there are different types of capacitors. Just make sure you know which ones you buy. And yes, you can T-tap into your DRL.
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:14 PM   #14
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Alright thanks
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:37 AM   #15
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Ok so driver side halo is burnt out . Is their a way to fix this ? I know I've seen acc halos installed in eagle eyes any body know what size halo that would be
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:41 PM   #16
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Ok so driver side halo is burnt out . Is their a way to fix this ? I know I've seen acc halos installed in eagle eyes any body know what size halo that would be
That sucks. How did the halo burn out?
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:09 AM   #17
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Idk I guess it was just bad one . I already have them installed with hid and sold my old halogen headlights . So I think I'm going to with acc option and put their eagle eye halos in their . I think I'll see if I can add a fog halo for demon eyes while I'm at it .
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