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Old 01-13-2013, 10:38 AM   #188
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You can take my name off the list. It was my own dumb ass who left my underhood lights on. Once I recharged my battery everything, including the technostalgia lights, is fine again. I've had two cases of condensation that cleared up quickly but not other issues (knocking on wood).
That's excellent news man!!! I'm really glad it turned out to be something simple. Now you can actually enjoy the lights. Haha
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:12 PM   #189
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I've had them in for just over a year now; so they're not all duds.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:33 PM   #190
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Very true man, just some. It's just hard to tell how many if them are duds.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:33 AM   #191
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Ok I have heard back from Todd at Technostalgia. Here is his reply which is consistant with a good battery or old battery. Meaning will probably last longer if you have a good battery. Mine went about 3 weeks before it started doing the flashing thing.

"Hi Tom - The lights will draw about 90 milliamps just sitting. This will drain your battery in about a month. Keep the battery tender on it when you will have it parked for a long time. Alternatively, you could connect the pink wire that goes to the battery to an "ignition on" wire. "

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So I believe that is what someone has already suggested be done in this thread. So that is my next change. Anyone know of an "ignition on" circuit in the back of the car? Would not be hard to find one but thought I would throw that out there incase anyone already knows.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:40 AM   #192
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Ok I have heard back from Todd at Technostalgia. Here is his reply which is consistant with a good battery or old battery. Meaning will probably last longer if you have a good battery. Mine went about 3 weeks before it started doing the flashing thing.

"Hi Tom - The lights will draw about 90 milliamps just sitting. This will drain your battery in about a month. Keep the battery tender on it when you will have it parked for a long time. Alternatively, you could connect the pink wire that goes to the battery to an "ignition on" wire. "

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So I believe that is what someone has already suggested be done in this thread. So that is my next change. Anyone know of an "ignition on" circuit in the back of the car? Would not be hard to find one but thought I would throw that out there incase anyone already knows.
Excellent! Thanks for sharing the info. Tom. I may have to try the ignition wire thing too, but I don't if I want to mess with that, especially if I want to get rid of the taillights some day, or just need to send them in for service because I don't know if I'll have to reverse the wiring job from the ingition switch to use the stock taillights.

Still, I am shocked that the taillights would draw that amount of power and kill the battery in roughly a month. That seems way to fast don't you all think?
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:46 AM   #193
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The BCM is back in the trunk I am sure there is a ignition feed on it

One other option is to put a switch on the pink wire and if you are going to leave it set just open the trunk and turn it off

Mine is driven every day so I don't see the issue but the kill switch would be easy
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:19 PM   #194
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Take a look at the link if the battery drops below 11.7 volts it will automaticly disconnect http://www.batterymart.com/p-priorit...lt-promax.html
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:46 PM   #195
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Take a look at the link if the battery drops below 11.7 volts it will automaticly disconnect http://www.batterymart.com/p-priorit...lt-promax.html

Yeah here is another type with a remote instead of pressing the brake pedal for those of us with remote starts. Don't really want to have to add another device to the car though just to start it. Both of these would work I imagine.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:49 AM   #196
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I guess I will stick to a battery tender! I love the lights and do not want to get rid of them! The switches and other stuff are getting to complicated. Battery tender helps the battery life in general for cars not driven all the time.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:14 PM   #197
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Why would this setup draw power with the ignition and lights off ?
Are the stock lights drawing currant with the ignition off ? This just seem's like a deign flaw in the controler to me. Just saying!
p.s. I hav'nt read the hole thread so if this has been asked before sorry.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:21 PM   #198
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The BCM is back in the trunk I am sure there is a ignition feed on it
If anyone finds an ignition feed in the trunk please let me know. I am going to make a wire splitter that has quick connects on it in order to tap into the ignition line, but be able to remove it and connect the original wireing again if needed.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:46 AM   #199
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Has anyone check for a ground short at the battery ?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:39 PM   #200
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Does anyone have a copy of the installation instructions I no longer have mine and I just got one of my lights back from getting repaired and I remember it saying something like white mark to the ramp or something like that!
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:44 PM   #201
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The instructions are on the product page at Phastek.

http://www.phastekperformance.com/20...taillights.htm
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:36 PM   #202
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Thanks IH8OPEC!
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:42 PM   #203
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I really want these lights, I also don't want the drama ..this thread has me firmly on the fence
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:07 PM   #204
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I left mine sitting for a week while I was travelling and it was fine.

If I leave the car sitting longer than that, she calls me wanting to know why I deserted her. Whining about not loving her anymore and asking if the couple pounds of dust and extra weight in the trunk made her unattractive. I have to drive her really hard when i get back to let her know I still care.

If I have to leave it a couple weeks, I'd probably use my OnStar app to run it every 2-3 days. I'm waiting for a couple of warm days and some time to kill so I can install my halos now.
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