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Old 01-23-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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Angry AAC Style P13W Bulbs = Junk

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Ordered a set of the P13W Bulbs from AAC Styles on the 21st of December, and the DRL wiring harness.. installed the bulbs this last Sundays 1-20-13 (they arrived on the 2nd of January). But anyways, waited for the weather to be decent, installed the bulbs and harness as described "PERFECTLY". Here it is Wednesday, and the drivers side bulb is already burned out.. tried my old $1.97 P13W Led bulb, and it lit up like a xmas tree.. got these VERY expensive bulbs since they were white, and figured..hmmm, that much money they must be the shizzle..pffft boy was I wrong.

Call them up, and they say go online, fill out the warranty form, send just the one bulb back..really? don't you change bulbs in pairs, or you'll keep getting the same problem(s)? so I am going to shell out shipping, which will cost more then probably 3 sets of the $1.97 bulbs I could buy. not sure why this company keeps selling these garbage bulbs, and don't replace the bulbs we pay a fortune for, with the plasma bulbs, that actually have a resistor.. pretty sure they say these have a resistor, but I really doubt it since they weigh the exact same as the $1.97 P13W LED bulbs.

Best part was the guy on the phone trying to tell me that it's my connection, not the bulb... LOL some people crack me up.. even after I told him I tried the other $1.97 P13W LED bulb in the same socket, and it worked, and tried the other EXPENSIVE AAC P13W LED bulb, and it worked just fine.

but whatever... I'll be an idiot, and spend money on shipping to get ONE bulb replaced, instead of both, like it should be..
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:58 PM   #2
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unfortunately the say "you get what you pay for", doesn't always apply.

try the http://www.gen5diy.com website
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:11 PM   #3
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unfortunately the say "you get what you pay for", doesn't always apply.

try the http://www.gen5diy.com website
Or try Jerry's (IDEALG) he sell P13W plasma! Very good quality! You can't go wrong either way...
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:23 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear that happen to you Op, i actually purchased a pair of P13W led bulbs from a vendor whos no longer doing business anymore and my drivers side bulb sometimes does not work... I as well have some AAC products have to return I will be Definitely purchasing my next set of P13w bulbs from either Ofer or IdealG
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:31 PM   #5
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #6
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #7
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Or try Jerry's (IDEALG) he sell P13W plasma! Very good quality! You can't go wrong either way...
I forgot Jerry has those!!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #8
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Just an FYI all LEDS have to have a resistor to drop the voltage across them. If you're buying one LED over the other because of a "resistor" it's a scam.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:08 PM   #9
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:09 PM   #10
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Crap I bought these a couple months ago cause the ones I originally bought off amazon the passenger side one went out and I figured these would work better. I haven't installed them yet but now I am worried.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:05 AM   #11
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Crap I bought these a couple months ago cause the ones I originally bought off amazon the passenger side one went out and I figured these would work better. I haven't installed them yet but now I am worried.
I wouldn't be too worried personally, try them out and see how they do and if they start acting funny Id just ask for a refund... It's kind of where I'm at with the stuff i still have to return to AAC
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:25 AM   #12
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I wouldn't be too worried personally, try them out and see how they do and if they start acting funny Id just ask for a refund... It's kind of where I'm at with the stuff i still have to return to AAC
The only annoying thing though is that with my apex scoop and w/w relocator I gotta take off my front driver side tire in order to change the bulb since the dam bottle is right behind it, just a little bit of a hassle.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:42 AM   #13
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I don't understand why people continue to buy from them. Look at how many negative reviews they get. Also, don't understand why the moderators allow this vendor to be on this site for all the broken junk they sell.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:22 PM   #14
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Also, don't understand why the moderators allow this vendor to be on this site for all the broken junk they sell.
This. I feel bad for the new comers to the site that don't know about AAC's reputation and end up buying illegal sidemarkers. I cringe every time I see someone looking to buy those.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:08 AM   #15
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I don't understand why people continue to buy from them. Look at how many negative reviews they get. Also, don't understand why the moderators allow this vendor to be on this site for all the broken junk they sell.
Because they pay to be on this site and we dont
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:15 AM   #16
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I'm not sticking up for any vendor nor am i pointing my finger at them...

But If your a vendor who just sells products then it's not your fault and the only way a vendor will know that the products they are selling are faulty is if the customer contacts them and complains.

Now a vendor who double marks up the value of their products bc they are a big name is wrong too but thats besides the point.

I myself get bad products from time to time and i test and check everything before it leaves my shop but unfortunately sometimes customers still recieve them broken somehow. But like i said the only way i will know is if they tell me and then i will do whatever it takes to make it right for them. The last thing i want to do is have you have a product of mine with problems.

For what i make off these bulbs it's not even worth selling but i do it bc i love this forum and the community here. Lots of people ask me about wire harnesses and yes i could make them but what for ? I just send everyone to widely respected vendor here.....Ofer. He already has them so i just send everyone to him.
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I don't understand why people continue to buy from them. Look at how many negative reviews they get. Also, don't understand why the moderators allow this vendor to be on this site for all the broken junk they sell.
You have no idea how many times I've asked this over the years. Bottom line, somebody at C5 has to be buddies with somebody at AAC. There's no other explanation because they are usually very good about keeping only reputable vendors. The AAC case does baffle me though, because I can't for the life of me think of a major product release they have done that hasn't had a major debacle accompanying it (p13s, sidemarkers, mirrors...all horrible messes). But you'll get the same few guys in every thread lining up to take a bullet for them (some of them mods).

"But, they have a warranty!!!" Big deal, with the amount of times you, the customer, pays to send back FAULTY products and receive your next set of soon-to-be faulty products, you could have purchased them twice over. Warranty means nothing when they put the responsibility for poor quality on the consumer.

I do feel bad for the newer members that don't know any better. Those of us that have been around since the beginning know better, well, most of us do.

The only thing I haven't had trouble with from them is my dome light bulb. Woohooooo!
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Not only do they sell junk but they also steal designs and products and sell them as their own. They also use them on their own "custom" work and that even comes out looking like complete garbage.
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The paying for shippng really fn pisses me off. Have a stupid Afterburner with leds out. I have to pull the tail light out, crack it open, remove the stupid POS burner, send it back to the states which costs a f***load in shipping and wait for them to ship me one back. I had to wait until fn winter storage so I wouldnt be out of a car while I did this whole bullshit exchange

NEVER AGAIN!
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You have no idea how many times I've asked this over the years. Bottom line, somebody at C5 has to be buddies with somebody at AAC. There's no other explanation because they are usually very good about keeping only reputable vendors. The AAC case does baffle me though, because I can't for the life of me think of a major product release they have done that hasn't had a major debacle accompanying it (p13s, sidemarkers, mirrors...all horrible messes). But you'll get the same few guys in every thread lining up to take a bullet for them (some of them mods).

"But, they have a warranty!!!" Big deal, with the amount of times you, the customer, pays to send back FAULTY products and receive your next set of soon-to-be faulty products, you could have purchased them twice over. Warranty means nothing when they put the responsibility for poor quality on the consumer.

I do feel bad for the newer members that don't know any better. Those of us that have been around since the beginning know better, well, most of us do.

The only thing I haven't had trouble with from them is my dome light bulb. Woohooooo!



And I know exactly who your talking about...but ill keep my mouth shut
Can you say sponsored? It sure seems that way
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I bought these in June of '12 and they have been fine. The only thing you have to do is pull the O ring off your original bulbs and add it to (not replace) this O ring for a tight fit. From Amazon $30!




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And I know exactly who your talking about...but ill keep my mouth shut
Can you say sponsored? It sure seems that way
He on that British car show right??
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And I know exactly who your talking about...but ill keep my mouth shut
Can you say sponsored? It sure seems that way
Good idea. I've seen them get a little touchy with the ban hammer around here over the years.





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Not only do they sell junk but they also steal designs and products and sell them as their own. They also use them on their own "custom" work and that even comes out looking like complete garbage.
Yep, they do that as well. And another thing that gets me is I was willing to send them close to $300 for a custom part, until I asked them for install instructions and they said they would not be provided since it wasn't a standard part for them.

Eventually they did send me a piss poor hand drawn wiring diagram that may as well have been Greek for anyone who isn't an electrician. But I found out later that the wiring diagram they sent was wrong in the first place. So glad I listened to my gut and didn't buy.

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I bought those from Amazon awhile ago and the passenger side one already went out. I then ordered these AAC ones as replacements (not knowing the problems with AAC, order my footweels from them and they still work good) I haven't gotten a chance to replace the bulbs I got from Amazon because for one I want to replace both with the AAC ones but in order to do that I would have to jack up my car and take off my driver side front tire since my scoop and w/w are blocking the driver side DRL. Actually now that I think of it I may just repalce the passenger side one, hopefully there isn't that drastic of a diff in color? Doubt people will notice the slight difference in the actual bulb when they are off.
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