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Old 06-26-2009, 09:07 AM   #1
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Halo Issue _ Please Help!

Red halo on passenger side. Anyone ever hear of this and can offer a solution?

It is VIN #1340 so it's an early car but when we pulled it out of the showroom to do the NYS inspection and LoJack, this is what we found:









Now, this is legit and is not photoshopped.

We called GM Technical assistance and someone there said something about some Canadian Right hand something or other. Obviously this is a problem and not a rare car at all.

Has anyone seen this and possibly know of a solution other than waiting forever for the part to become available??



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Old 06-26-2009, 09:10 AM   #2
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Holy shit dud that is sweet. The red HALO are suppose to only be used on the special edition CAMARO BLACK which isn't even being sold yet. If I were you I would leave it that way, that shit looks sweet and makes you look like the police and its legal.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:10 AM   #3
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Almost looks to be burnt out! May have to replace the lamp.
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Order a new halo headlight for that side from the dealer and if that doesn't work well i dont know what to tell you.
Well at least we know now that it is possible to bet red haols like in the Black Concept.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:12 AM   #5
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Holy shit dud that is sweet. The red HALO are suppose to only be used on the special edition CAMARO BLACK which isn't even being sold yet. If I were you I would leave it that way, that shit looks sweet and makes you look like the police and its legal.
It is not legal!!!!
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:12 AM   #6
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Looks burned out to me too.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:14 AM   #7
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Your car has a BLACK EYE! Looks like a simple GM warranty repair to me.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:21 AM   #8
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Holy shit dud that is sweet. The red HALO are suppose to only be used on the special edition CAMARO BLACK which isn't even being sold yet. If I were you I would leave it that way, that shit looks sweet and makes you look like the police and its legal.
How do you figure it's legal? Red is definately illegal
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:24 AM   #9
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I'd argue legal. Cause it's factory
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:27 AM   #10
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arent the halos LED? could it be as simple as a voltage problem with its ballast/transformer??
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:29 AM   #11
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arent the halos LED? could it be as simple as a voltage problem with its ballast/transformer??

thats what i thought also. to me it looks like its not getting enough juice.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:30 AM   #12
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You can try and argue legal, but I highly doubt a police officer will care. Who's to say whether it's factory or not.....
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:35 AM   #13
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How do you figure it's legal? Red is definately illegal
Red is not illegal. As long as it isn't a strobe light or lights going off. So look at you avatar, that has the red halos and there are plans in the future to offer the CAMARO BLACK CONCEPT and I have seen that car up close in person at the Detroit International car show. So red isn't illegal and since it came from the factory like that you can't say otherwise and it's pretty easy to tell whats aftermark and whats not on a car.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:37 AM   #14
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thats what i thought also. to me it looks like its not getting enough juice.
To me it looks like they put one of the CAMARO BLACKS halo lights in by accident. That is the exact way the red halos look on the concept car.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:42 AM   #15
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Red is not illegal. As long as it isn't a strobe light or lights going off. So look at you avatar, that has the red halos and there are plans in the future to offer the CAMARO BLACK CONCEPT and I have seen that car up close in person at the Detroit International car show. So red isn't illegal and since it came from the factory like that you can't say otherwise and it's pretty easy to tell whats aftermark and whats not on a car.
While laws do vary from state to state. I can assure you in Texas that RED is illegal. It has been debated to death on other threads. You can search if you'd like. It didn't come fromt he factory that way either. It is obviously defective. The factory only ships out white because all other colors with the exception of amber are illegal. If it was legal wouldn't you think the factory would give you a choice. There's a reason red and blue aren't also offered. Do your research.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:46 AM   #16
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Red is most certainly illegal in New York- flashing, strobing, or otherwise. I would tend to agree that it looks like a ballast problem rather than the LEDs actually being red.

Oh, by the way, for those telling him to take it to a dealer, ummmmmmm, RPO_Z28 is a dealer.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:46 AM   #17
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While laws do vary from state to state. I can assure you in Texas that RED is illegal. It has been debated to death on other threads. You can search if you'd like. It didn't come fromt he factory that way either. It is obviously defective. The factory only ships out white because all other colors with the exception of amber are illegal. If it was legal wouldn't you think the factory would give you a choice. There's a reason red and blue aren't also offered. Do your research.
Did you not read my other post. Mistakes happen in the factory and what I'm saying is that it looks like they used a Halo light from the Camaro Black concept. Geezzz mistakes do happen its no different then the people who have ordered IO accent and receive the blue ABL lighting around their dash. Like I said I think someone put the wrong Halo light into it. no biggie.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:46 AM   #18
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:49 AM   #19
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Red is most certainly illegal in New York- flashing, strobing, or otherwise. I would tend to agree that it looks like a ballast problem rather than the LEDs actually being red.

Oh, by the way, for those telling him to take it to a dealer, ummmmmmm, RPO_Z28 is a dealer.
See Trent reason why I say it looks like the red halo is because I saw that concept car at the auto show and the lights were that exact same lighting and wasn't very bright. Thats why I think its a mess up.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:51 AM   #20
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Did you not read my other post. Mistakes happen in the factory and what I'm saying is that it looks like they used a Halo light from the Camaro Black concept. Geezzz mistakes do happen its no different then the people who have ordered IO accent and receive the blue ABL lighting around their dash. Like I said I think someone put the wrong Halo light into it. no biggie.
It doesn't look like th BLACK SEMA Camaro, this burnt out Halo looks pink, it should go on Pink's Camaro.
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See Trent reason why I say it looks like the red halo is because I saw that concept car at the auto show and the lights were that exact same lighting and wasn't very bright. Thats why I think its a mess up.
Mess up or not, it's not legal. Red lights are not to be seen from the front of any non emergency vehicle. They allow some leeway with blue, but red is a definite no no.


To OP, see if when they swap out the headlight you can keep the red one.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:59 AM   #22
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One of two problem, Bad halo or bad ballast, And after you know which one it is, If it is a bad halo, If you need to order a complete passenger head light do you want too sale the old one send me a PM
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Almost looks to be burnt out! May have to replace the lamp.
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arent the halos LED? could it be as simple as a voltage problem with its ballast/transformer??
The force is strong with this one....
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:23 AM   #24
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Tried this to no avail.



It is not a serviceable part and trying to get one off the line means one of you guys is S.O.L.

Being that it is NOT a headlamp, I'm sure it is not a legal issue. In fact, if both were red I don't think that's a problem with the LEO's. Now, red HID's would be a problem.

Remember from the original post, GM parts cannot furnish a new one just yet and tech. assistance really is offering no real advice.
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Red is most certainly illegal in; California
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