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Re: Headlight Issue

Postby Ultimatt » Fri 11.08.2017, 21:50

Paint job was 10+ years ago and no front end work on rad/fans etc for 3+ years.
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Re: Headlight Issue

Postby peteoddcar » Sat 12.08.2017, 20:00

Yup ten years would do it , just enough time for the rot to set in on low use car.
Shame you are not nearer I'd come and av a look
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Re: Headlight Issue

Postby peteoddcar » Sat 12.08.2017, 20:01

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Re: Headlight Issue

Postby Ultimatt » Sun 13.08.2017, 00:26

Will be taking a look at it later today Pete.
Not sure I could consider her a 'low use car' as she's been a daily driver 12 months a year for as long as I've helps her :lol:
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Re: Headlight Issue

Postby antrap » Wed 30.08.2017, 05:50

Im sorry for not posting these pictures sooner, BUT here they are at last. The LED headlights from eBay. They are 10 times brighter than stock and better than HID's. The only problem required using a resistor (or tiny filament bulb) wired in parallel to one of the lights so the Pod Lift Module worked properly. Otherwise, the pods kept spasming and wouldn't close. I tried HID's and had the same issue with the Lift Module. Also, the light was horribly uneven and NOT very bright.
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Re: Headlight Issue

Postby Elanlover » Thu 31.08.2017, 14:22

VERY INTERESTED in exactly what you did to resolve this issue with the led headlights. I've installed some myself and have issues when I turn them off. The pods jump up and down a bit or don't close at all and the lights flicker. Is this what you experienced? What exactly did you do to resolve it? Thanks!
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Re: Headlight Issue

Postby antrap » Thu 31.08.2017, 23:10

That was EXACTLY what I was experiencing. At first I just used a small T10 bulb in it's original socket (salvaged from another car at some point), BUT water got into the socket, shorted the bulb, and blew the 40 Watt Maxi fuse inside the console tunnel. I recently replaced that bulb with a Load Resistor purchased with some of my other LED acquisitions off eBay and sealed all the connections with Liquid Electrical Tape. The Load Resistor was designed to cancel out the error codes in older cars produced by using LED's when the additional resistance from filament bulbs is needed (as with the Pod Lift Module or some brake lights/turn signals). See example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/JDM-ASTAR-50W-6ohm-Load-Resistors-Hyper-Flash-Turn-Signal-Blink-Blinker-LED-Bulb-/231337466433?epid=1376614428&hash=item35dcc99a41:g:jAgAAOSwqu9U-9Gj&vxp=mtr . I only needed to wire in one Load Resistor (in parallel) behind only ONE of the dip/low beams. It gives off enough resistance to prevent the pod motors from going haywire. Coincidently, I changed out my turn signals and brake lights with LED bulbs and needed to use Load Resistors also. Good luck.
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Re: Headlight Issue

Postby Elanlover » Sat 02.09.2017, 00:11

Excellent, thanks. Is this the exact unit you used (thinking ahead for ordering)? Did it affect the intensity or brightness of the LED headlight?
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Re: Headlight Issue

Postby antrap » Sun 03.09.2017, 04:42

Yes. Same resistors. No, it doesn't affect the LED intensity.
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