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Old 09-15-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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Bad CCFL Halo Fog

I installed some CCFL Halo fog lights a few days ago and the look sweet, except that the halo on my passenger side won't light up. I used some quick splices to connect them to the parking lights and when i went to put the parking lights on only the driver's side light up. I have tried multiple different quick splices and still only my driver's side will light up. Is this a bad fog light or am i doing something wrong? Any help is appreciated.
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Maybe a loose connection. I would re-wire everything again. The last option I would do is solder the wires if all fails. Then again it could be a bad bulb?!
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If these are the Raxiom CCFL halo fogs:

Man oh man I had such an experience with these. Finally got it right on the 3rd pair. The pink and white wires that connect to the fogs themselves: DO NOT extend them and I found cutting them as short as possible made the CCFLs brighter (so mount the converter boxes close, I mounted mine on the backside of the headlights).

I also DO NOT recommend "t-taps" at all in any automotive application. They will eventually offer a weaker connection over time or no connection at all. Get a friend who knows how to soldier wires together. For these CCFLs, as you've read, need a short and secure connection to illuminate fully.

You also have a 2yr warranty and AM will send you a new pair to install first, then you can send yours back within 30 days.
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I found out that it isn't a bad bulb so i can check that off the list. When you say t-taps is that the same thing as the quick splice things?
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I found out that it isn't a bad bulb so i can check that off the list. When you say t-taps is that the same thing as the quick splice things?
Yes.
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When I installed my raxiom headlights, it was also a pain in the ***.
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Well i finally got them both working! It was a bad connection with the wires
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Well i finally got them both working! It was a bad connection with the wires
How's the lighting? Is it strong than a normal HID kit?
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How's the lighting? Is it strong than a normal HID kit?
I'm just going to steal this question and say absolutely not, never in the next 5-10 years will you see CCFLs (maybe LEDs in the next 3-5) in this matter replace halogen or HID applications in higher luminescence ratings. These halos are good for about 1.5-3ft from the actual CCFL tube in the head/foglights (I had these).
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I have to agree with rice eater. But hey, style points have to count for something right?
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