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ele prob

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by weapon5, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. weapon5

    weapon5 Well-Known Member

    so i got angel light with neon light using the same wire to the battery right and i been having problems that if i dont have the car running and just turn them on the wires will burn and melt? so does anyone know how to fix this error?


    come together------ + battery -

    just the wire only i'm i suppose to have something to limit the ele that run in those ele wires or something to pervent it from melting and burning new to this so please help thank you :D

    this is not my alltrac by the way.
  2. 89celicagt

    89celicagt Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator Donated!

    I can't really follow what you did, but it's obviously not grounded correctly. Always ground it first before you connect the +. All ground wires go to the chassis. I would suggest an inline fuse on the + so aleast the fuse will blow before you melt wires when your screwing around with it.

    Someone correct me if I wrong, Thanx.

  3. weapon5

    weapon5 Well-Known Member

    oic what if the - is grounded to the - of the battary???
  4. 89celicagt

    89celicagt Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator Donated!


    I think you may be better off using your cig. lighter. Wire-up a cig lighter adapter for the power and use that. At least the lights will turn off when your car does.

  5. weapon5

    weapon5 Well-Known Member

    no i have a switch that turn it on or off is just when my car is on park and i turn my lights on and keep it running or on it will start to melt or burn even if i don't turn them on like that the wire starts to melt or burn so i'm unsure if the current in the wire is too strong and i need something to de-amp <-- don't know the word lol anyways de-amp the ele in the wire somehow or something?
  6. zak062

    zak062 Well-Known Member

    to much voltage is going to the wires. I had to instal something that your talking about on a 5th gen i had. I used T-taps to tap into the wires going to the corner lights. Worked like a charm.
  7. Berg

    Berg Member

    Not voltage, current. And you need to run it off an already existing circuit like the cigarette lighter unless you have fuses. NEVER run a wire off the positive battery lead without having a fuse. This will prevent the wires melting (instead the fuse will blow). If your wires are hot enough to melt then they are dangerous and could cause a fire. Usually on most cars you can find the stock fuse box and will most likely have half a dozen unused connections. If you have a little electronics knowledge you can wire into one of the unused fuse holders. This makes for neater and safer wiring.

    If the wires are getting hot then the device wired is too much of a load and is drawing too much current. It might be caused by the wires being too thin (too high a resistance).

    Hope it helps.

  8. underscore

    underscore Well-Known Member

    use an "add a circuit." it's a little thing that you plug into a fuse slot, allowing you to place the original fuse back in, as well as have a positive wire for a new circuit. for your ground ground it to the chassis, not the battery. if you're wires as melting you need thicker wire.
  9. Youds

    Youds Well-Known Member

    grounding to the batt works too people ;p chassis is just easier
  10. weapon5

    weapon5 Well-Known Member

    awsome you guys are great thanks
  11. schmooot

    schmooot Well-Known Member

    angels? I don't know what this is

    But it sounds like the wire is too thin to transfer the current required to run these lights. Or the transformer for your neon lights is giving you troubles.

    Try running the circuit w/o the neons...or vise-versa. Ideally put an ammeter in the circuit to see what it is drawing but not many people have one of those kickin around. whatever it is it doesn't sound healthy
  12. weapon5

    weapon5 Well-Known Member

    angels are like bmw park lights where you see two ring in the head ligths :D but cool thanks
  13. underscore

    underscore Well-Known Member

    most people call them halo's
  14. weapon5

    weapon5 Well-Known Member

    oic i thought halo was the projecters that look weird looking lol
  15. schmooot

    schmooot Well-Known Member

  16. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    They are also referred to as angel-eyes...

    But yeah...I'm guessing either it's shorting out somewhere, or your using too small of a gauge for your wire... And fuses are good, you can just use a car-audio amp fuse they sell them pretty much anywhere....
  17. garbled

    garbled Well-Known Member

    Generally when wires burn up, its due to too thin of a wire being used.

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