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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 5th February 2011, 19:51 Thread Starter
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Earthing kit problem

I bought a earthing kit from LeeH (great item) because I was having trouble with dimming lights when I'm using electrics in the car (windows, AC, rear de-mister etc...).

I fitted the kit as per LeeH's instructions (also followed Loxy's How2) and I've given it a test and it's exactly the same . Have I missed a trick here? Did you do anything different Loxy?

It's driving me mad at the moment
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I'd advise taking it to a dealer to have a proper look. I don't think the earthing kit us designed to sort issues like that, it's more engine blunt then anything
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Quote taken from Loxy's thread:

"Earthing kits work by better grounding the negative electrical components on the car to reduce voltage fluctuations and avoid damage. An example can be seen when you turn the rear window/mirror heaters on or wind the windows down etc and you can see the lights dim ever so slightly."

This is the exact same problem I am getting and want to know if Loxy has cured it by fitting the earthing kit?
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gonna say you got more of a problem than just wires all you can do is make sure they tight at the joints, i cant see you improving it anymore, i suggest taking it to a dealers.
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Poor accu is main issue.

I also have issue with dimming lights with i-Shift when it changes gears, etc...

I also did pull extra 3 thick wires for better ground, but it still happens.

However, when turning on engine, voltage drop is less for 0.5V, so yes.. it helps, but slightly only.
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Poor accu is main issue.

I also have issue with dimming lights with i-Shift when it changes gears, etc...

I also did pull extra 3 thick wires for better ground, but it still happens.

However, when turning on engine, voltage drop is less for 0.5V, so yes.. it helps, but slightly only.
Same problem for my i-shift with xenon.
I've earthing kit; still dimming.
What about changing battery with an optima yellow 2.7?
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Well, my battery is still working, so don't fancy changing it yet... but when it starts dying, I'll get more powerful one.
From what I've read, getting battery mount for diesel is good, as you can fit a little larger battery which should also help a bit.

*but*, as for Xenon's dimming (yes, I have it too) - it's also down to crappy poor **** ballasts used.

I did Xenon retrofit on my old Civic and used Hella ballasts.
Let's put it this way: I can turn lights on, crank engine, and while it's cranking light output is exactly the same, no dimming, no nothing... on the other side, on my 'new' Civic with i-Shift, you can notice light flicker for anything that uses a bit more electrical power -> i-Shift changing gear, ABS/VSA working, etc, etc..

It's quite annoying
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I have a pivot raizin voltage stabilizer (they are cheap on ebay) on my fn2 and this problem was resolved with it.
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I have a pivot raizin voltage stabilizer (they are cheap on ebay) on my fn2 and this problem was resolved with it.
Hmm.. had to check that.

TBH, me no likey what I saw.

It's basically few capacitors, and by their size, not too big capacity.

It's better to just get some 0.5F or similar, which are generally for audio freaks, and that will have way much more effect.
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I'm going to buy (end of february or march) an Optima Yellow Top YT U 4.2 55A battery.
I'll tell you the (i hope positive) results.
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Be sure to let us know, even if it still stays the same issue.
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I've mounted an Optima YellowTop YT U 4.2.
I've tried for 2 days...
The problem with the xenon seems to be solved!
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where can i get this kit?
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Goodie.. so good/bigger battery IS the fix
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After 2 weeks of use I confirm that is the solution.
I don't know if the solution is the high "Cold Cranking Amps: (EN) CCA" or the "Capacity: (EN) Ah"; what i can say is that with an Optima YellowTop YT U 4.2 i SOLVED the problem.
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