So I'm nearing the completion of my car upgrades. Today I wanted to tackle the neon not working. I disassembled to discover the ballast was a small, white ballast, not the original. Also, both white wires coming from it looked charred and were no longer attached to their appropriate neon wires. It looked to me like they may have actually been on fire at one point when the previous owner had the car. Has anyone heard of this? I'm hesitant to replace the ballast if the neon itself is shot. Thanks.