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 Post subject: cluster leds help??
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:19 pm 
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i've just changed my cluster lights to the leds and the globes i needed to change i broke them out and fit the leds in and now they dont work??

 

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 Post subject: Re: cluster leds help??
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:30 pm 
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Did you try to rotate the LED? Pull one out, rotate it, and put it back in.

 

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 Post subject: Re: cluster leds help??
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:53 pm 
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what do you mean you broke them out?

LED's are polarity sensitive (they're a diode) so if they don't work turn them 180 degrees and try again...

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 Post subject: Re: cluster leds help??
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:06 pm 
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well the original globes with the blue back/plastic were like soldered in so wen i tried to pull the globe out the just broke in the plastic holder so i cleaned out the inside of the plastic(broken globe) and yeah nnow all the ones i changed in the cluster and the digital clock dont work now.i've tried changing the led's around and nothing works :?

 

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 Post subject: Re: cluster leds help??
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:11 pm 
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is there still terminals in the base or did you break them out too?

They are wedge fit... They simply push in... Not soldered... Very very slim chance you'd melt the plastic...

I'd be getting new bases sounds like they're ruined...

 

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 Post subject: Re: cluster leds help??
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:23 pm 
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the blue bases and globes are soldered in like timmy said
are you using the t5 style led or are you soldering the led and resistor in?
i dont think pushing the t5 leds into the blue bases will work
go to the wreckers and grab some white or black based t5 globe holders from a falcon (globes are removeable) and try them,
i think it will solve your problem
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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:47 pm 
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There should be enough in the cluster that arent a one piece globe and holder for you to use... you just need to swap around with ones from other spots in the cluster.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:47 pm 
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yeah well i figured out what my prolem was is that my led litlle wires were pointing the wron direction but now i have the problem were i f**ked up my digital odometer and my speedo is outta wack is there any way to change the odometer with out having to replace the whole cluster?and how do i fix my speedo its 30km's under :?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:54 pm 
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wild-el wrote:
yeah well i figured out what my prolem was is that my led litlle wires were pointing the wron direction but now i have the problem were i f**ked up my digital odometer and my speedo is outta wack is there any way to change the odometer with out having to replace the whole cluster?and how do i fix my speedo its 30km's under :?


You mean the odometer dosent work or the readings are wrong??
Thers is some info in here on changing the odometer reading
documents.php?d=14

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:24 pm 
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i kinda cracked the odometer.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:53 pm 
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hey mate we spoke on the phone the other day i think. i have an el base model cluster here that you could buy from me if u like. or i could try to get the odometrer out for you to save on shipping. im not sure how many kms it has on it but if ur other ones screwed then that might be the go

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:18 pm 
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Futuraclassic wrote:
hey mate we spoke on the phone the other day i think. i have an el base model cluster here that you could buy from me if u like. or i could try to get the odometrer out for you to save on shipping. im not sure how many kms it has on it but if ur other ones screwed then that might be the go

hey mate naar im alright now with the odometer i went to the wreckers and swipped myself one and some globes and the white needles from and el fairmont ghia. do you have any leds that woud fit nicely into the globe holders that i have now?they are from the fairmont ghia?the ones you sent to me the other time are too too long

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:54 am 
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as in pm, iwill have super bright smd ones comming in blue and white only

 

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