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 Post subject: HELP - Blue LED's have caused me problems
Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:57 pm 
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I used the narva plug in blue led's on my dash. Problem i have is that only half the dash lights up. Some globes appear not to work yet work in other places on the dash and the old clear ones still work. eg globes appear fine and the old globes work but cannot get blue ones to work in the same spot. Anyone else have this problem?
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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:19 pm 
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did you put them in the roght way ? Make sure the negative is on the negative side of the PCB

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:20 pm 
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LED's need to be installed with the correct polarity. For the ones that don't work, pull them out, rotate by 180 degrees and reinstall. Should fix your problem.
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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 8:23 pm 
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I thought that might be the case - i feel like a real dumb-a** now!

I will change them tomorrow night. I pulled them in and out a couple of times - must have lucked out by putting them in the wrong way each time.
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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:43 pm 
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Also be gentle how you insert them - turning them the wrong way can scrape the metal contact off the cluster, and then you'll be really screwed. Just turn it the way that feels easiest. It'll resist you if you turn the LED the wrong way.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:06 pm 
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the set of narva leds i got to do my mates dash where all off center so u couldnt tell which way was positive or negative so just guessed, managed to get all 6 in the wrong way...

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:10 pm 
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p0ly wrote:
the set of narva leds i got to do my mates dash where all off center so u couldnt tell which way was positive or negative so just guessed, managed to get all 6 in the wrong way...


Thats why you should just connect the plugs to test the dash before u reassemble everything! :P
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Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 3:53 am 
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fuzion wrote:
p0ly wrote:
the set of narva leds i got to do my mates dash where all off center so u couldnt tell which way was positive or negative so just guessed, managed to get all 6 in the wrong way...


Thats why you should just connect the plugs to test the dash before u reassemble everything! :P
Yep you learnt hat lesson the hard way.
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Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:15 am 
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fuzion wrote:
Thats why you should just connect the plugs to test the dash before u reassemble everything! :P


oh dont worry i wasnt gonna put the dash bak without testing it 1st 8-)

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:29 pm 
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to change all the led's over in the dash how long does it take? (that includes removing the dash, removing lights and installing led's and the puting everything back together again once its working)
im hoping to do my dash within the next week or 2, so i just wanna know an approx time limit i will need.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:34 pm 
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Taking the dash and the cluster out is only a 10-15min job. Replacing the globes is only about 5 mins 9making sure they are the right way round) and then fitting everything back about 20 mins.

I've taken my cluster out a few times. First time was a bit longer.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:46 pm 
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and i cant touch the needles can i? or else they will be out of whack?
also, wat sort of price am i looking at for the led's n resistors for this? (just trying to work out finances for the weekend)

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:05 am 
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i have replace the dash background to white. the needle's i had to remove, what u need to do is get a rule and mark the out on the mouding where the end of the needle lines up. use a fork to pry off the needle from the shaft. DO NOT BEND THE SHAFT. just as long as you put the needle back in the original spot you should be ok.

speedo and taco is easy but the hardest is the water temp, oil pressue, volts and fuel.

I also had to chage the coulour of the needle to red using a permanent red texter looks affective.

i still have clear globes in the socket but the colour in the background has chaged it to red and blue.

 

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