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 Post subject: HELP!!! Courtesy lights wont turn on!!! BF XR6
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:03 pm 
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I've just bought a whole heap of smd lights to replace my inside ones! unfortunetly im a dosuche so I maqnged to screw something up.

Steps i regretfully took:
1) removed centre courtesy light and replaced with new 12 smd festoon (all lights operate correctly)

2) remove smd

3) remove boot light and replace with smd, boot light works however required some fiddling as the smd didnt fit exactly right and had a bit of a loose connection (i reckon this might have caused the problem cause there were tiny sparks for a second)

4) interior courtesy lights do not turn on no matter what, however ignition light + boot still work

5) took a mulitmeter to each globe -> courtesy lights show only 0.1V, boot light shows 7V


please any help would be great! Have I blown a fuse? how do i fix this?

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!! Courtesy lights wont turn on!!! BF XR6
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:37 pm 
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check your fuses :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!! Courtesy lights wont turn on!!! BF XR6
Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:01 pm 
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yeh was a fuse... but i dun understand why shorting the light in the boot set off the interior light fuse

out of curiosity what is the fuse number for the boot light because i couldnt find it for the life of me

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!! Courtesy lights wont turn on!!! BF XR6
Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:29 pm 
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wass it too hard for them to make a seperate fuse was it... thats the dumbest thing ive heard

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!! Courtesy lights wont turn on!!! BF XR6
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:19 am 
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jordymit wrote:
3) remove boot light and replace with smd, boot light works however required some fiddling as the smd didnt fit exactly right and had a bit of a loose connection (i reckon this might have caused the problem cause there were tiny sparks for a second)

please any help would be great! Have I blown a fuse? how do i fix this?

If its just a blown fuse then replace it...
LED's don't draw enough current to create a spark, sounds like a short to me.
If the fuse has not reacted quick enough then the BEM/BCM is gone and would need replacement/repair.

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!! Courtesy lights wont turn on!!! BF XR6
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:29 am 
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jordymit wrote:
wass it too hard for them to make a seperate fuse was it... thats the dumbest thing ive heard

Actually, it was done to make it harder to steal. Remove the interior light to make it inconspicuous your in the car, it simply doesn't start....

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!! Courtesy lights wont turn on!!! BF XR6
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:43 pm 
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sorry to hijack the thread..

I fitted led lights through the interior, all worked fine, until i got a set of bayonet style lights for the rear courtesy lights, for some reason these ones wont turn on but all the others do? I've tried spinning the globe the other way around but made no difference

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!! Courtesy lights wont turn on!!! BF XR6
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:12 pm 
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Ha! I just got my globes today and was about to make a new post asking the exact same thing!

do you have a BA9S globe? thats the ones i bought that are supposed to work but don't

I'm pretty sure its because the polarity of the fords is reversed so that the usual + side (like on the globes both me and u have) is actually the -

any1 care to shed some light on this? is there any way to rewire it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!! Courtesy lights wont turn on!!! BF XR6
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:29 pm 
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yep ba9s
the weird thing is though, when i first put them in i blew a fuse, but when i did they turned on but were very dull.
when the fuse blew they were on when they were meant to be off and when they were meant to be on they turned off.

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!! Courtesy lights wont turn on!!! BF XR6
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:35 pm 
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yeh got the same probelm is. been doing a bit of searching and we got our hands on polar sensitive globes. LED's can only take current through them in a single direction, so with the ones we bought the direction is wrong hence the fuse blowin and what not

we got 2 options:

1) buy these below because they arent polar sensitive
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... K:MEWAX:IT

2) follow the guide below, ull lose the ability to use them as a reading light but they will still come on whenever your courtesy lights are activated
http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread ... 1949&pp=30

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!! Courtesy lights wont turn on!!! BF XR6
Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:17 pm 
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jordymit wrote:
yeh got the same probelm is. been doing a bit of searching and we got our hands on polar sensitive globes. LED's can only take current through them in a single direction, so with the ones we bought the direction is wrong hence the fuse blowin and what not

we got 2 options:

1) buy these below because they arent polar sensitive
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... K:MEWAX:IT

2) follow the guide below, ull lose the ability to use them as a reading light but they will still come on whenever your courtesy lights are activated
http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthread ... 1949&pp=30


awesome, just gave that a go and it works fine, just like you said though can't use them as reading lights now, but oh well, i never used them for that anyway :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!! Courtesy lights wont turn on!!! BF XR6
Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:22 pm 
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yeh not too hard to do and who uses a bright red light for reading... just have to remember to swap them back when im selling :P

PS YAY! i helped someone out for once instead of being the annoying asker!

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:01 pm 
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falcons are wired weirdly, i short circuited my boot light, didn't blow a fuse, as a result i have no boot light, and heres the fun part, my break lights dont work if the cars not started.

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP!!! Courtesy lights wont turn on!!! BF XR6
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:18 am 
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yeh not too hard to do and who uses a bright red light for reading... just have to remember to swap them back when im selling :P

PS YAY! i helped someone out for once instead of being the annoying asker!


haha, ive got white ones in mine so they would be good for reading, but i rarely go on trips at night long enough for the person in the back to have to read for entertainment anyway..
now all i need is a white led for the ignition and hid's and thats all the lights done :) i ordered a globe for the ignition a while back but it never showed up :evil: damn ebay.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:41 pm 
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yeh not too hard to do and who uses a bright red light for reading... just have to remember to swap them back when im selling :P

PS YAY! i helped someone out for once instead of being the annoying asker!


haha, ive got white ones in mine so they would be good for reading, but i rarely go on trips at night long enough for the person in the back to have to read for entertainment anyway..
now all i need is a white led for the ignition and hid's and thats all the lights done :) i ordered a globe for the ignition a while back but it never showed up :evil: damn ebay.


how the hell do you change the ignition light to a white led??, cause i s**t you not its the only yellow light left in my car

 

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