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 Post subject: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:51 pm 
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Hey guys,
I was just wondering if anyone can lend me a hand with
my white LED interior lighting attempt....
At the moment I've changed all of these to white LED:
- All courtesy lamps
- Ceiling Globe Light (24 SMD5050 LED)
- Sun visor switch lights
- Footwell globes
- Rear passenger globe (below rear air vents)

What I wanted to know is if you can change these to LED:
- the lights above each rear passenger window
(I've also read of coloured filters for these,)
- the two smaller lights that are coupled with the large
ceiling interior light.
and
- the light just above the ignition barrel.

I'm just about to change the light in the boot to an
Eight SMD LED Festoon adapted light.


Thanks guys,
Russ.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:55 pm 
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REW93N wrote:
Hey guys,
I was just wondering if anyone can lend me a hand with
my white LED interior lighting attempt....
At the moment I've changed all of these to white LED:
- All courtesy lamps
- Ceiling Globe Light (24 SMD5050 LED)
- Sun visor switch lights
- Footwell globes
- Rear passenger globe (below rear air vents)

What I wanted to know is if you can change these to LED:
- the lights above each rear passenger window
(I've also read of coloured filters for these,)
- the two smaller lights that are coupled with the large
ceiling interior light.
and
- the light just above the ignition barrel.

I'm just about to change the light in the boot to an
Eight SMD LED Festoon adapted light.


Thanks guys,
Russ.



Yes.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:57 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
REW93N wrote:
Hey guys,
I was just wondering if anyone can lend me a hand with
my white LED interior lighting attempt....
At the moment I've changed all of these to white LED:
- All courtesy lamps
- Ceiling Globe Light (24 SMD5050 LED)
- Sun visor switch lights
- Footwell globes
- Rear passenger globe (below rear air vents)

What I wanted to know is if you can change these to LED:
- the lights above each rear passenger window
(I've also read of coloured filters for these,)
- the two smaller lights that are coupled with the large
ceiling interior light.
and
- the light just above the ignition barrel.

I'm just about to change the light in the boot to an
Eight SMD LED Festoon adapted light.


Thanks guys,
Russ.



Yes.



Thanks,,
Would you know exactly how to do it?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:05 pm 
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the lights above each rear passenger window
- the two smaller lights that are coupled with the large
ceiling interior light.


You will need reverse polarity BA9S LEDs for these ones.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:17 pm 
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the lights above each rear passenger window
- the two smaller lights that are coupled with the large
ceiling interior light.


You will need reverse polarity BA9S LEDs for these ones.


Thanks heaps,
I think I'll grab some SMD's for these too.

Any idea on the ignition barrel light?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:01 am 
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standard t5 for the ignition buddy
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 Post subject: Re: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:33 am 
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Fetus Pie wrote:
standard t5 for the ignition buddy

How exactly do you remove the plastic housing to get to the light?
And do you need the bulb holder, resistor etc?

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 Post subject: Re: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:57 pm 
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REW93N wrote:
Fetus Pie wrote:
standard t5 for the ignition buddy

How exactly do you remove the plastic housing to get to the light?
And do you need the bulb holder, resistor etc?

Cheers,
Russ.


With a philips head screwdriver haha :)

You don't have to pull the wheel off or anything crazy. Pull down the tilt adjuster flappy thing and look around. From memory, there's either 4 or 6 screws that hold the plasticy bits together. When you get in there and have a look you should be able to figure it all out mate it's not hard.

The T5 bulb holder is already there. You'd need exactly whatever else you'd need for changing any other T5 light to a LED.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10x-T5-74-70 ... 415bf503cd

If you have the wedge LEDs like the above, swap in swap out. If it doesnt work, pop it round the other way. If you don't have those lights or similar, buy them and save yourself the hassle of soldering crap :)
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 Post subject: Re: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:07 pm 
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REW93N wrote:
my98xh wrote:
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the lights above each rear passenger window
- the two smaller lights that are coupled with the large
ceiling interior light.


You will need reverse polarity BA9S LEDs for these ones.


Thanks heaps,
I think I'll grab some SMD's for these too.

Any idea on the ignition barrel light?


Oh and...
Make CERTAIN you get the reverse polarity ones.
The BA9S socket design is a bayonet type one. This means that if they're not wired up the right way inside you cant just 'turn them round' like other LEDs to get the polarity's correct. You can re-wire the bulb itself and change it if you're crafty though. Just DON'T try and be clever/lazy and swap the wires of the bulb plug itself around like I did. Lol.
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 Post subject: Re: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:11 pm 
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Fetus Pie wrote:
REW93N wrote:
Fetus Pie wrote:
standard t5 for the ignition buddy

How exactly do you remove the plastic housing to get to the light?
And do you need the bulb holder, resistor etc?

Cheers,
Russ.


With a philips head screwdriver haha :)

You don't have to pull the wheel off or anything crazy. Pull down the tilt adjuster flappy thing and look around. From memory, there's either 4 or 6 screws that hold the plasticy bits together. When you get in there and have a look you should be able to figure it all out mate it's not hard.

The T5 bulb holder is already there. You'd need exactly whatever else you'd need for changing any other T5 light to a LED.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10x-T5-74-70 ... 415bf503cd

If you have the wedge LEDs like the above, swap in swap out. If it doesnt work, pop it round the other way. If you don't have those lights or similar, buy them and save yourself the hassle of soldering crap :)

there is only 2 screws holding the bottom plastic under the steering wheel column.then just menuver the plastic out of the way and you'll find where the globe sits.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:18 am 
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Fetus Pie wrote:
REW93N wrote:
my98xh wrote:
Quote:
the lights above each rear passenger window
- the two smaller lights that are coupled with the large
ceiling interior light.


You will need reverse polarity BA9S LEDs for these ones.


Thanks heaps,
I think I'll grab some SMD's for these too.

Any idea on the ignition barrel light?


Oh and...
Make CERTAIN you get the reverse polarity ones.
The BA9S socket design is a bayonet type one. This means that if they're not wired up the right way inside you cant just 'turn them round' like other LEDs to get the polarity's correct. You can re-wire the bulb itself and change it if you're crafty though. Just DON'T try and be clever/lazy and swap the wires of the bulb plug itself around like I did. Lol.



I tried hard to find a certain "reverse polarity" globe
but I couldn't find anything specific...
so I just bought some SMD LED ones,
hopefully they work
they were labelled as "Interior LED"
if they dont work Ill just go back to stock.

Thanks heaps,
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 Post subject: Re: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:22 am 
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Fetus Pie wrote:
REW93N wrote:
Fetus Pie wrote:
standard t5 for the ignition buddy

How exactly do you remove the plastic housing to get to the light?
And do you need the bulb holder, resistor etc?

Cheers,
Russ.


With a philips head screwdriver haha :)

You don't have to pull the wheel off or anything crazy. Pull down the tilt adjuster flappy thing and look around. From memory, there's either 4 or 6 screws that hold the plasticy bits together. When you get in there and have a look you should be able to figure it all out mate it's not hard.

The T5 bulb holder is already there. You'd need exactly whatever else you'd need for changing any other T5 light to a LED.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10x-T5-74-70 ... 415bf503cd

If you have the wedge LEDs like the above, swap in swap out. If it doesnt work, pop it round the other way. If you don't have those lights or similar, buy them and save yourself the hassle of soldering crap :)



I'm going to get a pack of 20 White SMD LEDs
Thanks heaps,
really appreciate it.


Cheers,
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 Post subject: Re: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:35 am 
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REW93N wrote:
- the lights above each rear passenger window


I just got these for my EF Mont http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/320641237128?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649#ht_1916wt_905

And they seem to work quite well! Nice easy swap, and they light up pretty nicely.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:50 am 
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Fetus Pie wrote:
REW93N wrote:
my98xh wrote:
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the lights above each rear passenger window
- the two smaller lights that are coupled with the large
ceiling interior light.


You will need reverse polarity BA9S LEDs for these ones.


Thanks heaps,
I think I'll grab some SMD's for these too.

Any idea on the ignition barrel light?


Oh and...
Make CERTAIN you get the reverse polarity ones.
The BA9S socket design is a bayonet type one. This means that if they're not wired up the right way inside you cant just 'turn them round' like other LEDs to get the polarity's correct. You can re-wire the bulb itself and change it if you're crafty though. Just DON'T try and be clever/lazy and swap the wires of the bulb plug itself around like I did. Lol.


I was going to say, if it doesn't light up, just swap the wires around on the holder...so much easier and makes no difference going back to normal globes either.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help with EL Fairmont Complete LED Interior Lighting
Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:46 pm 
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Oh and also, I just checked mine... those bulbs I mentioned work for the front reading lights too.

 

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