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 Post subject: just a thought
Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:17 pm 
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ive recently changed all of my instrument lights to leds and ive noticed that the smartlock light is very faint, could this be that ive got the led the wrong way?
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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:27 pm 
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If the LED was the wrong way it wouldn't work.
Maybe a brighter LED is required!

 

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 Post subject: all the others are good
Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:28 pm 
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all of the other leds i put in are working fine, its just the one that i can tell so far
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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:30 pm 
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Swap them around, maybe you got a dodgy one.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:51 pm 
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measure the voltage, if its not lower than normal, change the LED.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:48 pm 
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The Smartlock light is already a LED (EF clusters are anyway) and voltage reduction should be built into the board - if you replace it with another color LED install it without the resistor.

 

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 Post subject: what would cause it
Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:26 pm 
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i had a look at the back of the cluster, and i realised that the smartlock light is an led, but it wasnt changed (its in a strange case) which i cant replace without ripping it out somehow, but it isnt lighting up properly, could this be because of the voltage reduction, and what could cause the voltage drop?
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:07 am 
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Did you make your own LED's or did you use Narva LED's?
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:27 pm 
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i used narva for all of the lights that i changed
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:25 pm 
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smiley235 wrote:
measure the voltage, if its not lower than normal, change the LED.


LED's run at lower voltage, hence why we fit the resistor to them!

 

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