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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:35 pm 
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is there a way to tell if the LED's are in the right way, without turning them on?? is there a +itive and a -itive noticabloe on the LED and the holder??

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:47 pm 
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is there a way to tell if the LED's are in the right way, without turning them on?? is there a +itive and a -itive noticabloe on the LED and the holder??


no noticable way to check. the only way to find the + and - side would be to use a multimeter. But then you would have to get them the right way around on the instument cluster side of things (postive on cluster to postive on LED, negitive on cluster to negative on LED).... I suggest you pull ALL of the LED's out, double check all your fuses and start putting them back in ONE BY ONE, making sure they are the right way around, thus lighting up. Slow method but by far the best method. :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:55 pm 
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i shall try it tommorrow, and hopefully it works, but i have a funny feeling it is something more sinister.... unfortunatly :(

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:55 pm 
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From my experience, the metal contacts coming out of the sides of the bottom part of the globe are a little fiddly - you may need to bend them a bit to get them to make contact with the circuit board for them to light up properly. :) Sometimes just turning those ones around 180 degrees does the trick too.

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hey dave, that was only coz we were trying to turn the globes the wrong way... can only twist htem in one way!!!

so like when we put them in.. it bent em up, thats why it was fiddly

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:51 am 
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this sounds a bit weird, cause i did the blue dash mod using the Narva Globes (same part no, 47902) and i never had any probs. Mates have done the same thing and it worked fine. Though this is a bit worryin, if its blowin smoke... :?
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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:45 am 
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naa there were no probs at all!!

we just tried to twist em in the wrong way.. thats qhy one of two didnt work!! lol

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:45 pm 
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and the saga continues..for me anywho...so i put one LED in and it doesnt come on but i test it with a test light and durely enough it has power...do the same with the rest of them and they clearly dont work..but dont have power ?? any ideas anyone
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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:03 pm 
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haha serious ? hrm... and u have tried the other way round ? ... you couldnt have been unlucky enough to have put ALL 6 backwards!!

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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:52 pm 
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i reckon i could have been..seems as tho luck isnt on my side..if i out all 6 backwards could that have stuffed my cluster?
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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:54 pm 
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nope just means the globes wont light up
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just try them the other way round!

 

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yer have about a million times....after a fiddle wit the led's i can get on to work when it is pushed to one side...old man's mate is a sparky so he is gonna have a gander at it 2mora after i get back from tafe...and that will be day 3 of the saga lol
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Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:18 pm 
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look at the fordmods doco, it tells you how to tell what side of the LED is +ve and -ve... the negatives all have to point in different directions.. its all in the doco, same applies for the NARVA globes.

i drew a pic up when i installed mine

 

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