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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:30 pm 
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hey guys..i decided to do this mod using narva blue LED's part number 47902 i installed them and checked if they worked but only 1 of the 6 was working...so i decided to take that one out and try another globe in the same position and it didnt work..so i then put the globe that was wokring back in and now it doesnt work..im a bit puzzled where have i gone wrong? thanks in advance
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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:42 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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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:52 pm 
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that was the first thing i thought of as they looked fairly fiddly...i got the one that was working to work again buy simply pulling it out and putting it back in...then i tried to do the same to another one but when i put it back in none of the lights worked again and the smell of burning and a tiny bit of a smoke appeared....so i am not too scared to touch anything and am completely lost as to how and y this has happened?
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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:18 pm 
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The Narva LED Globes are polar ie they will only work in one way. Try turning the globes 180 degrees see if that helps.
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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:43 pm 
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cheers mate..but i have tried that numerous time and it doesnt want to know...all the lights that havent been changed r working fine...its just the lights that have been changed that wont work and on two occasions have created smoke...need help desperately
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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:32 pm 
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smoke generally means wrong polarity or too much current...in your case id guess wrong polarity...
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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:33 pm 
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Smoke isnt good.

I have put NARVA LED Globes in the wrong way and never created smoike...be careful
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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:45 pm 
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check your fuses, it may be possible that when you put in multiple LED's the wrong way, it blows the fuse

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:49 pm 
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thats a good point.... iam having troubles with these at the moment. i did this mod on the weekend and i keep on blowing fuses. if this could be the problem, i shall owe u a beer fordz!!!
i shall report back

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:56 pm 
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thats a good point.... iam having troubles with these at the moment. i did this mod on the weekend and i keep on blowing fuses. if this could be the problem, i shall owe u a beer fordz!!!
i shall report back


i look forward to that beer! lol

which fuse does it keep blowing??

This has never happened to me, but i always do my LED's one at a time as i always get them the wrong way 100% of the time :roll:

 

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blowing the park lamp fuse.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:05 pm 
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http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22902

there is the link to what is happening... all the info to what ive done

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:18 pm 
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castlegreyskull wrote:
blowing the park lamp fuse.


not what i expected

according to this gregory's, the LCD and switch illumination is wired from the BCM, and that particular part of the BCM is wired off the CRT.LP fuse. It could be possible that that fuse you are blowing is another problem on its own :shock: :?:

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:23 pm 
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castlegreyskull wrote:
blowing the park lamp fuse.


not what i expected

according to this gregory's, the LCD and switch illumination is wired from the BCM, and that particular part of the BCM is wired off the CRT.LP fuse. It could be possible that that fuse you are blowing is another problem on its own :shock: :?:


:shock: dont tell me that!!!! not what i want to hear!!!! :cry:

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:31 pm 
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don't quote me on that, thats just what it looks like from here. It could be possible that the park lamps fuse is blowing becasue of the LED's, i mean after all the headlight switch (where you can adjust LCD brightness/dimming) is wired off the PK.LPS fuse......

If i where you i'd just do my best to make sure all your LEDs are the right way around and all the metal contacts are touching....

 

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