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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:03 am 
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I have installed a trip computer in my EL, but the three buttons don't light up at night is this normal, thanks.
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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:51 am 
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they should... maybe you got a bung bulb, open it up and change it, should fix the problem!

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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:55 am 
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they should light up - does your display light up, as far as I can remember there is only one globe in them.. been a while since I took mine out!

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:11 am 
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My buttons and writing doesnt light up (there is no bulb in the second slot) but from my recollaction when I stuck a bulb in there nothing happened.
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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:15 am 
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I just checked mine - they certainly do light up!!!!

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:42 am 
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Better to explain it with a picture: http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=32 :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:38 pm 
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Yeah mine dopnt light up at all dunno why.
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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 12:50 pm 
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twirqurky wrote:
Yeah mine dopnt light up at all dunno why.

your globe(s) blown

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:09 pm 
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Happy wrote:
twirqurky wrote:
Yeah mine dopnt light up at all dunno why.

your globe(s) blown
Need a globe in there in the first place dude.

But when I tried it it didnt work but will give it another go.
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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:44 pm 
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Dylan pm me if you need any help as I have installed trip compuyer in mine and all lights work :P

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:18 pm 
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the globe is ok, a mate also installed a trip computer in his EL XR6 and has the same problem. They were connected as per the instructions on this site. The main display lights up at night it's just the buttons.
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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:58 pm 
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I can only suggest it's a bulb or an improper connection issue - the lighting taps off the red/blue & brown car wiring - typically the rear demist switch. If there's no button lighting and illuminated white writing, this may be the likely cause.
If there's white writing and no button lighting or vice versa, must be a diffuser issue - may not be inserted correctly. Also if you've installed LED's, if they're not setup correctly, can cause poor lighting effect as well.

I doubt if the trip computer is at fault - but don't rule it out.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 9:02 pm 
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I LED modded mine, it all works 'cept the SEARCH button.

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:09 am 
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snap0964 wrote:
I can only suggest it's a bulb or an improper connection issue - the lighting taps off the red/blue & brown car wiring - typically the rear demist switch. If there's no button lighting and illuminated white writing, this may be the likely cause.
If there's white writing and no button lighting or vice versa, must be a diffuser issue - may not be inserted correctly. Also if you've installed LED's, if they're not setup correctly, can cause poor lighting effect as well.

I doubt if the trip computer is at fault - but don't rule it out.


So if its not wired into the demister wire, it will still work but no writing will light up?
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Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 12:47 am 
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I LED modded mine, it all works 'cept the SEARCH button.
IIRC someone demonstrated how to modify the diffuser to fix this (by cutting a 'V' notch) - they included a photo as well - can't remember which thread though. I suppose search for 'Trip computer' would be a good start. :D

 

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