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Drivers Side Window Switch LED

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by CaliTacoma619, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Sep 2, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    CaliTacoma619

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    So got to the LED and am stuck i am new to the whole LED scene so sorry i f i ask a stupid question. :facepalm

    I have my 3mm LED i wanna switch out to blue but my question is.


    Do i just snip the ends of the LED and solder the new one on? Heres a picture​


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  2. Sep 2, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    Anyone know how to do it ??
     
  3. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    If it was me I would desolder the old one and solder the new one in its place and then test before re-assy.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    wouldnt that require somehow taking the plastic backing off to get to the bottom??
     
  5. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    Yup. Use flux to get the old solder off, then heat each lead and pull individually.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    Once you get down to the board it will all make more sense. Completely remove the board from whatever is holding it.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    im not sure if the board comes off, have you ever done this?
     
  8. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    no, hes talkning about getting down to just the PC board. you desolder/resolder the LED at the pads on the PC board...which appear to be on the backside of that pic
     
  9. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    Nope, my truck doesn't have power windows. I have done all the others in the truck and generally know what I am talking about however.

    It should be very simple:

    Isolate the board- remove it entirely from everything else so you can access the back

    Use flux to remove solder from the back of the board which is holding the LED in

    Heat one connection at a time and pull from the front to remove from the board.

    Insert new LED in the correct orientation

    Solder both contacts

    Reassemble



    If you can't figure it out I suggest stopping while you are ahead.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    but he wants the LEDz!!! (i agree, if you need to ask questions like the above, probably shouldnt be doing it!!)
     
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    Remember LED's are not bulbs they have polarity, following diagram should explain everything:

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    ^ aw, cmon, let him install it backwards...reinstall everything, then cry that it doesnt work...w/ his questions thats where this was going!! you guys dont have any fun around here...!!
     
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    LMAO
     
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    I did that same mod and all I did was carefully about halfway down I cut both metal prongs. Then I took my new LED, that I want to soder on and I measured out the length to match the old LED's height, then I cut the new ones legs. I then soldered the new LED's legs (that I cut) on top of the old LED's legs (that I also cut). I just soldered it on then took it out to the truck, hooked it up and checked to make sure it was working. Or you could take the plastic back off and then de-solder the old LED but eh, more work for same outcome. Your choice!
     
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    ^ wow, WAY too much work, plus you run into heating up the actual soldered joint on the board and causing that one to come loose....

    just remove the old one properly and solder in the new one! really not that hard.
     
  17. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    you might be right haha. thats for all the help anyways and i didnt mean to say it thought you didnt know what you were doing i was just asking if you have done it before lol sorry about that.
     
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    Its cool. I would rather you know that I am flying by the seat of my pants then have the blind lead the blind.
     
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    thats what i was originally was thinking but no one chimed in haha thank you

    i felt like i was gonna break the plastic peice off the pc board.
     
  20. Sep 2, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    read my response to this...this is NOT the proper way to do it...
     
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