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Need help with instrument cluster

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by awoit, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Nov 10, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    awoit

    awoit [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It has been a while since I first successfully put in my blue LEDs for my instrument cluster. I now have an issue with the lights on the gas gauge and temp not lighting up. Everything else is still blue cept for the right side and so my guess is that the leds are still connected correctly because the rest of my panel is working. Do I just need to solder on new LEDS for the ones that dont light up anymore because they have gone out? Just wanted to clarify before I go in for surgery :)
     
  2. Nov 10, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    Is your Parking background light up? Prolly the temp led is loose they run in a circuit so if one is out then the other won't light
     
  3. Nov 10, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Everything is still fine except for the two right LED's as well as the odometer which were put in with the rest of the blue

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  4. Nov 10, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    No your parking, reverse and drive background light is not lit. So you have three out. Those three are in the same circuit. So you have to find the loose led.

    And your odometer has three if one is loose then they all won't work.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2011 at 1:31 PM
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    This is correct. Just did this mod myself and learned the hard way. Just look for the LED that has very little contact on the bottom and add some solder (to the end with the LED still attached.) The other issue could be that the LED metal connector was pulled out (very easy to do) which requires this LED to be replaced. Its a PITA since only one closes the circuit causing all of them to go out. You just to have to find the problem one.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    I did my leds this week. all mine work beside the back ground lights. the needles an warning LEDs work but no back ground lights. does it matter which way the LEDs are pointed
     
  7. Jun 28, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    yosh2000

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    yes, very much so!! the current can only go one w/ them!
     
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