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Rocketman Apr 4, 7:52pm - #144502 

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NEED HELP WITH LED'S ASAP!

Ok, so I am trying to install the leds to my gauge cluster circuit board...they are not working. I have no idea what to do? Does the solder provide current for the circuit? I know that they are both touching the solder...

However it is hard to make them seat flush... I can't keep both sides hot at one time... THIS IS DRIVING ME INSANE PLEASE HELP WITH ANY TIPS!!!!
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VSGTS14 Apr 4, 7:54pm - #144503 

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did you make sure the little green thing on the back of the LED was facing down??

i know that when i did mine, two weren't lighting up...so i just said fuck that and left them..idk if they are lit now or not, but it didn't make a difference since i have AC gauges...

you may have fucked the board up.

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Rocketman Apr 4, 8:03pm - #144504 

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I don't think the board is messed up... Green THING? I see nothing green...
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MICABLUE Apr 4, 8:37pm - #144505 

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i wish i had the patience to fuck with soldering. good luck.
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tgts2000 Apr 4, 8:46pm - #144506 

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I soldered mine and it went fine, what color LED's? If you have red LED's they go are supposed to go opposite of the stock LED's i think its arrows pointing down, but if you have any other color just double check you have them facing the right direction or just resolder some of them to be sure!
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Rocketman Apr 4, 8:55pm - #144507 

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Originally Posted by tgts2000
I soldered mine and it went fine, what color LED's? If you have red LED's they go are supposed to go opposite of the stock LED's i think its arrows pointing down, but if you have any other color just double check you have them facing the right direction or just resolder some of them to be sure!


Woah woah woah...the arrows face the opposite way????!!! Are you sure! Cause that might be the keY!!!
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tgts2000 Apr 4, 9:37pm - #144508 

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If they are red I am 10000% sure they go the other way!! thumbsup

EDIT: Here's the link for the install, a few steps down it says RED LED's go in opposite direction as factory!

If thats your problem just switch em around and youre good to go!!
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trog2233 Apr 4, 9:40pm - #144509 

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on the LED there is a littel green dot thing...make sure that is down like billy said thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Apr 5, 2:02am - #144510 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
on the LED there is a littel green dot thing...make sure that is down like billy said thumbsup


yea, it goes for any color LED you're working with...they are all the same.

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Rocketman Apr 5, 3:19pm - #144511 

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THERE IS NO GREEN DOT ON THESE LEDS!!! I know what side faces down...it is so blatently obvious...however, if they are flipped...that is the question...bummers
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anGeLLe Apr 5, 7:14pm - #144512 

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Damn that sucks ... I wanted to grab some red LED's for my gauges... but this sounds like it's almost too much trouble than what is worth. I dont want to mess up my board, is there anywhere I can take it to have them installed? Is there an easy "to-do" process printed out there for red LED??
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celica2nv Apr 5, 8:30pm - #144513 

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i dont think you fried anything ...when my buddy instlled my in took 2 hours just to get them all lit up right...some were not on and they work like christmas lights ne goes out that row goes out...i aad one stupid row fucked up because one of thhe leds waas broke...thats thhe other thing if the leds are no good than they might not work...this is aall if they still dontn work after you flip them like everybody else saaid ...good luck! thumbsup
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Rocketman Apr 6, 1:21am - #144514 

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I GOT IT TO WORK!!!! Whoever suggested flipping them is a genius...i luv you. It looks awesome!! All the pictures on line do not do it justice!!!! I ended up taking it to a T.V. repair place. They charged me $20 bucks...but I think that is a good deal. I am just so stoked though!!! Looks so Good!! It is totally worth the pain and mental anguish... Oh, and I found out...while driving around without the cluster in your car you cannot engage lift. Or Air Conditioning. And other stuff. thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Apr 6, 1:53am - #144515 

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Originally Posted by anGeLLe
Damn that sucks ... I wanted to grab some red LED's for my gauges... but this sounds like it's almost too much trouble than what is worth. I dont want to mess up my board, is there anywhere I can take it to have them installed? Is there an easy "to-do" process printed out there for red LED??


no it's really not hard at all, you can't fuck up unless you don't take your time and you're a dumbass thumbsup

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slidr Apr 6, 2:00am - #144516 

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Originally Posted by Rocketman
I GOT IT TO WORK!!!! Whoever suggested flipping them is a genius...i luv you. It looks awesome!! All the pictures on line do not do it justice!!!! I ended up taking it to a T.V. repair place. They charged me $20 bucks...but I think that is a good deal. I am just so stoked though!!! Looks so Good!! It is totally worth the pain and mental anguish... Oh, and I found out...while driving around without the cluster in your car you cannot engage lift. Or Air Conditioning. And other stuff. thumbsup
They did the install for you?

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darksidecelica Apr 6, 2:49am - #144517 

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glad everything worked out for ya! thumbsup
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