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pfcnguyen
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pfcnguyen Dec 18, 8:17am - #354137 

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AHHH...what did i do wrong? LED radio coversion.

OK...tonight i finally got the Red LEds for my radio and gauges...i tried to do the radio. Well im sure that i faced the LEds the right way...but everything dosent light up except my LCD panel..and when the LCD panel lights up i cant see anything( radio stations, CD track). When i finished(3 hours later)i put the radio back together to see if it would work..eveything was fine except for the LCD and track change LEDs. Then i took it back apart and tried to fond some areas that i didnt solder in correctly. The second time i checked if everything was working...nothing was light up ecept for the LCD. Now i have no lighting on any of the numbers and everything else except for the LCD. Everything was soldered in correctly (I belive) could there have been something i did in order to disable the lights??? If i cant find a solution i might have to buy a new Radio..and i really dont want to do that. Has this problem happened to anyone doing this conversion...now in scared to do my gauges. stefanoc...if you still have that Red radio for sale..im now thinking about buying it if i cant find a solution within 2 days...i cant stand a fucked up radio in my car!
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speed_celica Dec 18, 8:28am - #354138 

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Dude, not sure what the exact problem is but those LEDs are hella bright!!! Are you sure you got the right LEDs?
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pfcnguyen Dec 18, 8:41am - #354139 

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yeah i bought them off the site given in the install section.

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hombredelassrtas Dec 19, 12:58am - #354140 

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wow i dont knwo. take it to osmoen who is an electrician. i dont knwo how to sodder so having someone else put mine in

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Maka Dec 19, 2:07am - #354141 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas

wow i dont knwo. take it to osmoen who is an electrician. i dont knwo how to sodder so having someone else put mine in

"someone" not osmoen thumbsup

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VSGTS14 Dec 19, 2:13am - #354142 

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i tried mine, the first three i did didn't work, so i got a head unit grin

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pfcnguyen Dec 19, 5:40am - #354143 

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Alright..problem solved...i took the thing out again and re-soldered most of the LEds...for the LCD i took it off and placed it back on..and it just worked!!

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Clos Dec 19, 6:28am - #354144 
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glad it worked thumbsup
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RookieGTS Dec 19, 7:50pm - #354145 

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w000!! nice andrew!
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carlosredtrd Dec 19, 8:01pm - #354146 
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pics!!!! spineyes
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pfcnguyen Dec 22, 1:03am - #354147 

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yeah..ill post pics as soon as i find the time to do my gauges. thumbsup

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FastCelicaGT22 Dec 22, 2:12am - #354148 

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go through and make sure none of the connections soldered are connected

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FloydianSlip6 Dec 22, 2:18am - #354149 

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Originally Posted by FastCelicaGT22
go through and make sure none of the connections soldered are connected


it looks like that's what happened. Glad you got it fixed
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Eman Dec 22, 3:33am - #354150 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
wow i dont knwo. take it to osmoen who is an electrician. i dont knwo how to sodder so having someone else put mine in



cant help you, im still trying to read ^^^^^^ rofl rofl

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mtminds Dec 22, 5:25am - #354151 

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looks good maybe pic to close confused

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stefanoc Dec 22, 8:43am - #354152 

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for some reason there is a dark stop like the one that you seem to have on that pic. probably you had solder on one of the connections or had one LED installed wrong.
anyways, congrats, make sure you change the window switch light also.
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hombredelassrtas Jan 23, 1:41am - #354153 

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lol yea so my typing was crap smile

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Nemesis Jan 23, 4:47am - #354154 

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I did my own LED install as well, and I have the same problem. The reason why you have a dark spot is becuase of 2 possible reasons:

1) The LED is not touching the contacts to the radio circuit board
or
2) U burned the contact

Only way to find out is to open it and check. I had to do that a couple of times. And since it was my FIRST time doing Sauldering, I ended up burning the contacts. I'm glad I did I better job on the gas gauge. But not a bad job.

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