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New LED's in Console... #81162 Jan 12, 7:13pm Jan 12, 7:13pm
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New LED's in Console...
I got ten of these babies from an auction on Ebay, and I'll be installing them in my AC Console pretty soon. Both lights are out as of now, so these will be more than welcomed. I'm planning on splicing their wires into the cig lighter, so do you guys think that the black is ground? I'll post some pics after they are installed.

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Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: slidr] #81163 Jan 12, 7:14pm Jan 12, 7:14pm
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2 wires, red and black. Black looks to be ground, right?

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Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: slidr] #81164 Jan 12, 8:54pm Jan 12, 8:54pm
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Ok, I'm at work now so I decided to install one of these lights real fast. I used a knife and pliers for the whole install, and I must have tapped into the wrong red cig lighter wire because the light works fine, but as soon as the lights turn on, they go off. And in addition to that, one light illuminates about one square centimeter. Should I have tapped into the red wire with a black line on it, taped together with the green wire I used for ground, cause I didn't? I tapped into the single red wire connected to a white piece that connects to the cig lighter.

Any ideas?


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Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: slidr] #81165 Jan 12, 9:01pm Jan 12, 9:01pm
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typically wire with black line means ground

Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: slidr] #81166 Jan 12, 9:41pm Jan 12, 9:41pm
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Usually the red and black are the ones that you want but I ran my indiglo gauges off of my cig lighter and if memory serves I believe the green wire is the one that you want. I will try to double check and get back with ya.

Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: Bartiks] #81167 Jan 12, 9:45pm Jan 12, 9:45pm
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Originally Posted by Bartiks
Usually the red and black are the ones that you want but I ran my indiglo gauges off of my cig lighter and if memory serves I believe the green wire is the one that you want. I will try to double check and get back with ya.
The green one I heard was the ground? I hooked it up to that and it worked fine, just didn't find the right red wire I think.

And in response to the post before these two, I saw that more than one wire had a black line going down it. confused


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Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: slidr] #81168 Jan 12, 9:47pm Jan 12, 9:47pm
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I will try to look that up for you tomorow but it's been like 3 months since I put my gauges in. Sorry

Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: Bartiks] #81169 Jan 12, 9:51pm Jan 12, 9:51pm
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Originally Posted by Bartiks
I will try to look that up for you tomorow but it's been like 3 months since I put my gauges in. Sorry
That's okay, thanks anyways though. Here is a link to someone's install guide for some neons they put into their console. He has pics of what wires he spliced into, but it's hard to pinpoint them... **************LINK**************


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Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: slidr] #81170 Jan 12, 11:06pm Jan 12, 11:06pm
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awesome bro..i hope you can get your wiring figured out..

that said..i can't wait to see the finished product! thumbsup

Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #81171 Jan 13, 9:48am Jan 13, 9:48am
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I'm at school now but I've got two hours inbetween classes so I'm gonna see if I can find the right wires to hook it up to. If anyone knows for sure, please let me know.


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Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: slidr] #81172 Jan 13, 4:32pm Jan 13, 4:32pm
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I fixed my problem. Turns out that I grounded to the green and it wasn't the right wire cause the bulbs went out when the lights turned on, so I grounded it to the red with black stripe and it works fine.

I got everything hooked up, but when I put the console back on, the wires got pinched between the white console plastic, and the dash, or whatever it's called. The lights flicker trying to get enough power to stay lit, then they just went out, so hopefully they didn't burn out. Tonight, I'm just going to file some of the white plastic off the top of the plastic mount so the wires have room to breathe. Wish I had one of those Dremel things, but I guess I'll just use a drill or file if I can find one.


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Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: FloydianSlip6] #81173 Jan 13, 4:33pm Jan 13, 4:33pm
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Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6
typically wire with black line means ground
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I tried it and it fixed my problem. Thanks.


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no problem buddy thumbsup post pics when you're done

Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: slidr] #81175 Jan 13, 4:47pm Jan 13, 4:47pm
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Good that you got it fixed. I looked at my wiring like I promised and I have it connected to the green wire and the black/white wire. That combination is running my indiglo gauges. Like the install guide definately gonna have to try that mod.

Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: Bartiks] #81176 Jan 13, 4:50pm Jan 13, 4:50pm
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post the pics! thumbsup

Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: slidr] #81177 Jan 13, 5:51pm Jan 13, 5:51pm
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that's the problem w/regular led's back there.. the light isn't spread out enough...

i now sell bulb covers for the a/c controls/lighter bulbs in red/blue/amber

I'm starting to prototype a circuitboard that will use surface mount led's that will just slide back there perfectly but it's in very early stages


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Originally Posted by 00CericaRuss
that's the problem w/regular led's back there.. the light isn't spread out enough...

i now sell bulb covers for the a/c controls/lighter bulbs in red/blue/amber

I'm starting to prototype a circuitboard that will use surface mount led's that will just slide back there perfectly but it's in very early stages
So you are saying that if I put a cover on the led bulb, the light will spread more? I was wondering why it didn't look bright, even though they are like 100 times brighter than the stock bulbs.

How could the light be diffused more evenly?


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Re: New LED's in Console... [Re: 00CericaRuss] #81179 Jan 13, 6:18pm Jan 13, 6:18pm
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that pic hurts my eyes eek

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a cover on the led won't do anything... i was talking about bulb covers for the stock bulbs

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can someone explain me how the lightning work on the dashboard? are the ac lights leds on the circuit board or are they lights that screw on the ac plastic piece? wut bout the lighter and the time?
thanx in advance

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Originally Posted by stefanoc
can someone explain me how the lightning work on the dashboard? are the ac lights leds on the circuit board or are they lights that screw on the ac plastic piece? wut bout the lighter and the time?
thanx in advance


On the gauge cluster it uses small suface mount LED...
For the AC control, it has regular filament bulb(conventional light bulb) but AC button and defroster uses two LED...
And for the cig light, it has regular bulbs...


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