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Jan 12, 7:13pm - #81162 
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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Jan 12, 7:14pm - #81163 
2 wires, red and black. Black looks to be ground, right?

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Jan 12, 8:54pm - #81164 
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.

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Jan 12, 9:01pm - #81165 
typically wire with black line means ground

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Jan 12, 9:41pm - #81166 
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.

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Jan 12, 9:45pm - #81167 
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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Jan 12, 9:47pm - #81168 
I will try to look that up for you tomorow but it's been like 3 months since I put my gauges in. Sorry

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Jan 12, 9:51pm - #81169 
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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Jan 12, 11:06pm - #81170 
awesome bro..i hope you can get your wiring figured out..

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

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Jan 13, 9:48am - #81171 
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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Jan 13, 4:32pm - #81172 
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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Jan 13, 4:33pm - #81173 
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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Jan 13, 4:35pm - #81174 
no problem buddy thumbsup post pics when you're done

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Jan 13, 4:47pm - #81175 
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.

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Jan 13, 4:50pm - #81176 
post the pics! thumbsup

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Jan 13, 5:51pm - #81177 
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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Jan 13, 6:09pm - #81178 
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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Jan 13, 6:18pm - #81179 
that pic hurts my eyes eek

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Jan 14, 2:23pm - #81180 
a cover on the led won't do anything... i was talking about bulb covers for the stock bulbs

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Jan 15, 2:29am - #81181 
goodtimes


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Jan 15, 2:42am - #81182 
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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Jan 15, 12:47pm - #81183 
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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