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Old 07-01-2006, 03:12 PM   #1
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No Dead Battery, so I must have left the inside lights on


Turns out the blue led resistor was different and the passenger, although working, is now dimmer than the original one. Sooooo Looks like im back to the drawing board.
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angel eyes are LED'*... a battery would probably wear out before it even thought about losing its charge from an LED draw
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Update: I removed the rubber piece that holds the white leds in the light housing and I tested them using a battery. No go.

I was thinking it might be the resistor going bad making them not work, so I was peeling off the heat shrink that covers it and as I was, the lead broke right off at the resistor.

The weird part is? It works without the resistor and on a battery. So im thinking I can hook them back up to the harness without the resistor.


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You can push too much current thru the bulbs w/ out that resistor. I would leave it
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You can push too much current thru the bulbs w/ out that resistor. I would leave it
It broke off with no way to fix it other than to get another resistor or new leds. I found this neat little resistor converter but dont know where to buy locally.

I was talking to a friend and he said the same thing as far as too much current to the LED. I was under the impression that the resistors needed to be on in order for them to even light up.


UPDATE: I decided to sacrifice a Blue Led and take its resistor for the white led. I soldered installed and everything is back to normal. For now anyways.

Too much work to do so little time.
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