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Old 05-27-2004, 02:29 AM   #11
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the only 3mm one they carry is RED. they do have a SINGLE blue 5mm one for *cough cough $4.29 cough cough*

so im def gonna buy them on ebay
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just bid on these

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...482922857&rd=1

dont buy the ones from the guy in hong kong, he expects 7-10 days for delivery. i only got 10, so if you want to do this, you are gonna need to big on a set of ur own 10

ill have pics up when this is done
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Those listed 2.8 minimum forward voltage. Will they work?
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i guess ill be the one to throw away $4 if they dont...wait and see i guess...im sure they will have some light if they are running off of 2.18
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the three with arrows are the burned out ones....
Since when do LEDs burn out???

You've got power all the way up to the base of LEDs and they don't light? Do they fail due to vibration or something?

I don't doubt that they're out -- a couple of mine tend to only come on when they feel like it -- but I always assumed that it was just more oxidized pin connectors, like the gauge clusters have, rather than an LED burning out...
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leds are only rated for so many hours of use....

not to thread hijack but any ideas on if we can change the color of the gauges?
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Since when do LEDs burn out???

You've got power all the way up to the base of LEDs and they don't light? Do they fail due to vibration or something?

I don't doubt that they're out -- a couple of mine tend to only come on when they feel like it -- but I always assumed that it was just more oxidized pin connectors, like the gauge clusters have, rather than an LED burning out...
when i purchased the car, the traction control LED was the only one not working. i was messing around with it and without thinking about the resistor, and i hooked up 12v to em, and they blew instantly of course, so i figured this is a great time to redo em all in style
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leds are only rated for so many hours of use....
Well, yeah, but that'* measured in _thousands_ of hours, way above and beyond incandescent bulbs. If you'd been driving your Bonne long enough to burn out its LEDs from old age, you would (1) be a very happy driver and (2) probably have one majorly sore butt.

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not to thread hijack but any ideas on if we can change the color of the gauges?
Not easily; IIRC the red color is embedded in the gauge faceplates; the backlighting is plain old white incandescent wedge-base bulbs (as of 1993 and most similar vintages). This is true of the red color of the factory stereos as well; the Pontiac (red-lit) version of the GM stereos uses a different faceplate, but the rest of the unit is the same as what goes into Chevys, Buicks, etc.

There are aftermarket electro-luminescent gauge dial overlays you can use to stick on top of the existing gauge cluster, if you want a dramatically-different look to your dash, but I think you're still going to have a lot of red backlighting elsewhere; e.g. on button labels and such.
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www.ledsupply.com is where i got some, for a project i haven't finished yet....
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