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LED's In Binnacle.
#1
Hi have just removed my Binnacle to get it (along with the dash) recovered. Whilst in there I thought it would be a good time to replace all the bulbs with LED's. I had allready done the doors and A/C panel.
The five for the illumination whent fine and look really nice with the blue tint :wink:
However I cant seem to get any others (warning Lights) to work. I have tried the LED's all ok and tried reversing them, I understand they are polarity sensitive. So what am I doing wrong :?:
Thanks Group, C some of you Wednesday at Harpenden Big Grin
Chris
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#2
I have LED's in my binnacle. I have replaced them all apart from the battery light as that is part of the charging circuit and cannot be an LED.

The Illumination ones are not normally polarised so they can go in any way round any work but the rest are. If you have them the wrong way round then they wont light up.

Have you tried turning them around ?

Have you made sure that both of the big connectors are fully pushed in and that none of the tracks on the circuit board that the connectors push into have moved or been bent ?
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#3
Daniel Shane Wrote:I have LED's in my binnacle. I have replaced them all apart from the battery light as that is part of the charging circuit and cannot be an LED.

The Illumination ones are not normally polarised so they can go in any way round any work but the rest are. If you have them the wrong way round then they wont light up.

Have you tried turning them around ?

Have you made sure that both of the big connectors are fully pushed in and that none of the tracks on the circuit board that the connectors push into have moved or been bent ?

Yes thanks Dan, I have tried turning them around and the origional bulbs work all fine so I guess the tracks are all ok. I was aware you had to leave the battery light one as it was, so had not touched it. still confused :?
Chris
Membership Secretary DOC UK
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#4
Strange,

As long as the LED is round the correct way then it should work, it's as simple as that.

How have you tested them Chris ? Did you use a multimeter or stick 12v across them and did they light up ?
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#5
Daniel Shane Wrote:Strange,

As long as the LED is round the correct way then it should work, it's as simple as that.

How have you tested them Chris ? Did you use a multimeter or stick 12v across them and did they light up ?
Tried them in the dash illumination, holes. :?
Membership Secretary DOC UK
2018's DeLorean event: http://deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=5715
VIN#15768 Ex VIN#4584 1972 Bond Bug.
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#6
Phill Wright had a picture of the correct polarity of the LED's.

I'll link to it so I hope Phill wont mind.

[Image: dleds.jpg]
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#7
Cheers I'll give this a try when I get a mo, probably Wednesday now. Thanks Dan.
Chris
Membership Secretary DOC UK
2018's DeLorean event: http://deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=5715
VIN#15768 Ex VIN#4584 1972 Bond Bug.
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#8
danny boy

how much are the l.e.d the the fittings



glen Big Grin
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#9
Quick Question on this topic - if you go for LED's in the binnacle, are they still dimmable?
Richard Hanlon
Derbyshire
DOC 393

1981 DMC-12 VIN 06126
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#10
Short answer..... No
Richard H.
http://www.deloreans.co.uk
DOC Technical Advisor VIN 1274
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.
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Rich Hanlon Wrote:Quick Question on this topic - if you go for LED's in the binnacle, are they still dimmable?

As above, the rehostat still works but only in the sence that the bulbs are on or off, no middle ground. 8)

However the A/C panel is much happier for having the LED's in and the Led's from Martin for the binnacle illumination are the dog do dahs

Chris
Membership Secretary DOC UK
2018's DeLorean event: http://deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?tid=5715
VIN#15768 Ex VIN#4584 1972 Bond Bug.
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#12
Chris & Suzie William Wrote:the Led's from Martin for the binnacle illumination are the dog do dahs

Chris

Cheers :-) Slight hiccup in the supply lately but back in stock now.

No, they're not dimmable with the orignal twiddler, but does anyone honestly use that anyway?
Martin Gutkowski
DeLorean Cars
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stunned_monkey Wrote:No, they're not dimmable with the orignal twiddler, but does anyone honestly use that anyway?

Arrh!.... is that what that twirley round knob thing is supposed to do! Smile
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#14
I used it once to sleep in the car with the sidelights on!
Rob Williams
DOC 475
VIN 17152
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