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Gauge backklights stopped working

Anyone have any ideas about gauge backlights that have stopped working. I don't think its bulbs as both stopped working at the exact same time.
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post #2 of 21 Old 06-30-2013, 08:12 AM
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The guages come off and the backing splits away from the front pretty easy.

You can check for power at the bulb sockets. I've seen where one bulb on a circuit goes out and the powers surge/spike causes the other to go too. I've seen it on cars a few times.
If you need bulbs, I can drop a few red led replacements in the mail for you Monday.

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Are any other lights not working? Taillight, headlamp, fi indicator, low fuel, check all of them.

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Anyone have any ideas about gauge backlights that have stopped working. I don't think its bulbs as both stopped working at the exact same time.
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Yup, bulbs blew. Replace them. Or if you prefer, do a search and find the LED replacement equivalent and order them on ebay in the color you like.

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Yup, bulbs blew. Replace them. Or if you prefer, do a search and find the LED replacement equivalent and order them on ebay in the color you like.
If you want red, don't buy them. I have extras.

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happened to me, takes a bit to remove all the stuff in the way, but pretty easy job.

all of mine were out at the same time.

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If you want red, don't buy them. I have extras.
Nice! Great offer of you

Where's mine?

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Just pm me your address.

I think I'm gonna order some green LEDs and see how they look...

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I think I'm gonna order some green LEDs and see how they look...
Real nice of you, I was just kidding though

Do post a review of the green ones! While the blue ones looked slick, they were very hard to see/read.

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Will do.

$100 PayPal to the first person that can make our gauges go from green to red as the gauges get farther to the right. That would be sick.

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Will do.

$100 PayPal to the first person that can make our gauges go from green to red as the gauges get farther to the right. That would be sick.
It may only work once...

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I think I'm gonna order some green LEDs and see how they look...
I am really interested too - I have a green 919 and I bet some green lights would look sick!

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One solution would be to have BOTH green and red, switch one off, the other on at certain RPM/speed/etc...

You'd have to have a sensor. I think the 919 comes stock with a rev limiter so that might work, otherwise you'd need some kinda sensor.

Wouldn't mind having a one, but finding the sensor could be a challenge.

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One solution would be to have BOTH green and red, switch one off, the other on at certain RPM/speed/etc...

You'd have to have a sensor. I think the 919 comes stock with a rev limiter so that might work, otherwise you'd need some kinda sensor.

Wouldn't mind having a one, but finding the sensor could be a challenge.
I'd have a sensor on the speedo which switched at 70
And one on the tach at around 6-7 k.
I'm not that hard on her, so I wouldn't see the red much if I used the actual red-line.

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Will do.

$100 PayPal to the first person that can make our gauges go from green to red as the gauges get farther to the right. That would be sick.
No sweat. There are a variety of frequency to voltage IC's that could take the speedo or tach signal and at a predetermined speed / RPM change instrument illumination from green to red. BTW, they have been making both Green and Red LEDs in a single two lead bulb for quite a while -- polarity in one direction lights Green, in the other lights Red. Presently looking for ultra bright units. I'll keep you posted.

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+1 that would be Hella epic! Only issue is you wouldn't be able to see it in the day time. That might actually be a good thing as then I wouldn't be tempted to make the colors change on every shift

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I'd be far more interested in one of the "flash" brake lights you see on fire trucks. When the brakes are applied, the brake light flashes then comes one solid. I was behind a fire truck and it was very noticeable.

I imagine they have one of these somewhere. Maybe better would be a constant and flashing brake light.

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I imagine they have one of these somewhere. Maybe better would be a constant and flashing brake light.
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Can change strobe from 1 flash up to I think 6 or 7 before becoming solid. I have mine currently set to 3. Love that thing.

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I have the CustomLED too, it's pretty cool. And very bright. It'll be brighter when I switch from a red to a smoke lens.

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post #21 of 21 Old 07-03-2013, 08:04 PM
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both mine went out, turned out they had both loosened off, so when pushed back they worked.
I had already bought the red leds incase they were broken, so i put them in. Glad i did the are bling and bright.
Its only a half hour job and easy

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