[V8] And another discovery....
dsaad at icehouse.net
Fri May 9 06:57:14 PDT 2008
If you are talking about the red lights inside the window switches,
they are already LEDs. They should last for ever, but in this circuit
they get too much current which causes them to fail early. It is a
PITA to replace a LED, but it can be done. Much simpler to get a new
On May 9, 2008, at 6:27 AM, John Bysinger wrote:
> Has anyone successfully replaced the bulbs with LEDs? I've got
> about 3/4 of
> the drivers door dark on my '90. If I'm doing that many, would be
> considering the switch if it's worth it.
> '90 V8Q
> On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 5:22 AM, Bastian Preindl
> <bastian at preindl.net> wrote:
>> 1) The passenger window switch light has to be solded out and a
>> new in.
>> 2) What's the console shift selector? You mean the gear selector?
>> not a nice work, but no solding. It's a glass socket bulb, 1,2W.
>> a few hours for that.
>> 3) The Driver's seat heater should light, sure. Again: Easy to get
>> switch out, careful when opening it. You've to sold a new one in
>> Roger Woodbury schrieb:
>>> Last night was severely dark when I was getting ready for bed, and I
>>> realized that I hadn't been in the new V8 in the dark yet. So I
>>> went out
>>> and started the thing up, and turned on the lights.
>>> Amazingly all the lights work with the exception of the passenger
>>> switch on the driver's panel, the driver's seat heater and the
>>> selector...which I assume is lighted on these cars, but which I
>>> remember for the life of me. The instrument panel is 100% and
>>> all the
>>> switch lights work, including the sunroof.
>>> I wonder how difficult it is to dive into the console?
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