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Old 03-06-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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Help with headlight switch?

I've only just realised since i've had my focus not all of the headlighht switch leds light up... (taken me a while)
Well, anyway, i changed all of the leds to red, and still some dont light up...

The ones that dont light are; front fog and all of the middle ones (the ones that light the actual twisty bit).

Do you think it could be a faulty unit?
Changing the led's didnt help for whatever reason, so im thinking the actual PCB for the switch is damaged
Second/thirdetc.etc. opinions please


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I'd agree with that... but I suppose that depends how good you are at soldering.
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If you or someone you know has a multimeter you could check to make sure they are actually getting power, either that or check your fuses.
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I'd agree with that... but I suppose that depends how good you are at soldering.
I'd say i was a fairly competant solderer, what would be my options? Could i take a power source from somewhere else to power the leds that are not lighting? Or solder wires in where the traces of the PCB appear to be not working?
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If you or someone you know has a multimeter you could check to make sure they are actually getting power, either that or check your fuses.
I could test with a multi-meter, and i will do later on
Would just a few leds not light if a fuse blew though? Wouldn't i just lose all of the leds on the switch, or all functionality of the switch all together?
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Correct, you'd lose all the lights in the switch. The switch itself should still work, though.
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When I did mine, I seem to remember the centre ones not working at first because I lost track of what was positive or negative for one led.
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When I did mine, I seem to remember the centre ones not working at first because I lost track of what was positive or negative for one led.
The only thing is they have never worked since i've had the car, those eds just never lit up
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Ah right, I guess swapping out the unit is the only real way to find out what's going on. Brand new I was quoted something crazy like $75usd. I've seen them on ebay for $20 or so. I'm assuming the North American switches will be the same as the ones on your side of the pond... just on the right side instead.
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