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Old 03-25-2008, 06:04 PM   #1
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Need some help!

Ok i was attempting to swap out the leds in my headlights controler. I have successfully done all the window switchs in the past and figured that since i was off today i would give it a try. well i took it apart and swapped out all the leds in side and went out to hook it up and try it out. well only 2 of the leds were working. So im sitting in my car examining the soldering points to see if i just had a bad connection on the others or what. i try to hook it up again and i touch something just right so that all of them light up. i try to find where i touched and it did it again. well now none of them are working. its getting really frustrating and i just broke my soldering gun. the cheap piece of *. can any one run some ideas past me cuz im very pissed right now and not thinking straight.






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It's possible that you've burned LED while soldering...
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u think one bad led would prevent them all from working? i know that they depend on the led to conitue the circuit onto the next one. but its just weird to me how those 2 were working but none of the others were. and now i have to buy another soldering iron. its just not my day lol
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did you put them in correctly? I know they must be connected only one way in terms of polarity, or they won't work.
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ill have to check that. im gonna go buy another damn solder iron in a bit when i get something to eat. then ill take them all back off and just to trail and error all night. if i can get it i might try and do the stereo. i could care less if it messes up. its already starting to act up and i plan on gettin a touch screen here soon.
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