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Old 09-15-2004, 04:38 PM   #1
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Problem: Indiglo gauges not lighting up. Anyone know how to fix this?

i have the APC indiglo gauges that light up blue and have a switch to change it to green. i've had it for over a year and a few weeks ago it would flicker on and off. and now it doesnt work at all. Does anyone kno how to fix this? is it a loose wire? a burnt out bulb? how do u get to the problem? i didnt install these myself.
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Old 09-15-2004, 04:40 PM   #2
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well it's obviously not a burnt out bulb. . . i would check your connections to make sure everything's still working right. make sure to check the ground too.
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Old 09-15-2004, 08:52 PM   #3
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Apc sucks, buy something that works... I was about to get APC hood latches, but i didn't want to risk my cf hood with rings that aren't properly seated in the slider...

Umm try redline racing products, that's what i got, i paid $33.77 for them... SpeedHut.com has better selection and higher quality... Ok. peace
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Check the ground, even move it to another place, if the lights are flickering I would almost guess it's either the ground or a short somewhere in the wiring, inspect it all, check the inline fuse (assuming APC at least has something like that) and if need be, re-install (rewire) what you need to.

I am heavily leaning towards either a bad ground or a short somewhere that would most likely be a wiring issue....

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Old 09-15-2004, 08:57 PM   #5
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Oh, after re-reading your post, Take out the instrument cluster, and Check the very top connection... you should See two thin flat wires that take a sharp bend.... maybe it might have been cut or split... if it is.. scrape off the plastic overlay... until you reach the connection..

then break out the soldering tools. Too much of a hassel? Do The Above...
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I agree with you though FOCI, the APC gauges are not made the best, same as those EL glow ones on EBAY. They work and all the the best quality ones has got to be hands down the speedhut ones.
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Old 09-15-2004, 09:12 PM   #7
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the indiglo box could be shot.
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hmm, mine were from ebay, it's a sweet color... the only thing that's questionable is the blue color makes a high pitched frequency from the indiglo box EuroZx3 Speaks of... The green doesn't however...
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if all the connections are good, it's probably the inverter, check to see if it smells like burning plastic.
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check the wires on the back of the switch mine did thsi same thing and ther were broke off bad soldering so i just got rid of the switch all together
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