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10-12-2009, 06:07 PM
About 5 months after I upgrade my gauge lighting to LEDs, I noticed that one had gone out. I replaced it with an extra one. Then a few days later the same one was out again. I moved all the LEDs to a different spot than they were in and everything worked fine again. A few weeks ago on the way to school one of them was flashing. I have noticed that I only have the problem when there is little humidity. So should I replace the black twist lock things? I also plan on replacing the LEDs since they are from China.
10-13-2009, 07:37 AM
Cheap LEDs = poor results. Where'd you get your LEDs from? If they were an eBay "100 for $15" special, then I would not expect much out of them.
Sounds like the voltage regulators might be going out. Do you have your headlights on when you start your truck? From what I've read, that greatly diminishes the lifespan of the regulators because of the current draw by the starter (which is why everything dims in time with the Starter).
10-13-2009, 08:17 PM
It was 10 LEDs for like $8 from eBay. I dont have my headlights on when i start the truck except every once in a while. I plan on buying new LEDs and bases from www.superbrightleds.com soon.
10-13-2009, 10:12 PM
I'd pull those eBay specials fast. Go to a reputable store like http://www.superbrightleds.com
Got mine there. They are good priced, fast ship and everyone that has posted about them have good things to say about their products.
The ones ya get on eBay as the saying goes "If it sounds too good to be true" well, ya know......
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