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I got some blue 48 LEDs for my interior lights. Front two enemy fine. Then when I went to install 96 (I hooked two 48 squares up. Via soldering )
To one fesson connector. And apparently I fried my dome light fuse.... I figured that when I had no lights. But anyway I can successfully do this? Two LEDs can fit in there and maybe if I increase the amp fuse ?

Maybe I soldered wrongly? There 12 bold LEDs. I saw a topic here about it. Can't find it though. Tjey were doing the same thing ...

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Re: Led lights

If you popped the fuse, they're probably wired incorrectly. You don't want to put a bigger fuse in there because the wiring won't be big enough, it'll heat up and could catch on fire. It's a good thing when fuses blow, it means the circuit it trying to pull more power than it should be. It lets you know something is wrong so you can fix it, not bypass it.

I wrote up a little something a while ago on how to do this, there are other threads that talk about the same thing: https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...me-lights.html

You just want to make sure you wire them in parallel, both red wires go to the same lead, and both black wires go to the same lead.

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Re: Led lights

That's what I was looking for. I did it completely wrong :/ I unsoldered wires from back of led and parralled the other led over to that led.

How do you get the ends off of the fasoon? Mine won't come off willingly.
And can I unsolder what I did and do it how you did?

Blown fuses suck. Dome lights 10
Amp #18 I believe. Lmao


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Re: Led lights

This is what I got

Led lights-imageuploadedbyag-free1367336671.235869.jpg
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Re: Led lights

Looking at my soldering job looks like I might of crossed the red with black. As you can prolly see. But if I resolver this. Can I make it work this way? And how do I get those damn caps off? And can I just solder it to outside of the fasoom?


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Re: Led lights

maybe you got a good pair of festoons. mine just fell off.

try heating it with your solder and see if you can pull it off.

If you touch the sides you will blow a fuse. I found pulling the fuse prior to install saved me lots of blown fuses.

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Re: Led lights

EDIT: My mistake, the way you have it should work, but you probably have the solder shorting the circuit in there.

Also be sure to check the way the black/red wires are soldered to the boards themselves, quality control on these mass produced LED packs isn't very good. One of mine was wired incorrectly the way it came.

There's also a chance they've been damaged now that they've has power to them shorted, I'm no electrician, so I'm not sure exactly what effect that would have on the LED modules.


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Re: Led lights

Here what I got. Haven't had chance to re solder wires so I just got one in each :/
On door ones there's only 1 and rear door is one for now :/Led lights-imageuploadedbyag-free1367551012.095198.jpg


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