Hi guys, I recently just replaced all the bulbs in my gauge cluster with l.e.ds (1996 accord vti-s), everything was working fine until I thought that one of the bulbs I replaced wasn't lighting up properly so I went to take it out. I played around with the little wedge that the light fits into (t5 wedge holder) and when I went to test it again nothing lights up in my gauge at all. I took the same light out again and found I had broken a little part in the wedge which it fits into. Does anyone know what I have done? Is it a fuse that coincidentally blew or does that broken wedge holder cause the whole circuit not to work? Please help, thanks!!
Yes I'm using t5 and t10 wedge l.e.ds that just fit straight into the original wedge sockets. I noticed one of the l.e.ds wasn't lighting up so I played around with the wedge base and broke a bit inside it. Even without this base nothing in the gauge cluster lights up
Thanks guys I've checked the fuses and theyre fine but there is no connection between the connector and the circuit board because the connector has been damaged. I've ordered a new connector so hopefully this does the trick
did u check to see if the clusted was getting voltage? what if you fried your wiring?
doubt it though.
I haven't actually checked to see if the cluster was getting voltage I just made the assumption it was, up until I pulled out this connector and it broke, because the other lights were working fine before I did this. This made me come to the conclusion that the circuit was a series and that if a connector broke it stopped the whole circuit. I've ordered the connector to see if it fixes my problem, I'm a bit worried at the fact that fried wires might be a possibility :S what could cause the wires to be fried?
Ok phew that's good news then because I haven't touched the fuses at all during my work and the l.e.ds I am using are just standard 12V, no super bright ones or anything like that. I guess ill just have to wait and see if this connector replacement does the trick. Fingers crossed!