WLED-G5 dash lights caught cluster pcb on fire - Saabnet.com Bulletin Board
So recently im redoing cluster gauge bulbs and decide to use the LED at superbright led everyone recommends. I put them in and its not working in a new to me car. (ie never known status of dash lights)..so i put regular bulbs back in and they dont work.
inspect the cluster gauge and there is this area that looks really frayed and disintegrated. thought it was maybe from normal wear and tear from previous owner but looked kind of serious considering.
So i go through this whole process of splicing in a new section of pcb from newer model cluster i had..test continuity..good..put reg bulbs in and its all working...great...so i decide to put the green WLED-G5 LEDS in. turn it on and start checking it out and suddenly smoke is coming crazy from the speaker hole. would have thought it was a full fledged fire...
inspect cluster gauge and its all melted and disintegrated on a completely different level than before but obviously is what burnt it out last time as well.
looks like i can salvage and splice another pcb in from my last remaining spare gauge.
what gives?..12v..3-5 watts right????
i probably shouldnt try again huh???
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