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dunk3

posted on 12/2/10 at 08:56 AM Reply With Quote
led lights

Hi all, can some one tell me which colour wires are for what on these lights, brown,red,yellow and white, the lights have stop,tail,and indicators, or how can i test the lights to see which is which. cheers.

[Edited on 12/2/10 by dunk3]

[Edited on 12/2/10 by dunk3]

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dunk3

posted on 12/2/10 at 08:59 AM Reply With Quote
sorry forgot to put the picture on Rescued attachment led light wires.jpg
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eddie99

posted on 12/2/10 at 09:06 AM Reply With Quote
Just had a look at my diagrams, it doesn't have colours. Are all the wires the same thickness? Will help narrow it down if they are different
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smart51

posted on 12/2/10 at 09:06 AM Reply With Quote
I have no idea what wires go where, but if I were making the lamp, I would have white for reverse, red for stop or tail and yellow for the other, then brown for negative.






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l0rd

posted on 12/2/10 at 09:10 AM Reply With Quote
I would go
red for stop
white for tail
yellow for indicators
brown for ground

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eddie99

posted on 12/2/10 at 09:11 AM Reply With Quote
I reckon L0rd's guess is pretty good and worth a go. Will ring manufacturers and find out for good.

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bodger

posted on 12/2/10 at 09:13 AM Reply With Quote
I've got some led indicators and they use White for earth. So I'd get a car battery and just test each other wire. I reversed the wires on my indicator at one point but it didn't damage them (then again they only cost £4 ). By the way, what do you think to the lights ? Saw your previous thread and thought about getting some as well.
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posted on 12/2/10 at 09:24 AM Reply With Quote
is l0rd actually guessing or does he know?






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dunk3

posted on 12/2/10 at 09:25 AM Reply With Quote
The lights look better in the flesh, will post some pics when i have them fitted and working.
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eddie99

posted on 12/2/10 at 09:26 AM Reply With Quote
brown - tail, red - stop, yellow - indicator, white - earth

Just got that from the manufacturers

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cd.thomson

posted on 12/2/10 at 09:26 AM Reply With Quote
do they fulfil all the IVA rules? like reflector positioning etc?

So a pair of these, a fog, reverse and number plate light and you're done?





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dunk3

posted on 12/2/10 at 09:34 AM Reply With Quote
well cbs have them on their website saying Fully IVA compliant, so hopefully yes.
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l0rd

posted on 12/2/10 at 09:43 AM Reply With Quote
Obviously guessing.

Should have thought though that sometimes car manufacturers use white for earth as well.

Just thought of brown as it is at homes like that.

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matt_claydon

posted on 12/2/10 at 09:43 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cd.thomson
do they fulfil all the IVA rules? like reflector positioning etc?



That depends entirely on where you mount them!

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blakep82

posted on 12/2/10 at 11:29 AM Reply With Quote
i got some from led autolamps, wire colours are the same, so
white - earth
brown - tai
red- stop
yellow - indicator

thats what i'd go for. can't you touch the wires to a battery and check?





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MikeRJ

posted on 12/2/10 at 12:24 PM Reply With Quote
These are pretty huge lights, around 140mm diameter aren't they? I quite like them, but I think they would look way too big on my Striker.
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eddie99

posted on 12/2/10 at 01:21 PM Reply With Quote
Those lights are 125mm Diameter.
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Angel Acevedo

posted on 12/2/10 at 08:20 PM Reply With Quote
Led Testing

Being LED Lights, you could check polarity first with Multimeter, then test with batt or power supply...





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Angel Acevedo

posted on 12/2/19 at 05:43 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Angel Acevedo
Being LED Lights, you could check polarity first with Multimeter, then test with batt or power supply...



Well,
I did the above with mine and It didn´t worked.
(https://www.amazon.com/MICTUNING-Trailer-Bar-Waterproof-Parking-Red-Amber-White/dp/B071FL7VRM/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=tail+light+20+led&qid=154999012 7&s=gateway&sr=8-6)
I had to revert back to the page where I´d bought them.

I wonder why it didn´t work.
I went through all combinations.





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02GF74

posted on 12/2/19 at 06:48 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Angel Acevedo
Being LED Lights, you could check polarity first with Multimeter, then test with batt or power supply...


Well,
I did the above with mine and It didn´t worked.

I wonder why it didn´t work.
I went through all combinations.


It didn't work as if they are 12v, there will be a drop resistor fitted in series.

Diode checker on multimeter supplies just enough volts to forward bias a diode of transistor junction, the drop resistor would need much more volts.





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loggyboy

posted on 12/2/19 at 07:01 PM Reply With Quote
9 year bump
gotta be a record!

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Angel Acevedo

posted on 12/2/19 at 07:21 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 02GF74
quote:
Originally posted by Angel Acevedo
Being LED Lights, you could check polarity first with Multimeter, then test with batt or power supply...


Well,
I did the above with mine and It didn´t worked.

I wonder why it didn´t work.
I went through all combinations.


It didn't work as if they are 12v, there will be a drop resistor fitted in series.

Diode checker on multimeter supplies just enough volts to forward bias a diode of transistor junction, the drop resistor would need much more volts.


I don´t understand your answer as I used the Ohm setting on my multimeter, not the Diode setting.
I would think this setting would have shown continuity on one direction... Regardless of resistance.





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Angel Acevedo

posted on 12/2/19 at 07:41 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by loggyboy
9 year bump
gotta be a record!

[Edited on 12-2-19 by loggyboy]

Don´t think so.
I am working on electrics now so a lot of activity going on on this forum.
I am trying to not to clutter therefore posting on appropriate threads.


Sad thing is that it shows for how long I have been at this..





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