Matt Posted June 22, 2005 Report Share Posted June 22, 2005 It was a long hard day but not as hard as Scottys day with that AC. After dinner I set out to remove the 3rd stop light. My hands and wrists are still killing me. I removed the liner on the read deck and exposed the openings to the light area. WOW they are small and things are sharp. You have to get at the far end of the light at both sides with a hack saw blade to cut off those ribed plastic plugs that push through a hole. That was very hard to do. Then with an 11MM socket you take off the 5 nuts, cut the wire and then very carefully pull out the light. It came out just fine, took a little under an hour. I brought it inside to the work bench and with a very bright light looked in it. There are 3 sections of circuit board connected by two flat ribon cable jumpers. I took a piece of wire and put 12 volts to it and indeed after the second jumper going to the 3rd section was ware the LEDs were out. Now for the messed up part; I taped lightly by the jumper and it all lit up. It has been working now for an hour or so. I put it on and off many many times and it is still working. I tap on it and tap more and it is still working. You can be sure if I put it back in it will stop working. Now I have to decide what I'm going to do. If I try and open it and I can not fix it I will not be able to send it in to LEDfix.com as a core unit for a swap. It is not easy to open, it is epoxyed shut very good. I thought I would open a section by the jumper and check for loose connections but I am not sure yet what to do. Has any one ever messed with one of these.?? Should I get the old dremmel out and go to town?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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