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Old 03-08-2011, 01:16 PM
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ok so it worked out great I got everything on and working! I'm thinking of soldering the LEDs to the hvac panel so because it's not bright enough for me. Would it be safe to solder two of those LEDs to one of the connections on the hvac panel?? so I would have four LEDs in the hvac panel..? I also want to do this with my odemeter but I want to put 3 LED in each hole. Let me know if that would be safe.

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Old 03-08-2011, 01:18 PM
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Not really following what you want to do with the hvac panel. Can you try that again with a little more detail?

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Old 03-08-2011, 01:21 PM
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ok sorry. Well where the aluminum type foil is on the back of the hvac panel.. where you twist the light bulbs in. I want to solder two of those hyper LEDs to that foil type stuff. I'm wondering if it would be too much voltage or it would short out. I'll go get a pic of what I mean.
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:27 PM
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how is it not bright enough, i have two led bulbs in my hvac and its plenty bright enough
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:59 PM
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I've never been back there in the HVAC panel so i have to defer to someone else who has.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:01 PM
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well it's not too bad. I really haven't decided If I want to solder two LEDs into my hvac but I definitely want to solder at least 2 maybe 3 LEDs into my odometer but can I actually do that or will it short out?

here is a crappy picture of what I mean. this is where I soldered the positive and negative LED legs. Can I solder one more LED to this?
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:25 PM
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Can't really tell since I'm on my phone and I don't know the back of the cluster to well either. But if you solder the LED in place of a lightbulb, there is no reason it shouldn't work.

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Old 03-08-2011, 09:29 PM
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You should be ok soldering several led's onto the back of the hvac panel, just don't burn through the metal contacts or melt it too bad.
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:06 PM
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why would that short anything?
Voltage isn't so much a concern as is amperage. LEDs (typically) have a low amperage draw so I can't imagine it damaging anything.

please someone correct me if i am wrong

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Old 03-09-2011, 08:54 AM
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A short circuit isn't anything to do with the device connected to the circuit. A short circuit is where something directly connects positive to negative/ground with no resistance or load. Examples of short circuits:

1) Touching the positive wire to ground because you're a doofus

2) Positive wire's insulation being chaffed away on the metal surface, causing the exposed positive wire to contact that metal, grounding it.

3) Bad soldering work... melting components, insulation, or adding too much solder causing exposed positive wire to contact a ground or negative wire.
[^^This is what the OP would have to worry about^^]

4) Some numbnuts wiring a lighted switch wrong so it connects positive to ground.

5) A classic 1980's movie that I've watched hundreds of times as a kid and still love.


A device attached to a circuit (load) that is drawing too much current for the circuit to handle would be an overload. The end result (smoke and fire, or popped fuses) tends to be the same.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:14 AM
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A short circuit isn't anything to do with the device connected to the circuit. A short circuit is where something directly connects positive to negative/ground with no resistance or load. Examples of short circuits:

1) Touching the positive wire to ground because you're a doofus

2) Positive wire's insulation being chaffed away on the metal surface, causing the exposed positive wire to contact that metal, grounding it.

3) Bad soldering work... melting components, insulation, or adding too much solder causing exposed positive wire to contact a ground or negative wire.
[^^This is what the OP would have to worry about^^]

4) Some numbnuts wiring a lighted switch wrong so it connects positive to ground.

5) A classic 1980's movie that I've watched hundreds of times as a kid and still love.


A device attached to a circuit (load) that is drawing too much current for the circuit to handle would be an overload. The end result (smoke and fire, or popped fuses) tends to be the same.
Good deal,

so it for example the OP were to apply too much solder and it crossed the 2 solder joints (creating a short) then life would = suck.

Otherwise with a proper solder job the OP should (theoretically) not see an issue, right? That was my thinking, I didn't take into consideration causing a bridging of hot to ground during the soldering process.

thx for the response! (sorry i just realized I kinda hijacked this thread whoops)
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:38 AM
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u should also be taking pics for us
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Good deal,

so it for example the OP were to apply too much solder and it crossed the 2 solder joints (creating a short) then life would = suck.

Otherwise with a proper solder job the OP should (theoretically) not see an issue, right? That was my thinking, I didn't take into consideration causing a bridging of hot to ground during the soldering process.

thx for the response! (sorry i just realized I kinda hijacked this thread whoops)
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:04 AM
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Shorts are bad, MMMmmmmkay?

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