[Healeys] LED dash lights

Simon Lachlan simon.lachlan at homecall.co.uk
Mon Oct 24 07:15:48 MDT 2016

I've not tried these LEDs myself but I seem to remember that one has to take
even more care with one's earth connection when using them. 

Look at yr wiring diagram and see if the ones that are working  are on a
different earth to the dodgy ones. Just an idea......



From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Bob
Sent: 24 October 2016 05:16
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Healeys] LED dash lights


Not clear if you're using an LED for the generator function (red) light.
You're not supposed to use an LED here, but I've never heard an explanation
why (except that the bulb is part of the generator circuit, and may provide
some necessary resistance).  Anyway, I've run that way for a few hours with
no issues, but I'll be replacing with a standard incandescent bulb before I
get my car back on the road.



On 10/23/2016 3:23 PM, Bruce Steele wrote:

I bought a set of LED dash lights from British Car Specialists last year and
they worked great until recently when I noticed they started to flicker.
This has gotten worse until yesterday morning the speedo light never came on
and the tach was dark for a while before beginning to flicker.  All 4 gauges
are exhibiting the same symptoms, but the generator light, high beam
indicator and trafficator indicator function normally.  All LED bulbs are
tight in their mountings; I can rule out intermittent contact.  I've not
swapped the incandescent bulbs back in yet for a test, BTW.  Any thoughts on
the cause?  


Bruce Steele

Brea, CA

1960 BN7




-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://autox.team.net/pipermail/healeys/attachments/20161024/abdf14ac/attachment.html>

More information about the Healeys mailing list