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Old 17th March 2014, 06:35 PM
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Hello everyone
I have just noticed two small LEDs on the drivers side rear quarter rear light have gone out
I have a 57 plate A8 sport can these be repaired or is it a new light
I know it's only two small LEDs but it will drive me Barmy as it shouldn't be like this
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Old 17th March 2014, 06:52 PM
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I think its normally a new light job.
As they normally need the light opening up and the LED replacing.

I've repaired a few aftermarket LED lights but not a D3 yet.
I'm open to try if its a cheaper option for you.
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Old 17th March 2014, 07:13 PM
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the led pcb's are removable on the lights on your year, once removed you can desolder and replace the led's

If you don't want to do that I can sell you a pcb as i have a full set after replacing my lights for the facelift ones
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Old 17th March 2014, 08:02 PM
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Thank you both so much for the offers
How much are the pcb's out of interest Delboy ??

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Old 24th March 2014, 11:57 AM
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Thank you both so much for the offers
How much are the pcb's out of interest Delboy ??

Regards Andy
Can you confirm which pcb you want, I have three working ones, the only one that i dont have working as I have yet to get round to repairing it is the Passenger side indicator cluster, both the boot lid clusters and driver side indicator cluster are fine.

Not sure on price but I would like to trade yours for mine with some beer tokens so I can repair yours along with mine when I get time.
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Old 31st March 2014, 12:49 PM
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I'm just about to repair one of mine - which LEDs did you use?
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Old 31st March 2014, 08:56 PM
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It's so hard to match them apparently so I was wondering why you guys just don't replace all of them and then the whole indicator strip will have matching ones and won't look odd
Just a suggestion
Then the spare ones, original ones, could help others on forum with similar problems
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That's not a bad idea really.

Is an individual LED that fails?
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It's generally down to condensation causing corrosion on the led legs. About half of my indicators are out and two brake LEDs. It should be possible to just resolder them to fix the poor connection, but if they get too hot, the LEDs break. This has happened with one of the brake LEDs and about 8 of the indicators

I am more than up for full replacement, although that does mean removing and replacing about 60 individual LEDS and the removed ones are likely to be useless. knowing me, I would probably want to do both sides too so they matched!
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Old 6th April 2014, 06:59 AM
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For those that may want to do the repair themselves, it is pretty straightforward, and a solder sucker was invaluable for the old ones.

These red ones from maplin were a good match on mine for the brake LEDs

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/5mm-red-led-n26fn but be warned, they are 1.44 Each

I ended up buying yellows from ebay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350525613304) as I needed 8 in the end (i broke several during testing with a 9v battery), but the colour match on those is not quite right
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