Position lights


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Wingwong
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Position lights

Postby Wingwong » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:12 am



Greetings :) I just replaced my position lights with whp9-t LEDs, both came on and I thought awsome ! Went for a ride came back and one of the LEDs was off.......... Pulled off the headlight assy swapped LEDs, turned the key on and the one that was operating normal was on the other was not, after about 10sec it came on and stayed on for about 1min then went out.
My question, did I get a bad bulb ?
P.s. zero experience with LEDs



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RBGERSON
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Re: Position lights

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:16 am

I'd switch the bulbs see if the issue follows the bulb or stays with the socket. Socket = loose connection, bulb = bulb
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Wingwong
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Re: Position lights

Postby Wingwong » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:58 am

Thanks for the reply, I did switch the bulbs around and the problem goes with the bulb
I'm just trying to understand why the bulb would have an intermittent problem like that.
Thanks again!

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RBGERSON
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Re: Position lights

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:11 pm

bad connection inside heats up and separates.


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