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Forum: California 11-20-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 503
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Posted By Pat-UK
If only I wasn't so busy :excited: But I...

If only I wasn't so busy :excited:

But I will try and find some time to get a drawing together for you, and knock up some software for the chip, your not too far away from me by the look of it,...
Forum: California 11-19-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 154,459
Posted By Pat-UK
This is possible a couple of ways I can think of,...

This is possible a couple of ways I can think of, off the top of my head ,12f pic micro controller with simulated PWM output, one red one white LED, both LEDs connected to the same outputs, but on...
Forum: General E46 Forum 11-19-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,443
Posted By Pat-UK
Hi Not Posted in a long while, but might be...

Hi

Not Posted in a long while, but might be able to help, Firstly, does your car have a CD changer, if so Unplug it, try this first
Forum: California 04-30-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 154,459
Posted By Pat-UK
Here's another usefull link, pretty accurate...

Here's another usefull link, pretty accurate without you having to do all the math
http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz/
Forum: California 04-30-2011, 02:31 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 154,459
Posted By Pat-UK
I've just ordered a shed load of blue LEDs, when...

I've just ordered a shed load of blue LEDs, when they arrive I'll have a work out what the best resistor will be for each part of the conversion and do some pictures of which resistors to change this...
Forum: California 04-29-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 154,459
Posted By Pat-UK
PWM or direct drive does not alter the way the...

PWM or direct drive does not alter the way the LED handles max current.
Forum: California 04-28-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 154,459
Posted By Pat-UK
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Forum: California 04-28-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 154,459
Posted By Pat-UK
Just done a quick test, the orange ones in the...

Just done a quick test, the orange ones in the Nav screen as a single LED dont like more than 1.7 volt @ 30ma the ones on the link above need a forward voltage of 3.2 volt @ 30ma so you would get...
Forum: California 04-28-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 154,459
Posted By Pat-UK
I have mentioned this before, and no-one seems to...

I have mentioned this before, and no-one seems to be even considering this into thier conversions.

The max MCD of an LED is the max brightnes and full wack, as in max input current and max...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By Pat-UK
Just smashed the Rear Pasenger lock off and found...

Just smashed the Rear Pasenger lock off and found out how they work, managed to un-deadlock the other rear door in a few mins after making a small tool using the smashed lock as a guide, and have now...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Pat-UK
sorry had to go and smash off my door lock. ...

sorry had to go and smash off my door lock.

You need one in each stage of the airbag wiring, so for the Drivers airbag, one across the Yellow wires, andone across the grey, for the Passenger one,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Pat-UK
Wattage does not matter as you are not using the...

Wattage does not matter as you are not using the resistor to reduce current,

The problem is you will need to insert the resistor and then have the light reset to check if it is the problem.

Do...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Pat-UK
it won't be both failed, you can replace the...

it won't be both failed, you can replace the airbag with a 3ohm resistor just to check the system.
disconect battery first.

However I'd be looking elsewhere, have they tried resetting the light ?
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Pat-UK
One other thing, you MUST NOT and CAN NOT test an...

One other thing, you MUST NOT and CAN NOT test an airbag with a multimeter.

All you'll do is set it off !!!!
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By Pat-UK
Very Unlikly that the airbag has failed for no...

Very Unlikly that the airbag has failed for no reason.

You havn't said if it is the door air bags or main ones

I have 2 passenger main ones here in the UK, most expensive one from Ebay cost me...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-26-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By Pat-UK
Going to buy a door lock off ebay and see if I...

Going to buy a door lock off ebay and see if I can find a way round it.
Repaired loads of Rangerover locks before, so might be able to come up with something that might help others out.

Car needs...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-25-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By Pat-UK
Deadlocks Failed, What Now ??

Hi Guys,

I'm not in the habit of having to ask for help, but this time i'm stumped, My E46 has decided to deadlock me out of every door apart from the Drivers, i'm now convinced that the door...
Forum: California 01-26-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 154,459
Posted By Pat-UK
Don't get so much time to work on E46 stuff so...

Don't get so much time to work on E46 stuff so much now, but while mines been off the road I'm starting to get all the fiddly bits done that I've been meaning to do for ages as an when I get an hour...
Forum: California 01-26-2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 154,459
Posted By Pat-UK
What's not right ?

What's not right ?
Forum: California 01-25-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 154,459
Posted By Pat-UK
Nice little LEDs , but still a bit too big the...

Nice little LEDs , but still a bit too big the size you need Are 1206 which are 3.2x1.6x1.1 mm the one in the link are a bit bigger and as they have a common Anode they will be no good to use in...
Forum: California 01-25-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 154,459
Posted By Pat-UK
This would be extremely difficult to do, the LEDs...

This would be extremely difficult to do, the LEDs in the steering wheel are connected in series, to be able to use rgb LEDs you would need to add three extra wires per LED and get them all back to...
Forum: California 01-24-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 154,459
Posted By Pat-UK
No problem Although if youve opened it up...

No problem
Although if youve opened it up you've only got to measure the chip to find out what package it is.

But still not a problem for me to do at sometime during the day :)
Forum: California 01-24-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 154,459
Posted By Pat-UK
I'll have a look tomorrow for you if you can...

I'll have a look tomorrow for you if you can wait, I'll also be able to give you details of the correct current limiting resistors so they are not too dim or bright when you know the specs Of the new...
Forum: California 04-27-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 154,459
Posted By Pat-UK
Cool Small Blob of hot glue on top of the LEDs to act...

Small Blob of hot glue on top of the LEDs to act as a diffuser and also change the current limiting resistor to a higher value to bring the brightness in line with the rest of the cluster.

Easy...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 09-30-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,982
Posted By Pat-UK
I will try to dig some out for you later

I will try to dig some out for you later
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