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(Topic ID: 124020)

LW3 Backglass display lights not working

By megalo17

5 years ago

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#1 5 years ago

Just bought a supposedly "very good" condition LW3 on Ebay... It's got it's share of issues. First issue: backglass display lights aren't lighting at all (GE555). There are several flashing lights that do work (different size: GE906). I've checked the fuses, and all seem ok. I've got the manual, trying to interpret. Any help is appreciated!

#2 5 years ago

I'm looking at CN8, and there appears to be some burn marks. Might be on to something...

#3 5 years ago
Quoted from megalo17:

I'm looking at CN8, and there appears to be some burn marks. Might be on to something...

Yep, CN8 on the power board and J5 on the PPB, and of course those cable-end connectors as well.

#4 5 years ago

Thanks Blackjacker! Now I've got to see whether I should attempt to replace the connector, or look into getting a new powerboard...

#5 5 years ago

Replace the header and the idc connector.

#6 5 years ago

On my LW3 I could "adjust" the connector so it made contact the right way to turn on the backbox lights. Was a quick fix until the connector and pins arrived to replace them.

#7 5 years ago

My "adjustment" consisted of trying to pry off the melted connector. The GI lights came on for a bit after that. Hopefully, replacing the lights with leds will fix the problem, after the connector and header replacement. Thanks again!

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