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    Just bought some PLCC2 LED lights to do the LED conversion, but I am baffled as there doesn't seem to be any contacts to solder them to the board.

    I took 2 pictures of the front and back of the LED, my camera phone couldn't focus in very well so the pics aren't gread.

    They seem different to other PLCC2 LED lights I see on the net

    Anyone got any ideas??

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    isnt that just the holder that you pop them out of?

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    Oh dear , I think someone is going to end up with an expensive repair. If you dont know about led's then dont do it , get a pro to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taffy bhoy View Post
    isnt that just the holder that you pop them out of?
    Yes you are right, I feel like a plum, lol! Thanks

    kman247 I'm always up for a challenge, I'm going to start small, my window switches and see how that goes

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    if I can offer one bit of advice , only use a decent variable temperature controlled soldering iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kman247 View Post
    if I can offer one bit of advice , only use a decent variable temperature controlled soldering iron.
    lol I burned out about 20 putting them in my last vec

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    Quote Originally Posted by kman247 View Post
    if I can offer one bit of advice , only use a decent variable temperature controlled soldering iron.
    I just bought a £7 soldering kit from eBay

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    well thats £7 wasted then , unless you want to do as above and kill leds or worse the board. I have 25 years experience working to component level and i would only use one of those irons to burn holes in plastic or maybe joining wires.

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    Just dont leave the soldering iron on for very long.

    I have soldered those with a gas soldering iron before.

    Its heat that kills them so put as little through as possible.

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    What about this? I want to spend little as possible

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50w-Variab...item53e67a962a

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