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Old 12-09-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
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Daystar switch problem

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I bought a daystar switch for my LEDs. When I first installed the switch the light worked when the switch was turned on....now the light does not work but the switch does turn the LEDs on and off. Any ideas?

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Old 12-10-2013, 05:37 AM   #2
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Check your ground

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Old 12-11-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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Check your ground
I checked it and everything came back good. not sure if its an actual light bulb or if its an LED? Any other ideas?
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:53 PM   #4
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is there a fuse from the daystar switch to the light?
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is there a fuse from the daystar switch to the light?
There is only one fuse to my knowledge....but I would assume if this popped the lights wouldn't work either. Switch to my knowledge does not have its own fuse
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if the main fuse popped the lights on the switch wouldn't work so either its a ground from the lights or the lights them selves i would assume. Im not all knowing on this subject though. hopefully someone else can chime in.
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if the main fuse popped the lights on the switch wouldn't work so either its a ground from the lights or the lights them selves i would assume. Im not all knowing on this subject though. hopefully someone else can chime in.
Yea.....strange part is....I would asume if the fuse for the lights popped then the lights wouldnt work....and they do. Just the little on/off bulb on the switch doesnt. I know the switch is grounded properly and the exterior LEDs work so I am at a loss for words at what happened? It used to work....I have only had them for a short amount of time...and the switch.

BTW here are the lights I am using with the switch...


And my Jeep....


Thanks again for any ideas.

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Old 12-11-2013, 06:16 PM   #8
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oh i misunderstood, i t thought the switch light worked and the a-pillar lights didn't. the switch has its own ground that allows the little led to light up. If that ground is bad then the lights would work and the switch light wouldnt.
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Let me know if you get it.
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oh i misunderstood, i t thought the switch light worked and the a-pillar lights didn't. the switch has its own ground that allows the little led to light up. If that ground is bad then the lights would work and the switch light wouldnt.
I need to buy a multimeter to test if the ground is good or bad. I have tried a couple different places including a large bolt that screws directly in to the metal body. My guess is that....that should work as a ground.
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:04 PM   #11
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When I did mine I went through the fire wall directly to the battery. Remember the ground can't be on painted metal.
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When I did mine I went through the fire wall directly to the battery. Remember the ground can't be on painted metal.
Hmm....maybe thats why it isnt working? Kind of strange that it worked before? Ill see if I can extend the ground wire and tap off the negative terminal on the battery
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I have the ground wore already through the firewall in to the engine compartment....just not long enough to reach the battery
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You can always splice a wire to make it long enough I know it's not the best way but will work
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You can always splice a wire to make it long enough I know it's not the best way but will work
Yea Ill...crimp it and add an extension on to it. I bought some extra wire as well. Ill try it tonight and hopefully take some pictures and post them
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Now I am wondering if i just create a jump with a piece of wire to the battery terminal before actually cutting and splicing wire.....just to test it.
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:25 PM   #19
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what i would do is unscrew the bolt that you have grounded then twist on a wire and tape it then run a wire tot he battery if it works then you know its good and then clean up the install.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:52 PM   #20
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:16 PM   #21
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any progress?
Yea buddy....I got it. I think what happen was I used the stock switch panel where the cigarette lighter is. I popped the blank out and then put the daystar switch there. Well in pushing the actual switch back after wiring it....theground connection must have been loose or lost contact. I tried everything at first....jumper wire....taking the ground....extending it and connecting it directly to the batter etc...nothing. I have an extra switch so I was going to test the ground connection with the other switch and as I was fiddling with the end of a screwdriver trying to pop the daystar switch housing out i accidently flicked the lights on and walla the blue light on the switch came on....i turned them on and off about 15 times and all is good so far.
Thanks again to everyone who chimed in.

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