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#16 Focuz

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:15 PM

I bought from that exact same seller initially. Its nothing you are doing wrong, its the cheap way this ring is made. Trust me buy from the seller I linked you will see the difference in quality. Plus delivery is faster, only took 9 days to come from china as opposed to nearly a month when i ordered from Watchage222

 

Lol okay i'll buy from them instead, cheers for the link mate.

 

I bought mine from watchage, the first one arrived and one LED went out, the second one I havent even installed it, two of the LED's work fine and it illuminates fine, so I currently have it sat in the boot in case I get bored one day lol.

 

Come to mention it though, the second one they sent me was a much better build quality! perhaps they have both a decent and a not so one!

 

I probably got sent a crappy one then by the sounds of it haha.. maybe it was a bad batch



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 12:17 PM

I find that there is an easy way to test electrics. go down to your local 99p store and buy yourself a 1 - 4 12v extension. Cut the extension off, and then use the raw wires as the positive and negative.

 

For example, I did this on an old 12v extension, and I took the positive and wrapped it around my positive wire of my footwell, and then did the same with the negative. I then plugged the 12v in and switched it on and it lit everything like a christmas tree, so I saw that my wiring worked! :D

 

Just saw this! Genious idea James.. :D



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:05 PM

Thanks :) it is a simple thing. Just be careful not to short it out, as I did that, but I did buy a shed load of glass fuses that should last me the rest of my life. So if you do this, cut the wires one higher than the other so that they are not really likely to meet, and short out.



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 01:42 PM

Yeah I did wonder about shorting it out lol, must be pretty easy to do with two bare wires..

 

This would probably do.. if I cut off the end peice?

 

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:10 PM

yup should do nicely, however, take a wander to your local 99p store or poundland, for a third of the price and the same item, you can save yourself a couple of quid.



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:33 PM



This is how it looks with everything plugged in still doesn't work, i'll just buy a new one..

I bought a DC adapter from poundland lol, I've already used it to test some other lighting

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:34 PM

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 05:42 PM

Looks about right!



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 06:12 PM

Yeah I thought so, shame the ring doesn't illuminate.. got another one on the way now anyway :)


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:46 PM

bought? or did you reply and tell them it doesnt work?

 

I found a problem with mine, which meant that the connection it takes off the plastic plugs wasnt working. So I had to short out the two blue wires in order to share the current. Worked a treat :)



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:04 PM

Oh right well its too late now, yeah I bought a new one.. I couldn't messagethe seller because I bought it months ago lol.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:21 AM

well, you should be able to repair the other one, get it working and you can sell it on :)



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