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I put 5 switches on a panel and mounted it in my dash, they have LED's in them. The switches don't light up the same, they are bright on the left side, and dark on the right, the brightness doesn't change no matter if one is on, or if all are. they are all just different brightnesses.

I think somethings wrong? I am no electrician...




Nothing is hooked up to the switches yet.
 

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I put a fuse block in the glove box, thats where all the + wires go...
 

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Thing is, the switch farthest from the actual ground is brightest :D
 

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i agree, run seperate grounds. that set up will be a headache. if you have a problem with your ground then all of the switches wont work.
 

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I havn't hooked anything up yet.

How do I go about checking them?
They all have 12.4 volts at the terminal.


******* wiring diagram 101 :D
 

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You don't need seaprate grounds. You're running low current
to the LEDs and you're not really concerned with
noise problems. Daisy-chaining is fine.

I would suggest you hook up a single switch, make sure it
is working as you expect, then add another and so on.
I don't fully understand your drawing, but you may have something
wired incorrectly.

Jay
 

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350 Samurai said:
It looks to me to be a bad neutral/ground. Try taking a temporary wire and going directly to the battery and see if it fixes things.
Good point. if the one ground you have is bad....that might cause the weird problems you're seeing.

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ROKTOY said:
You don't need seaprate grounds. You're running low current
to the LEDs and you're not really concerned with
noise problems. Daisy-chaining is fine.

I would suggest you hook up a single switch, make sure it
is working as you expect, then add another and so on.
I don't fully understand your drawing, but you may have something
wired incorrectly.

Jay
You may not need seperate grounds, but it will help clarify the source of the problem. Not to mention we have no idea at this point what amperage anything is going to be running off the switches nor the gauge of the single ground wire to supply them all.


Catch my drift? :)
 

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Buddha's Ghost said:

You may not need seperate grounds, but it will help clarify the source of the problem. Not to mention we have no idea at this point what amperage anything is going to be running off the switches nor the gauge of the single ground wire to supply them all.


Catch my drift? :)
The only thing the ground wire is for is the led's in his switches. The power drawn by the switched loads has nothing to do with the ground (unless he has some switched ground circuits, but according to his diagram, he doesn't). I would (and did) the grounds to my switch lights the same way.

Are all the switches the same (brand and color)?

I guess you could try a temp ground as suggested above, don't see what it would hurt.

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Everything is 14g wire.
Ill go through it some more next weekend. ran out of time this weekend.
 
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