Adding a Power LED

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Adding a Power LED

Postby katana » Wed May 15, 2019 5:24 am

May sound like a daft question but is there anything I should be aware of, if I want to add a 'power on' warning LED in the case of a S60. The whole wiring loom on my car has been 'professionally balls'd up' so i'm having to go through each wire at a time and would like to know when and if - the ECU is powered.
Planning a simple blue LED with a 330 ohm resistor off the 12v power in, inside the case with LED through case at front.
Comments appreciated.
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Re: Adding a Power LED

Postby stevieturbo » Wed May 15, 2019 12:14 pm

The case is deliberately sealed and weatherproof.

If you want an LED...just add one outside to your loom ?
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Re: Adding a Power LED

Postby katana » Thu May 16, 2019 3:20 am

stevieturbo wrote:The case is deliberately sealed and weatherproof.

If you want an LED...just add one outside to your loom ?


The ECU lives inside the car - if I was worried about it needing to be sealed and weatherproof - i'd have more serious concerns! Having a loose LED dangling around is the sort of wiring genius professionalism that has got me where I am now - not helpful! :x
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Re: Adding a Power LED

Postby stevieturbo » Thu May 16, 2019 2:55 pm

If I was so worried that I considered opening a sealed ecu and drilling a hole through the case...I'd have even bigger concerns ! lol
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Re: Adding a Power LED

Postby Rob Stevens » Sun May 19, 2019 1:18 pm

Indeed just add an external led if you really need to. But please don't open the case, silly idea!
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