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Old 06-06-2012, 11:58 PM   #4
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I kind of wanted to make another set so and take better pics one day. Plus I wanted to test mine to make sure it lasts.

Since they had the hard to find LEDs for the sunroof, I just ordered everything from this one place
And a resistor calculator if you need or want to change resistors, I used 1/4 watt resistors.

-The HVAC buttons, and Euro clock use SMD PLCC-2 LEDs. HVAC buttons x6 total (Clock x2)

-The sunroof button uses 0805 SMD (x2), have fun with those LOL…

-The headlight switch uses 3mm dome top LEDs. x8 for fogs / x7 for non-fog switch. The two LEDs in the window lock out switch for the 4-door are dome top. The heated seat "ON" LED also uses dome tops.

-Every other button uses 3mm flat top LEDs, so just buy a load of those.

-If you want to change the color of both LEDs in the heated seat buttons use a resistor on each LED. Or else the button will gradually dim as the seat gets warmer.

The three LEDs for the illumination in the headlight knob will blow guaranteed in a few days if you don’t add your own resistor in the circuit. You can also solder the three LEDs with their own resistor on top of the circuit board.

Or you really could add a resistor to the stock circuit like my buddy did, but I think most people would understand this.

For the HVAC dials I just made a template, and you don’t have to sand or grind the green filter off if you want to use blue. Plus with the LED being so close to the lens you don’t get a turquoise-ish color; I used 3mm flat tops.

This one is the most time consuming no mater what method you try.

Stock symbols, no strange looking alien spacecraft symbols here... and this is the time to touch up any chips.

For the trunk release I drilled two small holes and put the LED in like so, then I put the resistor on the wire and spliced it to the headlight switch. (It does show a reflection high-up on the windshield, it bothered me at first but now I don’t even notice it.)

Here’s my how-to for the SVT power seat, the switch is basically the same as the locks and passenger windows.

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