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01-31-2016 10:30 PM
pasta Great write up.
01-31-2016 07:04 PM
Sniper Focus MOST of the icons are clear with green colored LEDs, so colored film wont work.

The gauge cluster and HVAC faces are the only things that have green film.
01-31-2016 06:42 PM
mikhailyo quick question... I was reading a post where they put red film paper behind other lights to make them red or blue or whatever the desired color... could I do that with all the lights instead of installing new different colored LEDs? would that be an easier beginners way to get all the interior lights red? just scratch off the green on the back of everything and put red see through film above the lights?
11-21-2012 06:23 PM
Sniper Focus ^^ I had the same problem, the drivers window switch doesn't like being taken apart.

If you removed the circuit board out by loosening the "clamp" contacts and squeezed them back when done they won't make a good connection anymore no mater how good you try to squeeze them back. So I put a little solder the six contacts after the circuit board on and I haven't had a problem.
11-21-2012 05:22 PM
NoToRiOuS24 Hey Guys,

I have a question about these led conversions, i started this conversion today and did both windows switched (3 Doors focus 1) the right single siwtch works fine, but the driver side switch doesn't work well.

Most of the time one led goes off then later its on again and both randomly fluctuate, also if i press the up button for my window one led turns off ?

I hope you guys know what the problem is i tried the switch with and without resistors, same result dont get it.

Thanks
06-11-2012 03:54 PM
Sniper Focus About the resistor sizing I calculated for 14.4v the calculator says 16v to be safe. Just don't do 12v, alternators don't generate 12v. Also, use the smaller number in the Forward Voltage in the LED specs, (such as 1.8-2.0v) punch in 1.8 in the calculator.
06-11-2012 01:35 PM
ZX2003 This looks great! Nice to see some pictures of it finished. cant wait to get started.

Also thanks for posting the LED/resistor sizes, that helps out a lot.
06-06-2012 11:58 PM
Sniper Focus 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 http://lighthouseleds.com/led-component-lighting.html
And a resistor calculator if you need or want to change resistors, I used 1/4 watt resistors. http://ledcalc.com/#calc

-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.
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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.
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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.

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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.)


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Here’s my how-to for the SVT power seat, the switch is basically the same as the locks and passenger windows.
http://forums.focaljet.com/interior-...onversion.html
06-06-2012 12:38 PM
ZX2003 Yeah definitely. Yet to do it myself so i cant really add any input haha, hope to try sometime this summer. I'd love to have all blue LEDs
06-05-2012 10:11 PM
Sniper Focus I surprised that no one has responded to this yet, I did this earlier this year and it's a great mod to do. I can add details from my experience later on if you want.
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