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ouikikazz 09-26-2004 12:50 PM

LED Interior Mod question
 
I've read through the thread to convert all your LEDs to blue, the question I have is, do you have to worry bout resistors? if so anyone got a list of resistors to use?

that thread is way too big and someones sig is huge so loadinga nd scrolling the thread for me is a pain (on a slow comp) so if anyone know if theres a how-to with pics (cause earlier pics on that thread is dead) let me know :) thanks in advance.

bak9799 09-26-2004 06:28 PM

you do not need resistors as long as your replacing LED's with LED's
but if your replacing bulb with LED's then you need to put a resistor in-line (470 ohm if your using a 3.4 volt LED)
Hope this helps

ouikikazz 09-26-2004 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by bak9799
you do not need resistors as long as your replacing LED's with LED's
but if your replacing bulb with LED's then you need to put a resistor in-line (470 ohm if your using a 3.4 volt LED)
Hope this helps

which are bulbs which are LEDs? Any specifics i should be cautious of before doing the whole conversion

RockyNBullwinkle 10-06-2004 12:32 AM

If you have heated seats you need to wire in a resistor for the LED's in those switches as well as the traction control button if you have that as well. I used a 1k ohm resistor inline with a 2 volt Ultrabright 5mm LED that puts out 3000 mcd luminosity. LED's have two leads coming from the botton of a plastic enclosure. Bulbs look like regular light bulbs from a lamp in your house but smaller.

ouikikazz 10-06-2004 01:35 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by RockyNBullwinkle
If you have heated seats you need to wire in a resistor for the LED's in those switches as well as the traction control button if you have that as well. I used a 1k ohm resistor inline with a 2 volt Ultrabright 5mm LED that puts out 3000 mcd luminosity. LED's have two leads coming from the botton of a plastic enclosure. Bulbs look like regular light bulbs from a lamp in your house but smaller.
i've worked with LEDs before adn soldering, its just i dont want to tear apart my interioir to see what i need then reassemble it, buy the LEDs and everything, then tear it apart again then reassemble one more time...tedious work that could be avoided with some much appreciated help :)

RockyNBullwinkle 10-06-2004 02:00 AM

PM me your email and I'll shoot you mine. We'll converse through that or I could even give you my number so you can call and you don't have to wait for an email reply. It gets a little detailed and I just did mine so I can talk to you better than writing it all down here. If you'd like I can email you the steps. You can call me anytime as I'm an insomniac and have got nothing better to do.


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