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Old 11-13-2008, 12:28 PM   #61
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I'm getting ready to do this and I just have to buy the LEDs. What would be the downfall of buying them on Ebay??? I need to know the sizes and specs of them before I order, cause the ones I see on there are about $5 shipped.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:32 PM   #62
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Like would these be the right specs???

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Size (mm) : 3mm
Lens Color : Water Clear
Reverse Current (uA) : <=30
Life Rating : 100,000 Hours
Viewing Angle : 180 Degrees
Absolute Maximum Ratings (Ta=25°C)
Max Power Dissipation : 80mw
Max Continuous Forward Current : 30mA
Max Peak Forward Current : 75mA
Reverse Voltage : 5~6V
Lead Soldering Temperature : 240°C (<5Sec)
Operating Temperature Range : -25°C ~ +85°C
Preservative Temperature Range : -30°C ~ +100°C
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:40 PM   #63
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I didn't look at any of the specs when I got mine. I don't know if it makes a difference but mine work fine. I bought 50 for 9 bucks shipped. Just make sure you solder them in the right way.
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:58 PM   #64
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From the guide, it looks like for the HVAC cluster, the green had to be sanded off, AND new stencils had to be made to replace the existing markings. Why couldn’t the existing markings still be used after scraping off the green film and replacing it with a different color or different colored bulbs? (Why were the stencils needed?)

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The green film is not on the back side like in your speedo and odometer. Its on the front underneath the icons that you see. I'll tell you what I did. Buy some wideband 74 style leds and just replace the 74 bulbs that are in there. I think you need 4. I did this and it shines right through.
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Alright cool. I'll order them and post back up my fail or sucess
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Old 11-13-2008, 04:02 PM   #66
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Ordered these and should be here towards the begining of the the week:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=220311551534

These are just for the windows, locks and AC controls. I'll look into the headlight switch another time.
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They may be fine for the small lights, but don't use them on the gauges. The beam is too small and will not light up the whole gauge. I used 10mm in mine for now and the brightest spots are where the bulb is.
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Hvac knobs and gauges use 194 and 74 style leds. Everything else needs to be soldered. By the way, the headlight switch was the biggest pain for me. I suggest getting a spare to work on so you don't screw up yours.
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JEEEEBUS!!! Just got the e-mail saying they're shipped and they won't be here for another 15 business days! Didn't realize they were coming from China
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JEEEEBUS!!! Just got the e-mail saying they're shipped and they won't be here for another 15 business days! Didn't realize they were coming from China
HAHA EBAIL!!!! (Ebay fail)


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