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Old 12-19-2011, 04:28 PM
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Re: DIY LED for ac controls

And if you look at omelet's JOTM picture, you can see his big ass dent bright as day.
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Re: DIY LED for ac controls

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ok then i got one more question... do u solder the other end of the resistor to the card or do u solder both ends of the resistor to the positive side then solder all that to the card??? hard to tell in the second pic...
solder the resister to the positive side of the led, then solder the led like it would be with out the resistor {- to - and +to +} to the panel

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Re: DIY LED for ac controls

sweet thanks for the help
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Re: DIY LED for ac controls



same thing but add the resister to the positive side
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Re: DIY LED for ac controls

as you can see in that vid, the light output will be terrible. i purchased the lights and did the work and hated it. it is very cheap to have done professionally and you will like the results. the factory HVAC lights rely on a light difuser to illuminate everything and just replacing the 3 factory lights with leds will not create enough light. the far right and far left will be dull.
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Re: DIY LED for ac controls

The stock light output on the 05-07 is terrible.
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Re: DIY LED for ac controls

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The stock light output on the 05-07 is terrible.
did you open yours up? it is only 3 bulbs lol very poor design
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Re: DIY LED for ac controls

No but when I had an 2008 SRT WK for a whole day, I noticed the lights are a lot brighter. Even on the door switches.
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Re: DIY LED for ac controls

i asume they are low so they dont distract you for the road at night

i know my gps charger has a bright led and i tape it cuz it irritates my eyes at night on road trips
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Re: DIY LED for ac controls

For the A/C control i bought a 1' led adhesive strip set up for 12v, no muss no fuss just solder to one power point and stick the strip to the board. skipped soldering in resistors and trying to fit and angle the LEDs under that light scattering clear plastic. took all of 15 minutes and cost 9 bucks.
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For the A/C control i bought a 1' led adhesive strip set up for 12v, no muss no fuss just solder to one power point and stick the strip to the board. skipped soldering in resistors and trying to fit and angle the LEDs under that light scattering clear plastic. took all of 15 minutes and cost 9 bucks.
So wait....I could order the bright ass 1 LED strips from V-LEDS and skip the need of a resistor???? I never thought about that and those LED strips from V-LEDS are bright.
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