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Any of y'all do your gauge cluster yet? Y'all got me motivated to start doing my interior LEDs lol. Ordered LEDs to upgrade the 103's in cool white and a blue PC74 (for high beam indicator) to start with so I can see how it looks with my white face gauges. Anyone know anything about the ones in the controls on the doors (for windows, etc)?
I don't think it's possible to change those.
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Re: LEDs came today!

Probably too small, I know on some platforms you can, but not sure about WJ's
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Re: LEDs came today!

I haven't tried mine yet, but I imagine it's possible. Just take apart the control box and solder a new tiny LED in there. Might not be too easy to work with though.
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Re: LEDs came today!

That's what I'm thinkin and it just may be a PITA. After I get the easy stuff done I'll tackle the doors.
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Re: LEDs came today!

I think I'll tackle this project tomorrow while I have my panels off anyway. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Re: LEDs came today!

Cool!
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Re: LEDs came today!

Hope it doesn't bother anyone that I put this here. I took it apart today. I didn't have time to buy the new LED's, but here's how to do it. It's pretty self explanatory, but I figured I'd throw the photos in anyway. All photos are from the rear driver's door, but this will apply to all. When you get to the driver's door with all the mirror buttons and stuff, it will come apart slightly different, but it's simple.

After removing the switches from the door, you end up with this:

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Backside (switch is on the left):

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Push the pins holding the switch in, and pull out to remove it and get this:

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Carefully bend the plastic surrounding the inner piece of the switch away from the tabs holding it in, and remove this piece as well.

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Here it is apart:

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The bulb is sticking up here, just remove it and solder the new LED that you want.


Then snap all the pieces together, install into your doors, and enjoy! Sorry the photos are so awful, camera and playbook were dead, so they're from my BB.
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Great information, I think we all can use that! Thanks!!
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That's very interesting! Now I just need to learn how to properly solder things
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Great information, I think we all can use that! Thanks!!
Thanks, I figured that since everyone (including me) thought that it would be too hard I'd let everyone know it's really not hard at all. It only takes about an hour to remove everything, change the colors, and put the four doors panels back on.

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That's very interesting! Now I just need to learn how to properly solder things
It's not hard to learn how to solder correctly. Take a few practice rounds on some spare parts laying around, and you'll get the hang of everything.
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Re: LEDs came today!

I found a couple sites for that may be interesting to y'all for glow gauge needles (which look pretty wicked, especially if you add your own style with the gauge cluster bulbs) and the second one doesn't have much on it for WJ's but maybe worth checkin out:

http://www.importintelligence.com/inneki.html

http://www.mimousa.com/products/Defa...97-2001&clev=0
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Re: LEDs came today!

Between this and the cluster thread I see me spending some cash on many LEDs in my near future. Noticed the visor lights on page 3 or so, can anyone provide info on this bulb? My wjjeeps bulb printout has limited information about the stock bulb. Just trying to figure out replacement options, hope this thread is a relevant place to ask.
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