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Old 02-05-2013, 08:21 AM   #481
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Hi @manzrik,

One question: How did you do the fog buttons light on the light controller, i see the dip button, the led, but at the botttom, the are only the 4 pins of the button, i have desoldered the button, but still no access to the led, i only see a bit of a copper plate, in order to disassemble the button i need to disolder the led, and as i see, to desolder the led, i have to disassemble the button so i'm at a dead end! BTW, Nice Mod Man!

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Old 02-06-2013, 09:20 PM   #482
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Can you guys see okay with the blue LEDs? Blue is one of the colors that human eyes see dimly and have a hard time focusing on. I know when I tried driving a GTI, I couldn't focus on the speedo at night
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:11 PM   #483
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:24 PM   #484
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Quick question, what are all the types of LED's for changing the IKE, AC, and window buttons? Anything special for a 325ci?
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:57 AM   #485
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:23 AM   #486
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:46 AM   #487
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:14 AM   #488
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What type of LEDīs do you guys have? My srs-lamp broke so I have to replace it but I donīt find any LEDīs to buy, anybody know where to buy?
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:09 PM   #489
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ebay, WHITE PLCC-2 SMD LEDs

not warm white.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:58 PM   #490
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Instrument Cluster LED Conversion (pics)

Cluster - PLCC-2?
HVAC - PLCC-2?
Light switch - ???
Courtesy dome light - 3mm?
Hazards/door lock switch - 3mm?
Row of switches - 0603 smd?
Window switches - 3mm?
Steering wheel buttons - 1206 smd?
Lighter plug illumination - ???

Also how do you take the steering wheel apart to get into the buttons?

Trying to make an accurate list of what goes where.
Someone confirm these plz


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Old 07-29-2013, 07:27 PM   #491
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Anyone confirm?
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:48 PM   #492
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:35 AM   #493
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Wow only had my first beemer a month and subscribed to this thread so that I can do the mods v soon.

Awesome thread, any one know how to get the rev and speedo needless to change from white gradually to red as you get into the higher rev band? Would love to do this maybe to all dials similar to the Lexus super car / skyline gtr?
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This is possible a couple of ways I can think of, off the top of my head ,12f pic micro controller with simulated PWM output, one red one white LED, both LEDs connected to the same outputs, but on wired opposite way round, software in the micro monitors rev counter input, and adjusts output to LED.

Another way would be a RGB LED and micro controller (less than Ģ1) PWM control of all colours, (more programming involved but well worth it) all colours on you get white, you could then get it to change from White to red, Green to white to Red, pretty much any combination you wanted.

All could be put on a PCB smaller than a stamp.
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This is possible a couple of ways I can think of, off the top of my head ,12f pic micro controller with simulated PWM output, one red one white LED, both LEDs connected to the same outputs, but on wired opposite way round, software in the micro monitors rev counter input, and adjusts output to LED.

Another way would be a RGB LED and micro controller (less than Ģ1) PWM control of all colours, (more programming involved but well worth it) all colours on you get white, you could then get it to change from White to red, Green to white to Red, pretty much any combination you wanted.

All could be put on a PCB smaller than a stamp.
Hi PAT-UK I think I need to get in touch with you to make this happen!
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:45 AM   #496
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If only I wasn't so busy

But I will try and find some time to get a drawing together for you, and knock up some software for the chip, your not too far away from me by the look of it, we're in Ramsgate.
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:25 AM   #497
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Yeah I'm in Lenham just a 20 minute jaunt! If you do draw up some designs would you also be able to advise on fitting instructions? PM me any costs too so that I can budget!!

Would it also be possible to change the dial leds at the same time (not just the needles)

I'm thinking either having white dials and needles that change to red as you approach 4k RPM

or

Blue dials and white needle that all changes red as you get to same RPM range. I think this would look awesome, like the car's alive as you drive her more aggressively.

I will, of course, post videos / pics up on here too with any progress

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Old 11-24-2013, 07:48 AM   #498
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Re: Instrument Cluster LED Conversion (pics)

I really wish I understood what all this is but unfortunately I don't. If anyone comes across how to videos on this mod I'd be grateful.

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I really wish I understood what all this is but unfortunately I don't. If anyone comes across how to videos on this mod I'd be grateful.

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This will help

and also this one should help



After that you need to carefully apply heat with a soldering iron (15W) on the contacts of each LED, they will have a mark in one corner which shows you the correct way to install the replacements. Next solder on a new one in your chosen colour. It will take time and be careful not to break anything.

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Old 11-26-2013, 05:31 AM   #500
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Re: Instrument Cluster LED Conversion (pics)

Sweet deal! Thanks for the video explanation. Do you know exactly how many leds their are? This way I'll know how many I need for this.

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