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Old 06-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #461
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Just wanted to add for most of the new to soldering people these are very small and Super easy to "melt" i have been doing this type of thing for many years and i want to recommend using a 15watt or less soldering iron anything higher and you risk melting them.

I'm in the process of doing a led swap of my 330XI Steel Blue and most of you will probably FLAME ME for it but i don't care because im a girl and i like it and they match my Kenwood HU

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Old 06-12-2012, 05:49 AM   #462
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Just wanted to add for most of the new to soldering people these are very small and Super easy to "melt" i have been doing this type of thing for many years and i want to recommend using a 15watt or less soldering iron anything higher and you risk melting them.

I'm in the process of doing a led swap of my 330XI Steel Blue and most of you will probably FLAME ME for it but i don't care because im a girl and i like it and they match my Kenwood HU
are you changing the lcd display color as well? do you remember what size less go in the hvac controls? I'm getting ready to do mine as soon as i find out what sizes i need for that, the steering wheel, window switches, etc.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:36 AM   #463
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are you changing the lcd display color as well? do you remember what size less go in the hvac controls? I'm getting ready to do mine as soon as i find out what sizes i need for that, the steering wheel, window switches, etc.
Yes i will be changing the display as well .... waiting on the rest of the led's to come in.

I Used the PLCC-2 Led's in the HVAC and they worked just fine with no problems
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:36 PM   #464
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ha ha... Way ta Go Abby ! (another girl here)
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:30 PM   #465
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I'm probably going to start mine the weekend after next. Still looking for an M3 wheel (black stitch) to swap and do the less on there too. I'm also looking into whether i can completely replace the LCD displays altogether (probably a long shot). I want to change the colors, but make it look like something from a much newer vehicle.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:41 PM   #466
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Old 06-17-2012, 05:22 AM   #467
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SWEET! Wow, that looks really good Abby!
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:15 PM   #468
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These are all looking awesome!

Thanks for the pics and guide, got my LEDs through the post and looking to do this at the weekend

Quick question: the LCD screen - did you change the LEDs behind it? If so did you fit white ones or blue ones to make it blue? I'm not sure if you meant that removing the orange film alone is enough to turn it blue!

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #469
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These are all looking awesome!

Thanks for the pics and guide, got my LEDs through the post and looking to do this at the weekend

Quick question: the LCD screen - did you change the LEDs behind it? If so did you fit white ones or blue ones to make it blue? I'm not sure if you meant that removing the orange film alone is enough to turn it blue!

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well i put blue leds in and removed the orange film then replaced the orange film with a white piece of printer paper cut to fit if you don't put the paper in it will not display right
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:13 PM   #470
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well i put blue leds in and removed the orange film then replaced the orange film with a white piece of printer paper cut to fit if you don't put the paper in it will not display right
Ah okay, don't have enough LEDs so will have to do the LCD later

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Old 07-09-2012, 07:28 PM   #471
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i ordered 100 PLCC-2 leds and they are not working im thinking the specs are off. I got the brightest ones they sold. Would anyone mind posting the specs of ones they used... that worked
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:00 PM   #472
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Did mine earlier and yes, I did put the LCD in upside down!

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Old 07-29-2012, 10:50 PM   #473
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:52 AM   #474
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So I changed the leds in my light switch and now it stays on with the lights off??? Any thoughts??

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Old 08-30-2012, 05:44 PM   #475
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So I changed the leds in my light switch and now it stays on with the lights off??? Any thoughts??

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thought mine did any time it was dark i know there is a photo cell on there
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:19 PM   #476
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thought mine did any time it was dark i know there is a photo cell on there
What was your fix or was it fine?

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Old 08-31-2012, 04:55 PM   #477
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mine have always been on whenever the ignition is on, since i've had my car. i thought it was supposed to be like that?? it's pretty dim in the daylight though.
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:24 AM   #478
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:38 PM   #479
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mine have always been on whenever the ignition is on, since i've had my car. i thought it was supposed to be like that?? it's pretty dim in the daylight though.
same here.!! its always on... i think its like that!!>.. i swapped mines to blue
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:16 PM   #480
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I have abit of a problem I have changed my dials to blue and then changed LCD screen LEDs to white took the orange film out replaced with abit of paper and my LCD screen is not showing up with anything it's all disorientated can someone help me please or do I need to buy a new LCD screen ?
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