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Old 02-21-2011, 10:23 AM   #61
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now your freaking me!!! I love the look but I could never do it I have zero patients, and Im very heavy handed, but If you fancy a beer soaked week or 2 in Sweden then Ill pay!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2011, 06:15 AM   #62
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now your freaking me!!! I love the look but I could never do it I have zero patients, and Im very heavy handed, but If you fancy a beer soaked week or 2 in Sweden then Ill pay!!!!!!!!!!!
Heavy handed i can do it for you. just deliver things to me and pay me some money
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Old 02-24-2011, 01:38 PM   #63
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what kind of bulb is the airbag, abs, tire pressure and traction control (one in the middle). I discovered that the previous owner broke those on my cluster before selling the car to me. what a B!tch...!..

I found out about this while I was installing the chrome rings.

I need the abs & tire pressure & traction control are yellow and airbag is red color. Is there anyway you can help me out where i can find the exact size bulbs with the given colors? Also is it hard to solder / desolder these?

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Old 02-24-2011, 01:44 PM   #64
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PLCC2. They are not too difficult to solder, but they are small. Just pick up a few off of ebay and wait for them to come in from China. I bought packs of 100 LEDs (all of them) just in case I screwed up. Glad I did, because some of the LEDs stopped working during testing.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:01 PM   #65
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PLCC2. They are not too difficult to solder, but they are small. Just pick up a few off of ebay and wait for them to come in from China. I bought packs of 100 LEDs (all of them) just in case I screwed up. Glad I did, because some of the LEDs stopped working during testing.
thanks alot for the info. the DSC light in the middle of two gauges is the same size bulb or no?
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:16 PM   #66
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All of the "bulbs" on the cluster are PLCC2 LEDs.
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Old 02-28-2011, 03:38 PM   #67
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:14 PM   #68
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Holy carp I just got my shipment of 0805 LEDs in. I knew that they would be small, but this is freakin ridiculous. They're absolutely going to be a pain to work with.

Here goes nothing...
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:23 AM   #69
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Kneescrap, can you get pics of how you did the ashtray leds? I can't see how you get them out without breaking them?
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So, I've finished soldering the radio LEDs. These 0805 LEDs are very dim compared to PLCC2, so the color gets filtered very easily through the plastic buttons and is almost a warm white compared to the bright white of the other LEDs.

One (big) problem I'm running into right now is that the LCD LEDs won't light up on the radio. I can get them to light up with my power supply while probing separate areas of the PCB, but when the radio is connected to the car, the LCD is not lit properly (i.e. at all). I took the LCD off of the PCB to see what was going on and it looks like the LEDs behind the screen are very dim when the car is "on," almost like there is too large of a resistor. When the lights are turned on, the LEDs (behind the screen) turn off. wtffffff
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I've just done the remote boot switch. The 3mm led was actually in the middle of the push button switch. results in the pic...

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Kneescrap, can you get pics of how you did the ashtray leds? I can't see how you get them out without breaking them?
Sorry i don't have any pictures of it.. but it should be easy. When you get them out from the ashtray. Just simple drag out the whole led with resistors and stuff from the side you see the 2 connector pins... its hard to explain. but you will figure it out. you might have to use a bit of force to get them out. you can use a plier between the 2 connector pins on the little "smd" board and pull.. When you get them out. cut off the old ones and solder on some new. if you dont get them out using some force.. just apply some more force you dont break them
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Imagine everything in your car that glows, but in a different color.

In other news, the 0805 LEDs are SUUUUUUPER dim compared to PLCC2 and even the 3mm LEDs.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:46 PM   #76
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Isn't there some car out there (I think it is the 04+ mustangs) that actually have multiple LED backlight colors (i.e. you can select what you want from a switch somewhere)?
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:30 PM   #77
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:20 AM   #78
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So, I've finished soldering the radio LEDs. These 0805 LEDs are very dim compared to PLCC2, so the color gets filtered very easily through the plastic buttons and is almost a warm white compared to the bright white of the other LEDs.

One (big) problem I'm running into right now is that the LCD LEDs won't light up on the radio. I can get them to light up with my power supply while probing separate areas of the PCB, but when the radio is connected to the car, the LCD is not lit properly (i.e. at all). I took the LCD off of the PCB to see what was going on and it looks like the LEDs behind the screen are very dim when the car is "on," almost like there is too large of a resistor. When the lights are turned on, the LEDs (behind the screen) turn off. wtffffff
have you figured this out ? i think i have to remove an resistor here.. because they don't light up at all
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mannn i wanna do this so bad, but i have no clue how to solder lol. is it hard?
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have you figured this out ? i think i have to remove an resistor here.. because they don't light up at all
No, I haven't. I did, however, fix my missing pixel problem with the LCD by twisting the metal prongs tighter to the PCB. Just a few loose connections on those two zebra strips which made contact when I tightened everything up.

I will probably have another go at the LCD LEDs sometime in the future, though. It doesn't bother me enough to pull it apart just yet.

Also, do you think it would be possible to solder on PLCC2 LEDs instead of the 0805? I know the earlier cars came with headunits with PLCC2 LEDs. http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=779712
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