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Nov 22, 9:11pm - #333388 
Defrost/AC LED swap + cup holder illumination

changed the rear defrost/ac LED's to a blue...came out really nice, i like it

and i also put an LED in my cup holder, the pics don't take the whole effect because my camera blows, but it came out really good...i think i want to find a brighter one though, it does light it up, but i would like it to light it up more.

oh and i made red door inserts with the help of TimO...forgot to get a pic though

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Nov 22, 9:14pm - #333389 
2 without lights on

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Nov 22, 9:14pm - #333390 
3 cup holder

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Nov 22, 9:46pm - #333391 
I'm gonna hope that the pics don't do it justice...it's really hard to see what you did exactly...

sounds cool though..

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Nov 22, 9:51pm - #333392 
yea the pics really really suck
the LED's are blue now instead of amber for the ac and rear defrost when they are turned on...it looks much better because i wanted to do this
and the led in the cup holder is really sweet, but you can only see it lit in the pic frown


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Nov 22, 10:06pm - #333393 
did you take pics of the install, or at least where you put the led??? if so can you post those for me... thanks

i have blue film over mine and i want BRIGHTER!


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Nov 22, 10:51pm - #333394 
come on billy...get a better camera...all i see is a light...but i bet it looks good

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Nov 22, 11:09pm - #333395 
yeah camera sucks haha but nice work i presume...

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Nov 22, 11:17pm - #333396 
can you show us pics of the install or pics during the day..so we can see how the cup holder led is located. looks great

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Nov 23, 2:43am - #333397 
Got day pictures...cause I don't understand what you did to the cup holder...

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Nov 23, 5:04am - #333398 
yea i'll get day after school today


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Nov 23, 7:42am - #333399 
yeah they will be appreciated thumbsup...'after school today'...you're only 17 dude? wtf?!?! haha

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Nov 23, 7:46am - #333400 
change the bulb in the cig lighter. jsut did mine, fast easy and looks much better blue. or whatever color other than orange.

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Nov 23, 7:55am - #333401 
yea he;s 17 with that kind of car with a shit load of mods and owned a wrx for a while.. Spoiled kid but it's all good thumbsup

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Nov 23, 8:01am - #333402 
i been thinking of doin this mod too


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Nov 23, 8:10am - #333403 
really dark pics... rofl

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Nov 23, 8:13am - #333404 
hey bro, plz get better pics and bulb info, size, and where you got em from

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Nov 23, 10:23am - #333405 
I think you need some MTEC or PIAA lights in that cup holder. spineyes


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Nov 23, 12:08pm - #333406 
lol some hids for the ac button wink I am all about the leds. There is a guy on ebay, he sells led bulbs for any size bulb. I jsut swapped out my cig lighter light for blue led bulb. my side marker, adn city lights are all this dudes leds (side markers are 9 led's and city are 5 led all facinf differnt direcitons to spread out the light). and they are dirt cheap. I have had htem for a whiel and no burn outs or anyhting. Guys ebay name is :warden_jp2002 Want to see some good pics of ur mod, the little lights in the pic look good though wink

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Nov 23, 12:40pm - #333407 
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Nov 23, 1:12pm - #333408 
I am swapping all my bulbs out for the center console...got bulbs for the HVAC and cig lighter, i'm waiting for them to come in..
got LED's for the radio and driver window button also, they come in dec 1st...
then i redo my gauges
and i'm goin out today to test out another LED for the cupholder and if it'snot brighter, i'm going to put two of them in, one on the other side also. you'll see.


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Nov 23, 1:15pm - #333409 
oh and the LED's were bought from radio shack..
3.7 volt, 2600 mcd, blue


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Nov 23, 1:33pm - #333410 
Originally Posted by bmw52786
did you take pics of the install, or at least where you put the led??? if so can you post those for me... thanks

i have blue film over mine and i want BRIGHTER!


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Nov 23, 2:12pm - #333411 
cup holder

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Nov 23, 2:13pm - #333412 
defrost/AC

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Nov 23, 2:14pm - #333413 
door insert

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Nov 23, 3:18pm - #333414 
did you take pics of the console b4 you put the actual console back on so i can see the placement of the led???


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Nov 23, 3:19pm - #333415 
looks awesome man thumbsup


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Nov 23, 3:21pm - #333416 
nice stuff man thumbsup


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Nov 23, 3:24pm - #333417 
Very Nice thumbsup

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Nov 23, 5:05pm - #333418 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
oh and the LED's were bought from radio shack..
3.7 volt, 2600 mcd, blue


was there any soldiering need to be done?

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Nov 23, 5:22pm - #333419 
very nice


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Nov 23, 5:33pm - #333420 
sorry didn't take pics, it is so simple that common sense can do it...

all you do is look at the two old led's and unsolder the back of them and pull em out
then take the new LED, stick it through the holes with the anode (longer side) into positve and the other into negative (cathode and the circuit board has markings for positive and negative, if not, hold the led in both directions till it lights up)
cut the two stems shorted and solder it back on...
test to see if it is lit...then you will seee on the black piece that holds the defrost and ac button where the old LED slid into..it was a rectangular hole...well i cut the one side of the little hole off and then cut a nub of the other side of the hole so the bottom of the LED will fit...once you take it apart, you will see what i am talking about..common sense will help.

and i'm putting another LED on the other side of the cup holder for better illumination.


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Nov 23, 6:21pm - #333421 
That cupholder idea is money. Considering how easy it should be to find them at night I'm always fumbling around with cups.

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Nov 23, 6:43pm - #333422 
yea, i was lookin for other ways to make it brighter, but the two i'll have in will be plenty bright...you could get a LED holder and one LED with a certain brightness, shade, and how much it lights up, but then you have to figure out how to do a resister because you can't have 12V goin to it..

tomorrow, i am going to install the second LED, then connect them to a switch and put that somewhere, so i can turn them off and on for more convienence.


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Nov 23, 7:20pm - #333423 
damn thats sick...well done
probally should do that...

u need one of this...get rid of that cig lighter thingy

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Nov 23, 8:42pm - #333424 
Now you need to light your climate controls up like mine, or do it a blue color.

But red with those blue LED's would look very nice.

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Nov 24, 1:24am - #333425 
C cool cool L !
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I really like the LED in the cupholder! thumbsup

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Nov 24, 1:44am - #333426 
wat is soldiering anyways? is it like the process of melting and bonding another piece?

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Nov 24, 3:27am - #333427 
its melting solder (a low melting point metal sold as a coil of wire) on to other metal components so that it bonds them together when it hardens. It also allows for the flow of electricity

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Nov 24, 3:32am - #333428 
Originally Posted by fonz182
its melting solder (a low melting point metal sold as a coil of wire) on to other metal components so that it bonds them together when it hardens. It also allows for the flow of electricity



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Nov 24, 10:48am - #333429 
Originally Posted by slidr
Now you need to light your climate controls up like mine, or do it a blue color.

But red with those blue LED's would look very nice.


the LED's for my climate controls are coming in to make it a brighter red and i have LED's coming for my radio and window button light.


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Nov 24, 12:05pm - #333430 
Looks really NICE thumbsup Where did you get the LED's???


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Nov 24, 1:35pm - #333431 
radio shack
picked up two switches today for me to turn it off and on, gonna pick the better one.


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Nov 24, 2:07pm - #333432 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
radio shack
picked up two switches today for me to turn it off and on, gonna pick the better one.


Thanks thumbsup Definitely post pics when the install is complete. I wanna see the switches.


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Nov 24, 4:02pm - #333433 
Looks hot man! thumbsup

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Nov 24, 6:13pm - #333434 
screwed the switch idea, just put both LED's where i first had them, looks good

got different fabric for door insert also.


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Nov 24, 10:05pm - #333435 
post pics

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Nov 25, 12:50am - #333436 
slidr, wut you use the light the ac console that nice red color.

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Nov 25, 7:48am - #333437 
looks good, Billy thumbsup


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