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Old 11-11-2010, 07:58 PM   #1
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Changing colors in you LED's for your ABL

So this is for info only, How to Changing colors in you ABL LED's, There are lots of LED out there in all kind of Size's and colors, The one's i will post pics of are the ones that come in your door or if you have done the dash ABL.

If you google you can find lots of 5 mm LED and there are many colors, so lets get to it.

In one pic you see new LED's and then the next pic is the back of the led holder from gm there are 4 tabs that hold the housing on use a small pic and small flat tip screw driver to open it then there is a pic of the inside there is only a 1/4 watt resister and the led all you do is mach the resister to the led your using.

Change out the OEM led and snap the housing back, and your done have fun.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:45 PM   #3
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how do you get to the abl in the door panel?
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:49 PM   #4
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Thanks for the DIY man i will be doing this at some point.. i only know of 3 leds i can change, the door panels and one for the auto shifter bezel are there any other ones like behind the gauges?
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:14 PM   #5
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how do you change the auto shifter ones ?
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:18 PM   #6
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i removed the whole trim piece and switched it with a boot for now but when i did there was one of those leds lighting up the PRNDM
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interesting.............
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:07 AM   #8
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how do you get to the abl in the door panel?
You need to remove the door panels of the car,
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Thanks for the DIY man i will be doing this at some point.. i only know of 3 leds i can change, the door panels and one for the auto shifter bezel are there any other ones like behind the gauges?
No that is it the one's behind the gauges are a lot more work, Here is a pic from a old thread that rharon started.
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No that is it the one's behind the gauges are a lot more work, Here is a pic from a old thread that rharon started.
okay thanks! I definitely don't want to mess with those
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:38 AM   #10
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okay thanks! I definitely don't want to mess with those
But you can do it, its only more work.( and a good soldering iron. LOL)
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:11 AM   #11
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pretty cool, who would have thought it would be as simple as one 5mm led. i would put some heat shrink over those solder joints, just for good measure
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:33 AM   #12
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So on a 1-PITA, getting these door panels off?
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:36 AM   #13
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pretty cool, who would have thought it would be as simple as one 5mm led. i would put some heat shrink over those solder joints, just for good measure
That was the way GM did it there is a divider in the housing so the two can not touch, It works good no need to mod.

First time you do it 3-PITA after that its a 1-PITA, You need to remember that all the parts on the car snap on and off so pull the panel off after you remove ALL the screws.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:05 AM   #14
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for all those that dont want to mess with resistors and leds, aac sells pre wired leds so if you have aac lighting bulbs in your car already you can use these to match those colors as well, if you have any questions about it you can pm me and ill try to help you out with it too
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:08 PM   #15
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2SSRS:

I checked the link you posted on how to remove the door panels. Doesn't look THAT hard, but still challenging. I occasionally have difficulty following directions. How long/how many hours would I be looking at for this job?
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First time 30-40 min it not hard.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:51 PM   #17
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what is the source voltage to the ABL?
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:55 PM   #18
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What do you mean, From the car it 12vdc
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Old 01-17-2011, 04:05 AM   #19
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ok thats what i thought i just wanted to double check thanks.
one more question would a LED with a higher output make the light go across the whole door instead of falling short like the stock does.
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On the door panel the part that dos not have light is painted and the light dos not shine threw, You need to pull the door panel off and sand the trim, and you can add a second LED at the opposite side for more light.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:23 AM   #21
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great write up
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:49 PM   #22
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Thanks for all your help 2SSRS sorry to have to ask another Q sorry im trying to learn alittle bit about led work. Ive been looking online for some green leds and ive found alot of different outputs i was wondering what would be close to what the factory led brightness is.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:13 PM   #23
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Hi form my work i say its in the range of (mcd) 3500-5500 VIEWING ANGLE of 35-60, I made some lights with green LED's and they came out nice.
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Youve been a big help 2SSRS ill make sure to post pics when its done
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:31 AM   #25
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I'd like to see PIC's of "custom" colors installed. I'm interested in seeing white in the silver trim piece which is what I want to do.
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