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Old 09-25-2011, 01:13 PM   #51
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next question haha I figured out how to get the stereo out. Now I'm thinking about the window switches and other controls like the steering wheel etc. are they all the same type of LED? If I just buy a bundle of the same ones can I use them everywhere?
I took my door panels and instrument panels off last night, hoping for the same thing... I was able to change the ABL the doors the rings/DIC in the instrument panel to RED. And I had bought some extra LEDs for hoping to be able to do some switches, too. But, unfortunately, they use all different sorts of LEDs. So you can't just purchese a bundle. But the good news is that from what I have seen so far, it looks like most of the LEDs are pretty straightforward to change. So after a few more LED purchases, I'll have them all done.

Has anyone made a centralized list of all the different lights used in the different switches and components? I would like to be able to just do all of them at the same time without taking things apart multiple times...

BTW heres what I have done so far:



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Old 09-25-2011, 01:23 PM   #52
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This is what I have so far:
4 Gauge Console
Stock: 8 PLCC-2 (ice blue)
Stock: 4 PLCC-2 (red)

Door Panel
Stock: 2 5mm (ice blue)

Window up/down switches
3 0805 Surface Mount (ice blue)

Headlight Switch
5 0805 Surface Mount (ice blue)

HUD Switch:
3 0805 Surface Mount (ice blue)

Steering Wheel:
Stock: 10 PLCC-2 (ice blue)

Speedo/Tach:
Stock: 22 PLCC-2 (ice blue)
Stock: 7 PLCC-2 (amber)
Stock: 17 PLCC-2 (red)
Stock: 4 PLCC-2 (green)
Stock: 1 PLCC-2 (white)
Stock: 1 PLCC-2 (dark blue)
Stock screen: 5 Right angle (ice blue)
1 unknown on left (below the ice blue MPH)
1 unknown color on right- (fog lights)
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:59 PM   #53
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Awesome, Anglwngss! This is extremely helpful!

Next question - has anyone replaced the LEDs in the HUD? Would red be visible?
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:12 PM   #54
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As far as I know, no one has. I will be doing this sometime this year, but it'll probably be a few months. I know you have to take the entire dash apart just to get to the HUD unit. I've got the HUD and the radio still to go. My husband is fixing to purchase a new radio for his Camaro, so I get to play with his radio
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:14 AM   #55
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I took my door panels and instrument panels off last night, hoping for the same thing... I was able to change the ABL the doors the rings/DIC in the instrument panel to RED. And I had bought some extra LEDs for hoping to be able to do some switches, too. But, unfortunately, they use all different sorts of LEDs. So you can't just purchese a bundle. But the good news is that from what I have seen so far, it looks like most of the LEDs are pretty straightforward to change. So after a few more LED purchases, I'll have them all done.

Has anyone made a centralized list of all the different lights used in the different switches and components? I would like to be able to just do all of them at the same time without taking things apart multiple times...

BTW heres what I have done so far:



That looks awesome in red! So for your instrument panel, what LED's are we looking at?

Also, may I suggest that one of you gurus start a wiki page, so that everyone doesn't have to go through the hole thread. Cause this thread is gonna get long! I think you have to get in touch with one of the moderators to make that happen.

anglwngss: awesome list! This is on my todo list for sure!
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:15 AM   #56
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I would not have he b@lls to do this. I did it a long time ago and let's just say it was a fail. You guys are good, and I love the red rings.
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:12 PM   #57
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Thanks for the pics! That's exactly what I would like to do with mine so I'm happy to see the Red DIC looks as good as I thought it would. I might do the numbers white or orange though, still can't decide. If anyone gets dug into the center console like the heater dials, radio controls and radio display post up some pics I would love to see those changed.

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I took my door panels and instrument panels off last night, hoping for the same thing... I was able to change the ABL the doors the rings/DIC in the instrument panel to RED. And I had bought some extra LEDs for hoping to be able to do some switches, too. But, unfortunately, they use all different sorts of LEDs. So you can't just purchese a bundle. But the good news is that from what I have seen so far, it looks like most of the LEDs are pretty straightforward to change. So after a few more LED purchases, I'll have them all done.

Has anyone made a centralized list of all the different lights used in the different switches and components? I would like to be able to just do all of them at the same time without taking things apart multiple times...

BTW heres what I have done so far:



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Old 09-26-2011, 05:44 PM   #58
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Thanks for the pics! That's exactly what I would like to do with mine so I'm happy to see the Red DIC looks as good as I thought it would. I might do the numbers white or orange though, still can't decide. If anyone gets dug into the center console like the heater dials, radio controls and radio display post up some pics I would love to see those changed.
Thanks! Yeah, I am actually thinking about changing the numbers to either red or white, too. I really like the look of an all-red cluster (thats what I had in m Pontiac G6 and it looked sharp), but I also like how the white sets off the red too. But whatever I decide, it would mean I need to take it all apart, again

JDrake1987 changed his to orange, and it looks pretty good.

I should mention that I didnt use right-angle LEDs for the DIC. I didnt have any (and was feeling a bit cowboyish) so I used the same type of PLCC-2s that I used for the rings. Right angle LEDs might make it a bit brighter. In fact I still havent been able to find any surface-mount right-angle LEDs like the ones for the DIC at all :( so if you know where I can find some, please let me know.

I am ordering some more LEDs today to start getting on some of the switches. I want to start on the radio, too, but haven't found a listing of the LEDs I'd need. Oh well, guess I'll just need to take it apart a couple of times. That makes me nervous, though...
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:22 PM   #59
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Damm I wish you lived close by!! I wunna do mine in red!! but I don't trust my self in things like this.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:10 PM   #60
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If anyone is willing to ship their items to me I can do the swaps for you, and I can have them shipped back the next day in most cases...

I'm the one that's been helping anglwings with her swaps, and we both looked everywhere and could not find the proper right angle leds, I spent over an hour on the phone with multiple companys trying to figure it out, so instead we just cane up with the idea of turning the plcc2s on their sides and it worked perfect...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but we may have been the first ones to do the swaps on a Camaro, for sure this is the only write I have come across...

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Old 10-06-2011, 06:30 PM   #61
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I wanna put Orange LED's in mine but now way I would attempt this, knowing my luck I'd break the instrument cluster and be screwed lol
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:32 PM   #62
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I wanna put Orange LED's in mine but now way I would attempt this, knowing my luck I'd break the instrument cluster and be screwed lol

Trust me.. You can do this. Taking apart the gauge takes less than ten minutes. The hardest part for me, is the step that separates the needles and removes the circuit board.

The guide makes it look way hard, b/c of all the steps involved. If I can do this, seriously ...
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:43 PM   #63
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You can usually use 2 spoons to pry the needles up...

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Old 10-07-2011, 10:35 PM   #64
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Here's Lightner75's. First pic is with the key in and it also shows the newly changed LEDs in the steering wheel, and the second picture is with the ignition turned to on.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:59 PM   #65
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Here's Lightner75's. First pic is with the key in and it also shows the newly changed LEDs in the steering wheel, and the second picture is with the ignition turned to on.
Got the chips Thank you.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:13 PM   #66
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You're welcome, is it fixed yet??? ha ha lol..
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:23 PM   #67
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Cant see that good at the end of the day but in the Am i will start.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:31 PM   #68
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:26 AM   #69
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Here's Lightner75's. First pic is with the key in and it also shows the newly changed LEDs in the steering wheel, and the second picture is with the ignition turned to on.
Thats awesome right there. Lol.
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if i sent you my steering wheel controlls can you change them to red? pm me a price and info also can you change the color in the 4 gauge pack?
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:48 PM   #71
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if i sent you my steering wheel controlls can you change them to red? pm me a price and info also can you change the color in the 4 gauge pack?
CreekTrack is the one that changes my LEDs. I take apart all the items and send him the LEDs and the circuit boards. He swaps the LEDs and sends them back. You can PM him though, or email him at Creektrack@Yahoo.com. His name is Chris.
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Old 10-08-2011, 11:05 PM   #72
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Has anyone done White numbers? Is that possible?
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You mean like the ones in the picture in post 64?
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You mean like the ones in the picture in post 64?

Ok I totally missed that. Thanks.
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