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Old 09-19-2011, 03:16 PM   #43
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Sometimes the LED quality makes a difference. There's many different types as well, but really even if you have the cheap ones, just feed them more current and they'll brighten up. Even if you burn 'em up to find the limit you're only out a few cents and you can just dial it back a touch.

Try a 750 Ohm resistor, you'll be pushing about 18 mA though it when your at max voltage (13.5 V ish) That should be lots. If it's still dim after that maybe try a new LED.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:12 PM   #44
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Cool, thanks again. I'll rip the door panels off when I get home.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:50 PM   #45
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Ok, just changed out the resistor in the passenger door with a 470-ohm resistor, and wired the driver door with the stock resistor. Both lights are the same intensity, and they look great. Thanks again for the help guys.

I searched around on the forums but can't find a thread on how to change the power window buttons' colors. Anyone know if it's possible? I think I remember reading about it.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:03 PM   #46
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To expand on this a bit further, since it looks like it's only one led per door. I was going to wire up an Arduino and multicolor leds and then you can change it to what ever color you want. Should be easy if I have the time, and I'll drop a new write up on here if I get the time.

Does anyone know where I can get just the lighting unit so I can keep a stock one laying around?
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:29 PM   #47
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What is the max size LED the factory holder will allow?

Is the max 5mm? What size is the factory aqua blue led? What type of resistor would I need if I used a 3mm rainbow or a 10mm rainbow led which can be purchased btw from Chaney Electronics online. Forget radioshack!

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Old 04-05-2012, 02:38 PM   #48
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Speaking of 4 Pack Gauges, does anyone else that has installed the HUD have a problem with the cigarette lighter on it or am I wrong that it is even able to provide power to charge or etc.
ummm yea forgot about it, couldnt understand why mine stopped working... woundering if that had somthing to do with it....
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #49
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Can someone with better eyes then mine please help me see what those colors are on the resister? It looks like white, brown, brown, gold. If so then it's a 910 ohm resister.

I have the yellow trim kit and I'm getting tired of the green lights. I wonder if a white led will make it glow yellow.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:45 PM   #50
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I'd like to do this mod as well. Anyone have a good source for 5mm leds?
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:38 PM   #51
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I'd like to do this mod as well. Anyone have a good source for 5mm leds?
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:58 PM   #52
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I'd like to do this mod as well. Anyone have a good source for 5mm leds?
This is a site that a lot us use.

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Old 07-30-2012, 06:26 AM   #53
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I'm a plumber by trade nd I'm having a real hard time following all this electrical talk :( I'm Gunna b taking my door panels off soon nd rly wanna do everything 1 time, so if there is a way someone can simplify the LEDs I need to do the door ABL nd window LEDs I wud greatly appreciate it
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I think you can use these, but I'm not 100% sure. It says they come with resistors pre-wired, but it doesn't say what rate resistor comes installed.

http://www.oznium.com/prewired-leds

You'll need 5mm LED's to change your door panel ABL color.

2SS/RS are these the LED's that we can use to change color in the door panel ABL?
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I think you can use these, but I'm not 100% sure. It says they come with resistors pre-wired, but it doesn't say what rate resistor comes installed.

http://www.oznium.com/prewired-leds

You'll need 5mm LED's to change your door panel ABL color.

2SS/RS are these the LED's that we can use to change color in the door panel ABL?
Thk u someone gave me this link b4 but wasn't sure jus like u, if I can get someone to confirm these r the ones I'll get 10 lol
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Guys i will reply as soon as i stop for the night, on the road for CF3, yes it will fit.
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