This is a discussion on LED Conversion within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Now i know there are many threads about this, so i am sorry. (Not really) How do I do it? ...
Now i know there are many threads about this, so i am sorry. (Not really)
How do I do it? Is there soldering involed or are the bulbs clip on? Does anyone have pictures of how they did it? How long did it take? I am looking to the cluster, HVAC, the key ring and the driver door blue to match the radio and the car which is a 04 STi. Also has anyone thought about doing lights in the doors by the door handles, along the bottom of the door for puddle lights or adding mood lights?
Anyone able to recommend what LEDs work the best? I know to get 74s but what actual one has the best results?
www.autolumination.com Tail Light Brake Light Turn Signal LED Bulbs
is where I plan on getting them from.
I have the same exact question ^^^^.
I'm buying my lights from superbrightleds.com but there are a few different types of #74's..
74-x Wedge Base LED bulb
74-xHP Wedge Base LED Bulb
T1.5-x Instrument LED bulb
Now i am guessing it is the T1.5-x but i was wondering if i could get conformation on this.
Also what light is for the map dome light, and where the foot pedals are? Thanks :]
When I swapped the stock bulbs w leds in my Supra I used the T3-1/4(replaced the 194 style bulbs.). Very pure and even glow.(Mainly due to them having 5 leds.) As for the 74's, I would sugest on that emits 360 deg. light to give an even lighting. This chart should help.#74 LED Car Bulb specs Any of the top six bulbs should do it for you. BTW, are you sticking w/ stock color?
IIRC the back of the gauge faces have a greenish film/ coating on the back.(I believe its actualy a silkscreen, not positive though.) This should be removed before replacing the bulbs. Otherwise it will distort the LED's color.(i.e. white LED's would become a sickly pale yellow-green.) The blue would probably be a little easier on the eyes. Had a friend that did all the interior lights blue leds and it looked amazing. White might be a bit too bright IMO. On the up side, the leds will still dim like the stockers. Not an expensive mod so its easy enough to keep trying different things until you find something that you like best.
Yeah, i will be removing that horrifying green film with the nail polish remover and then adding in blue [i think i've decided upon this color].
Thanks for the help :] i just placed my order in
just did this in my bugeye went with blue and looks great...one bonus is i didnt have to scrape the green film.
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Also easy to revert back to stock or to another color, if you would choose to do so.
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If you remove the green film is it just white light? I am looking to just get rid of that ugly green color.
I want it to be white light with the needles being red.
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