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05+ Climate control back light and face color change

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Jones, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Dec 11, 2011 at 4:25 AM
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    Jones

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  2. Jan 18, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    i want this done!!! but i already messed one up soooo
     
  3. Jun 18, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    I'm researching how to make this 125+ colors that are controllable by multiple means. Any other tips for changing out the CD display LEDs besides bending the display back? I have an extra radio to experiment with, but it's a 6-CD so I'd like to preserve it and use it later if possible :D

    Also, how did your steering wheel LEDs go? I haven't seen that one before!
     
  4. Jun 18, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    I didn't bend the screen back at all. I bent a soldering iron tip 90 degrees, (when the iron was hot) to get to the back of the LED. There is some flex in the screen's needles. I would put some tape on the underside of the screen to be safe and prevent an accident with the iron getting to close to the screen. It is a pretty tight fit.
    [​IMG]

    The steering wheel LEDs are pretty easy. It is three of the same ones that are used on the dash's gauges.
     
  5. Jun 25, 2012 at 5:40 AM
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    Jones u wanna do this for me I'll pay you
     
  6. Jun 25, 2012 at 6:07 AM
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    i already asked :p

     
  7. Jun 25, 2012 at 6:18 AM
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    I did 2 he didn't answer my pm
     
  8. Jul 13, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    Ok so he answered me I set him mine did it in a day an sent it back it's awsome can't wait for it to come in
     
  9. Jul 14, 2012 at 8:14 AM
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    I sent him pm too D:..
     
  10. Jul 25, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    so you used acetone on the A/C and recirculate buttons to get the amber off, why not just use that too for the other controls? I'm just wondering cause it seems like the easiest way of removing the amber film, also, to get yours blue, you changed out the LEDs to blue right? so in their stock form they're white?
     
  11. Jul 25, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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    The two parts are made differently. The dials have a clear base that is about 1/4 inch thick, then the silver dials are glued on top of the clear base of the dials. The back of the silver dial's cover has the amber coloring, so it is in between the outside part of the silver dials and the clear base of the dials.

    The best way to get the blue color is to color the backside with blue sharpie. Changing the bulbs to blue messes up the red dial for the heat.
    In stock form after taking out the amber, the incandescent bulbs have a yellowish light. Changing to a white LEDs makes it look better.
     
  12. Jul 26, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    ahh okay cool, i gotcha, ill have to mess around with this, thanks for the great write up man
     
  13. Sep 3, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    That is awesome man :thumbsup: from Canada.
     
  14. Sep 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    Doing this to my truck today...well startin on my extra controls
     
  15. Sep 3, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    Nice. Good luck. Send me a PM if you need to or post it.

    A while back I switched all my LEDs to white and took all the blue out on the A/C controls.

    No picture that I can find. I will find one and post it up later today.
     
  16. Sep 3, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    Awesome :) thanks man!!
     
  17. Sep 3, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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    Only thing tho, I think I'm going to custom make my own small board to add to the inside for extra lighting...:spy:
     
  18. Sep 3, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    I was thinking something similar to that too. I might have to learn to make pcb's next.
     
  19. Sep 3, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    I learned how to cut, ecth and make them in school....but I don't have the materials necessery to make them :( so I was thinking of using some small ones they sell at this store oh here and merging them together on the inside to complete the whole "background" lighting
    Like blue LEDs and red ones on the temp part
     
  20. Sep 3, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    Well I got it to here...
    I soldered some LEDs in place for now...you can kinda see them
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    Slowly killing the last of the orange
    [​IMG]

    you sir are a genius...i would have never had the balls to try this...lol
     
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