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2nd Gen Auto Shifter LED...

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Jerez, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Jerez

    Jerez [OP] SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    Ok, so recently a couple of members have brought up questions about changing out that little light located next to our shifters...and a couple want brighter ones than the ones they sell out there.

    So this is what i came up with...

    bought a pack of 2 led strips from pepe boys (around $10-15)

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    took my truck apart (everything literally pops off these trucks if you dont already know that :rolleyes:)

    then unhooked the plug to splice into the wires (i threw a bit of solder just to be safe)
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    test:
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    they come with double sided 3mm tape so sticking is easy..
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    on

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    close up shop:
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    everything on (or driving at night)
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    sorry for the crappy cell pics....i literally just did this mod like 20 mins ago ;)
    these lights are really bright and they are the same ones used for your clusters

    since it comes with 2 strips you can maybe split the cost with another local member...those of you that are local to me, I will be having blue, red and white strips in "stock" with me incase you want it done...all you need to pay for is for one strip which will be like $8ish depending how much the pack cost....goodluck :thumbsup:

    any questions feel free to post on here and ill get back to you asap
     
  2. AsianAnts

    AsianAnts just an AnT

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    good idea... what if i get the led strip with no weatherproof thing to cover the led and resolder with red orange and green LEDs?? hahah

    nvm...the spacing is far apart.. if each letter got an LED it would be possible...
     
  3. Casey05Taco

    Casey05Taco Well-Known Member

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    Well what does the package the LEDs come in look like, we don't have a pepboys in my town :/
     
  4. Jerez

    Jerez [OP] SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    ya, idk if you could.....if you make your own board with leds and resistors then ya you could make it...:D

    damn...idk where its at, i can upload a pic tomorrow :cool:
     
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    That's kinda like what I did. Gj bro
     
  6. Jerez

    Jerez [OP] SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    Nice :thumbsup: great minds think alike lol
     
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    DOUBLLD Well-Known Member

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    thats a good idea those are the leds that light up my interior sry for bad pics cell phone

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    If you don't have a pepboys or a parts house local, or want to pay high prices for what these lights strips usually cost, go to eBay. Type in SMD led strip. (surface mount diode). I buy them and install them under atvs and so many other places. They are cheap cheap cheap.

    Your truck looks good OP! I think I'm going to have to swap my cluster to white/amber and everything else. I don't like how the color swap comes out on the HVAC. So I'll just try to match it all
     
  9. Jerez

    Jerez [OP] SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    Ya true that :thumbsup:

    Thanks man, I've been meaning to get someone that wants that color code: white with amber to match it all...
     
  10. Jerez

    Jerez [OP] SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    Yup I have the same ones running on the bottom as well on my truck. Looks good :thumbsup:
     
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    Got the strip fixing to do the mod but when I splice the wires which order do I hook them up in
     
  13. Jerez

    Jerez [OP] SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    I honestly dont remember...both wires look the same so I spliced n wrapped the wires then turn on the parking lights to see if it works, If not, the just flip the wires around :thumbsup:
     
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    Jerez [OP] SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    Jerez [OP] SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    I love the blue shifter lights. Another mod I'm doin this weekend lol
     
  17. Jerez

    Jerez [OP] SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    :thumbsup: sweet
     
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    cant you just switch the orange led for a diferent color? or do you have to do all of this?
     
  19. Jerez

    Jerez [OP] SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    It's not and led...it's a bulb...and you can buy a bulb the same size with the color you want, I only did this becuz it covers more
     
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