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tips on LED dash swap

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Silver DCLB, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Jul 16, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    Silver DCLB

    Silver DCLB [OP] Active Member

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    looking for helpful tips on replacing my dash lights to this

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  2. Jul 16, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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    benbacher

    benbacher Purveyor of Fun Vendor

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    get someone who's real good at soldering.

    edit: sounded not helpful, but seriously thats all there is to it.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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    Aw9d

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    You need to have a steady hand. Those LED's are pretty small. Other than that its pretty much remove old LED, replace with new one.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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    Be very careful. :D
     
  5. Jul 16, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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    use a pair of tweezers, and heat one size of the led and pull at a time.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    thanks guys will post pics as soon as im done!
     
  7. Jul 16, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    :woot:
     
  8. Jul 16, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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    remember and save yourself some time by making sure the little cut out on the leds are in the same spot as the stock ones once you remove the stock ones
     
  9. Jul 19, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    yosh2000

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    this is a real great way to rip the pad off the board...;)

    either use two irons at once, or solder braid to remove all the solder on one side first.
     
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