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Window Control LED Light

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by DR007, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. DR007

    DR007 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Haven't found anyone who's posted something like this so I thought I would share.

    I changed the color of the 'Auto' on the driver side window switch.

    Tools needed:
    *Small Flat Head Screw Driver
    *Phillips Screwdriver
    *LED (of your choice) (5mm is fine)
    * Solder Iron and Solder

    To get to the LED that is soldered to the circuit board you have to remove the small window switch panel from the door. To do this you need the small flat head screw driver to carefully pry it up.

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    Once you have it all the way out you will need to remove the wiring harness that is holding on to it. It was tricky in a way but it comes out.
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    Now that it is disconnected from the power you need to remove the 5 screws from the back. 2 Larger ones holding the faceplate on and 3 holding the back cover on.
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    With those screws removed you can remove the front plate and put it off to the side.
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    You need to remove the window lock button to get the back circuit board out. Gently pull straight up and it’ll come off.
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    Now the circuit board should come out easily.
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    You can see where the LED will fit and make it glow.
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    You’ll need to remove the back plate to get to the LED solder pads. Just gently pry it off with a flat head screw driver.
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    Now you can desolder your old LED and resolder you new LED (watch for polarity)(2012 polarity is opposite of what is pictured) The side with the line is flat/ negative side. You are going to want to make sure that the LED is positioned flat so that the light shines evenly
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    Once you have resoldered you new LED, before you reassemble, test it out to make sure that it works and is the color you want. Partly reassemble and test it out and make sure the light is as even as you can get it. Then put the rest back together.
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    To reassemble reverse the order of the disassembly and you are all set.

    Any questions ask or pm me.
     
  2. Me Likey TRD

    Me Likey TRD Well-Known Member

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    Cool project!

    What size LED is in there to start with? 3mm? If so, does the switch light up a bit brighter?

    Looks fun regardless.
     
  3. ToyotaKTMracing

    ToyotaKTMracing The Blue Warrior

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    Going on my small mod list :cool: Sweet write up
     
  4. ToyotaKTMracing

    ToyotaKTMracing The Blue Warrior

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    I think I have a color changing led still! Would that look cool or would it be annoying? I doesn't flash. Just smoothly flows through colors.
     
  5. DR007

    DR007 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    It was 3mm. I couldn't see my light before. It worked but wasn't noticeable. Now it is clearly visible! Yet to see it in daylight though. Ill post an update picture during the day
     
  6. DR007

    DR007 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    IMO it would be annoying. But it would definitely be unique
     
  7. ToyotaKTMracing

    ToyotaKTMracing The Blue Warrior

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    True. If not, I have blue :)
     
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    ToyotaKTMracing The Blue Warrior

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    So what size is it in the last picture? 3mm or 5mm?
     
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    If you try it out, post some pictures or video of it!
     
  10. ToyotaKTMracing

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    I will probably try it to see. Idk how to post videos. And I've been a member for a while and still don't know :anonymous: lol
     
  11. Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I think it would be cool. I mean it doesn't flash, and it would look cool as long as its not super bright
     
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    Which of these pics shows the original LED?
     
  13. DR007

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    The first 2. It's the small led. The big clear LED is the new one
     
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    I got it! It looks awesome! Not too bright either. Just right. Fast, easy, and awesome mod! I'll try to get a vid up :D
     
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    I sent the video to TW live thread. Will that work to get a video on here? I recorded it with my phone. Idk how to upload videos and idk my YouTube account(s) password.
     
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    Do you actually have to look at that switch to know which one it is? Or done just for the cool factor?
     
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    Cool factor. It's the same reason people change the light in the fog switch. Looks and uniqueness.
     
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    Okay - tried this mod on my 2012 today.

    The 2012 is nearly identical to the OP's description with one minor difference. The circuit board layout is slightly modified and there is not an LED polarity symbol on the 2012. By trial and error I found that the positive side of the LED goes toward the outside edge of the board.

    Fun project.
     
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    Did you by any chance check the voltage while you had it apart?
     
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    No, but it should be around 3v - standard LED voltage anyway.
     
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