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does anyone know a good place to purchase these, im having a hard time finding the 180 view flat tops.

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Does anyone know anybody in the LA area who might be able to tackle a job like this? I have called a few stereo shops but no luck. Maybe a member might want to do this for some cash? I don't mind taking my truck apart and shipping the items out. After just recently changing my interior lights to l.e.d. (highly recommend) I would love for the rest of the interior to match.

^^ X2.... Same here I also changed out my interior lights to LEDs and would pay someone in the SFV to do the same on all switches and cluster...

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im having trouble finding these as well and need to do this as half of my lights are out on my dash :(

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In the midst of this upgrade, Thank you so much for this write up. You've made finding the correct polarity simple and easy to follow.

 

LighthouseLED is where I found the correct LEDs and resistors.

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I just put the LEDs in my steering wheel and AC controls. The steering wheel turned out great but the AC controls the LEDs are extremely dim. They all work, just dim. Any ideas what I did wrong?

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I just put the LEDs in my steering wheel and AC controls. The steering wheel turned out great but the AC controls the LEDs are extremely dim. They all work, just dim. Any ideas what I did wrong?

 

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You'll have to solder in bulbs where there weren't any. Also the fan speed button I had to solder two bulbs right next to each other pointed up and down to illuminate both sides. I'd recommend NOT pointing the led's directly at the button face. Since the flat top led's seem to direct the light and focus mainly in one direction they tend to shine too much making some of the buttons brighter then others.

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FYI GUYS, on the slider control ac unit , one of the leds needs to be swapped , i think i posted the wrong pick when making this thread . i think its the led to the left of the slider that is wrong. sorry. if i ever pull mine apart again ill correct this with the right pic. (looks like chase addressed this problem on post number 19)

 

silveradovho ,i got all mine on ebay , yes the 140's should be fine.

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where is everybody getting their led's i can only find 140 viewing angle is that good enough

i bought the 3mm, 5mm and 1/4 watt 470 ohm resistors on eBay. Here are the links... I'm in the middle of doing it all.

So far have done the gauge cluster, the a/c control panel and a couple other pieces and it has worked great.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180738620905?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180738620949?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/230763443751?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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I believe it's where the light shines really bright in one spot and dimmer around it

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Keeping up with this I'm gonna have to do mine

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Post up pics when you'd done Alex. I got a sneak peak already lol. Looks great

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Post up pics when you'd done Alex. I got a sneak peak already lol. Looks great

Will do.

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