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Old 08-30-2006, 11:45 AM   #76
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Where's the thread to the the 05-06 STI's?

Use this link for the 2005+ radio & interior RED mods:
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:34 PM   #77
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i can do the red light mod for anyone fully fuctional and dimming for any 05+ hvac with parts and return shipping i can do it all with my parts included (leds, resistors, wiring soldering ) and have it shipped back to you for 60$

if i need to pay the site for any seller fees pm me and let me know
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Old 09-10-2006, 03:12 PM   #78
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is it different, for a 06 tr? .. any theard for it?
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Old 09-10-2006, 06:59 PM   #79
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everytime i did that to my gauge cluster the red condoms would turn lighter in color to a pink after a lil while. is there an actual red bulb you can put in there
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Old 09-10-2006, 09:47 PM   #80
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Yeh , don't use the condoms, use an LED. I have the link at work and will post it here manana. This place sells colored LEDs of all sizes and they look WAY better than the condoms do.

As far as the 06 - I tried to change my key ring to a blue LED, but it is different than the 04-05s. The lights are the same, but the recipticle that the bulb goes into is much more shallow. Even after shaving the LED down like 50%, I still couldn't get it to fit. So, I left it alone.

As far as the cluster and radio/HVAC, I haven't tried those yet. The keyring was a breeze on my 04, but in my TR, there was no way in hell to put an LED in there. It was also much more diificult to get to the bulb. The only way to change the color would be by using a condom.
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Old 09-10-2006, 11:31 PM   #81
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Yeh , don't use the condoms, use an LED. I have the link at work and will post it here manana. This place sells colored LEDs of all sizes and they look WAY better than the condoms do.

As far as the 06 - I tried to change my key ring to a blue LED, but it is different than the 04-05s. The lights are the same, but the recipticle that the bulb goes into is much more shallow. Even after shaving the LED down like 50%, I still couldn't get it to fit. So, I left it alone.

As far as the cluster and radio/HVAC, I haven't tried those yet. The keyring was a breeze on my 04, but in my TR, there was no way in hell to put an LED in there. It was also much more diificult to get to the bulb. The only way to change the color would be by using a condom.
dam that sucks, about the key ring for us .. you havent heard anything about the radio/HVAC for our cars, or are you planning on doing a experiment on your car soon?
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:16 PM   #82
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Old 09-12-2006, 11:49 AM   #83
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Can someone red out the 06 radio screen following these instructions? I know the stereos are different, but are they more or so the same when it comes to the electronic board?
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:04 PM   #84
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I got the condoms gonna try it now on the 06 radio / hvac... wondering if I should disconnect the battery or not.... +1 for lazyness!
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Old 11-22-2006, 02:26 AM   #85
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When I did this a few years ago, I did the whole car with blue led's. I then changed the button areas on the radio to yellow leds. So now the guages are backlit blue with yellow needles, and the radio lcd is blue with yellow buttons.
I also designed a boost guage to fit in the Subaru din pocket that fits where the clock goes. This was blue 7 segment led too.








CNC machined housing I had done....



how and what did you use to get it blueand yellow , im in love!!!
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:54 PM   #86
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does anyone know what size the bulbs are in the radio ???
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:49 PM   #87
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Started this yesterday, a little dissapointed. I'm going to add auxiliary lighting behind the radio (nice color, just too dim). As stated before, the auto HVAC controls are made from green plastic and the blue didn't match. Going to go red for those then.
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:20 AM   #88
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Shaky cell phone pic. I broke a wire going to the left side of the radio, so that part isn't lit up.

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Old 02-13-2007, 01:31 PM   #89
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In my 05. Thats with the map lights on too, the hvac color looks off but in person its perfect. I just used 2 5mm leds for each knob, worked great.
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Old 02-22-2007, 03:19 AM   #90
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has anyone figured out what direct replacement leds to use for the radio?

if i read it right, 194 bulbs will fit in the HVAC but then i also read 74 bulbs and even 24, all from autoillumination.com

has anyone cleared this up?
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:45 PM   #91
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Default part number for the bulb assembly?

Hey guys,
I just did the HVAC light change (to red) but as I was screwing in the second bulb, it fell down into the nether regions of the car. Should I try to start dismantling my car or is it simply better to buy a new light assembly? If so, does anybody have a part number?

Thanks,
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:56 AM   #92
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cool....thanks. I'm doing it now...hoping the red won't fade over time.

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Old 04-26-2007, 08:51 AM   #93
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Does the voltage matter with this mod in the HVAC?
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:19 PM   #94
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Voltag always matters. Do you have a TR with manual HVAC or the base wrx/limited with auto hvac? If you have the auto, stick a red led (bright, ~3000mcd ~$2 @ radioshack) inside each button and an appropriate resistor (330 ohms).
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:06 PM   #95
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I have the TR, do I need a resistor using the given site?
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Old 04-29-2007, 01:20 AM   #96
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Update: I did it for my 04 WRX. Works great! It got easy with a bottle of nail polish remover. Less LED on 04 models (I cover only 5 LEDS). You can shine a light and look through it to see which LED you need to change.
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Old 04-29-2007, 10:17 AM   #97
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Voltag always matters. Do you have a TR with manual HVAC or the base wrx/limited with auto hvac? If you have the auto, stick a red led (bright, ~3000mcd ~$2 @ radioshack) inside each button and an appropriate resistor (330 ohms).

Does anyone know what Mechie is talking about? He's talking about a resistor for the auto controls. I have the manual HVAC and read the instructions above and monkey says nothing about resistors. My only questions are of monkey's provided site. The site diesn't say what the color of the bulbs are. My other question is of the voltage. And can anyone tell me what the Ma is?
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:53 PM   #98
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Thins might sound retarded...I have a 98' Legacy Outback And I got a new stereo and it is a different color than the gauges and the HVAC...I think the gauges will be pretty much the same...Does anyone have any ideas on how to tackle the HVAC? (My HVAC is located above the slide-out cup holders...not at the bottom like the Imrezas)
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:20 PM   #99
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Does anyone know what Mechie is talking about? He's talking about a resistor for the auto controls. I have the manual HVAC and read the instructions above and monkey says nothing about resistors. My only questions are of monkey's provided site. The site diesn't say what the color of the bulbs are. My other question is of the voltage. And can anyone tell me what the Ma is?
Electrical devices are always designed to operate at a certian voltage. If you are doing a direct replacement of stock bulbs with off the shelf led replacements, you don't need to wory. The place you bought the ready to plug in leds already added resistors. I was referring to the mod with the auto hvac where you wire in your own LED's and you then need a resistor so you don't overdrive and burn out the leds. The direct replacement option isn't an option with the auto hvac as it is with the manual.
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AH! Gotcha Mechie, thanks
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