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Old 03-25-2012, 09:45 AM   #26
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How about for the cluster?
There should be six. Also the cigarette lighter, some switches, and the glove box use the same bulbs.
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Old 03-25-2012, 02:03 PM   #27
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There should be six. Also the cigarette lighter, some switches, and the glove box use the same bulbs.
thanks alot!! now i just gotta order all the lights and I'll post pics in the futer when its all complete
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:07 PM   #28
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thanks alot!! now i just gotta order all the lights and I'll post pics in the futer when its all complete
Cool! I realized that I had an extra LED from my glove box, so I put it in the cigarette lighter, turns out it only lights up half. I'm going to order one with a wider viewing angle and see if it helps.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:29 PM   #29
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Cool! I realized that I had an extra LED from my glove box, so I put it in the cigarette lighter, turns out it only lights up half. I'm going to order one with a wider viewing angle and see if it helps.
Have you been to superbrightleds.com ? That's where I think I'm going to get my lights.
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:36 PM   #30
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Have you been to superbrightleds.com ? That's where I think I'm going to get my lights.
would the process be the same for the auto hvac in the 06-07?
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:47 PM   #31
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would the process be the same for the auto hvac in the 06-07?
Too be honest i'm not the one to ask about that ha. i havent even started mine and I just have an 02. But i'm sure that it would be pretty similar.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:56 PM   #32
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Have you been to superbrightleds.com ? That's where I think I'm going to get my lights.
Nope, but my friend has. I just got these off eBay, but I need some wider range ones, so those I will get from them.
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would the process be the same for the auto hvac in the 06-07?
I'm pretty sure it's not, I saw a tutorial for the STi and I believe they soldered LEDs and put them inside the buttons.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:25 PM   #33
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Dont even bother with replacing the existing bulbs. You can just wire in a strip of ribbon style led's in whatever color you want.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:07 PM   #34
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Dont even bother with replacing the existing bulbs. You can just wire in a strip of ribbon style led's in whatever color you want.
Do you have any pictures?
I just replaced the bulbs because it was cheap, easy, and quick, but that seems like a better idea.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:58 AM   #35
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Do you have any pictures?
I just replaced the bulbs because it was cheap, easy, and quick, but that seems like a better idea.
I cant give you any pics of mine. My good friend apkarian100 did it and he runs a business doing it so I dont want to disclose any of his tricks. I would be happy to refer you to him if you wanted to get a quote to do yours, if you want pm me and I can give you the info.

Just so you dont think Im being a total dink there is a complete diy thread that shows you how to use ribbon style leds and gel filters to do your cluster. Just gotta use the search feature to find it.

If you get it done or decide to give it a try post some pics!
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:33 PM   #36
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Ordered my lights, should be here within the week... I will say, if you use the link to buy the lights that the OP posted, you can not change the shipping destination from the billing address... Has to be the same... Super excited
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:22 PM   #37
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Yeah, this is for the HVAC though, I have seen them in the cluster, just not the HVAC.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:20 PM   #38
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What are you guys using for twist lock bases on the LED's? I ordered some with my bulbs but are smaller than the stock fit.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:46 AM   #39
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ordered 2 blue leds that you showed and one of them were defective, it just keeps blinking
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:42 AM   #40
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What are you guys using for twist lock bases on the LED's? I ordered some with my bulbs but are smaller than the stock fit.
They aren't twist lock?
It's a 74/T5 bulb.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:10 AM   #41
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They aren't twist lock?
It's a 74/T5 bulb.
The two bulbs in my hvac have green sleeves and are in black twist lock bases. I tried switching the LED's into those bases as well but the bulbs were too small and were falling out.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:47 AM   #42
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So do the #74 tri led bulbs fit the 04 stuff or not. Are people saying they are too small?
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Old 03-31-2012, 01:27 AM   #43
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I did this in my 2004 WRX. I have to admit that this thread has some really awesome info on getting your dash and HVAC light color to be blue!!! I wanted to add some more knowledge that is note worthy. It DOES only take 6 bulbs to do the gauge cluster and 2 for the HVAC, BUT the OP did not include the fact that each blinker is a bulb, the battery light, the high beam, doors open, engine, etc. all the things that would light up in the cluster are their own light bulb. Now, they are same exact led light bulb that you use in the hvac and cluster, you just need more than originally stated. I left the battery light, the door open light, engine light, and low gas light the original colors. I did swap the blinkers as I had two extra led bulbs to do the key ring and cruise, while I had the cluster out. I will say that the bright lights indicator, although being blue already, doesn't match unless you put an led in it, I checked. Just wanted to let everyone know what I learned. Easiest mod I have done with the biggest change/outcome. Difficulty 2/10 End Result 10/10!



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I also wanted to say after cruising around a little last night and this morning, I wish I had gotten enough bulbs to do the high beam and door open as well. I ordered 10 and wish I had ordered this many:

HVAC --- 2 bulbs
Cluster -- 6 bulbs ( This only does the gas, temp, rpm, and speedometer dials)
Cluster -- 5 bulbs (left blinker, right blinker, door open, battery, high beams)
Misc ---- 4 bulbs (key ring, fog lights, ash tray, glove box)

The above count of 17 bulbs, I'd buy eighteen or nineteen to be safe in case one is defective, will replace all the crappy stock bulb with an led of this model, in original post, of your choice. it was very easy and other than having to pinch the tri-led bulbs in a little so they would literally fit in the holes, there was not any other manipulation that was need. I do suggest having an extra hand or completely taking out the cluster. I had help so I left it plugged it so I could compare what things I wanted to keep red, like the battery light in my case. The back of the cluster pops off, Its just a white cover that's not hooked to anything at all, which helped greatly as I could get to the removable backs for the lights. Not that you can't get to the back of lights without taking this off, it just gave me more tip room, finger tip room that is. There isn't any wiring for each light, as it twist locks in and is powered by being locked against the circuit bored. Like mentioned before, if the bulbs doesn't come on, in my case, it was only two causes. 1. The bulb wasn't pushed in the holder all the way. 2. The base twist lock that holds the bulb needed to be spun 180 degrees as it was in backwards, seeing as how led's only work with electricity flowing one way. *****IF YOU USE ONE OF THESE TRI LEDS FOR THE ODOMETER AREA, IT IS 3X BRIGHTER THAN THE REST OF THE GAUGES! i AM SWITCHING TO A SINGLE LED AS IT IS VERY OVERWHELMINGLY BRIGHT AT NIGHT. THE THREE BULBS ARE GREAT FOR EVERYTHING ELSE.*****
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Old 03-31-2012, 03:06 AM   #44
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So do the #74 tri led bulbs fit the 04 stuff or not. Are people saying they are too small?
they fit and are not too small, i done the swap the other day. except one of the led's i bought blink on and off so i had to order a new one -.-
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they fit and are not too small, i done the swap the other day. except one of the led's i bought blink on and off so i had to order a new one -.-
It was too small for me.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:50 AM   #46
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I also wanted to say after cruising around a little last night and this morning, I wish I had gotten enough bulbs to do the high beam and door open as well. I ordered 10 and wish I had ordered this many:

HVAC --- 2 bulbs
Cluster -- 6 bulbs ( This only does the gas, temp, rpm, and speedometer dials)
Cluster -- 5 bulbs (left blinker, right blinker, door open, battery, high beams)
Misc ---- 4 bulbs (key ring, fog lights, ash tray, glove box)
Which bulbs did you use exactly? I plan to do this on my 04 Rex next week. Also where did you order them from? Thanks
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:22 PM   #47
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Malin, go to orriginal post on page one and I used exactly what the OP(original poster) used.
The tri-led #74 bulbs. In the comment box to the seller I asked them to send them to an alternate location, they got everything right, sent to right address, and every bulb worked!
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:44 PM   #48
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Malin, go to orriginal post on page one and I used exactly what the OP(original poster) used.
The tri-led #74 bulbs. In the comment box to the seller I asked them to send them to an alternate location, they got everything right, sent to right address, and every bulb worked!

So the tri led bulbs are redicously bright. How does it look if you just turn down the dimmer at night time? I was hoping that there wasnt really gunna be to much of a problem with that.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:07 AM   #49
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20blknyellow, NO, they are not to bright! Only the rectangular area that is the odometer. And its simple, just use a bulb that is a single led instead of three....don't make a big deal out of nothing.
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Ha okay, now I just need to pull it all apart. This thread has been a lot of help.
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