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Old 07-26-2011, 06:54 PM   #226
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Can anyone link me to a site for replacement LEDs for the radio bulbs? Really dont want to mess it up.
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:30 PM   #227
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Amazing write up! Really appreciate all of your write ups and I love the photos! I love actually seeing what I need to do instead of just reading it. Always been a picture book person
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:55 PM   #228
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I just got done changing out my gauge cluster to red. Just some additional info I want to add. Taking off the film takes a LONG time, so be prepared and be patient. Also, instead of using condoms, I replaced all the bulbs with LEDs. I purchased them though superbrightleds.com. I ordered the highest quality which was 74 HP3, and when they came in I thought they were the wrong ones because they didnt look like bulbs. If you choose this route, please know that the HP3 fits the same way as the bulb, it just looks way different. By the way, I have a 02 WRX so if anyone is looking for the exact size of the bulb it is 74. The websites wont show replacement bulbs for the instrument gauges, but it is the same size as the specifications for the ash tray bulb. Hit me up if you have any questions.
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #229
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Where can i get the red bulb condoms? The links in the original wright up seems to link to a new bulb with a wire. That is not what i want correct. Here's the link i get.

Nevermind. I'm going LED's from wrxman's link. Seems the best option.

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Old 02-21-2012, 02:12 AM   #230
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Is there any soldering involved with changing the 02-04 style hvac bulbs to blue LED bulbs or do they plug right into the socket?
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:29 AM   #231
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Is there any soldering involved with changing the 02-04 style hvac bulbs to blue LED bulbs or do they plug right into the socket?
Depends on the bulbs.
I used Autolumination SMD towers and they plugged right in.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #232
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nice thread!
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:39 PM   #233
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Anyone know a new source for the lamp covers? Parts-express says back order and they don't know when they will get them back in stock
If you got some extra ones pm me id buy them off you if you got em
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:05 AM   #234
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are these the ones for the instrument , i know they are twist lock , but there are lotsa different ones on the site

from here.http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...panel-led/709/
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:26 AM   #235
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are these the ones for the instrument , i know they are twist lock , but there are lotsa different ones on the site

from here.http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...panel-led/709/
I was wondering the same thing... Is it these or the "b8" version?
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:22 PM   #236
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I was wondering the same thing... Is it these or the "b8" version?
Anyone?
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:19 PM   #237
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You are awesome!!!! If I'm to chicken to do the sanding, how bright will the color be if I wanted red like yours??
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:13 AM   #238
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Where do I buy the red ones for the hvac?
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:04 PM   #239
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I just got done changing out my gauge cluster to red. Just some additional info I want to add. Taking off the film takes a LONG time, so be prepared and be patient. Also, instead of using condoms, I replaced all the bulbs with LEDs. I purchased them though superbrightleds.com. I ordered the highest quality which was 74 HP3, and when they came in I thought they were the wrong ones because they didnt look like bulbs. If you choose this route, please know that the HP3 fits the same way as the bulb, it just looks way different. By the way, I have a 02 WRX so if anyone is looking for the exact size of the bulb it is 74. The websites wont show replacement bulbs for the instrument gauges, but it is the same size as the specifications for the ash tray bulb. Hit me up if you have any questions.
Ordering the 74 HP3 for the cluster now. But you're saying the "bulb" size is different for the HVAC controls? What would I need to purchase for that? I was under the impression that the HVAC controls were also a size 74 bulb.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:06 PM   #240
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how many and what size do i need to do hvac and key ring light ?
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:59 PM   #241
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hey trunk monkey what size r the bulbs 4 the hvac i want 2 get leds iv wrote to u b 4 and no reply
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:17 PM   #242
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hey trunk monkey what size r the bulbs 4 the hvac i want 2 get leds iv wrote to u b 4 and no reply

For one, he hasn't been on in over a year. Two, he probably gets about 30 pm's about stupid questions like that every month.

Do some searching. They have a search bar for that up in the top right corner, but to answer your question its a 194 bulb......
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:39 PM   #243
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Anybody have an update on the links to buy the lamp covers/bulbs? The covers aren't available on that site anymore.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:05 AM   #244
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Anybody have an update on the links to buy the lamp covers/bulbs? The covers aren't available on that site anymore.
www.mouser.com I got mine from them awhile back. Google searching bulb condoms also works great too.
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Old 10-22-2013, 04:33 AM   #245
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I got mine from www.parts-express.com
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:35 AM   #246
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Thanks guys, has anyone performed this on an 06-07 before? I took apart my dash and it's definitely quite different in there. I just don't want to break anything
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:39 AM   #247
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Thanks guys, has anyone performed this on an 06-07 before? I took apart my dash and it's definitely quite different in there. I just don't want to break anything
Not quite as in depth, but look here:
http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f73/...-change-32575/
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:26 AM   #248
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I got mine from www.parts-express.com
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www.mouser.com I got mine from them awhile back. Google searching bulb condoms also works great too.
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Not quite as in depth, but look here:
http://www.wrxtuners.com/forums/f73/...-change-32575/
Thanks for the help but that is for an '02. The HVAC on the 06-07 is quite different. When I took it apart, the HVAC unit actually can come out of the dash but there were no light sockets on the back of it. I even took that piece apart, down to the circuit board and nothing. I guess they are in the actual dials then. I just don't want to pry them off, they look fragile.
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Old 10-29-2013, 11:47 AM   #249
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Thank you!

Thanks for the help but that is for an '02. The HVAC on the 06-07 is quite different. When I took it apart, the HVAC unit actually can come out of the dash but there were no light sockets on the back of it. I even took that piece apart, down to the circuit board and nothing. I guess they are in the actual dials then. I just don't want to pry them off, they look fragile.
It's only has 2 bulbs. I didn't have to remove my havoc control on my 03 when I did it I'm pretty sure. I'll double check this weekend.
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