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Old 04-09-2008, 05:03 PM   #1
ProdriveRex
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Lightbulb How To: RED LED Upgrade for 04-05 HID Leveling Switch

Here is how to do this mod correctly

Tools/parts needed:

1. 3mm Red Led (1.7v, 20mA, 20 -150mcd focused light output) x4
2. Soldering Iron
3. Small wire cutters
4. Small screwdriver to open switch up
5. Q-tip and Acetone


You can buy 3mm LED in any electronics shop, just make sure they are somewhere in 150+ mcd range (Higher the mcd number, brighter the LED)

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1. Pull the Knob off, it will come right off

2. Use small flat screw driver to open up the switch. Two tabs on each side.

3. Secure the switch in some type of vise grips.

4. De solder the resistor from the LED and pull it back slightly (you will reuse same resistor for upgraded LEDs)

5. At this point check and see how the Stock LEDs are soldered to the switch and how they are connected together. ( You will be soldering the replacement leds in same way)

6. Easiest way to do it is to measure how much the Replacement LED legs needs to be cut, so they are all same length when replaced.

By the way on your new LEDs Short Leg will go to Resistor and Longer will be soldered to the leg thats is connected to the circuit board.

7. And now start Soldering !!! Solder everything back just like the stock LEDs.

8. You will need to use thin, but NOT sharp object to push the switch Lens with Numbers on it out to remove it. Use some Acetone or Nail Polish remover to "wipe off" Green backing on the Number Panel. It will come right off. Use Q-tip for this and only wipe off where the numbers are.

9. At this point you can re assemble everything back. Plug the switch back in and ENJOY the Awesome Red Color.

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Some Pictures that will pretty much will sum it all up.
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and DONE

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Old 04-09-2008, 05:17 PM   #2
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thats pretty neat.

these dont dim with the dash lights, do they?
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:20 PM   #3
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No, they don't dim, same with stock green ones.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:52 PM   #4
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nice!!!
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