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Old 03-04-2006, 01:37 AM   #151
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Yah I just got an 06 STi and would like to change the dash lighting to red.
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Old 03-26-2006, 10:33 PM   #152
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i just got a 2005 sti, and am interested in converting the hvac to red. i would love to see some pictures though before i do. does anybody have any good pictures of a red led hvac? btw, nice job on the tutorial!!!

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Old 03-27-2006, 12:25 PM   #153
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ok, nevermind. last night i tried to take apart the hvac on the 05 sti and i dont think its an easy job. the climate control knobs have white l.e.d.s under them and probably a green film up in the knobs themselfs. since i didnt have any experience taking the actual knobs apart i just left them together. i have taken the actual electronic buttons out of aftermarket stereos when they wore out and replaced them before, but this might actually be over my head a bit. so it looks like ill only be able to like change out the cigarette lighter light and whatnot. if anyone else has done a red conversion on an 05 sti, let me know how cause id still like to make the hvac match my guage cluster and stereo which are red.
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Old 03-27-2006, 08:30 PM   #154
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i have a 2005 ukdm sti,, i just changed the hvac to red,,just dismantle the cntrls, cover the leds with red heat proof glass paint and colour all the internal clear plastics to red, its relatively easy, just take yer time.
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Old 03-30-2006, 02:40 PM   #155
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yeah, i wasnt sure about taking the control knobs apart without knowing it has been done before.**edit* ill probly add new red leds for a brighter display*. i have however begun changing the window controls to red with new leds and wiring harnesses. im gonna install them on all the doors so they all light up. if anyone is interested, let me know and ill take pictures as i do it explain how. its pretty easy to do though without tampering with the existing green leds.

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Old 03-31-2006, 09:13 PM   #156
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yeah, i wasnt sure about taking the control knobs apart without knowing it has been done before.**edit* ill probly add new red leds for a brighter display*. i have however begun changing the window controls to red with new leds and wiring harnesses. im gonna install them on all the doors so they all light up. if anyone is interested, let me know and ill take pictures as i do it explain how. its pretty easy to do though without tampering with the existing green leds.
i for one would appreciate some photos of that,, i think im gna give it a go
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Old 03-31-2006, 10:11 PM   #157
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Old 04-25-2006, 11:07 AM   #158
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Originally Posted by tom1986ca
yeah, i wasnt sure about taking the control knobs apart without knowing it has been done before.**edit* ill probly add new red leds for a brighter display*. i have however begun changing the window controls to red with new leds and wiring harnesses. im gonna install them on all the doors so they all light up. if anyone is interested, let me know and ill take pictures as i do it explain how. its pretty easy to do though without tampering with the existing green leds.


I would like to see pics if you have them. Putting in speakers and may as well do the door switchs while everthing is apart.

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Old 04-28-2006, 12:11 AM   #159
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do they make blue bulbs for those too?
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Old 05-08-2006, 11:56 PM   #160
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Any blue dash pics?
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Old 05-11-2006, 11:01 PM   #161
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ok, what i did was i bought some accent leds from like advance auto. they already have the resistors wired in so it takes out one step. if you take apart the window control panal you will see that you can just put the leds right in the little slots under the buttons. if you aim them pretty well and glue them in, they look very good. you have to use one led per button, including the door lock button. you can use as many as you want, but be sure you use the same brand of lights because different brands differ in brightness and color. to power these lights you must locate which wire powers the factory light. i think its a green wire, cant remember... just take a volt meter and touch black to ground and red in different slots on the end of the harness when the car is on. you should see power on one of the two green wires if im not mistaken. next wire in some kind of harness so that the door panel can be taken off in the future without unwiring the whole thing. i used an rc car wiring harness. you can get those at radioshack. wire the harness wires: red to the positive green wire, and black to the black ground wire. you can drill holes in the sides of the panel for the wires to come out to wire to the harness, thats what i did. its not a hard process, if i can make it look that good, anybody can. its just a little pricy, but not too bad. i think a pack of three lights is probly like 8 bucks, and the harness is probly around 3-5 bucks per harness. the process took me a couple hours but im slow and plus i was trying to figure out the best way to do it. if you need some pictures of it, i took a few and can email em or upload them. just send me an email at tom1986ca@yahoo.com
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Old 06-20-2006, 03:25 PM   #162
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when i changed the color on my hvac i pulled off the face and instead of painting the bulbs or using condems i painted the back of the face with transparent red model paint from wal-mart. i taped up the hot, cold, and middle on the temp knob so they would keep their original colors of red, blue, and white and taped the 2 defrost positions up so the color stayed the same on them also. i was pleased with the results. if anybody wants pics i'll try to get some.
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:50 PM   #163
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does this mod work in an 06 STi
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:10 PM   #164
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I'm going to do a led conversion on an 04 gauge cluster but I don't know what size bulbs i need. anybody know?
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Old 08-27-2006, 04:24 AM   #165
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I just saw this thread; my USDM 05 STI has a green sort of plastic stuck on the HVAC controls. I tried to scrape it off, but it is not a film. Any idea how to change the colors, and do you have pics of the mod.
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Old 09-27-2006, 01:04 AM   #166
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I just did my radio today and it worked perfectly! Gonna do the HVAC next.
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:38 PM   #167
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this is a sweet idea, but has ne one done it in blue, and if so is there an issue w/ it being not bright enough in comparison to the green??...i have a srius reciever that is blue and would love to match it up w/ blue...thanx jesse
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Old 11-09-2006, 12:10 AM   #168
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trying to figure out where i can get led's for my04 sti hvac i have one functional bulb now so i need some quick

tried to buy bulbs at the part store and they had nothing close
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:10 PM   #169
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I just saw this thread; my USDM 05 STI has a green sort of plastic stuck on the HVAC controls. I tried to scrape it off, but it is not a film. Any idea how to change the colors, and do you have pics of the mod.
I just pulled apart my 06 trying to get this look and I ran into the same problem with the green plastic on the back of the HVAC controls.....


anyone know how to bypass this problem?

EDIT: Well I went ahead and sharpied the green plastic red and it worked just fine, i am now all red, the only thing is the fact that it isnt really that bright so I am going to have to solder in some lights like the other guide showed. I just want to clarify that the green does not matter.

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Old 11-22-2006, 04:10 AM   #170
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hi guys, will changing the original bulbs to leds make the dials glow brighter, i understand the color will remain green... thanks
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:11 PM   #171
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Guys,

I am UK based and have just seen this thread. I am trying to do the same thing with my Impreza STi 2005 Type UK. I have converted the door switches and also the light adjuster, fog light and IC water spray buttons. I am looking to do the HVAC next. I have the same problem that has been posted before. I have taken the controls apart and they are made from green plastic.

Basically I need to know what to do to convert these to blue. I am not sure what to do. Any help of pictures would be great.

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Old 11-25-2006, 05:21 AM   #172
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Guys,

I am UK based and have just seen this thread. I am trying to do the same thing with my Impreza STi 2005 Type UK. I have converted the door switches and also the light adjuster, fog light and IC water spray buttons.

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what size bulbs are in there, the fog light controls ans door swithes ?
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Old 11-25-2006, 05:02 PM   #173
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the door switches have tiny soldered LEDs. The fog and ic switches have a tiny 12v bulb and the headlight adjuster hhas 4 5v leds

I am interested in convering the HVAC controls. Can anyone tell me how?
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Old 11-26-2006, 12:05 AM   #174
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the door switches have tiny soldered LEDs. The fog and ic switches have a tiny 12v bulb and the headlight adjuster hhas 4 5v leds

I am interested in convering the HVAC controls. Can anyone tell me how?
Peruse the first 5 or 6 posts in this thread. It even has pictures.
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Old 12-23-2006, 11:32 AM   #175
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i just did mine on my 03 wrx....tell me what u think..i did the key ring,hvac and sti cluster

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