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Old 10-28-2008, 03:31 AM   #176
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dude the paint works so good! i did my radio and it looks really red, i just finished my ac controls, so once i have it all back in ill show you guys ! highly recomended!!

What did you paint? The bulb,or the face of the sterio?
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:47 PM   #177
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this is an awesome write up worked great
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:22 PM   #178
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2 for the hvac...

these are the ones you want...

http://autolumination.com/74.htm

"Matrix 3 led X brighter than than conventional single #74 LED's" (3rd one down one the page)

Get them with twist lock bases!!
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Would those work for the guages and all?
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:46 AM   #179
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I dunno...only did the HVAC.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:47 PM   #180
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Does anybody know what size the bulb is in the stock radio?

I want to say that they are #74's but I'm not entirely sure?
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:19 AM   #181
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here's a link to where i got my bulb covers, hope this helps someone!

link!

T1 = 3 mm diameter
T1 3/4 = 5 mm diameter
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:26 PM   #182
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niiiiiice my weekend project!!!! NICE WRITE UP
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:33 AM   #183
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Does this work with older imprezas, like a 93, or is it for the more recent models... How much does something like this cost?
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:46 PM   #184
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ordered 3 of the matrix LED bulbs and 3 bases
hopefully it will turn out nice
will post pics when i get them and get it installed (going to try and put the other one in the boost gauge.... betting it wont work, but oh well)
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:08 PM   #185
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NOTE: just a warning, the matrix bulbs fried my HVAC circuit board
others have used them just fine...just a thought
ya, that didnt work out. fried my circuit board. thanks whoever said that

so i got a new hvac, and heres the results
dipped the bulbs in scratch fix paint





note: they aren't pink as it may appear. camera isnt the greatest




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Old 12-13-2008, 10:53 PM   #186
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the pics may be deceiving but are the lights dimmer than before? I can't imagine they would be the same brightness. Did you replace bulbs?
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:02 PM   #187
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ya, they are a tiny bit dimmer because theres a layer of paint on it
i really want to do LEDs of some sort, but i tried what someone said before and messed up the circuit board in the back, so i dunno
and yea i got new bulbs for it
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:31 PM   #188
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dont know if anyone can answer this, but if i ordered from superbrightleds.com, do i want the
T1.5-x Instrument LED bulb
or
NeoWedge Instrument LED bulb
or
74-x Wedge Base LED bulb
or what

for gauge cluster and hvac
i tried some LED's someone else said and it didnt work out so well..will one of those work just by swapping it?
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:44 PM   #189
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Cool HVAC Bulbs?

hey im looking to change the color of my hvac, however one of my bulbs burned out, were can i order a replacement? or a part #. thanx fellas
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:23 PM   #190
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Guys let us know if you have some conversion that you have problem with and we'll be able to get you taken care of.

Anything from Drivers Door switches and 05+ Hvac to converting aftermarket decks.

Here is one of the latest examples of work on Alpine IVA-W205 that was blue from factory.

and some custom work on clusters and switches.

For more info check my Interior Lighting thread

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1534453








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Old 12-19-2008, 06:48 PM   #191
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NOTE: just a warning, the matrix bulbs fried my HVAC circuit board
others have used them just fine...just a thought
ya, that didnt work out. fried my circuit board. thanks whoever said that
I didn't use that matrix bulbs, so I couldn't comment on that. But I used the high power red LED's from superbrightleds (the ones with 3 high powered LEDs facing all directions) and it worked out perfectly. Same result as your HVAC, but no frying on the circuit board. I highly doubt a LED can fry your circuit board unless you somehow managed to short circuit some of the wires in the circuit board. In my HVAC board, there are tons of dielectric grease to prevent such thing.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:32 PM   #192
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ok i put it all back together.
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:38 PM   #193
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I didn't use that matrix bulbs, so I couldn't comment on that. But I used the high power red LED's from superbrightleds (the ones with 3 high powered LEDs facing all directions) and it worked out perfectly. Same result as your HVAC, but no frying on the circuit board. I highly doubt a LED can fry your circuit board unless you somehow managed to short circuit some of the wires in the circuit board. In my HVAC board, there are tons of dielectric grease to prevent such thing.
you talking about these?

74-xHP3 Wedge Base LED bulb

or something like these?
http://www.ledlight.com/t5-wedge-3-led-light.aspx
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:34 PM   #194
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answer on the fried circuit board ordeal?
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:34 PM   #195
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Great info in this thread! Unfortunately, none of it is regards to the '08-'09 Impreza 2.5i or Outback Sport. I'm trying really hard to learn how to change the colors of the instruments and HVAC, but I haven't been able to locate any information yet.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:49 PM   #196
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im so confused....
what size bulb and how many do i need
for the hvac, temp gauge, radio
for the gauge cluster, boost gauge??
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Old 02-08-2009, 08:58 PM   #197
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do the bulb covers go over the green rubber thats already on the bulbs or do you cut that green rubber off and just slide the covers on? i cant get myu green ones pulled off
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:41 AM   #198
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what size led for a 06 sti hvac?im looking for pics of people who have had good luck matching their gauge color in the hvac controls.i order from superbrightleds all the time,just need to know what to order
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:19 PM   #199
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any answer yet??
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:35 PM   #200
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This doesn't work on the '06-'07 WRX HVAC. They changed to surface mount LEDs. Each knob has 3 white and 1 orange. The plastic that the knobs are made of is actually tinted green with silver/grey paint on the face. Even if I change the white LEDs I doubt I'll end up with the color I want. Any ideas?
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