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Old 01-13-2005, 04:48 PM   #1
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I'm looking to replace the lighting behind my HVAC and have found the guides very helpful and I can remove the bulbs, but now i don't know what to replace them with.

People have said they replaced them with LEDs, this seem to yield the best brightness results (at least for blue, which is what I want to switch to). But Radioshack and other electronic stores seem to only have "standard" LEDs shaped like:

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sorry for the crumby visual, there like these: http://www.radioshack.ca/estore/Cate...LEDs&pagenum=2

Is this what I'm looking for? If so, how do I hook these up because they look nothing like the bulbs in the car.

I don't feel like ordering bulb condoms online, seem like a waste of money if the colour isnt even that good.

Anybody have any sugestions to get a good blue colour?
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Old 01-13-2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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autoillumination.com has LEDs made to fit the bulbs. they're #24 i think. or #74. whichever is the bigger of the two.

that way you won't have to wire the wires into the bulb connections yourself.

and they're just about as expensive, if not cheaper.
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Old 01-13-2005, 06:46 PM   #3
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thanks for the info, was wondering if anybody knew of any stores/type of store that would carry these? again, canada = overpriced shipping charges.
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good luck, not many stores carry these items- they're too small. try an electronics specialty store.
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What guides did you find for this?
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Old 02-07-2005, 07:21 PM   #6
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The changing the interior colour stickies at the top, it's meant to change the radio and HVAC lights to red.

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Do you know how to get the bulbs off?
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