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#1977495 - 02/11/10 05:40 PM Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch
BlackVic_P71 Offline
Grand Poobah

Registered: 08/28/09
Posts: 14597
Loc: LI, NY
I am working on doing all my window switches and had an extra defrost button sitting around so figured I'd do that one too.
1 - pop out the switch cover

original green illumination LED

Original 'defrost on' amber LED

2 - remove plastic cover(I guess you could just removed this and leave the switch cover in place but this is how I did it)

3 - remove old LEDs(I used solder wick to remove the old solder from the LED so then it could just be pulled off the board)


4 - install new SMD LED's(I used blue 1206)

5 - Test
Illumination

'Defrost on'

Both on

6 - Replace cover, first pic taken with both lights on and using a flash

(no flash)

Just the illumination light on


When I get the switch put back in tomorrow morning, I'll take pics of it in place.
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The future is very fast and extremely quiet...but a bit burny.

1989 Ford Crown Victoria Country Squire - 347
2005 Crown Victoria LX Sport with Stainless Works full exhaust, Addco swaybars, Heinous control arms, Powerslot rotors, Hawk HPS pads
Accufab plenum for a DBW Panther
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#1977509 - 02/11/10 05:54 PM Re: Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch [Re: BlackVic_P71]
SgtTaz Offline
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 3131
Loc: Chicago, IL
Nice! Man I'm going to be very busy this spring with all the new projects and my addition of the 05 ;\)
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#1977596 - 02/11/10 08:00 PM Re: Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch [Re: SgtTaz]
PB92 Offline
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Registered: 02/07/09
Posts: 2150
Loc: Communist CT
Groooooovy daddio!!!! I like it............
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#1977624 - 02/11/10 08:40 PM Re: Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch [Re: PB92]
nicklee94 Offline
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Registered: 04/05/09
Posts: 124
Loc: Dallas
That [censored] tight YO...lol

Where you get the L.E.Ds
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#1977753 - 02/11/10 10:35 PM Re: Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch [Re: nicklee94]
StealthMode Offline
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Registered: 02/03/10
Posts: 295
Loc: Minnesota, USA
I'd like to be able to do that. Blue would go good in mine. If only I could figure out why mine isn't turning on:(
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#1977879 - 02/12/10 01:14 AM Re: Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch [Re: StealthMode]
C_A_F_B_Duval Offline
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Registered: 01/21/10
Posts: 8
I've got all of mine switched to blue. Took me about a week workin a couple hours a night. Now I have the floor boards lit up with blue leds. The stock interior lights are switched to blue led's. Now im workin on the trunk and engine lights, puttin the blue LED's in there too. I've also got to do the strobe kits and find a way to change the color of the interior panels. Not sure how,thought about maybe that spray paint made for plastic and a sealant.
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#1979143 - 02/13/10 05:21 PM Re: Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch [Re: C_A_F_B_Duval]
StealthMode Offline
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Registered: 02/03/10
Posts: 295
Loc: Minnesota, USA
 Originally Posted By: C_A_F_B_Duval
I've got all of mine switched to blue. Took me about a week workin a couple hours a night. Now I have the floor boards lit up with blue leds. The stock interior lights are switched to blue led's. Now im workin on the trunk and engine lights, puttin the blue LED's in there too. I've also got to do the strobe kits and find a way to change the color of the interior panels. Not sure how,thought about maybe that spray paint made for plastic and a sealant.


Actually using spray paint works pretty good. I painted some of my trim black to match the outside of the car.

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#1979226 - 02/13/10 07:58 PM Re: Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch [Re: StealthMode]
Mr1999p71 Offline
n00b

Registered: 12/24/09
Posts: 39
Loc: Breckenridge county,Kentucky
THAT IS SHARP!!! do you think it would look good in white to match a white exterior?
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#1980158 - 02/14/10 08:41 PM Re: Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch [Re: StealthMode]
BlackVic_P71 Offline
Grand Poobah

Registered: 08/28/09
Posts: 14597
Loc: LI, NY
I finished the switches today with the lock/unlock and master window switches.


Stock green lighting

All soldered in

All lit blue



Checked the lights half-way through and got this, no clue where the one red came from since they were all in one blister pack


A diagram in case anyone else wants to do this




Edited by BlackVic_P71 (02/14/10 08:45 PM)
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Originally Posted By Jeremy Clarkson
The future is very fast and extremely quiet...but a bit burny.

1989 Ford Crown Victoria Country Squire - 347
2005 Crown Victoria LX Sport with Stainless Works full exhaust, Addco swaybars, Heinous control arms, Powerslot rotors, Hawk HPS pads
Accufab plenum for a DBW Panther
Blue LED buttons/switches how to

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#2079376 - 06/25/10 10:43 PM Re: Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch [Re: BlackVic_P71]
Sgt_Dobish Offline
Rookie

Registered: 06/06/10
Posts: 56
Loc: NJ
where did you purchase these leds from? im interested in doing this mod since my pioneer is blue and white

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#2079593 - 06/26/10 05:31 AM Re: Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch [Re: Sgt_Dobish]
yayo_ote Offline
Rookie

Registered: 06/16/10
Posts: 52
Loc: houston,tx
im loving this good job
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#2129357 - 08/31/10 12:26 PM Re: Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch [Re: Sgt_Dobish]
Super_Buffalo Offline
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Registered: 03/04/10
Posts: 687
Loc: Southbridge, MA
 Originally Posted By: Sgt_Dobish
where did you purchase these leds from? im interested in doing this mod since my pioneer is blue and white


x2. As soon as I figure this one out I'm going to order them up. What about your Temp controls? How did you do those?
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#2129573 - 08/31/10 06:10 PM Re: Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch [Re: Super_Buffalo]
BlackVic_P71 Offline
Grand Poobah

Registered: 08/28/09
Posts: 14597
Loc: LI, NY
I got either 50 or 100 1206 SMD LED's from China on ebay for around $20, I think. I did the temp controls but that didn't require and SMD's, just put in 194 LED's.

I also took out the little plastic piece on the knob and painted it with translucent blue paint.
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Originally Posted By Jeremy Clarkson
The future is very fast and extremely quiet...but a bit burny.

1989 Ford Crown Victoria Country Squire - 347
2005 Crown Victoria LX Sport with Stainless Works full exhaust, Addco swaybars, Heinous control arms, Powerslot rotors, Hawk HPS pads
Accufab plenum for a DBW Panther
Blue LED buttons/switches how to

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#2129591 - 08/31/10 06:42 PM Re: Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch [Re: BlackVic_P71]
JohnnyV Offline
Member

Registered: 02/28/10
Posts: 289
Loc: The Jersey Shore
Did you get the clear LEDS? The color looks a little spotty. Frosted LEDS would be a good choice to disperse light a little more evenly. Looks good though!
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#2129625 - 08/31/10 07:50 PM Re: Replacing/changing color of LEDs on defrost switch [Re: JohnnyV]
BlackVic_P71 Offline
Grand Poobah

Registered: 08/28/09
Posts: 14597
Loc: LI, NY
They are real cheap blue LEDs in the HVAC control, I may put a strip of blue SMD in there at some point to even the color out.
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Originally Posted By Jeremy Clarkson
The future is very fast and extremely quiet...but a bit burny.

1989 Ford Crown Victoria Country Squire - 347
2005 Crown Victoria LX Sport with Stainless Works full exhaust, Addco swaybars, Heinous control arms, Powerslot rotors, Hawk HPS pads
Accufab plenum for a DBW Panther
Blue LED buttons/switches how to

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