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03-11-2020 06:03 PM
Jennergy369 My boyfriend and I are in the process of changing my dash lights. And by in the process I mean doing a whole lot of thinking and researching. We did take my lcd apart to get to the leds, which are so old and out of date they're comical, and we followed one of these tutorials to do it. Those old pics definitely would have made things a bit clearer for us. The step that was the most confusing was the one where you separate the lcd screen from the circuit board. We eventually figured it out and got the pieces separated. The look of the leds was such a shock that I was convinced we had the wrong kind of replacements, so I wouldn't let him finish it. Its been in a bag in my trunk for like a month now, lol. I think I will go ahead with the plan and solder them in tonight. If you have any questions about the lcd part you're welcome to ask. That's as far as we've gotten though, lol.
03-11-2020 04:09 PM
rbrown Wish these old pics were still up.

Just bought my daughter an 08 and want to change colors all over the interior.

I guess I will just have to wing it.

I like bringing things back from the dead btw.
04-15-2014 01:22 PM
Dagger1966 Can't find part# on the Kingbright website.
04-08-2014 03:43 PM
rdtk I'll keep that in mind. But all my spare money is going towards another mod
04-08-2014 03:34 PM
philrab
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So I ordered all the led's and started at it. But ended up using a soldering iron that was old and the tip was big. Once I got to the 805 led's I started having issues. I stopped after maybe 5-8 805 led's. Ended up burning or taring off the pads that the solder sits.

I then went out to the store and got a very fine tipped iron and finished off the LED's. But was not able to repair the pads. The area is just to small to get a ball of solder without hitting other components.

Now the led's nearest to the Clock Button/00: Button and Media button are not illuminated.

I tried splicing power using thin wire from the eject button and the up and down track Seek APC buttons and have been successful in powering powering the LED for the 00: Button, but by doing that the Track Seek APC buttons and eject buttons are now not lighting up. I guess to little power.

Any idea's other then replacing stereo and starting again?
Way over my head, but check the FS section for used head units. I recall seeing several in the last couple of months, and fairly cheap.
04-08-2014 02:22 PM
rdtk
Having problems! Hope this thread is not dead.

So I ordered all the led's and started at it. But ended up using a soldering iron that was old and the tip was big. Once I got to the 805 led's I started having issues. I stopped after maybe 5-8 805 led's. Ended up burning or taring off the pads that the solder sits.

I then went out to the store and got a very fine tipped iron and finished off the LED's. But was not able to repair the pads. The area is just to small to get a ball of solder without hitting other components.

Now the led's nearest to the Clock Button/00: Button and Media button are not illuminated.

I tried splicing power using thin wire from the eject button and the up and down track Seek APC buttons and have been successful in powering powering the LED for the 00: Button, but by doing that the Track Seek APC buttons and eject buttons are now not lighting up. I guess to little power.

Any idea's other then replacing stereo and starting again?
10-08-2011 01:54 PM
dark96
Re: How to: Change the Color of your Radio LCD (Pictures)

rdk, what angle do you have your polarity at? Mine is super dark on the background, and the only blue parts are the numbers
12-05-2010 10:53 PM
dark96
Re: How to: Change the Color of your Radio LCD (Pictures)

6
12-05-2010 08:03 PM
Hsmadani
Re: How to: Change the Color of your Radio LCD (Pictures)

From what i see you only need 6 Blue 3mm LEDS?

or do you need more sorry if its already mentioned in the forum but i didnt see how many leds were needed in the guide.

thanks,
08-01-2010 03:58 PM
dark96
Re: How to: Change the Color of your Radio LCD (Pictures)

so with the LCD display, it has to be from the same system to work? or needs reprogramming?
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