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post Jun 26, 2009 - 9:38 PM
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A DIY FOR CHANGING YOUR LED IN YOUR MASTER WINDOW SWITCH
I have lately started playing with LEDs. So I got bored and decided to change this LED and make a writeup too. Also because you need to sign up for celicatech to see the writeup plus its for a 5th gen soo.... =S, Well enjoy and I hope it helps!


TOOLS & PARTS LIST

(look at picture one)
- phillips screwdriver
- flat head screwdriver
- *working* solder pen
- rosin core solder
- 3mm LED (color of your choice)
- needle nose pliers


REMOVAL

1. remove master window switch panel with the help of a flat head screw driver, pry the part facing towards the end of the car first


2. unscrew the three screws in picture 1


3. carefully pry up on these tabs, there is one on each side to remove the switch from the panel


4. remove these five screws and than flip over to remove the nob


5. lift the tab and than pry up to remove locking window nob from the assembly, carefully pull apart to get to the circuit board


6. lift tabs, there is one on each side. remember to do it carefully to detach the circuit board cover from the remaining assembly


7. voila! there is the LED. the white plastic that the LED is sitting beside is removal (bend the new LED according to these lengths)


8. to remove old LED solder these joints off, they are tricky to get to. use a good solder pen!


9. I couldn't solder the damn thing off so I instead cut the old LED legs and solder the new LED to cut legs (see picture 8)



INSTALLATION


10. install the master window switch and look at your nicely done work!

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU JUST CHANGED YOUR LED IN YOUR MASTER WINDOW SWITCH

This post has been edited by vile_v: Jul 1, 2009 - 8:00 PM


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post Jun 26, 2009 - 10:04 PM
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wow, perfect diy. this needs to replace the old link we have...


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post Jun 26, 2009 - 11:06 PM
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damn very nice DIY. Excellent pictures and everything.
post Jun 26, 2009 - 11:19 PM
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OUTSTANDING job on the DIY. THAT is how it's done!


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post Jun 27, 2009 - 5:22 AM
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Very very good post. Just wondering is it ok to do this without a resistor or would it beneficial with one put in the circuit


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post Jun 27, 2009 - 5:40 AM
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no resistor, the circuit already has one.


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post Jun 29, 2009 - 4:01 AM
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just a little tip... get an inverted top LED or flip the LED upside down and solder it in... esp w/ blue.. they are so bright that they will catch your eye everytime you look in that direction... with the inverted... it glows a nice blue without blinding you

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post Jun 30, 2009 - 6:40 AM
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great write up.
added to the sticky.


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post Jun 30, 2009 - 1:02 PM
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i did it last month . wink.gif
post Jul 1, 2009 - 7:57 PM
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Thanks guys! laugh.gif


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post Apr 9, 2010 - 10:46 AM
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Good stuff! I just did it the other day and it looks great, now all of my lights are blue!


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