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Ricetry
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This is for the cupholder light. http://www.ebay.com/itm/151354930661?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=450520259770&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT The remaining Led's are this..http://www.ebay.com/itm/50pcs-3mm-Blue-Diffused-LED-round-top-edge-LED-emitting-diodes-300-400-MCD-Bulb-/262000809498?hash=item3d0077161a You will also need 330 ohm resisters for the Climate control/cruise/roof/window switches. I used these without issue. http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-X-330-Ohm-Flame-Retardant-Carbon-Film-Resistors-1-4-Watt-5-Shipping-From-US-/151811770874?hash=item2358afc9fa All told i spent about less than 9 bucks to do the whole car and a spare cluster. {I did one Type R in blue as well)
 

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nice thanks

This is for the cupholder light. http://www.ebay.com/itm/151354930661?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&var=450520259770&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT The remaining Led's are this..http://www.ebay.com/itm/50pcs-3mm-Blue-Diffused-LED-round-top-edge-LED-emitting-diodes-300-400-MCD-Bulb-/262000809498?hash=item3d0077161a You will also need 330 ohm resisters for the Climate control/cruise/roof/window switches. I used these without issue. http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-X-330-Ohm-Flame-Retardant-Carbon-Film-Resistors-1-4-Watt-5-Shipping-From-US-/151811770874?hash=item2358afc9fa All told i spent about less than 9 bucks to do the whole car and a spare cluster. {I did one Type R in blue as well)
so you did not use 2 different lights and 2 different resistors like gopherboy? this just makes all your lights equal brightness? they look great and thanks for the links. how long hours wise did you spend. I don't want a second gauge but if it will take too long I might look for a cheap set of dash sections and guages. thanks

any pics of board with led and resistors installed?
 

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Ricetry
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so the answer to your questions is you only need 330ohm resistors. You just cut the resistors down and attach them to the negative or short side of the leds for the climate/door switches/mirror/roof/cruise. The ignition key is the plcc smd type of led bulb that looks like a tiny rectangle. The main guage cluster also uses the plcc smd bulbs( The 100 bulbs) in my links. You do not use resistors on the plcc bulbs/cluster/ignition key. The 470 ohm resistors suggested in the original post are only used to test bulbs with a power source outside the car. Upon research i realized the plcc smd bulbs polarity is negative on the side where there is a small cut on one of the corners and positive on the other side. On the cluster board you can see little arrows pointing out the polarity direction of the led it's next to. So if the arrow points down the negative side of the led is on the bottom(cut side), and the positive side is on top. Best example i can give, so i soldiered the leds on and took the board to the car and plugged it in to test it before putting back together. Sounds hard but it's not that bad, timewise...maybe an hour for each section or less. hope that helps. :fistbump:
 

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Ricetry
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Did my Type R cluster slightly different by leaving the needles red. They come out Fluorescent orange at night. Found out there is no spot open for the alarm light, maintenance , side airbag, cruise lights. The posts are there to soldier to but no led's or holes in the gauge cover to shine through. So if you plan on doing the Type R gauges make some holes and add them while the needles are off.
 

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Fast and Furious
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thanks looks awesome. probably a best bang for buck mod here. now I just got to figure my color scheme.
 

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Ricetry
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Yeah, I love it. Do one area at a time and follow the photos and you will be fine. Not to mention these bulbs last way longer and it's cheaper to do this anyway.
 

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Sweeeeeet:fistbump::fistbump:!

Man that looks great. Let me know when you are taking orders.

Excellent work
 

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Has anyone replaced the LEDs on the board with brighter ones so the back light can be been seen during the day kinda like an STi cluster?
 
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