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Old 08-09-2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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Has anyone taken apart the console around the A/C controls? I want to change all the LEDs in the dash and I haven't figured out how to get under the A/C controls.
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Contact DaSaint80 he has done mine and his.
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forget the LED swap, i want to know how to get the automatic climate control units like they have for the ist in japan
looks like a simple swap

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simple? the shifter is down about a foot.
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what car is that in the pic?
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looks like a jdm xd...
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the new ist... actually.

which is our xD.
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Thread Jack!!! lol j/k,... well I'm just going to start taking stuff apart. I should eventually get to those *****.
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Well I got to the ***** pretty easy, I didn't have time to take apart the ***** to get to the LEDs though. I'll have to finish later.
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how are you comming along with this job, ricetoaster???,,, got pic of the 'take apart'??? thanks.. jh
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ha, sorry about the threadjack action -- i just got excited seeing those gauges on the ist

good to hear you were able to take things apart easily. i took everything apart on mine to paint some trim pieces -- this xB is a big LEGO car, simple
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np. Yeah the xB really is made to take apart, I had the whole dash apart in a couple minutes. That would taken me a hour or so in my last car.
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ok, got into the *****. The a/c controls are just like the 1st gen xB; there is a small bulb with a orange rubber cover. I'm not sure if anyone can find rubber covers in such a small size, but I imagine the bulb can be painted. There is a small LED in the button,... probably 2-3mm dome LED.

I also took apart the stock radio and the setup is pretty much the same as the 1st gen. 32 SMD LEDs and two 2-3mm LEDs.
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Yeah, you can buy Neowedge LED from Here. They work great and bright as stock ones.
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Yeah, you can buy Neowedge LED from Here. They work great and bright as stock ones.
And thank you again Dsaint you're almost making it too easy for me to finish my swaps. :D
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So rice toaster... i want to move onto this project to.. can you post a simple DIY with some pictures on HOW TO get those led boards out of there?? thanks...
Also... dasaint... i went to your link for Neowedge..
lots to choose from.. can you point us to the correct led's to buy from them for our a/c controls?? thanks dude....
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Jimm, I'm still practicing switching out the small LEDs so I'm not gonna be doing the LED swap for a little while. Well here are at least a couple tips to help out.

You have to take off the pill area around the radio and the silver piece around the shifter. There is one screw left of the radio holding the dashboard on, take it out. Then, the A/C control panel can be pulled out; it's a little hard to pull it out from under the dashboard on the left side so you kinda have to coerce it.

Also, go to the link in desaint's post. Scroll down to the 9th spot of bulbs, it has type A, B, or C. I'm not sure which type is the right one... so you'll have to measure the ones you take out (unless someone else here knows). The bulbs can actually be taken out from the back of the ***** with a screwdriver, but to change the LEDs in the center button you have to take the whole **** apart.
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Thanks for the reply, RT.......

Ok I asked Steve (dasaint), & he says.."type B"..... so now I ordewr them... sweeet..
RT... you wanna doo a DIY with some pictures while I wait for my bulbs?? thanks.. jh
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