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Guys:

I got the bug.... as with most mods on my car it sucked me in... :D
Below I completed the full interior LED modification. This mod is NOT for the faint of heart around a soldering iron, and patience is a must.
I have about 15 hours of work in just the interior LED mods. It was worth it though.

Thanks to TIM (Tstar) for his advice thru it all. :cheers:
See Tim's post for tons of information about this mod.
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-general/1996579-new-interior-led-mod-thread.html

All of this is on my web site....
http://mysite.verizon.net/res0aae8/webpage.html
Scroll down to "C5 LED Enhancements:"

I also cleaned my laser when I was inside my radio. It was starting to read CD's slow and sometimes gave me the Err message. That fix is on my web site too. Its reading store CD's, and home made CD's super fast again !

Here is what I installed for a WHITE looking interior
I frosted all of my LED's with 400 grit sandpaper to help with light diffusion.
Radio = 10x Warm White 3mm 8000MCD LED's
HVAC = 11x Warm White 3mm 8000MCD LED's(I put 2x for fan speed)
HVAC = 2x Red + 2x Blue 3mm 8000MCD LED's (goes behind red/blue dials)
Traction Control = 2x White 5mm 20000MCD LED's
Trunk/Fog button = 2x White 5mm 20000MCD LED's
Pass/Driver Door SW's = 7x White 5mm 20000MCD LED's
DIC = 4x White 5mm 20000MCD LED's (I recommend 3mm though)
HUD = 3x White 5mm 20000MCD LED's
RearView Mirror = 12x White 5mm 20000MCD LED's (No resistors required here)

White and Blue LED's require 470 Ohm resistors, and Red LED's require 560 Ohm resistors.





I also completed the following LED Upgrades around my car.



This picture makes it look Yellow..... its actually VERY RED



License Plate


Reverse Lights


Under Hood


Trunk


Footwelll


Glove Box


Rear View Mirror



Combine all this with my new ACA HID headlights, and I'm sure loving my night time presence for sure !






Here are some details on what I did. I did not take a ton of pics but here are some I did take.

Me trying not to scratch anything taking the dash apart... :D



I think this was one of the door switches (pass). You can see the soldering that had to be done directly onto the board.



This is the HVAC. You can see the 11x Warm White LED's. If you look closelt you can see the 2x I have for the fan speed. One points up a little and the other points down. Really filled in that light behind that button. I also have RED, and BLUE LED's for the hot/cold dials.



This is the Radio. The resistors have to be oriented a specific way or the buttons will not work once its put back together.



I wrapped the Blue sheet with Aluminum tape to help reflect the LED's light. Its not in the picture, but I also aluminum tape wrapped the wave guide that goes in the top right, and the one on the left.



This part of the Radio I lined the plate with Aluminum foil to also help with light reflectance.



This is the LED board on the passenger side of the rear view mirror. Each side of the mirror has a small board with 6x 5mm LED's on it. No need for resistors here. Just put in new LED's.



I wrapped the traction control wave guide with Aluminum foil tape.



This is the traction control board with the new LED's mounted.



Here is the other side of the traction control unit where the LED's solder to the board.



This is the Trunk/Fog light board. I put 2x LED's in a single spot to help get more light in there. 1 LED was not enough.



Here is a close up of the 16 SMT LED board I installed under the hood. Its designed for 12v so no resistor required. I just installed some female spade clips to the red/black wires and connected it to the + and - in the housing.





I'm loving the change !

Enjoy the pics !

Toque
 

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Well Done :thumbsup::thumbsup:........and..... an extremely good write up on an already outstanding car. AWESOME:cheers:

No problems with those front switchback 3157's replacing the Daytime running lamps?? I kept burning mine out and went back to the 4157's.
 

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Well Done :thumbsup::thumbsup:........and..... an extremely good write up on an already outstanding car. AWESOME:cheers:

No problems with those front switchback 3157's replacing the Daytime running lamps?? I kept burning mine out and went back to the 4157's.
Thanks ! :thumbsup:

I have actually had the Switch backs in a couple years now. Never had a problem yet (knock on wood).

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Wow!! That is incredible!! Looks fantastic! :thumbsup: I have been tossing around the switchbacks in the front for a while but am torn about leaving it bone stock or doing a couple of things like that that are seemingly reversible on the off chance that I might ever sell her...yeah right! :laughing: I know when you do the LED tail lights, that you need a resistor or something to prevent hyperflash...did you need that for the front switchbacks as well?
 

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Well Done :thumbsup::thumbsup:........and..... an extremely good write up on an already outstanding car. AWESOME:cheers:

No problems with those front switchback 3157's replacing the Daytime running lamps?? I kept burning mine out and went back to the 4157's.
Me too. Mine went south after about a week (wouldn't change colors any longer). Then after about two weeks I started blowing the #6 fuse. Had to take em out. Waste of $60.

And Toque, it looks nice man. You've definitely got one of the nicest, understated but ultra modded vettes I've seen.
 

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That looks real nice!
 

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I've been watching your experience with this in that thread with Tim for a few weeks now. Glad to see it finally come together and that you've posted it over here too. :thumbsup:
 

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Nice accent Lighting *

for the interior

Really-Set's the interior apart

and adds that personal touch*:thumbsup:


Bon :nuts:
 

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Wow I really like that, nice job.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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It looks Great and really involving too!:thumbsup:
 

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I've been watching your experience with this in that thread with Tim for a few weeks now. Glad to see it finally come together and that you've posted it over here too. :thumbsup:
Stop lurking and post up :thumbsup:

To the guys with the bad switchbacks that version is known to be bad with Vettes. Some get lucky.

We happen to offer a reliable version with a nice warranty :D
 
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