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Old 03-09-2018, 10:49 PM
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I have not, haven't installed yet, but I intend to this weekend. I'm not all too concerned with the dimming function working, I always run my interior lights at full brightness or off :P But I intend to install them this weekend and find out! I just snipped the harness and soldered in line the resistors and it's working on the test bench (aka my computer desk lol), so all I need to do is plug and bolt them in. I actually re-used the resistors that were in the tail light assemblies that I robbed the LED's from lmao 330ohm each to run 2 SMD LED's in parallel that need 2.4v @ 20ma each. I think the 330ohm is actually going to keep them a little dimmer than full brightness. Calculating to run at 14v I only needed a 290ohm, but 330ohm is the closest available I could have powered all 4 off a single 150ohm resistor, but I had the 330's on hand already

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Your last post reminded me of how the original bulbs on the side that worked on mine and the ones I used to replace the original ones were a bit dimmer than those on the dash. I wondered if that was intentional by the engineers so as to not distract the driver.

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Got them installed today, and they work great!







Not a hole lot of "dimming" function with them. At the absolute lowest setting with the dimmer wheel, they outshine everything else lol but they do dim some through the sweep.






All in all, I'm happy with it though. Now I just need to finish with the rest of the red LED conversion
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all the Led bulbs I have put in dim just fine just plug and play
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all the Led bulbs I have put in dim just fine just plug and play
What LEDs did you use? Most need a resistor in series to get the current down to a proper value.
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Christine_208, My 2000 does not have steering wheel controls so haven't gone there, but I have replaced the gauge cluster to blue LEDS, had to order new sockets (T10 size sockets) as the factory white lites are soldered in and even if you break the bulb and clean it out those sockets don't have any conductors for new bulbs, and for my heater controls I used I used halogen red bulbs because the LEDS leave voids because the are so small. Attaching pics of my dash and what I bought from yitamotors on Ebay for LEDS and sockets and the halogen bulbs from cn-batteries, all dim just fine. The picture of the red LEDS with sockets I only used the sockets as I did blue, but only $5 and change and have red LEDS for later if needed
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Just recently noticed that the S-series came with radio steering controls. Didn't know they came on early as 1999.

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since all of mine before were in the 80ís I didnít realize it either although mine doesnít have them but my aftermarket has a remote and I have already memorized the buttons
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Christine_208, for my heater controls I used I used halogen red bulbs because the LEDS leave voids because the are so small.
What I have done in the past on other vehicles when replacing incandescent with LED if you scuff the LED it diffuses the light better. It may be worth a shot.
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Does anyone have any ideal if the mute button and column control on my steering wheel not lighting up or working could cause no sound out of the stereo at all? The stereo will turn on and do anything you ask it to do but no sound at all. I have replaced stereo with other stereos same problem.
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