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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:40 pm 
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Also i was looking through the technical documents and saw that the illumination behind the arial and rear dimister switch as blue, im assuming its either a t5 or t10 led if i was to change them as well? can anyone confirm this?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:59 pm 
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Also i was looking through the technical documents and saw that the illumination behind the arial and rear dimister switch as blue, im assuming its either a t5 or t10 led if i was to change them as well? can anyone confirm this?
the blobes behind the demister and aerial buttons are even smaller ones. You will not be able to get T5's behind those. They are more like 3mm bulbs. Not sure if you can get leds to suit. Damn..! I wonder if they are available at all. I wish to do mine too.
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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:28 pm 
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the blobes behind the demister and aerial buttons are even smaller ones
4.5mm but only have a 6mm wide body. Replacement (clear) incandescents are available from Narva but they dont appear to have LEDs to suit..

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:45 pm 
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the blobes behind the demister and aerial buttons are even smaller ones
4.5mm but only have a 6mm wide body. Replacement (clear) incandescents are available from Narva but they dont appear to have LEDs to suit..
Yep you are right. I just removed it and measured it. Its 4.5mm. However, i did a little experiment and removed the button and placed a coloured filter behind it and believe it or not.....problem solved. it lights up beautifully. simple but effective little mod.
I am happy now.
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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:07 am 
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pull out the globe, unwind the wire and put an led in with the resistor on the out side like this pic

i use a a 5 mm led for them

+ is to the part you can see the light out of
- is to the back

 

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:16 am 
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pull out the globe, unwind the wire and put an led in with the resistor on the out side like this pic

i use a a 5 mm led for them

+ is to the part you can see the light out of
- is to the back
Geeez...! This give a new meaning to the saying....Where there's a will, there's a way.

What resistor did you use for that task. Can you just stick in a 12volt led from d**k smiths? Would that work, or do you need to add a resistor?
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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:41 am 
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i did this for my air con demister swtiches too, b**ch of a job, half of them stopped lighting up, i think i didnt soldier them on properly, looked awsome when they were all working though. dont want to do it again though, haha

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 8:27 pm 
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its not to hard and yes i like to fiddel with leds and s**t, i think the 12v ones would work as long as the globe size is no bigger, i just use a Resistors 560 Ohm on a 3.6V led from d**k smith

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:34 pm 
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Quick question... does the narva globes also work for the climate control and clock?
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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:41 am 
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the clock yes but if you want to do the lcd screen you need to remove the orange filter and put white paper there not sure aircon but it wont work for climat control and there bigger globes but you could cut the wires and put normal leds in there

 

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