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Old 03-07-2013, 11:07 AM
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Thanks, man. The one that shines down is a total bitch to deal with mainly because it's so proprietary. I'll have pics of it up soon and maybe you'll see what I mean. It's not the same regular LED like the rest of them, it's made in a molded piece of clear plastic that is actually part of the mount. I ended up dyeing it to be more blue than green. I'm looking at other solutions for that one right now. Haven't settled on anything yet though. I'll be posting the steering wheel controls later today.

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Bare with me on the pics, guys. I moved my registrar and the DNS has not propagated yet. It should be fine soon.
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Steering Wheel Controls


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(2) 3.2mm x 2.8mm LEDs http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...KevPv2k5b2IKR3
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The airbag/horn button must be removed first.
I want to preface this by stating that in no way will I be held responsible for any damage that may occur to you or to your truck. Proceed at your own risk! For these reasons, I will not be documenting the actual removal of the airbag from your steering wheel. Sorry guys, but as easy as it is to remove, someone is sure to have it pop in their face and get pissed off at me for it. It's very simple to remove if done correctly, but you CAN pop it if you don't follow the removal instructions properly. I didn't pop mine, but I was scared it would happen the whole time it was off the wheel. (just me worrying too much about it) I really had nothing to worry about, but I was concerned nonetheless. Even though I won't document the removal myself, I will give you a link to the 2009 RAM Service Manual that I followed.http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=72221

In the end, I'd do it again a hundred times and not think twice about it, but having never removed one before, I was scared of it. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about at all.

That being said, I'll follow up the procedure with the steering wheel bezel on the bench ready to go. To get the bezel off, there are 2 torx and 2 phillips screws that need to be removed once you get the airbag out. Then there are 2 torx screws on the bottom/back of the wheel. As an aside to this, both controls are identical except for the number of pins on them. I will only be showing one.








Finished Product
It's a dim picture. All these lights are a little brighter than this.

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Hey Scotty-
WOW man I am in very impressed with your write up and jealous you had the guts to undertake this project. I am curions about the radio, my radio has the green LED's that you clearly hate, how would I go about getting those to the color that I chose for the rest of the car?
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Amazing write up, but wow thats nuts. Reps for your work and info.
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Scotty,
I love this post. I'm gong to "attempt" to do mine, as I've always thought that the trim controls lack the brightness in any model year.

Thanks for the info!

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Update to my previous posts..

Unfortunately, my husband cannot be bought.. with beer, chocolate chip cookies, or . He says that the detail of the soldering would be too much and he's afraid he'd damage my truck. Ah, well. Thanks for sharing and allowing me to live through you! In my dreams, my interior is all a nice cool white!
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Thanks. It's a different process altogether. The one that shines down is a proprietary LED from Mopar that has a plug on it. There are plenty of different other LEDs that you could use to accomplish that swap with some very slight modding of how it mounts. I will post pics later of what I did. I just used a blue paint-pen and put a thin coating over the stock one. Works well enough, but blue over green isn't that noticeable of a difference anyway. Mine's blue, but not AS blue as the rest of the stuff. Works well enough for me.

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