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Wow. Amazing detail and great photographs - thank you so much for taking the time to show us.
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Wow great write up and photos.....hats off
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Thanks, guys. If anyone has any questions that aren't covered in this thread, feel free to ask.


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Can you post pics/info of the gear you used. ie... soldering iron, tip, wattage etc. I have a gun and an iron but I think the iron would be the better choice and I'm assuming a very fine tip. I have a pointed tip but don't feel it would be small enough. I've done a little soldering but nothing this intricate. Any certain place you recommend starting as a warm up.
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Also the digikey link in this post isn't working.. have an update?


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Here is the headlight switch mod.

Parts Needed:
1 3.2mm x 1.8mm LED from Mouser.com http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/...KevPv2k5b2IKR3
1 2.2mm x 1.4mm LED from DigiKey.com http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DKSea...73383494640765

Remove the vent with the headlight switch in it, then unplug the switch and pop it out of the vent. It just pushes out from the back.



Once you get it out, back at your workplace, remove these screws.



At that point you will see the board, all greased up. Leave it greasy, but be careful not to get it everywhere. Especially where the LEDs are. Take note of the retainer tab.



This is what we're working with. There are 2 different size LEDs in the headlight switch. The main one is just like we used before on the door switches. The smaller one is a 2.2mm x 1.4mm LED.



Same as before, just reverse everything to put it all back together.
Here's a pic of the finished product.

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Those part numbers are superseded all the time. There's no way for me to keep up with all the new numbers. If you're seriously looking at doing this mod, PM me and I'll look them up again. Sorry.


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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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I noticed others are a little leery about this mod including me. So, I was wondering if that paint pen would work on all the other LED's you replaced? or do you think it wouldn't be bright enough?
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Well.... Blue paint pen on a green LED. Gonna look funny no matter what pen you use. Kinda Aqua looking. Giving the intensity of the LEDs, I don't really think the pen would work on the surface mount LEDs.


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Wow fantastic work - looks great
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