climate control LED

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by reggiecab2000, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    sorry i had such a long delay guys. i finished this back in december but been real busy lately. Heres my climate control blue LED swap. all the soldering wasnt too bad i used flat topped LED's for a wider viewing angle but as you can see it aint perfect, im fine with the way it looks in person it aint too bad, but no red in the temperature section. if i have the time ill go in to see what i can do to pop a red LED in there. And on the far right i did throw in a 5th led under the top middle of the directional flow knob, the eventual plan would be to do the same to the other two knobs but until then im in no rush, but heres the pic just so yall can see the product :)

  2. Brad_'06_Silverado

    Brad_'06_Silverado New Member

    i did the same thing. yours looks good tho.
    heres mine
    I have white led's behind the climate sliders. the orange led's that were in the a/c an the other two buttons are now white.
  3. OneWheelWonder

    OneWheelWonder New Member

    Ive been thinking about doing something like this myself. My passenger side climate control bulb went out and was wanting to fix it anyways so...where did you guys find your L.E.D.'s at?

  4. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    hey, nice job brad. that looks real good. that white almost looks blue actually, which is neat in my opinion.
    and one wheel wonder i ordered mine at they are really an awesome site to shop.
  5. OneWheelWonder

    OneWheelWonder New Member

    Yup the site is pretty sweet not gonna lie....i believe ill be ordering a hand full of lights here soon. which did you guys go with 3mm? 5mm? I think Im gonna go with red for the cluster and temp controls. (i just installed power windows and the switches already have red lights in them) and If im thinking correctly the wider the viewing angle the better? up to about 120deg anyways.
  6. Brad_'06_Silverado

    Brad_'06_Silverado New Member

    onewheelwonder, i used 5mm in mine, 3mm will also work well. an yes the wider the view angle the better, for light distribution so you limit the dark spots in the faceplate when lit.
  7. OneWheelWonder

    OneWheelWonder New Member

    Brad, Thanks for the info!! One last question...did it require a resistor on all the lights?
  8. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    yeah i used 5 mm for all my cluster and 3 mm for the bottom 3 lights. and yes they all require resistors. If i could find a way to get smd leds in there it would really even out the light output but most flap topped leds have around a 120 degree viewing angle. I hear there is an led with basically an inverted cone design that makes the led viewing angle even wider but they dont seem to be as common, you might look into those. (the wider the viewing angle the better)

    Did you install power windows yourself?
  9. OneWheelWonder

    OneWheelWonder New Member

    Yes I did it last weekend. Surprisingly easy to do...I took about 50 pictures while doing the install. Im doing the power locks tomorrow. (Also taking a bunch of pictures. Im going to do a full fledged write up when Im finished and will let everyone see the outcome. Ill also attach part numbers (where i got my parts) and prices if anyone is interested.
  10. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    well i am very interested, i would love to see that thread actually. i gotta 2000 silverado so itll be a little different. but im manual windows and doors as well. how much did the power windows install damage your wallet?
  11. OneWheelWonder

    OneWheelWonder New Member

    I paid $130 for all the parts and did the install on a Saturday afternoon in my apartment parkinglot lol
  12. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

    that sounds awesome! let me know when you post that thread i might have to copy you
  13. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia New Member

    So I found the 5mm red and blue leds on Superbright leds dot com and if I put a resistor on each led, how do I know which resisters I need? and now they do have the 5mm in 360 degrees :)
  14. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    This is my set up. Everything is soldered, it's out of my 2004 silverado, as you can see from the display, the lights are dimmed down.
  15. Bigmacnchez

    Bigmacnchez New Member

    How did you get the knobs on the sliders off

  16. Jaele

    Jaele Member

  17. Char

    Char New Member


    With mine i got 6 LED bulbs and 2 very small plastic tubes and cut it to fit in tightly inside the ac controls one twards the top and one twards the bottom. I mounted 3 on each and ran the power from my radio. 2 years later its still holding up is what i used
  18. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member

    what size resistors did you guys use?
  19. BRB46

    BRB46 New Member

    The ones I ordered were 3mm blue and the resistor was 1/4 watt 470 ohm.

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