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    Thinking of switching to blue LED's..

    behind the gauges, I remember reading somewhere that you cant just buy some at autozone or walmart because they will burn up easily. I wanted to varify that was true or if you CAN in fact simply swap them out using LED's that are made to swap. I dont have acces to a solder iron and dont particularly car to bother with one if I dont have to :-)

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    Kaliente- the moderator on this forum- has an interesting how-to on her home page.There is a website that you can buy stuff at already made up- www.LEDGauges.com has some interesting stuff too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sketterman
    behind the gauges, I remember reading somewhere that you cant just buy some at autozone or walmart because they will burn up easily. I wanted to varify that was true or if you CAN in fact simply swap them out using LED's that are made to swap. I dont have acces to a solder iron and dont particularly car to bother with one if I dont have to :-)

    http://www.keliente.com/LED.htm

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    Right, I've read through that stuff, very nicely detailed I must say, but I was hoping that there were some lights that are just 'plug and play' so to speak, that dont require resistors and such. Thanks for your help tho, I'll see what I can do :-)

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    I have the same question too. I would like to do the swap without soldering

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    I don't think you did read it all the way through because I wrote about where to get premade LED's from for the cluster on the very first page, exactly what to get, and how many... But the switches and headlight knob absolutely have to have LED's soldered in there is no getting around it.

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    gotcha

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