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My Plug-n-Play LED's

So for those of you not really good with soldering or playing with resistors like me and want to LED your interior lights then this post is for you. I have opted for plug and play LED's. Some people have told me the plug and plays dont light up enough like the traditional bulbs. So Im going to play with a few different types of plug and play LED's and see if I cant find the perfect brightness. Here im going with BLUE throughout my interior, yes, pretty much like the same as EVERYONE else lol but It just matches my CD player.
In this post ill provide what Plug and Play LEDs i bought and what site i got them off of.

I have sent off my 4x4 switch, Fog light switch, and Cruise Control pods to have LED's soldered into place since i suck at it lol.

I went ahead and bought me a sport trac cluster with the white faces for looks.

Here is a picture of the HVAC with the Blue LEDs installed:#74-xHP3 LED CAR BULB
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I have bought 6 Blue LED 194 bulbs for the Gauge Cluster im getting and here are the specs:WLED-x5(194 type) Wedge Base Bulbs

Once I get the Sport Trac Cluster then ill try the 194 bulbs out and see how bright they are. Ill update accordingly.

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did u sand off the green backing already on the cluster?
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following. i want to change my ex sport cluster to blue when i get it.
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I have sent off my 4x4 switch, Fog light switch, and Cruise Control pods to have LED's soldered into place since i suck at it lol.
Where, it would be a good thing to post so others that do not want to do the soldering and the such can get it done ?

Please post where and how you think it turned out ?

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lol good job i made the mistake and bought a crapload of green plug and play led 194s and they dont fit my truck looks good man .
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MudSlanger, any more Plug n Play LED progress?
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Im just waiting for my cluster to come in the mail and ill have more pics up ASAP
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beef son.

I actually prefer my 194 inverted LED's in the HVAC compared to my current 9 5mm led setup.
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Notice the OHC is blue now :)
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so you just swapped in these LED's?
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so if i were to buy the ones for the HVAC controller off superbrightleds.com which ones are the correct ones i'm kinda confused on your post and how many are in the HVAC controller i don't remember how many there are when i had it off last....
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Where, it would be a good thing to post so others that do not want to do the soldering and the such can get it done ?

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He sent them to me. LOL.
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i still gotta do my cruise/window/lock lights, but i kinda suck at soldering (getting better) just havent gotten around to doing it yet. you could probably make some good coin doing this for people yellow edge
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the headlight switch is hte only thing im not sure of though really.
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so if i were to buy the ones for the HVAC controller off superbrightleds.com which ones are the correct ones i'm kinda confused on your post and how many are in the HVAC controller i don't remember how many there are when i had it off last....

The HVAC controller has 2 bulbs in it... Mine were #74 size bulbs. "#74-xHP3" is the part number. In that link it shows up with a picture showing 3 leds that look like circuit boards....

They look like this:


under the picture it has a "buy now" button, click that and it will give you options on what colors and how many you want.. hope that helps
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So these only swap in to the HVAC?

if they do thats a pretty sweet option.

I thought the HVAC controls had the filter color painted on? Or is it just white?
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Those plugins look really sloppy, too many hot spots.
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Those plugins look really sloppy, too many hot spots.
Looks good to me... No ones gonna jump in my truck and say, "HEY, wtf is up with all your hot spots on your HVAC" In that case id kick them out of my truck for being lame and noticing stupid bullsh!t like that.
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The camera prolly doesn't do it justice anyway
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i thought they had the colored backing on the HVAC controlers do i need to remove anything or will it just show up blue like wala!
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Does anyone know if the back of the controller is painted white or green?
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There's nothing painted on the HVAC....there's just a piece of plastic sheet with paint on it which projects the color. Take your hvac unit out, snap off the black cover(what you look at), and you'll see a defuser and the color sheet. simply remove the color sheet.
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will the blue and red of the temp control be distorted then?
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after blue leds, yeah. if you just paint the black 'cover' and remove the color sheet and use stock bulbs or white led's, the blue/red temp will look like stock.

IDK if he's a member here, but here's a link showing all I'm talking about...
How To: Change the Green Color on your Temperature Control (Picture Heavy) - Ranger Power Sports Forum
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the red temp color will look kind of purpleish... but the blue temp will be fine (if using a blue LED)
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shane beat me to it...but i just went through that link on RPS, that looks good, it'd probably light up better with some white LEDs in it
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