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Icon5 2004+ Cruise Control Leds

Do the 04 cruise control pods disassemble the same as earlier models? I got my LEDs to do the install today! Now just the cluster and OHC left to make blue.

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FYI... you cant change the leds on 04+ Cruise Control. I painstakingly took the airbag out to find out that there is two tiny leds soldered onto a circuit board. GAY!
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Cameron, does for the speedo/guage, does LED replacement work? What type of LEDs did you use?
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FYI... you cant change the leds on 04+ Cruise Control. I painstakingly took the airbag out to find out that there is two tiny leds soldered onto a circuit board. GAY!
couldnt you just solder new ones on?
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Cameron, does for the speedo/guage, does LED replacement work? What type of LEDs did you use?
They do work but I haven't done them. They are #74 bulbs. I'm going to take all the green off and solder in 20 360 degree bulbs like JP did. The reason I didn't solder them in is b/c tiny is an understatement. They are little square leds. I'm not even sure what kind of bulb I could fit onto it.
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the cruise control ones are square?

u could try to paint it, that sucks cuz i wanted to go red in a few months
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Yup.. Little square ones that are made into a circuit board. I'm sure there is a way to do it.
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im gunna do a bit of searching now lol. good luck with the cluster, lemme know how hard it is, did you buy a spare cluster?
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No not yet. I'll probably wait until the spring semester is over before I start. I tend to rush and mess up things, so I'm not going to start until I have alot of time on my hands. Let me know if you figure out how to do it.
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haha im gunna order an all black cluster after basic so itll be next fall lol
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oh nice. I might have to do that too. I've always wanted white/red gauges, so this might be my chance, finally

thanks for the quick replies
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yea if you wanna wait i have white face guages lol
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from your description, they sound like surface mount LEDs. Can you post up a picture of the circuit board, so we can be sure?

if they are surface mount LEDs, they certainly can be replaced or switched out to a different color, etc... it's just not as straightforward as the already established LED mod.. and soldering/unsoldering SMT (surface mount technology) LEDs is no walk in the park for folks that have not done a lot of that sort of work; it (often) requires special equipment and techniques to effect repairs/modifications on SMT circuit boards.
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yea if you wanna wait i have white face guages lol
I have a white-faced gauge, i just want the lights to be white where it is green now. The red can stay.
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im goin all red.
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