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SB97UKexplorer: Your headlight switch is on the wrong side of the car!! :D
 



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Just an Update for everyone

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Here's my gauge cluster with the inverted wedge LEDs:

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looks good...my only problem with changing my gauges i want all blue but i cant do it with out buying indaglow gauges
 






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i didn't even know that the headlight switch lit up. mine's been burnt out since before i bought it.
now that i have that bit of info i think i might have to give the led conversion a try
btw those blue switches and needles look pretty good:thumbsup:
 






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i didn't even know that the headlight switch lit up. mine's been burnt out since before i bought it.
now that i have that bit of info i think i might have to give the led conversion a try
btw those blue switches and needles look pretty good:thumbsup:

Haha same thing with me, I had my explorer for almost 6 years when I read that the headlight switch was supposed to light up. Never realized it.
 






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mine has never been lit up neither didn't know it was supposed to!
what about the cruise buttons and the wiper/blinker stalk? are they supposed to light up as well?
 






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mine has never been lit up neither didn't know it was supposed to!
what about the cruise buttons and the wiper/blinker stalk? are they supposed to light up as well?

cruise buttons light up, turn signal stalk doesn't
 












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thanks,now I have a project for next weekend after I find some resisters that is a lot cheaper than the 12volts I found
 






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Write me down as another who had no clue the headlight switch lit up.

I'm going to try to give this a shot soon. My color of choice will be red. Looks great guys. Thanks for the writeup.
 






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well tried this tonight, got the fog and defrost no pictures though, the camera ate all of my batteries, only thing I did different though, I wired straight to the original contacts Had to cut a small notch in the holder to make room on top of the switch for the resister, the color is wrong but at least I can see them at night now.
 






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Write me down as another who had no clue the headlight switch lit up.

I'm going to try to give this a shot soon. My color of choice will be red. Looks great guys. Thanks for the writeup.

You got to put some pics up when you get red lights in there. I was thinking about doing red lights also (my favorite color). But I wanted to see what it would look like first.
 






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tried to fix the light in the outside keypad last night but the led isn't bright enough for the fiber optic anybody had any luck trying to fix this? I might have screwed up the reflector now by drilling out the plastic so the bigger led could fit. I will try to find a small incandescent that will fit today and see if that works unless someone has other suggestions

just found the thread for this, wish I would have looked earlier
 






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so where did the wires from the led for the fog and defrost run to? i can't figure it out so p51 if you could help?
 






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so where did the wires from the led for the fog and defrost run to? i can't figure it out so p51 if you could help?

I got power from the wire that use to power the bulb inside the rear wiper switch.
 









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I don't have any pictures of that. If you look at the harness that plugs into the rear wiper switch there will be 4 wires (if I remember correctly) one of those wires will be red with a black stripe. That is the wire that you need to cut and then wire the positive leads of the LEDs to. Then Just ground the negative leads of the LEDs.
 






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