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  1. colton
    12-11-2009 12:39 AM - permalink
    colton
    yeah a/c control was one of the easier parts. and to get the headlight switch out of the dash you have to do some weird, complicated procedure with the knob. something like "turn headlights on, pop the knob off, turn it around and put it back on backwards, turn the headlights back off" then the assembly will pop out of the dash. then the cover of the switch had to be broken off the glued back on when youre done.

    but yeah no problem
  2. Pocketrr
    12-11-2009 12:20 AM - permalink
    Pocketrr
    That's a perfect description on how to do it, thanks man. I can't believe you have to break the headlight switch off, but wiring in a led won't be a problem. I have to order more leds for the cluster but I have the leds to replace the doors. Was it easy to take apart the ac controls? Thanks again man for the info.
  3. colton
    12-10-2009 08:07 PM - permalink
    colton
    this isnt very in detail, if you want me to get into more detail on any part, just tell me.

    gauge cluster - took the dash off, removed the cluster, and took the gauge face part off. then used alcohol to remove the green tint. then replaced 6 twist lock bulbs on the back with 6 T5 wedge 3-SMD LED bulbs.

    a/c control - took surrounding dash piece off, took the unit out, disassembled it, took a piece of see through green plastic out, replaced the two twist lock bulbs with T10 wedge 4-SMD LED's.

    window/lock switches - took out, unplugged, disassembled units, and on the circuitboards there was a total of 5 green smd led's. removed them and soldered on blue ones.

    headlight switch - hardest thing. to disassemble you have to break it. theres a twist lock base with a non-replaceable bulb. i cut the bulb off, took out its wires, and wired a regular blue led in place on the twist lock base. and you have to wire in a resistor with it.
  4. Pocketrr
    12-09-2009 11:59 PM - permalink
    Pocketrr
    Hey man, nice pics of the interior lights. Did you do them yourself? If so, could you explain how you did it to me? My wife has a 98 expedition with the same cluster/ac switch setup as yours and I want to change her interior lights too. I did mine but it's alot different than the older model. Thanks dude
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