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I love it, great right up I will be using this for reference soon I think, this should be stickied IMO

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Thanks! This mod is definitely not for everyone. I feel anyone with at least some soldering skills should at least try it on something like the headlight switch. If you can do that, then you should be able to to the rest of it as well.
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Is it the same for 3rd Gen ?
Thanks for all the tips
The 3rd gens are different, they have vertical switches and the smd leds are mounted inside the switch housing, a complete bitch to get to with a soldering iron. I pulled mine apart when I did my amber lighting swap. The center controls use warm white leds for everything and have a green-tinted gel on the underside of the display panel. The gel can be removed carefully using acetone, but too much and you can remove the white diffusion material and distort any lettering/numbers. I believe I did a write up on this a while ago, but I'd have to search for it. I wasnt that impressed with the switches and replaced then with a stock unit.
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So when can I send you mine with some cash stuffed inside? I like green btw...
LOL. Well, the stock ones are "green"... but not GREEN green. Green would look very cool if you had everything else matching or color-coded to that. That would look killer!

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First things first. This is a complete and total bitch to remove. The wires up here are so short that it's almost (but not quite) impossible to unplug everything. I had to use a long, thin flat-bladed screwdriver in order to push some of the plug clips back to get them loose, and they are tight as hell. That's the whole reason I don't have any more pics of getting it down. Sorry. Anyway, here goes!



Here's where you get the plugs loose.
/insert cursing and swearing loudly/
Then you take the module out of the panel.






I have everything else done inside the truck. I have the steering wheel controls done as well.


To be continued....


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I get nervous even reading the steps and looking at your pictures. I definitely wont be attempting this one but I can certainly appreciate what you have done!
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There's really nothing to it. I don't get why everyone is so scared of it. Not for everyone, I guess.
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I *really* want to do this.. all of it! Thanks to your write ups and links to the LEDs to buy, I know I can get everything I need to do these projects.. But my problem is I have no earthly clue how to solder! Seems I need to bribe my husband with beer, brats and
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Kick ass work Scotty they look great! Props and rep to you. I wish I trusted myself enough with a soldering gun to attempt this. Is this the same process needed for the bulb in the upper console that shines down on the shifter and cup holders in the the center console?
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