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Unread 01-23-2012, 06:45 AM   #1
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What Type of Bulb for the Defrost and Wiper/Washer Rocker Switch?

I have a 2002. Wondering what type of bulb goes in the rocker switches for the rear defroster and washer/wiper? I am talking about the backlighting. I want to do LEDs so if anyone has done this and and can tell me if it is too dim or bright that would also help. Thanks!

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Unread 01-23-2012, 12:45 PM   #2
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I have a 2002. Wondering what type of bulb goes in the rocker switches for the rear defroster and washer/wiper? I am talking about the backlighting. I want to do LEDs so if anyone has done this and and can tell me if it is too dim or bright that would also help. Thanks!
My '03 owner's manual says: "** Bulbs only available from authorized dealer".
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My '03 owner's manual says: "** Bulbs only available from authorized dealer".
Hmmm. Somebody must have done this...
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4mm LED in NEO4 lamp (superbrightleds.com)
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4mm LED in NEO4 lamp (superbrightleds.com)
I understand that is the same as the HVAC controls?

I thought I read something about needing a 3mm and 4mm in each switch (which obviously doesn't make sense).
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I understand that is the same as the HVAC controls?

I thought I read something about needing a 3mm and 4mm in each switch (which obviously doesn't make sense).
3 4mm for the HVAC, and however many 4mm for the switches. They use the same bulbs.

3mm would be for the bulb that works for the little orange light on the switch. Which is pointless to replace because it will just shine orange anyway.
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Excellent! Thank you. I know I need the hi-power LEDs for the HVAC controls. What about the switches? Will hi-power match or be too bright?
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Excellent! Thank you. I know I need the hi-power LEDs for the HVAC controls. What about the switches? Will hi-power match or be too bright?
Matches perfect, HP for HVAC and switches!
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I saw your pics. Did you use blue or cool white?
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I saw your pics. Did you use blue or cool white?
I used blue, because the film behind the hvac controls is blue it makes it a darker blue but it looks good!
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