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Old 01-09-2008, 12:40 AM
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ok guys, here is is finally, sorry it took so long

What you will need:
Hobby Knife
pliers (something to hold the leds with)
soldering iron
solder
2 working 3mm l.e.d.'s in the color of your choice (i went with red for this)


start by taking off the silver tape around the original green leds



carefully remove the green leds and board from the battery cover (i found that it helps to use pliers for this)


now use the soldring iron to remove the green leds from the board (i usually have a friend hold the led with plier while i hold the board and soldering iron)


when putting the new leds in you must know which side is positive and which is negative, you can do this by looking at the metal tabs inside the led. notice the direction of the angle between the 2 pieces, and you can see the angle in the previous picture with the leds still attatched


after soldering the new leds on you will have something that looks like this

even if it looks like this it may not work though, you may have a burnt out led or you may have connected the positive and negative on the back of the board. if you have a burnt out led you will have to get a new one, but if you have soldered the + and - together you can use a hobby knife to seperate the two sides and it should work fine

after you have soldered the leds on it is always a good idea to check to see if the leds actually work


after you know that they work you can glue the new leds to the battery cover and install them on your car



hope this helps
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Old 01-09-2008, 12:46 AM
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Thank you so much i have been wanting a tutorial over this for a long time i guess now i just need to buy leds probably get them of xmodsinternational but thanks a lot i will be trying this real soon
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awesome Tut man! im gonna play around with it tomorrow evening.
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Old 01-09-2008, 09:35 PM
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Two questions:
1) Do you replace the LEDs with round leds?
2) Will you need to make any modifications to the Ground Effects holder at all?
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:28 AM
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nice write up, but even more beautiful corvette! looks great
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:31 AM
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i love it ive been looking for a tut on how to do this forever thanks soo much man
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ok i changed my leds in my gorund effects kit and now my rear wheels do NOT touch the ground the light hit the floor b4 my tires do. my car is too low and i dont kno how to raise it up and still be able to have a good stance for drifting
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will this also work with generation 1 xmods? i have the underglow for my 65 and i want to change it to blue.
 


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