HOW TO: Changing Factory LEDs in your S197 Mustang

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  1. Deric

    Deric New Member

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    The radio readout is originally white. I tried some acrylic and it was unsuccessful. I'm now trying to get someone to cast the original lens. If successful they should be able to cast multiple colors.

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    Bumping this to see what ever happened with the circuit creation to use multi-colored circuit similar to the Ambient Light deal....... I have both options in the Mustang.....

    I just did a AVIC Z install and I like the blue LED idea. I will likely do that but if the color change option is there....... it would be better. The LEDs on the AVIC Z are very small and only one row. If I put in custom graphics on the radio, I can go with other color schemes and not be tied to the blue.......

    Anyway....... let us know......
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    Sorry for the late reply. I'm still having issues with building a controller. As a long term project I want to see if I can map the CAN-bus of the MyColor buttons with my carPC. If it is possible I should be able to create an inline controller that just listens for those signals and changes the colors of the add-on kit. I hope to have the manual controller prototype (this will be the 3rd attempt) done by the 1 year anniversary of this thread.

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    Good Lord! :jaw:I'm speechless. I could NEVER do that, and I'm somewhat mechanically inclined.

    If you need a newscast produced, though, PM me.:nice:
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    If you master this ! Would you be willing to take orders ..???
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    If I can come up with an all-in-one solution that doesn't break the bank.

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    Great write up:nice: Im almost convinced I got the brass ones to do it myself with all that info:hail2:
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    Thanks! DO IT!!! You won't regret it. The hardest part is the door lock switches and the window switches. I sugest heating them up with a hairdryer (not too much heat is needed) and use a thin plastic wedge to seperate them. If you've soldered before it's not that hard of a project.
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