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Old 01-09-2009, 09:11 PM
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Anyone tried the "blue"??
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:17 PM
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Thanks for posting this info.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:41 PM
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Correction to my previous post:

Originally Posted by Nuff

PorscheLEDs already have them in a kit.

http://www.porscheleds.com/993ledg.html

FYI, while it is an inexpensive mod, getting the tach out can be a PITA!
I just checked with PorscheLEDs and they said he following:

Our current kit has 2 smd leds for the tach and 9 of the normal LEDs for the other gauges which is $29.99.
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:37 PM
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I used these:

http://autolumination.com/festoon.htm

39mm = 1-1/2" Long 9LED
Are they brighter than stock?
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:41 AM
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Here is the final result. I also changed the CCU bulbs to the 74xHP3.

I then used the single LEDs to replace all bulbs in the car. This includes the fog light & defroster switch and center console (spoiler, sunroof, hazard, etc.) lights. Only the center console bulbs had to be soldered in. The defroster and fog light just snaps in.

If you wondering what's the red light where the cigarette lighter is, it is the charge indicator for a .5watt LED flash light that plugs into the lighter.

The LEDs are dramatically brighter than the OEM bulbs. No more dingy yellow light. I would probably buy some of the warm light to get rid of the blue in the gauges.
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:55 PM
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Nuff. Those are the LED's I purchased..from Porsche LED's. Not bright at all. They have a very direct projection. I just ordered the ones in this thread.
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Old 01-10-2009, 02:11 PM
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Here is the list of LEDs I used. Unfortunately, I don't see the proper twist lock base anywhere on superbrightleds.com so you have to get them from porscheleds.com.

- 13 LEDs from porscheleds.com - the package said 11, but you will need 2 extra if you want to do the CCU.

- 13 74xHP3 from superbrightleds.com

Use the 13 twist lock base from porscheleds.com to hold the 74xHP3 LEDs. 11 are used for the gauges, and 2 for the CCU.

Take 2 LEDs from porscheleds.com for the defroster and fog light switch. The fit direct where the OEM bulb goes.

Take 5 LEDs from porscheleds.com for the center console. You will need to desolder the OEM bulb and solder in the LED.

As with LEDs, insert one LED at a time, if it does not light up, reverse the polarity.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:09 PM
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what would be the total cost of this modification?? Just curious.
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:50 PM
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I just paid $120.00 for 15 bulbs and the bases with shipping.. from two sources..
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:48 PM
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Can you tell me - is it easy to change the bulbs in the CCU and how did you do it?

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Old 01-10-2009, 07:59 PM
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I think I paid around $80 for everything. It is one of the more cost effective mods to the car.

Changing the bulb in the ccu is not that bad. First take out the ccu. Then pry off the front plate. It is kind of like one of those detachable stereo faceplate. I had to pry open the ccu top cover to detach the front plate. Once out, you cab clearly see the two bulbs. They are the same as that of the guages.
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:21 PM
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I believe there's also a bulb inside the headlight switch.

I don't feel that my OEM lights are low. As a matter of fact I dim them by at least a half. Curious if even the warm wite LEDs would be too bright for me. The reason I'm considering them is to match to a more modern radio if I end up installing one.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:34 AM
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I ordered the 74-xHP3 in warm white to see what it is like....and the color turned out to be almost a perfect match to the OEM incandesent bulbs. The light output is just slightly less than the cool white, but still MUCH brighter than OEM bulbs.

I also changed out the CCU bulb to the warm white. Some of you have asked me how to do it. It is very easy. After you got the CCU out by using a radio puller or 4 nails, press the plastic tabs on top and bottom as pointed out by the screwdriver. The front plate should pop out.

With the front plate out, you can see two bulbs. Just change those out. Test to make sure the LEDs lights up before popping the front plate back on.

Final pic is with the gauges and CCU in warm white. It is much brighter than OEM. The LEDs at dimmed to its lowest level is about the brightest level for the OEM incandesent.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:08 AM
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Well, I now have a set these cool white LEDs. Anyone want a set for cheap?
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Old 01-15-2009, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by axl911 View Post
Well, I now have a set these cool white LEDs. Anyone want a set for cheap?
You got PM!!
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