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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 11:05 AM
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Anyone know what SMD to use in dials and Climate control??

Hiya Guys

Having owned the Mini Cooper S JCW for just two months now, I have decided to do a few mods to it

I will be doing some Audio Car Shows this year, so some subtle mods will be planned over the next few weeks ready for the Spring

I have modded my own clocks before, and the results were pretty good even though I say so myself

Cant seem to find the photos at the moment, so thats for another day

Anyhooooo

I intend to try and do the same for the Mini, I have the satnav version so have dual pods above the steering wheel

The old Toyota Celica Generation 7 that I modded had tiny SMD mounted on the speedo for the lighting and warning lights, and I had to use a blue coloured film cut to size for the digital fuel gauge which was a pain in the rear, but having looked at a few pics of the inside of the pods on this, it looks a lot better, I havent gone into huge detail yet looking for the answers, but it LOOKS like all the illumination for these is from the SMD's

Firstly, and one question I have looked for an answer for but cant seem to find one, is what are the specifications for the SMD bulbs on the speedo and rev counter pods?

They look bigger in the pics I have seen than the ones I have left over from my previous mods, and also I am worried about the brightness as well, the ones I have are 800 MCD I think, superbright, and maybe too bright for what I am looking for as I am not too sure they will work on the dimmer

Also needed to find out about the Climate Control lighting as well as the roof clock and for instance the lighting for the switches such as the light dimmer

I will be putting together a guide at the same time, to help anyone else who is looking to do this, all I can say is that you need to be fairly competent at soldering small work, and I brought last year a specific SMD Tweezer Soldering Iron and an illuminated work magnifying lamp as my eyesight isnt what it used to be and it really can be quite fiddly work

Anyone who has successfully achieved what I wish to do, I would love to hear from you, re calibration of the needles is a hurdle I might need some help with, as with the removal of the climate control and other switches such as the multifunction steering wheel lighting on the buttons

Cheers guys

Chris
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Old Jan 16th, 2013, 11:36 AM
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Essential Mini are very helpful and specialise in MINI dash lighting mods:
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Hiya mate

Yeah I tried them, called and no answer or straight to voice, and I emailed them as well but so far no reply, I appreciate there probably busy so hopefully I will get a reply soon

I hope they dont mind me asking the questions too, might seem like im taking the **** a little, but I really cannot afford for them to do the job and I live the other end of the country, I can do it myself im 95% sure, its just the info im lacking to do it
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There is also a lot of info on NAM in USA:
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