Has anyone else changed the led light in the auto dim mirror? I know a lot of people have the blue swap..but I've never seen anyone do the mirror yet.. it's a little brighter than the factory one..but I'm cool with that...and the swap was overly easy to do
if you can take the mirror apart , figure out which side of the led is pos/neg, cut the new led terminals a little shorter, sand down the new led so it fits..put the mirror back together.. you can do this mod.. no soldering/de-soldering necessary the old one pulls out & new one pushes in.. $1.75 and about a half hour worth of time is all it'll cost you...
Used: Radio Shack Rectangular Blue LED 276-0013 (# on front) 05P10 (#on rear) .. I didnt use a resistor ..its only 350MCD bright and I figured the voltage being supplied to it was MUCH less than 12V with already installed resistor for the factory LED.. anyway.. If that's all you need to complete blue swap..there ya go..simple, painless, cheap
The new led will have to be sanded down to match the size of the old led..so it fits properly
When you take your old led out..lay it on the table as it came out.. or draw a simple diagram showing which side the short side/long side of the led came from.. cut your new led feet to about the same length(make sure to do the correct sides)..put the new led in..hook it up and test it before putting the mirror all the way back together.. you shouldnt NEED to do this if you made sure you knew what side is pos/neg on the old and new led.. but it's always good to be safe and test first.
And yes.. my mirror is white (actually white lightly over chrome).. why? because pretty much everyone else's is black! ....I also sanded down all the mold marks on the mirror and smoothed the texture.