Originally Posted by bob1234
I would like to install white color LED lights inside, but I have a concern. When the doors close, I notice the stock bulbs dim. Since LEd lights don't dim, will this cause a problem?
This is a very good question. The dome circuits on all of the Gen3 cars get brighter and dim. The duration for both is app 3 seconds. On a standard incandescent bulb, this will create a brightening and dimming effect. With a LED bulb, the effect is a little different. A LED bulb will operate on voltage as low as 6-7 volts, when a standard bulb will not. In most instances that I have seen, the LED bulb may
flicker a little as the voltage is increased or decreased, and while it is 'technically' not good for the leds, I have yet to see an adverse reaction. TBH, standard bulbs do not like it much either...When is the most common time for a bulb to blow??? Either turning on or off.
Originally Posted by tuffguy515
How do I replace the light on the ignition key? ...sorry if this has been answered before but i thought it be a great question to add to the thread...does it just pop open?
Pretty good description done by nissan2003 in post #6. I will have the link up shortly for the bulb I used in my car, but it is a #37 or #74 bulb. That applies to the 02-04 models. Edit...photos added, posts 19 &20. Nice job.
Originally Posted by fourtwenty
i did a small search and couldnt find anything about replacing the lights under the shift knob. the orange lights is so dim you cant even tell there is a light on.
i have blue LED bulbs from vleds so this would finish the look =]
I can only speak for the automatic shifter for certain, but the bulb in that one is a #74. In the automatic, the diffuser that contains the lettering..P,N,D,3,2,1, has an orange film on the back of it that gives it it's color. The bulb itself is just a plain old bulb. Pics below show mine. I cut a new diffuser out of opaque, white plastic and used vinyl lettering. The color of any bulb will shine through this well. I have been asked about the plastic I used, and it came from one of those pieces that you find inside a 3-ring binder that helps protect the sheets of paper...
The way it used to be, in blue...
Currently, in white...