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post #1 of 11 Old Feb 27th, 2006, 12:44 pm Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Stingray Lights Converted to Red !

Well this one turned out to be a little trickier than I expected.

Upon dissasembly of the stingray control unit I found all the lamps in the buttons and the display LCD to be led's already. The ones for the display were SMD's.

Since I didn't want to tear the thing up and change out the led's I opted to get some 3M Tailight repair tape and used that to convert the lamps...The original lamps are yellow so there was no problem doing the conversion.

I cut a strip of the repair tape about 3/8" wide and 4 1/4" long to cover the SMD Led's for the display and worked it over the led's using a small crochet hook and jewlers tweezers. I then cut 3/8" square pieces of the tape and pushed them into the holes on the buttons for the single led's. Volia ! conversion...

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...Pictures Attached... Looks Great!
Why, yes it does! A great upgrade: cheap and effective!

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Man, that is slick. How long did it take?

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Once I had all the stuff. it only took about an hour...But I had the Stingray off already so you'd have to figure at least another two hours to tear apart and pull the radio controls out and put it all back together. I really wasn't difficult, just took a little time and effort to get down to the circuit board.

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Well, it looks good. How easy is it too see at night?

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Looks good John...


Guess I am going to have to buy some of those bulbs for the dash and come by and let you hold my hand while I make the dash mod and this one!
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You can do it yourself Shawn, It's not that big a deal...Might as well include an HID while your at it and got it all apart... If I can do it, so can you
It really looks good at night. The stingray is not quite as bright as the dash bulbs are , but at least it's red..

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I figured I could - was just being lazy...

Maybe in April I'll give it a stab...

I put a HID in right after I got the bike - I was never so scared in my life (I was horribly mechanically challenged back then - slightly better now) - but with a lot of hand holding from Raffy and a couple others all went well.
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Question On-Board Computer backlighting?

Jpspen, did you do a red light conversion for the on-board computer too?

With my red dash lights and red radio backlighting, the on-board computer now stand out like a sore thumb. I took the unit out of the dash, but am scared to disassemble it for fear of breaking something. It looks like at can be opened up...but I'm scared.

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Hi John,

Finally got the bulbs pulled with the aid of some pliers. Thanks for the red bulb idea. I am now doing the radio but need a little more help. Are the SMDS the small white chingaderras below the display screen (looking at it from the rear?)
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I cut a strip of the repair tape about 3/8" wide and 4 1/4" long to cover the SMD Led's for the display and worked it over the led's using a small crochet hook and jewlers tweezers.

Thanks for the help.

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You got it

Them be the ones David..

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