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Old 07-15-2004, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm too lazy to do a search but I'm wondering if anyone else had the key with a light in it. Well, my light blew out and was wondering where I could find the bulb or maybe its the batterry (gotta check later). I also heard something about someone being able to install LED lights (I think from flashlights) into them. Anyone knows?
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its not worth it. I went to the dealer for a new bulb and battery, and even then it didn't work. I'll post the LED DIY in a sec.
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Old 07-15-2004, 08:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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here's some pics of my key when I did a 15,000 mcd white 3mm LED swap. with two 3v batteries. Worked great, but my key ALWAYS has had a problem with breaking apart and pieces flying everywhere, and one unlucky time when i was hanging out at ELON university, I was drunk as ashit and don't remember where I put that little metal piece after I dropped my keys. So, no after pics since my key's light is disabled but I used it as a friggin flashlight at night sometimes.
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that looks tight but what if i don't have a light up key
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