Well, another cardomain accord member influenced me to do this after seeing how great his leds looked. You can find pics of his ride here http://www.cardomain.com/profile/darksilenceh
Anyway, after checking out the sight he led me too and realizing I didnt want to spend $65 shipping and $12 worth of installation hardware to do this, I decided to try a lil DIY project and heres the outcome.
3 6 led dome and courtesy lights $15 shipped from Warden_ip2002(These contain six leds per light as opposed to the four led lights used by ledautomotive)
2 packages of blue led lights from Autozone $20 (these are made by Redline and contain three leds that already have resistors soldered to them so you wont have to buy solder or solder iron to use these.Not having to solder also makes the job alot easier for people who dont know how.)
1 tube of superglue $1
TOTAL COST: $36
I'm not going to go over installing the dome and courtesy lights as its a direct fit so we'll just move on to the switches.......
Heres a pic of one of the redline leds.Whats really cool about these is that the wires they come with are actually color coded correctly for the wires in the accords harness so theres no mixup as to which wires to hook to.
this is the back of the cruise control/sunroof switch before molestation,lol.
you'll want to take the switch apart and take out the bulb thats by itself and the bulb thats directly across from it and trash them babys,lol. Then, simply run the wires through the holes left where the bulb holders used to be. On the cruise control side you can just wedge the bulb into the little plastic light director but on the sunroof side you'll need to apply a drop of superglue to hold the bulb.
Now reassemble the switch and look at the plug that connects to it. Notice how it has an extra set of holes above the holes that actually make contact with the leads on the switch? Just strip back about 3/4 of an inch of insulation from the led wires and push them in the appropriate holes. They're color coded so you cant get this one wrong!! black is ground and red with black stripe is lights on hot.
Now insert the plug back into the switch and turn on the lights to make sure everything works before sticking the switch back into the dash.
Heres a little shot of the defroster install.
You should be able to figure out the rest of the switches. I havent figured out a "budget" way to do the climate control yet but I'll post pics as soon as I get it done.The 2 knobs on the climate control however can be done in the same manor as the switches with the exception that you'll want to line the inside of them with aluminum foil or some other reflective material as leds ar directional and wont light up the knobs properly without being reflected. Personally, I chose to drill 2 holes into the knob housing and glue two leds in there instal of using to single bulb hole to light it up a bit more. ;)
This pic doesnt do it justice...its almost destractingly brite.Guess thats what I get for buying a cheap ass 2 mp camera,lol