Select cars to narrow search
dont search for 599cc fortwo modsdont search for 698cc fortwo modsdont search for 999cc fortwo modsdont search for roadster modsdont search for 453 smart modsdont search for forfour mods

Roadster Island SMD LEDs

The Roadster uses a great deal more surface mounted LEDs than the For2 which restricts the changing and what colour filters you can use.

Modification Details




Each of the SMD LEDS on the Roadster are PLCC-2 (TANTAL/B) and they
are a very common fitment and should cost less than 50p each.
On rare occasions, smart have used 4.0 x 4.0 right angled SMD LEDs

This is where I got mine from, clicky.

I'm Too Scared To Do This, Who Can I Pay?

CrazyLeds can change y
our SMD LEDs for you. Just ask them.

 

SMD Orientation

Like most LEDs, they only work one way around. Standard LEDs are marked with a single flat edge and 1 shorter leg. The SMD LEDs have a recessed triangle in the corner, these are marked as red in the pictures.

Soldering SMD LEDs

The first job is to remove the existing LEDs, you have 3 ways to remove them:
1. Use two soldering irons, one on each joint and flick the LED off;
2. Use one soldering iron and a solder sucker, can be awkward because of the size;
3. Use one soldering iron and some solder wick to remove the excess.

Once the board has been purged of LEDs, clean the board up and flux the solder pads on the board and LEDs. Position one of the replacements and quickly solder each side.

The 'normal' way to solder is to touch the tip to the device and push the
solder against the tip and the device until it melts. When soldering SMDs
this isn't recommended as the heat will kill it.
It is better to melt the solder onto the tip and quickly dab the soldered tip onto the LED, this limits the heat transfer, a flux pen will help the solder flow to the LED quickly shortening the time even more.



Once they have all been done, visually check the whole thing before testing, if any of
them don't work then check the solder joint and the orientation of the LED.

Safety Island LEDs

Attention

The rest of the information held in this guide is locked to members of Evilution only, you can login below or click this link to find out more.

Enter your login credentials here

Email:
Password:



Click if Info Helpful

Contact us about mod
Cookies
Terms and Conditions
Site Disclaimer

© Copyright 2019, all rights reserved.