I am new to all of this but i bought my first Trax a 2015, my question is, could I just replace the three switches with three drivers window switches?As promised. I finally got the 3mm 12V LEDs today so decided to try stuffing them in the switch. Here is somewhat of a step by step. The switch assembly just pops out starting at the bottom with 3 connectors that also pop out easily by depressing a push tab. Power window switch is held in place with clips and easily comes out. Once you have the switch in your hands pull the rear door lock enable switch cover straight out.
One philips screw holds the back cover and six plastic clips 3 on each side.
You end up with this, be careful not to lose any parts when separating the 2 halves.
These LEDs aren't quite the same color and at 12 volts are really too bright and would be a distraction and annoying so I decided to place them in series so they would run at 4+ volts which should be bright enough to light the icons. Then I encountered my first obstacle, even these 3mm LEDs were too big and too round to fit in there so I decided to file them down to size so they would fit. Here you see an original and a modified version. Should have had a dark background but hopefully you can see that they are now flat and the lens has been also filed down.
These switches almost look like they were made to accommodate these LEDs
So wired the first one in...
Then the second with a test try with 6.5 volts each and still to bright.
Next all 3 LEDs are physically mounted and ready to be wired.
Wired the negative of the front passenger side switch to ground E- on connector.
Then ran a red wire from positve of LED FPS to negative of RDS LED, then jumpered the positive of the RDS LED to the RPS negative of it's corresponding LED, then the positive of said LED to B2+ on connector.
Now it was time to test the circuit in the Trax.
Well that all works, now to assemble the 2 halves and see if the LEDs do not obstruct any movement of the switches.
I snapped everything together and I have to admit it looks pretty good and the fact that the driver's switch is a different color is kind of a plus because it points you to it first. Tell me what you guys think... This whole job took me less than 1 hour ( It took me longer to do the write-up ) and I believe it is well worth it in my honest opinion and far exceeds my expectations. I'm happy with the result./forum/images/TraxForum/smilies/tango_face_glasses.png
I probably own the only 2016 Trax with all four switches lit-up.....