PLCC stands for Plastic Leaded Chip Carrier. The PLCC-2 size LEDs are commonly used in car dashboard and gauge cluster illumination. To change the color of your dash lights, you can use these 3528 size LEDs. First figure out what size LEDs are in your dash. Some cars have a typical bulb, while others use a surface mount LED soldered directly to the circuit board.




Specifications for PLCC2 Surface mount Top Led

Size: 3.5 x 2.8mm (3528)
Viewing Angle: 120 degrees
Current: 20 mA

ColorMCD (Min.)MCD (Typ.)Voltage (Min.)Voltage (Typ.)Wavelength
Blue1302003.03.2472
Red3104601.61.9630
Green3505203.03.2519
White6508503.03.2x=0.30 y=0.32
Amber1301901.82.0603
Pink1702503.03.2x=0.5 y=0.23
UV--3.03.2390


Action Shot of PLCC-2 LEDs in a Scion tC Dash




Please note: The max voltage, depending on color is somewhere around 3.5v, thus these LEDs will be damaged if hook them up directly to 12v.

LED Gauge Swap Installation

If you don't feel comfortable soldering these super small LEDs onto the circuit board, you can hire an installer.
Some may be local to you, otherwise you can take your dash gauges out of the car and send it to the installer.

We recommend the following installers:

Trung Nguyen - Specializes in Scion tC, xB, and xA work
San Jose, CA

Contact Details
Email: squalllheart@gmail.com
Cell Phone: 408-375-0939
"Jotaro" from toyotanation.com - Specializes in Toyota Tacoma LED gauge swaps. Does local as well as mail order installs.
Tustin/Irvine, California

Contact Details
Email: puma_suede@yahoo.com
John Dritsas from 9thgencorolla.com - Specializes in Toyota Corolla's 2003 - 2007 Gauge LED swaps
Cliffside Park, NJ

Contact Details
AIM: SCCTERRAN TN
Email: john@netwire-solutions.com
Phone: 215-431-8404
Steve Ledonne - Specializes in xB (1st Gen and 2nd Gen), xA, tC
Philadelphia, PA

Contact Details
AIM: dasaint80
Email: dasaint80@verizon.net
Israel Reyes - any year Titan/ Armada 04-10
Waco, TX

Contact Details
Phone:254-644-7590
Email: LED_CUSTOMS@Live.com
Brian Sowders - Specializes in all Electronic and Electrical Work, with a special interest in Scion tC, xB, and xA work.
Nashville, TN

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AIM: J3st3r5
Email: brian.sowders@gmail.com
David Thompson
Minneapolis, MN

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AIM: engifineer
Email: engifineer@hotmail.com
Website: Doctor Isotope
Tristan Smith - Specializes in micro led replacements for any vehicle.
Plymouth Meeting, PA

Contact Details
AIM: tri52
Phone: 267-250-6915
Email: tristansmith587@comcast.net
Ala Sarsour - Specializes in Scion LED replacements.
Miami, FL

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AIM: fishingexpert87
Email: fishingexpert87@hotmail.com
Eric Fuessel - Specializes in LED installs near Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Contact Details
Phone: 801.230.6602
Email: foosell@yahoo.com
Mario Delgado - Specializes in all Toyota, Scion, and Lexus LED Swaps.
Miami, FL

Contact Details
Phone: 786-553-5608
Email: Delgado898@gmail.com
Cory Roussel - Specializes in second gen xB's and all tC's
Laplace, LA

Contact Details
Phone: 504-559-7078
Email: xbboxdss@yahoo.com
Austen Naeve - Specializes in Mini Cooper gauge swaps.
Camanche, IA

Contact Details
Phone: 563-212-0002
Email: Austenln@hotmail.com
William Chen - Specializes in BMW.
Orange County, CA

Contact Details
Email: qcatfish@yahoo.com
Seth Sinclair - Specializes in 05+ Tacomas.
Sacramento (area), CA

Contact Details
Phone: 916-759-6853
AIM: Dagixxerkid2
Email: Dagixxerkid2@aim.com
Josh Falls - Specializes in 05+ Tacomas.
Los Angeles, CA

Contact Details
Email: tacomaleds@gmail.com
Joseph Teves - Specializes in 08+ Toyota/Lexus/Scion LED Swaps
Boston, MA

Contact Details
Email: joseph_teves@comcast.net
Chris Holloman - Specializes in LED swaps for autos
Houston, TX

Contact Details
Phone: 281-964-5829
Yahoo Messenger: Creektrack
Email: creektrack@yahoo.com
Randy Wise - Over 20 years of soldering experience
North Canton, OH

Contact Details
Phone: 330-704-6334
Email: ranjoew@gmail.com
Alex Emelianoff - Can do mailed projects or local in Boston/Massachusetts area
Boston, MA

Contact Details
Phone: 781-439-1651
Email: emelianenkov@aol.com
Daniel Mitchell - Specializes in all Toyota, Lexus, Scion and Kia LED Swaps.
San Diego, CA

Contact Details
Phone: 619-987-6050
Email: Biohazard2070@yahoo.com
Eyezon Gauges - Specializes in motorcycles gauges
Southern California

Contact Details
Phone: 310-722-0671
Email: sales@eyezongauges.com
EuroDynamics - Special focus on BMW/ MINI/ and other European models
Murfreesboro, TN

Contact Details
Phone: 615-538-7728
Email: billy_eurodynamics@yahoo.com
Bill Tomerlin @ Marion Bumper2Bumper Automotive - Specializes in Toyota Tacoma, 4Runner, and FJ Cruisers
Marion, AL

Contact Details
Phone: 334-345-0422
Email: marionb2bauto@gmail.com
Jared Angell @ Speed Gauge Customs - Specializes in custom gauge faces in addition to the LED installs
Memphis, TN

Contact Details
Web: speedgaugecustoms.com
Email: jared@speedgaugecustoms.com
Jeremy Miller @ Small Town Kustoms - Modifies motorcycle gauges & more
Tipton, IA

Contact Details
Phone: 563-676-4430
Email: smalltownkustoms@hotmail.com
Brian Lee - specializes in MINI Cooper installs

Contact Details
Email: mini.bee.leds@gmail.com
Dylan Doxey - specializing in Prius (plus Toyota/Lexus/Scion)

Contact Details
Email: dylan.doxey@gmail.com
Phone: 619-991-2664
If you are an LED installer, please e-mail us your contact information. - We'll first make sure you do good work and then add you here.