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Old 01-02-2012, 10:11 PM
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where did you get the needles?
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:14 PM
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shit this looks easy!
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:21 PM
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mikey09120 they came out of a 2004 Mazda pickup from the JY. I got the cluster for the silver rings like the FX4 Level 2's have but it also had the needles so it was a 2 for one, and it just happen to find its way into my bag on my way out the yard.

I might try to make some PCB's with led's like the ones JP7 does and see if I can get things more even and get the red(MPH) to have red lights and everything else blue. Just have to get a design down before I break the bank on making some..
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:31 PM
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My 2004. I replaced the stock lights with LED's. Twist and Lock.

Might add some strips to brighten it up, as I want too sand off my needles or something in the spring since I can't see them at all when its dark..haha.

Looks good with the strips, never thought of doing that.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:15 PM
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Wow! great write up. so you used two 24" strips for the cluster and the other one for the HVAC?

and why does your speedometer go to 200? mine goes to 100. lol
probably cause yours goes to 100 mp/h where his is 200 km/h
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:00 PM
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Just did mine in blue!!
So sick!! thanks for this post EncoDeD
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:01 PM
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will this work for 2004? it should
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:56 PM
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Yes 04+ are all done the same way
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:29 PM
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Not only am I doing this in the Spring(so, in a month or so!)

I need to do something about the needles..if your ever at the JY again, and find clear needles let me know. Question: How did you get them off, and how did you get them on in the correct way? I heard there was some sort of circuit you have to set up?
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:35 PM
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Brad the best way to get them off is take a picture first so you can see where the sit. Then turn them all the way to the left. When they stop turning, turn them somemore and pull up they will pop off. To put them back on put them on anywhere and refer to your pictures and spin then to the left till they line back up. Just don't push them down to hard or they will get stuck when you driving.
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:19 PM
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Hey Jay, looks good. I am wanting to use those strips with a project that I'm working on. The link you posted doesn't work, do you happen to have a part number for the LED strips?
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:27 PM
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I want to do this badly.
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:13 AM
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Chris, all I used was led strips that can be ordered from lots of places like eBay or supperbrightleds.com. I sanded down the green film of the back of the gauges.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:30 AM
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Yeah, thanks for the reply Jay. That is kind of what I figured, so I ended up ordering these last night.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new
It was only $14.99 for 16 ft. of SMD ribbon. Seems like a really great deal.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:55 AM
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id like to know where you put the strips, are they behind the clear plastic part or just on the edge?
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