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Old 10-04-2011, 11:46 PM
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You can buy single leds and replace the stock lights in there! There all 194 i believe
this creates hot spots and does not allow for various colors. Already done that, was not happy with it so found a better way.
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:54 PM
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how do u do it!?!?
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:01 AM
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how do u do it!?!?
well, I drill around 360-400 holes (depends on cluster) into the cluster backing. Then, I insert 3mm LEDs, I solder them up in sets of 4. I solder a resistor to each set of 4. I check each set of 4 to make sure they work. I repeat until all 360-400 LEDs have been installed. Then, I check the cluster to make sure it works. Then, I install it in my truck (after I tear everything back out, its a DD) I go for a drive, reset all the needles and set the speedo to the GPS. and that pretty much is it.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:56 AM
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Ohhh ok i thought u ment the air conditioning knobs and light knobs and other dash stuff!!! No i got u on the dash lights! Yea ill have you do one for me prefty soon im finishing up some other stuff for my truck then ill be sure to let u kno! Looks awsome! I will deffinently go with green led back lights then what color needles do u have? Red would probably look best huh? After that im going to make all the other dash lights for my knobs green as well
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:19 AM
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Those are awesome!

Got any silver face clusters? Are you able to do blue numbers with white needles?
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:41 PM
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pooleo i asked if u would do the hvac 4wd headlight and cruse control so they would match the guages
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Old 10-05-2011, 04:52 PM
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pooleo i asked if u would do the hvac 4wd headlight and cruse control so they would match the guages
sorry I can do the 4wd, headlight and cruse. I have looked into the hvac, there really is nothing I can do with it. The plug n plays work very well for the hvac tho.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:16 PM
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No problem it just looked like u missed my post srry and what do u mean by plug and play for the HVAC
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:52 PM
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unless me computer is being dumb, the pics in the beginning of the post arent working...
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:46 PM
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Jason ya ever experiment with running a switching 1.5 to 3 volt supply? I have done that one my other truck (02 Dodge Diesel) and has worked out very well. I had noticed once in a while ya loose the LED's to voltage increase/decreases. The 1.5 to 3 volt (usually on a selectable switch) keeps a nice steady supply. At 1.5 volts it allows for a nice dim display for after dark and at 3 volt give it full brightness for dusk/dawn driving. I had gutted and rewired the transformer to just use two voltage settings and mounted a micro toggle near the dash for it. The transformers can be had about anywhere (usually a multi adapter for portable cd players and such). I will be doing my ranger up eventually and may just have to throw up a writeup when done. Just curious if you have dabbled in this idea at all.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:03 PM
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^^^ the dimmer does this job tho.
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:51 AM
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:48 AM
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how much for a for a guage cluster with white faces with blue numbers and red needles. blue cruise control pods head lights switch and 4wd and fog light button.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:42 PM
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Jason, are these still available? Do you have any that are white faced/ sport trac? My cluster shit the bed & I would rather have LED than deal with shitty bulbs. Also I like your idea of keeping my mileage intact as well, helps out alot. Thanks guy
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Old 12-01-2011, 05:50 PM
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How much for a cluster with green bulbs and red needles?
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