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Old 12-05-2011, 03:17 PM
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Im very interested in the gauges, but the pictures are no longer available!?!? Did you take them down?
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:30 PM
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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.
Y do you do that instead of installing led strip lights?
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:53 PM
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Y do you do that instead of installing led strip lights?
more ight output, and it looks better and definitely lasts longer
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:07 PM
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Y do you do that instead of installing led strip lights?
I like the multi color option that this provides. Any other way the light is just all over.

And the hot spots is another big reason. The light just cant get around the square circuit board of the speedo, so the light does not shine as well.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:19 PM
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Jason, i will definately eventually do this, but one question,
If i wanted on my coolant, oil and battery guages, Blue for low/cold, purple for normal operating psi/volt/temp, and red for overheat, too much voltange psi?

Could it be done?
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:22 PM
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Jason, i will definately eventually do this, but one question,
If i wanted on my coolant, oil and battery guages, Blue for low/cold, purple for normal operating psi/volt/temp, and red for overheat, too much voltange psi?

Could it be done?
The colors may bleed thru. Im going to do a test on my tach-less cluster, sometime when I get caught up.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:45 PM
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How would one change the color of the radio bulbs?
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:47 PM
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How would one change the color of the radio bulbs?
I think Jp7 did it. You would have to tear the radio apart and replace the SMD's on it
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:05 PM
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Going to have to put that on the to do list, I'm not the greatest at electrical...










Yet
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:57 AM
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I like the multi color option that this provides. Any other way the light is just all over.

And the hot spots is another big reason. The light just cant get around the square circuit board of the speedo, so the light does not shine as well.
Yea i see now that makes sense
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:13 PM
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bump for new pics!

This is a black cluster with blue. White RPM/MPH/Needles. (disregard the green MPH )



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Old 12-08-2011, 11:26 AM
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Default Re: Custom LED modded Clusters. 95-03

Does the dimmer switch still work because that is way bright!! Good work though! Very impressed!
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:48 AM
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Does the dimmer switch still work because that is way bright!! Good work though! Very impressed!
i agree thats blinding.lol but looks damn good.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:42 PM
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The test power is 15 volt. They are not that bright in the truck, and yes the dimmer will still work.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:30 AM
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Looks good will be placing an order soon!!
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