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Old 05-27-2010, 05:35 PM
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Default Re: 2003 Ranger Cluster - LED Lighting Project

i just looked at my needles (never payed much attention to them) and from what i can tell they are clear with the bottom painted white.

so either way amber and blue wont go well together??
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:01 AM
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i just looked at my needles (never payed much attention to them) and from what i can tell they are clear with the bottom painted white.

so either way amber and blue wont go well together??
You can basically put any color LED clearly through "no-color" clear plastic. If the plastic itself is transparent-yellowish or transparent-orange the blue light won't want to pass through.

For visual example:

Take a stock 2004 Orange-plastic needle, and an aftermarket Clear needle:



Set up some blue LEDs on your desk:



Punch a few holes in some cardboard, and try and get the light to pass through the needles:



The blue light won't pass through the orange plastic!
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:01 PM
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o ok i gotcha!!

where can i get an extra cluster besides ebay because i looked on there and they are ab 90 bucks! or are they about that price anywhere?
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:53 PM
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o ok i gotcha!!

where can i get an extra cluster besides ebay because i looked on there and they are ab 90 bucks! or are they about that price anywhere?
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:54 PM
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dude, you are crazy!! i will never underestimate you again!! i wish i had 1 hr to devote to my truck anymore......im always working!! god you make like 4 times as much as me too, how sad i am now.......i thought i had a good job!! so i guess you could spare one AEM bypass valve for me huh?? j/k!!

awesome awesome job on that cluster man, mad props!!! i want UV (if they make them, or purple) LED's for mine!!
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:42 AM
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dude, you are crazy!! i will never underestimate you again!! i wish i had 1 hr to devote to my truck anymore......im always working!! god you make like 4 times as much as me too, how sad i am now.......i thought i had a good job!! so i guess you could spare one AEM bypass valve for me huh?? j/k!!

awesome awesome job on that cluster man, mad props!!! i want UV (if they make them, or purple) LED's for mine!!
I have 2 30" strips of UV LEDs for sale.

Same ones use on this Eclipse cluster.



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http://www.fordrangerforum.com/elect...-few-days.html
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:15 AM
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yeah, i already saw that thread, im not too fond of the doors, they look like light savers from afar, i was interested in voilet LED's for the cluster, great job on the doors though, its a cool idea, i just dont like how you can see the strips from a distance! dude what kind of soldering gun do you have?, i have a cheap one that i know is not capable of doing the ones in the cluster.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:33 AM
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yeah, i already saw that thread, im not too fond of the doors, they look like light savers from afar, i was interested in voilet LED's for the cluster, great job on the doors though, its a cool idea, i just dont like how you can see the strips from a distance! dude what kind of soldering gun do you have?, i have a cheap one that i know is not capable of doing the ones in the cluster.
I have about 10 different soldering tools.

You can use the strips in the cluster also.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:32 AM
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I have about 10 different soldering tools.

You can use the strips in the cluster also.
very tempting, but money is tight right now. i know who to go to when i want em though!!
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needles are very tricky. Drilling the clear faces is nerve-wrecking. I can make the rings, drill the faces for you if you want. It was by far the hardest part. I spent a half hour each drilling each hole (6 total) - if you do it too fast or not with a drill press you will crack the plastic. They need to be perfectly centered also. See my earlier photos.
How much would you charge me to drill t he plastic for me so I would do all the LEDs on em? Thanks
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How much would you charge me to drill t he plastic for me so I would do all the LEDs on em? Thanks
You want me to make you LED rings, or just drill the holes in the glass?
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:27 PM
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what will be the price for each separately?
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Question about the LED needles, where can I get some vinyl plastic stuff at and the resistors, were they both connected and soldered together on the positive side or not? Thanks JP!
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:53 PM
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any updated JP?? i havent been on in a while
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:46 PM
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hey jp7, i know this is an old post and all but i was wondering if you knew if the 2001 ranger edge's radio (6 CD player) has a similar set up as yours?? i know its different in a lot of ways but are the green LEDs inside mine like in yours? or are they complety different?? i jus dont wanna tear up my radio and then realize theyre not the same
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