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Old 12-29-2010, 09:57 PM
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With out using plugins you can get much more even and vivid results.

My 03 (I chose amber)




My 04 (I chose blue)


do you have a "how to" write up on this?
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:06 PM
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Please tell me you didn't chop up your vent for that voltmeter... I could have hooked you up with an ABS panel like mine...



... but you'd need a smaller voltmeter than you have now.

How did you manage to keep the needles red with the blue led back lighting?

Looks like you have a few hot spots like mine, but I'll bet you can see everything a lot better.
Somebody needs to come down here & help me clean my garage out so I can get my truck in there to do my cluster in blue!

Well, when Im plowing it gets freaking hot up in there, so what I did partially cause of the volt meter, partially cause of the heat, was take out the upper heater to the vents. Blocked it off at the firewall. I plan on putting in an ammeter with a vent pod on the left side, Didn't figure it be good having all that heat blasting up behind things!

As far as the needles, IDK! lol. I guess the blue light is enough to light them up! lol
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:07 PM
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do you have a "how to" write up on this?
Ehhh....

My amber one was an experiment with strips, and the blue one was an experiment with individual LEDs with clever placing.

Both of the projects are documented between RF and FRF.

I'm going to be coming out with a PCB based product for the 04+ guys, which will make the results from both of my clusters look like amateur work. (if you want to wait)
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Jp7 you always do AMAZING work! Hats off to you sir
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:54 AM
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Default Re: white gauge LED mod - BLUE

stupid question--- do I have to have white face gauges to get the look that you guys have? I need to replace all but 1 bulb in my dash... and I was curious...

*I really like the look of the amber lights!
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:29 AM
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stupid question--- do I have to have white face gauges to get the look that you guys have? I need to replace all but 1 bulb in my dash... and I was curious...

*I really like the look of the amber lights!

I started working on my stock gauges last night. You should be able to do the same thing.
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:39 AM
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stupid question--- do I have to have white face gauges to get the look that you guys have? I need to replace all but 1 bulb in my dash... and I was curious...

*I really like the look of the amber lights!
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I started working on my stock gauges last night. You should be able to do the same thing.
I didn't use the factory bulb spots at all. I used a quantity of LEDs in smart places to give it a brighter, more vivid even look.
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Old 04-21-2011, 10:34 PM
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Default Re: white gauge LED mod - BLUE

jw where you got your guage cluster pooleo i am gonna do a red led in my truck along with the hvac mod and i am putting a red lightbar above my audio stuff. thanks.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:49 AM
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I bought them from members on here
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:18 PM
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Default Re: white gauge LED mod - BLUE

I have another one stashed at the junkyard. Only flaw is it's missing the gear selector.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:41 PM
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would you be willing to sell and is it easy to put on a new gear selector?
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:00 PM
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Default Re: white gauge LED mod - BLUE

Ya it just pops in threw the bottom. You can use your stock gear selector. They only problem is the one that it should have is white and almost all other ones are black.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:20 PM
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oh well i think the black against white would look cool it'd be one of a kind haha
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Old 04-24-2011, 12:54 AM
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I didn't use the factory bulb spots at all. I used a quantity of LEDs in smart places to give it a brighter, more vivid even look.
I used the right kind of plugins and I have no hotspots and my cluster and HVAC look incredibly vivid and awesome, and 2 years later I still havent gotten tired of it, I'm 100% satisfied, I have zero regrets, and I've gotten lotsa compliments. how do you like them apples?

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