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Old 03-01-2011, 04:28 PM
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Thumbs up pics of cluster LED and paint job

here are some pictures of my cluster LED mod and my paint job of some of the interior. (work in progress) I'm also looking for a how to solder the LED into the hvac panel to make that blue as well..? I have a voltmeter but how do I test to see which one is positive?

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Old 03-27-2011, 09:59 PM
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looks god man.
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:02 PM
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looks real good
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:26 AM
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That turned out well.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:14 AM
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looks good. More to come?
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:27 PM
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thanks guys ... I'm wanting to paint the door handles, underneath the steering wheel, and the glove box handle.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:42 PM
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Snipes040, Im looking to do the same to my gauges. Was there a green film that you had to sand off?
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:05 PM
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You should be able to simply swap the old bulbs for led's in the hvac panel.

If your color filter is green now, you'll need to find a blue one or make your own.

I'd suggest using white led's with a blue filter for the hvac panel... the red/blue indicator will turn out purple or brown if you use colored led's.

Here's mine with white led's & a blue color filter:


Oh, nice work on yours too
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:13 PM
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I wanna do this, but I'm scared to death to do it lol
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:44 PM
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You should be able to simply swap the old bulbs for led's in the hvac panel.

If your color filter is green now, you'll need to find a blue one or make your own.

I'd suggest using white led's with a blue filter for the hvac panel... the red/blue indicator will turn out purple or brown if you use colored led's.

Here's mine with white led's & a blue color filter:


Oh, nice work on yours too
here's an example of blue led's with the filter sanded to clear


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Snipes040, Im looking to do the same to my gauges. Was there a green film that you had to sand off?
you have to sand yes. but it's not like the hvac where there's an actual filter. you need to peel off the overlays and sand where needed. I did mine with blue 5smd 194's(pretty damn bright lol) you can also use paint and clear bulbs, there's a few detailed how to's. here's how mine turned out



just take your time with the needles( i didn't and have yet to fix haha) but i'm gonna swap to white overlays so i'll deal with it then
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:48 PM
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thats a alot of blue! i like the shifter knob
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:02 PM
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here's an example of blue led's with the filter sanded to clear


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you have to sand yes. but it's not like the hvac where there's an actual filter. you need to peel off the overlays and sand where needed. I did mine with blue 5smd 194's(pretty damn bright lol) you can also use paint and clear bulbs, there's a few detailed how to's. here's how mine turned out



just take your time with the needles( i didn't and have yet to fix haha) but i'm gonna swap to white overlays so i'll deal with it then
Ok Thanks. were yours glued to the gauge panel? And you used a 194 bulb in the HVAC correct
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:37 PM
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the hvac used 74's i believe*the small little bastards* I used smd's there as well(the 3 smd ones)


my guage overlays were"melted" to the cluster itself. I simply ran a knife under them. most of the points where its attached at the top end up being covered anyways so if you tear the overlay a bit, no big deal

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just pay close attention to how much force you use to get them off. if you don't take your time you can bend them too much/put a crease in them...no bueno, your needles might end up sticking

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small guys on left


AND a plug for mr BUGGMAN(awesome guy to deal with) his plug and play led mod for the headlight switch

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Old 08-07-2011, 10:38 PM
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the hvac used 74's i believe*the small little bastards* I used smd's there as well(the 3 smd ones)


my guage overlays were"melted" to the cluster itself. I simply ran a knife under them. most of the points where its attached at the top end up being covered anyways so if you tear the overlay a bit, no big deal

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just pay close attention to how much force you use to get them off. if you don't take your time you can bend them too much/put a crease in them...no bueno, your needles might end up sticking
Ok, I got 194's on the way. Should I try seeing if one fits in the HVAC if not buy a different one or just sand it down and paint the filters, I got blue transparent paint...
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Old 08-07-2011, 10:43 PM
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the base is WAYYY smaller on the 74's. but yeah if you're using white led's you'll need the paint for the filter. you'll also need to pop the filter inserts out of each knob(flat head works great) they are all painted green on the tips
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