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Old 06-09-2006
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Dashbord lighting

i got a question about the dashbord lighting is it possible too chnage the color of the dashbord lighting in the cab liek the green lighting, is it possible too chnage it too a diffrenret color like blue or somtihng where like the ***** and switchs and stuff?i wnat too make them blue or somthin
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yeah, lots of people have done it. just search the forums and you'll come across people changing the HVAC lighting colors
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a lot of people paint the color they want behind the guages and stuff. so that when light shines through, it shines through the color you want....in your case, blue
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LED conversion is probably what you're lookin for..
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LED conversion is probably what you're lookin for..
yes thats what im lookin for like in a blue, whatever looks better and are the ligths exspensive if you have too buy any?
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theyre not expensive, jsut takes time to get them all aligned right so that the numbers are evenly lite...
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I just used clear red paint on my bulbs and it turned out pretty good.



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thats kool....might have to think about doin that to mine
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I just used clear red paint on my bulbs and it turned out pretty good.



what blubs did you use for the gauages and ac panel like what number are they? and where can i buy ones like that?
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i just bought some clear red paint for Hobby Town USA and removed all the stock light bulbs painted them Red and put them back in. i did however have to sand down the back of the gauge overlays to get rid of the green
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i just bought some clear red paint for Hobby Town USA and removed all the stock light bulbs painted them Red and put them back in. i did however have to sand down the back of the gauge overlays to get rid of the green
did you use teh same thing for the ac panal too, i also wnat too try doing it for the 4x4 drivetrain switch and teh light panel selection you knwo for your high beams,etc
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I did do the same for the cruise control and fog light swtch. My head light switch is burnt out so i didnt bother with that. the ac panel has a green backing that all you have to do is take it out when you take it apart and then paint the bulbs red. All the other lights on your gauges like high beams, turn signal, door ajar, etc. you can leave them the color they are or you can sand off the color on the back of the gauge lay over and then paint the bulb to change them to red.
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okay im gonna go out and take my a/c panel out and dash board gauges out just too see what im dealing with here
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damn that thing really sucks *** too take apart and put back together but at least i know how too do it next time, can't wait too start the project once i get some money coming in
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damn that thing really sucks *** too take apart and put back together but at least i know how too do it next time, can't wait too start the project once i get some money coming in

It didn't take you all 6 hours did it. LOL
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It didn't take you all 6 hours did it. LOL
lol noo more like sometihng betwwen 2-3 somewhere aorund tehre maybe less
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hey I'd be fine with them just being white...any 92-94 guys done this on our older dashes???
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I removed the green paint and installed blue inverted 194 leds from superbrightleds.com (now ebay may be cheaper)

THIS MOD IS NOT FOR THE WEAK OF HEART



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I went a step further and tried to mod white leds into the ***** but that didnt last too long esp when friends decided the need to rip the heater on.

The theft led was and easy mod just dont burn your fingers soldering.



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thats excatly what iw ant too doo, your interior looks badass liek that, but hopefully mine will come out the same, thanks for the help and info help Blde at leats i know waht i need and what i need too do, thanks for the help everyone
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sweet, cant wait to do mine.
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I like this LED mod alot, but it looks like you have 'hot spots' everywhere. I'm doing this mod to my stock radio, and from a site I've been at for about 3 years they have a write-up on a complete LED light conversion done in a 93 Accord.

The owner that did it used 3mm LEDs with 560 ohm resistors. But for my truck I'm going with N3ELZ's suggestion and use 5mm with 470 ohm 1/4 resistor.

I'm debating on whether to use 360 degree viewing angle LEDs since they seem much better since they 'spread' the lighting effect everywhere in the vehicle making the interior brighter.

Heres another place to try out http://lsdiodes.com/

and for the write-up? That can be found here: Cb7tuner.com DIY: INT LED


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According to various sources the higher the MCD the brighter it is. 2500 or higher is recommended by John (N3ELZ) if you substitute a different LED rather than a high intensity LED.

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Reppin the Inverted Cone Blue LED's...
Every light on the interior of my truck is LED...I have no incandescent bulbs inside!


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That is sweet. I would like to do something like that to mine, but I worry that the blue would cause some night blindness. Red would be great, but I'm not that big a fan of the color. yeash...what a predicament.

My truck is green but I can't imagine being bathed in green light...might make me hate the color of my ride.
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Dang that looks HOT ^
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Reppin the Inverted Cone Blue LED's...
Every light on the interior of my truck is LED...I have no incandescent bulbs inside!
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Have you done the dome lights to leds yet?

I have 2 white 912 and a 44mm festoon in my dome light, looks kinda like the light from a full moon.
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