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Some LED Modifications I've been doing the last few days...

I finished the Amber LED Cluster, HVAC, Radio and Headlight switch in my 2003 a few weeks (months?) ago and I've been itching to do a bit more work. I then put 6 Amber LED's per side under the IP for ambient lighting. Also I put 27 inches of Amber LED under each door, and have them activated via transistors when the doors are opened.

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Right now the dome light is still stock (incandescent) but that will soon change. I haven't decided if I want to build an amber one that matches the rest of the lights, or build a really nice new one for the 2004, and swap the current 2004 white LED dome light into the 2003. Either way I'll be acid etching my own PCB and using a plethora of SMD's on it.
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Looks good! Maybe a bit too bright for me though.
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I think you're gonna get sunburnt from those gauges
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Looks good! Maybe a bit too bright for me though.
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I think you're gonna get sunburnt from those gauges
I swear in real life it does not look blinding like that. My camera is a 149$ special and I'm not the best photographer. They are absolutely even though just like the pictures look. Each millimeter of the cluster is evenly lit.
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I don't doubt that it's uneven. It looks great

I'm just poking fun at how bright it looks in the pics

Seems like a lot of newer cars have bright and vivid gauges
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Looks great.....thats what I need lol, I can't see my speedo from 0-50 or my tachometer at night.....damn bulbs
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did you get another truck?

looks good
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did you get another truck?

looks good
Yeah I have 2 now:

Sonic Blue Mint condition 2004 Supercab Manual 3.0 & Daily Driver White 2003 Regular Cab Auto 2.3
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if i may ask.. why amber?

definitely looks good though
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if i may ask.. why amber?

definitely looks good though
I already have blue on the 2004 Ranger, and red on the IX. Amber, Violet (ultraviolet) and Green were the only choices. I wanted something no one has, so I went with the amber. I could have done white but too many cars have white stock.

Besides, if anyone peeks into my window down the highway they will KNOW its not stock.
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How much to make one, if I may ask?
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How much to make one, if I may ask?
The cluster? Its very time consuming. I'm not interested in doing them for reasonable prices right now.

I'll sell you a kit for under your doors though. Complete with transistors, diodes and easy instructions. I have amber, red and UV.
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isn't that an XL truck???

*jus sayin'
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isn't that an XL truck???

*jus sayin'
Yeah its a SUPER basic work truck edition. I think this actually was a work truck for whoever had it before me. It needed a lot of cleanup.
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i dig the door strips ad like a puddle light. still not a fan of the amber but i dig new one
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i dig the door strips ad like a puddle light. still not a fan of the amber but i dig new one
I have Red and Violet LEDs for under Ranger doors if your interested in those
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i enjoy how your always trying to sell stuff haha.

btw i like the lights under the doors. thats a nice touch...and i for one DO like the amber...its less.....ricey? lol i just cant stand the greens and reds people use in vehicles...blue is ok though.
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Looks good. love the lights under the doors.
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i enjoy how your always trying to sell stuff haha.

btw i like the lights under the doors. thats a nice touch...and i for one DO like the amber...its less.....ricey? lol i just cant stand the greens and reds people use in vehicles...blue is ok though.
I buy so many things that I end up using because I usually make purchases as soon as I start to get an idea without really finalizing the idea. I get left with a lot of spare parts that way.
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Update because I've been getting so many PM's:

My kit is for the doors only. I can provide you with Amber, Red or Violet (actually its ultraviolet - so "black light")

It will give you all of the parts you need and most importantly the instructions on how to do the door lighting mod. The lights will turn on/off when you open/close your doors. All the engineering done by me - tried and tested - bugs figured out and solved.

When you purchase my kit you will need to supply:

1 - Rubbing alcohol to clean the doors near the hem so that the tape will stick.
2 - about 1 to 2 hours of labor per door depending on how good you are.
3 - a little bit of solder
4 - electrical tape or shrink wrap.
5 - a metal coat-hanger
6 - about 10 feet or so of wire, 22/20 gauge will work good.
7 - tools/talent you need to take off your door panels

It is first come first serve on the LEDs.

On a separate note I have Excellent Blue LEDs that will also work wonders if anybody wants to do the ambient lighting. I'll sell those too if anyone wants to do the mod.
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looks good man, i actually like the amber, its different
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Looks good man I like how you said you were not gonna mod this truck at all now look at it... hahah
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Looks good man I like how you said you were not gonna mod this truck at all now look at it... hahah
yeah! (facepalm)

I'm hopeless.
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Anyone who would like to do this mod for their truck (or any other vehicle) PM me: I have parts for sale.
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