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04 Led Gauge Cluster (pics)

Well ive been working on it for the last few days still not completely done but have some good progress. Tell me what you guys think. Pics are with my camera phone.
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Thats awesome man. I wish I had the guts to do that LOL.
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x2 I havent got the nerve to tear my cluster apart yet, but I just got a new Kenwood deck that is blue, so i am contemplating it. looking good though.
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where did you get that led strip from?
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Very nice.
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HP DV6? New XBOX? Sexy cluster? Damn haha
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Thats awesome man. I wish I had the guts to do that LOL.
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Looks super bright. Diggin it!
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Thanks for all the compliments.

I got the leds form here Ribbon LED Strips

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Its only a dv4.
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Same thing
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looking really good
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damn thats sexy
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is that the stock gauge face cuz that is also damn sexy i dont think ive seen it before
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wow thats awesome! are those the strips you can get at vatozone?

we need a writeup!
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wow thats awesome! are those the strips you can get at vatozone?

we need a writeup!
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wow thats awesome! are those the strips you can get at vatozone?

we need a writeup!
Thanks. It used to me yours lol. i got the leds at Ribbon LED Strips. I can do a write up when im done. I need to get some clear needles asap.
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holy crap, just noticed you are in chantilly. Im surprised ive never seen your truck running around.
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Thanks. It used to me yours lol. i got the leds at Ribbon LED Strips. I can do a write up when im done. I need to get some clear needles asap.
pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee e do
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Good job. Did any of my videos help you get it apart?

If you have a black face you should be able to sand the needles clear (on the bottom) and paint them with something different on the underside.
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wow thats awesome! are those the strips you can get at vatozone?

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vato zone? lmao!
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Good job. Did any of my videos help you get it apart?

If you have a black face you should be able to sand the needles clear (on the bottom) and paint them with something different on the underside.
Mine came apart real easy. Ive been meaning to pm you about the needles mine are orange all the way through. I want to get some clear needles or something where did you get them from?
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Well ive been working on it for the last few days still not completely done but have some good progress. Tell me what you guys think. Pics are with my camera phone.


Missed this one, nice job, lighting looks even.

I think this is the first of this type to be mod’d and posted.

Good work.
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Missed this one, nice job, lighting looks even.

I think this is the first of this type to be mod’d and posted.

Good work.
Huh? I did mine a few years ago. There is a thread. something like "the first 2004+ LED cluster" - I forget.
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Mine came apart real easy. Ive been meaning to pm you about the needles mine are orange all the way through. I want to get some clear needles or something where did you get them from?
I am using GM needles that have been modified by rusty at usspeedo.com I then painted the bases to match the body of my truck (sonic blue)

You need to call him and ask to have the exact same thing done that I have. The number is on the webpage.

These are the ones I have. The small ones needed to be trimmed some because they were just a tiny bit too long. I highly reccomend using LED donuts underneath the needles.



Consequently, I am going to be selling a "Almost-Plug-And-Play" PCB kit for the 2004+ clusters and HVACs. It will included probably over 100 LEDs for the cluster and light up the needles too. This will give the perfect hot-spot look over the entire cluster. Available in any color.
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Thanks. It used to me yours lol. i got the leds at Ribbon LED Strips. I can do a write up when im done. I need to get some clear needles asap.
haha glad you put it to good use!

i'd like to do this to mine, but red.

what length did you end up going with? and how did you wire it in?
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