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Old 06-18-2008
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I'm Blue, ba di da di dum

So I finally got around to LEDing the rest of the interior and since I know everyone here loves them some pics I figured I post some up. You don't notice the hot spots in person, but now that I'm looking at the pic, that looks like something I might have to fix...

This is the main part of the dash, sorry about the blur, but you know how night pics are:



And the Climate controls, 4X4 switch, and Fog. Now I match my radio, that's what got this going in the first place:




Obviously not the Ranger, this is my TL1000R. So with the extra LED's in hand I figured she was gonna get it, and I was gonna give it to 'er, and she didn't even see it comin'.

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haha looks great.

Hoping mine will look as nice.
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thatll be nice when your riding at night, i always had trouble seeing the guages with just regular lights on my old ninja.
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thatll be nice when your riding at night, i always had trouble seeing the guages with just regular lights on my old ninja.
Yeah, that's why I did it. The Tiller gauges were way too dim at night before. I found myself looking down far too long to figure my speed. Before all it had was a little 194 bulb behind each gauge. Now I got 5 leds behind each gauge.

Ohh, and thanks
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I so wanna do this mod
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hmmm how come my cruise control lights dont light up like yours? fuse?
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looks cool man
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You can correct the hot spots w/ blue velum.

Question though, how did you get the HVAC ***** to light up blue? I used the ***** from a 96 Explorer and they look good but yours look better, mine are much dimmer.
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Looks sick. How long it take you?
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NICE! How'd you do the LED's in the cluster? 6 in each like me? How'd you do the cluster in general? Paint? etc.... I'm glad to see another member tackle this, other than Trevor(TrePaul86). lol.




For anyone wanting insight on how to do the cluster on 03 and older.....
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=62796

For anyone wanting insight on how to do the others(switches).....
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/6
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/12
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/13
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/23
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NICE! How'd you do the LED's in the cluster? 6 in each like me? How'd you do the cluster in general? Paint? etc.... I'm glad to see another member tackle this, other than Trevor(TrePaul86). lol.




For anyone wanting insight on how to do the cluster on 03 and older.....
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=62796

For anyone wanting insight on how to do the others(switches).....
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/6
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/12
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/13
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/23
Thanks for answering all the questions. Yeah you and Trever inspired me to tackle it. I did 6 per bulb insert on the gauge cluster and four in each bulb cluster on the HAVAC. I was thinking in my head, "I'll get five in each hole, I know it," but when I started, I realized that only four in each hole will fit.

I had paint on the overlays before, but it looked more like teal than the pretty blue. So when I had it all apart I scraped off the blue paint, and put white where I KNEW I was going to have hot spots.

But really in person, you don't see those hot spots in the pic, the camera magnafies them a TON!

Darkstar your bulbs are probably burnt out. Which means...time to do the LED mod!

ZS02EDGE: What is blue velum?

Herm59: took about 5 hours total, but I know how to tear apart my dash like a champ. I took a little while, diffusing 42 leds and then soldering them together in neat little groups of three. And that includes going for the drive and getting the speedo accurate.

Thanks to everyone.
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Nice topic.

This is one of the best mods to set your truck apart, atleast at night.
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Nice! So White was painted in the hot spots? I think i might pull mine apart again and take care of my hot spots. I can definately tell more evenly spread light in your pics compaired to mine.

Do you happen to have any pics of the during process? Like your white paint?
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ZS02EDGE: What is blue velum?
Not really sure but it feels like vinyl and that's the name on the tube I got it from. My dad used to use it for silk screening - it's what he cut the designs in. It worked great for me.
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Nice man! Good Job! Glad my How to was helpful lol
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Nice! So White was painted in the hot spots? I think i might pull mine apart again and take care of my hot spots. I can definately tell more evenly spread light in your pics compaired to mine.

Do you happen to have any pics of the during process? Like your white paint?
Naw, I didn't take any pics cause Trever's right up was done so well I didn't see the point. The white paint I used was the stained glass stuff. When I bought the staind glass paint before to get the blue I had to buy a group pack and it had white in it, so I used that.
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