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Old 06-15-2006
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i was thinking about changing my interior lights behind all my gauges and stuff to blue LED lights....but how much work is involved....and how long will it take?
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Old 06-16-2006
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To summarize, the only work involved is getting to the actual gauges. This requires:
  • Remove the plastic knee-board panel (4 torx screws and 2 clips)
  • Remove the metal knee-board (6 bolts)
  • Remove the radio bezel (2 screws and some clips)
  • Remove the gauge bezel (6 torx screws)
  • Work the gauge bezel out from between the dash and the steering wheel
  • Disconnect the headlight switch connector and dimmer switch connector
  • Remove the gauge cover (plastic cover, 6 torx screws around perimeter)
  • Pull the gauges off from the cluster (3 pieces - left, center, and right, speedo and tach are on center piece)
  • Pull the 194 bulbs from their sockets
  • Replace with 194 Inverted Cone LED's
  • Pull the 161 bulbs from their sockets (turn signal indicator, theft light, other warning lights)
  • Replace with 161 inverted cone LED's
  • Reassemble, start truck, turn on lights, enjoy...

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i was thinking about changing my interior lights behind all my gauges and stuff to blue LED lights....but how much work is involved....and how long will it take?

Guage cluster and switches took me about 8 hours (but i didit at like 1 am and was watching tv). You could do the gauge cluster in 2-3 hours if you were setup and ready to go.
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You dont have to add any resistors for the led's?
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You dont have to add any resistors for the led's?

The leds that replace standerd auto bulbs have resistor in place already.

They are plug and play for most applications.
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Old 10-26-2006
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The leds that replace standerd auto bulbs have resistor in place already.

They are plug and play for most applications.
Wow...i thought it was soooo much more complex...freaking hell more stuff to save up for now...grr
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Wow...i thought it was soooo much more complex...freaking hell more stuff to save up for now...grr

You can get 10 off ebay for about 12 bux (atleast the ones I used)



I used these.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/10-19...44021077QQrdZ1

Someone else used these

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/194-1...50348206QQrdZ1

With a brighter result.


Keep in mind that you have a different cluster than the ones modded so far. You may be the first if you change the color of your 04.
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hmm...well i think the only thing that changed was the odometer went digital...at least i hope thats all...crap my list of mods is getting out of control...
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^and thats a bad thing? lol
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^and thats a bad thing? lol
yea cause half my list is in my garage...and i cant put it on...aka lift...stupid low parking garages...
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f*ck it park on the street!
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I gotta Question... anyone with a 93-94 dash done this mod? do you go about it the same way???
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f*ck it park on the street!
i would if they werent metered...
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i would if they werent metered...

Thats easy, rip the meter out of the ground.


Duh









J/K

I havent seen anyone do this with a 93 dash. Im sure you can do white with no problems. But any other color you will need to pull needles and im not sure how you do that on that year.
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