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Old 09-12-2007
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Just completed Dash LED's

I just completed intalling white LED's in the dash. It took me like 2 1/2 hours total. Hope fully it will turn out well. Will post pics when it gets dark. Here they are before. I had no Fuel light

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looks good that was the problem with mine the fuel lights totally gone!
Where'd your get your led's from? need to do this soon i cannot get time lately but gonna try to replace them all soon.

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Well I had no light what so ever for the fuel so I decided to change them all. I ordered my LEDs from ebay, 10 of them for like $13.
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I had the bulbs in backwards so I had to tear it down all over and put them in the right way.


Dash After...... I love the white.

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ah looks good, did you have to take off any of the film or coloring behind the numbers on the gauges. BTW, what kind of LEDs did you use. I need to replace I think two back there and I'd like to put some kind of other color in there.
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ah looks good, did you have to take off any of the film or coloring behind the numbers on the gauges. BTW, what kind of LEDs did you use. I need to replace I think two back there and I'd like to put some kind of other color in there.


I used 194LED's from ebay. I had to take the green coloring off the backs, which was the worst and took longer than anything else
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ah, did you just scrape it off or what?
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I commend you on your efforts, but it looks waaaaaaaay to bright for my taste. I like the gauges dimmed all the way down when I drive at night. To me, its much less distracting...
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i was wanting to do mine red but im not sure how it would turn out
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It looks good but I don't like how you can tell where the bulbs are. I wonder if there is something you can put to distribute the light more.
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You'll want to get frosted LED bulbs..

The ones he's using are probably projected.

http://www.autolumination.com

Scroll down, website is a little tricky to use at first, but gets easy once you know what you are looking for.

I'm planning on doing this aswell... But I'm leaving it green, thats the color scheme on my truck on the inside..
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Yeah I just scrapped the green off. If I would have painted the backs of the gauges it would not show the location of the lights. The white is not too bight, the pics from my camera has a sight flash to it
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Hawklore, I wanted to keep mine green also as my truck is green. What kind of bulbs where you doing to run. Just brighter bulbs or white bulbs or what?
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I was planning on just running white frosted LED's.

But thats because I'm striving for the white needles, and other areas that are lit up to be white, except the green numbering.

Running green frosted/diffused LED's may add an eerie look to it!


I'm months away from any mods though.

Living paycheck to paycheck atm.
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LOL, me as well but just got a call and tuesday I'm off to an interview. I know how to take the dash apart (what a PITA to, so much **** has to come off for just the gauge cluster) and I'd like to do this some time soon. MAybe I'll see what I can do. I'll put some green frosted ones in there and see how it comes out.
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Are the standard LED's dimmable?
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