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Another led mod??


I think you know what I'm thinking.
I need to get it apart tho, will the oven trick for separating headlamps work for these?
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heres a little teaser of the other LED mod in progress..

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YAAAAY!!!


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the cluster got put on hold for a little while because I was undecided on red or blue, but I am going to go with red to do something a little different than everybody else and to match the rest of the truck. Went ahead and ordered all the 360 components necessary to do the whole dash (plus a few extras) as well as the 3157's for the tail lights. Was going to order LED replacements for everything like the plate, rev., dome, ambers, but once I added them all to the cart i decided i would wait and do another order later on.. $$$
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I'm thinking of redoing mine in ultra violet.



Remember....wetsanding is the best method of getting rid of the color off the overlays.

What LED's are you using for the cluster? link?

Can't bake the lense apart..it's not a soft glue like the headlamps. Gotta Cut. Jp7 has a thread with his third using a Lexus third lamp...cutting is required. I like my 5w 14msmt plug in in my third.
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I ordered the 360 components from superbrightleds.com RL5-R10-360 Red LED (360 degree) I was talking with jp7 and they are what he recommended.
Ultra violet would be very cool!! never seen it done before either!!
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Do work!! Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Do work!! Can't wait to see how it turns out.
I know, Ive been busy and have too many projects on the go at once!! The led tail light should be quick tho,, I just had some technical questions about cutting down the length of the circuit i am waiting to hear back about before i can go on. I need to cut it down because it it too long and wont fit. So i have to cut 3 led's off either side and reduce the number of them from 20 to 16 and am not sure if this will effect how the circuit works of if i will need to add some resistors or modify it in any other way to account for removing 6 bulbs.
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I can supposedly just cut off the ends and eliminate the led's but will put extra load on the remaining ones and cause them to burn out faster. So I am debating if i should add them as a second row in the top center of the remaining strip and make the connections on the board i chopped with wire or just add resistors to the end of the strip where the bulbs used to be equivalent to the resistance of the bulbs i remove which would be more work but may not work as well as keeping the existing components in the circuit. I am going to have to start it and wing it and see how much room I have to work with once it all gets cut apart and if i dont have room to add a second row that will solve my problem.
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I'd like to see someone do the gauges in cool white...
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I'd like to see someone do the gauges in cool white...
White would look really good, but I think it might be little hard on the eyes unless you kept it really dim.
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The gauges are going to look sweet when they are done.

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I'd like to see someone do the gauges in cool white...
I want to do mine white but I am too lazy and scared to break the cluster down that far.
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I'm tempted to do a LED mod on the third brake light as well on my truck. However my truck has the cargo light version so I'm looking to just put the LEDs in the Red middle brake part of the light. I haven't found the perfect size board to fit it in though. I would like to have it as big as possible.

So it will be interesting to see how yours turns out
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I'd like to see someone do the gauges in cool white...
hurt the eyes...
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whats the UV look like? im wanting to do blue but im not good w/ this kinna stuff. i took a **** off of that controls the fan and theres a little green lense to make the light green, what do you do about that??
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UV = purple.

For the heater/a/c *****, get blue ones off a gen2 taurus/sable. I just pulled like 6sets...soon to be in the classifieds section.
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whats the UV look like? im wanting to do blue but im not good w/ this kinna stuff. i took a **** off of that controls the fan and theres a little green lense to make the light green, what do you do about that??
I'm not yet either. This is going to be a learning experience!! I have an idea what I am doing because i work autobody and have a bit of an electrical background so I am just going to wing it and see how it goes!! hahah I havn't figured out what I am going to do with the ac/fan ***** yet. i will cross that bridge when i get to it, after my cluster is finished and swapped. I am hoping i can just rip out that green insert and the red light from the led will do the rest. If not i will have to come up with a plan B!
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shane- so are you saying to just collect the ***** from a gen 2 taurus/sable and knock the little lense out of em and swap em into the ranger ones? and what years are gen 2s? and are those little lenses clear or blue in color?
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they are blue in color. they are the exact ***** that came on the blue dash rangers, and the same exact ***** as whats in all 98+ rangers...but only difference is the little dot that makes the color on the **** indicator. I've got the blue ones on my truck currently.

I've tried to pop them out before...and failed.
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^^ well there goes my idea for the ac *****... I will have to get some aftermarket ones if i cant get the stock ones to glow red..
will these work?
04-06 Ford F 150 F150 Mustang Billet AC ***** 05 2005 on eBay.ca (item 350213657557 end time 21-Jun-09 15:21:03 EDT)
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Just got back from Canadian Tire, picked up a few things for the mod's while I was there to make things a little easier.
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All I need now is for my LED's to show up in the mail and pick up my resistors and I can get started on the console.
I am going to put my other 3'rd brake light on that is not nightshaded and and put back on my truck so i can my my tinted one to avoid having to do it again and start cutting it apart at work on monday, where i can use my cutting wheel and die grinder to make quicker and cleaner work out of it. I have it all planned out. Just have to get it done and find some flat plastic to build a backing behind where i mount the led's to help clean up the look and seal it up a little better, as most of the the black plastic where the lights currently plug in the bulbs will be cut away.
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I dont think those ***** you liked will work....ford went to that small **** base in those rigs...so idk.


You should still grab an extra set of ***** to take apart and paint the clear piece. I think John Griggs cardomain said something about how he did his. I'll see if i can find it.
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I guess you push, not pull. LOL...i was trying to pull.


http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/24

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8. In my pictures, I had not yet done the ***** and Brent ($tone02) figured that out. Mine light blue now. Take out the *****, place them face up, and press out the small clear inserts inside them with a thin screwdriver, nail or whatever.

9. Use 1000 grit sandpaper to remove the layer of green and white paint on the top of the clear piece. Really fine sandpaper takes the thin layer off fairly quickly, but doesn't mar the plastic much or remove excess material.

10. Paint the top of the clear piece with your color choice for the **** pointer. When it's mostly dry you can paint white paint over that to retain a "stock" look by day, but show your color choice by night. Thin uniform coats are called for here because if you use too much, they'll be too dim. These you can always sand off and start again.
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those look right.
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