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MisterO 04-13-2009 10:04 PM

Gauge Cluster LED Install
 
Well today i got bored and being that it was my second time opening up my gauge cluster for LED's i decided what the heck and let me make a really detailed write up for those who may care and might look for how to do this in the future. Well as i said its really detailed and very simple.. i was bored but it will help those who never did it before..

Here it goes. ..

I ordered my LEDs from a company called V-LEDs.com, i will put an exact link to the bulbs you will need for this conversion from stock to LED and you have the choice of which color to choose. I would like to say that this company is really amazing and has really good customer service, i had a problem and without delay they fixed the problem. So order from them because they are really good and priced well (i think).

For this you will need a knife to open the new bulb packages and a phillips screwdriver, and to unscrew the top screws you can either use a stubby phillips or a 1/4 in socket on a small ratchet like i did.. and one more thing is if you have a small needle nose pliers you can use it too.. Oh and gloves if your like me and cut yourself every five seconds..

Order HERE and choose color.. (youll need only 5 but they come in pairs)

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MORE BELOW….

MisterO 04-13-2009 10:05 PM

Continued..

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Now do everything reverse and replace everything in the order you removed them.. But wait before you jump to that, test the gauge cluster to see if all the bulbs you put in work well and correctly. if they fail, remove and flip over.. when testing just put cluster back into sockets and pull light knob one click and make sure its all lit up.
And then you have your end result.. if it looks like mine you did a good job. now pat yourself on the back since you've just accomplished a mighty hard task. :cheers:

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Enjoy it. :2thumbsup:

flexsaharatj 04-14-2009 09:43 AM

hey... nice write up man I'll def. have to do this... my new deck has nice bright white led lights and the cluster looks like crappy dull white... time to make it led white thanks bro!!

MisterO 04-14-2009 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by flexsaharatj (Post 7012362)
hey... nice write up man I'll def. have to do this... my new deck has nice bright white led lights and the cluster looks like crappy dull white... time to make it led white thanks bro!!

There ya go!! thats the jeepin attitude!
good luck with it, Oh btw i also threw in two of the same LEDs into the a/c-Heat control knobs and came up with this.. and they are the same bulbs since you wanted to know...

I wonder if i can change the bulbs in my stock cd player since those are the only green ones left.. although i do need a new head unit ;) maybe ill go for one that puts out blue for the blue theme... lol
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_Uu4t0g_lrvw/Se...0/IMG_0319.jpg

flexsaharatj 04-14-2009 10:00 AM

oh awesome I needed new bulbs for that too haha sweet thanks!

MarshallUJeep 04-14-2009 10:06 AM

Are these the ones you ordered?


2 V-LEDS 3 SMT BLUE WEDGE BASE DASH LIGHT BULBS 37 74

MisterO 04-14-2009 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarshallUJeep (Post 7012515)
Are these the ones you ordered?


2 V-LEDS 3 SMT BLUE WEDGE BASE DASH LIGHT BULBS 37 74

So I actually have those in there now but they are not necesary and rather do no not make it any brightr.. I'd suggest getting the cheaper ones because of that reason (your not getting anything more for your money)

Contra 04-14-2009 12:10 PM

my Alpine can go all blue...that is a nice idea to look at...

MisterO 04-14-2009 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Contra (Post 7013281)
my Alpine can go all blue...that is a nice idea to look at...

is it a good head unit?? im lookin for a new one...

Bodazapha 04-14-2009 02:24 PM

This is a great write up and exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.

MisterO 04-14-2009 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bodazapha (Post 7014275)
This is a great write up and exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.

Your very welcome,, Im glad i can help someone.

Oregun 04-14-2009 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 97TJdriver (Post 7012389)
I wonder if i can change the bulbs in my stock cd player since those are the only green ones left.. although i do need a new head unit ;) maybe ill go for one that puts out blue for the blue theme... lol

I bought a Sony, only because there was already a sony in mine so I saved a few pennies on the new harness I would of had to buy if I switched manufacturers. This is the one I bought, purely for the iPod controls and clean design: CDX-GT620IP

http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/s...DX-GT620IP.jpg

It's a nice unit and the only one I can vouch for. It is also close to the same blue LED's you used, which is probably what I will be doing here soon. Good write-up :thumbsup:

jeeperz22 04-14-2009 03:09 PM

I recently just put in a pioneer premier deck. It is very clean with the blue back lighting to it. so that would be another good option, you can find it at the pioneer website. The prices vary, and the premier models give you a 2-year warranty, which most only give you 1. Also note the prices on the website are quite inflated, that a $270 list on the website is about $220 in the shop. Just another helpful hint.

flexsaharatj 04-14-2009 03:34 PM

oh wait dude... DUAL from walmart sells a blue player for $50.00 mine skipped a bit but it was prob. just mine bc I suck with electronics... check it out haha

anyway I ordered white ones from that site and shipped it today same day not bad...

TJQ 04-14-2009 04:21 PM

Thanks for posting. Another thing to add to "the list".


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