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Old 04-01-2012, 03:54 PM   #51
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*****IF YOU USE ONE OF THESE TRI LEDS FOR THE ODOMETER AREA, IT IS 3X BRIGHTER THAN THE REST OF THE GAUGES! i AM SWITCHING TO A SINGLE LED AS IT IS VERY OVERWHELMINGLY BRIGHT AT NIGHT. THE THREE BULBS ARE GREAT FOR EVERYTHING ELSE.*****
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since you say that it's too bright at night, i'm going to try the "super high power 1 watt super charged led bulb" on the website the OP posted. i'm ordering them now, and will post pics when installed
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:04 AM   #52
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Just bought a set of the blue ones. Can't wait it should match great with blue headunit i have. At some point I want to get to the cluster and the door switches.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #53
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The gauge cluster is pretty much the same process, but is way more time consuming and a royal pita!

did you remove the green micro dot film off of the back of the gauge faces? when i put my red leds in, they were very dim, and i assume it had something to do with that green backing
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:46 PM   #54
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did you remove the green micro dot film off of the back of the gauge faces? when i put my red leds in, they were very dim, and i assume it had something to do with that green backing
I would also like to know the answer to this question
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:03 AM   #55
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Pretty sure you have to to make them look good. I'm still debating on doing this. I have a feeling I will mess up a needle and break the cluster lol
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:24 PM   #56
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did you remove the green micro dot film off of the back of the gauge faces? when i put my red leds in, they were very dim, and i assume it had something to do with that green backing
+1 to this question. I already went through with the HVAC using a 10" led ribbon and it turned out great. Looking to do the cluster next. If a decent result can be had by simply switching bulbs count me in!
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:06 PM   #57
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you need to sand down the film to make the instrument cluster look good.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:49 PM   #58
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I ordered 20 of the same bulbs as the OP. I chose green bulbs hoping they makes things still look stock, just brighter and crisper. I hope they make things look more neon green than teal. I will update you guys with pics after it is done, should be easy since I am just replacing bulbs, no sanding.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:39 AM   #59
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^ in for results. I was interested in doing the same thing.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:19 PM   #60
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quick questions:
1) So in order to get rid of the greenish film or anyother color on the back side of the cluster gauges you need to sand them down?
2) If i pull the needles off will the readings be messed up after wards?
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #61
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Nevermind!!! DO NOT TOUCH the needles. also i just put my cluster back in my car now my parking ligts are off and won't turn off? WTF
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #62
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http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...edge-base/228/
Anybody used those specific bulbs in the cluster? I don't want any hot spots like I had with my HVAC lights.
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quick questions:
1) So in order to get rid of the greenish film or anyother color on the back side of the cluster gauges you need to sand them down?
2) If i pull the needles off will the readings be messed up after wards?
Yes, and I believe so yes.
I know if you bump them it will mess them up.
I don't know if there is a way to remove them without messing them up.
You shouldn't have to in order to sand off the green film.
(I may be wrong, I researched this for a while when I had my last car but decided it was too much work, now I'm looking into it again.)
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:58 PM   #63
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yeah needless to say i moved my needles and now they dont work check out this video. Pretty good video! will show you how to get it all apart!
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:44 PM   #64
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I recently went about changing the color of my Evo bulbs but got lazy and used paint markers from walmart, works just as good! The bulbs haven't gotten hot enough to melt the paint off, so far so good
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:16 PM   #65
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was this a RS gauge cluster or aint the cluster green so if i put blue leds behind my gauges it will light up blue?????????????? and how many leds 4 the gauges and the hvac cos im going 2 do this mod
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:59 PM   #66
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Worked a lot better for me since I have the manual HVAC controls it's a bitch to take out.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:07 AM   #67
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just ordered 6 bulbs for now. Couldn't justify spending $80 on bulbs right now.
shouldnt of sold my 04 STI cluster lol.

also found this link for taking the cluster apart
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:56 AM   #68
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I just ordered the same tri-leds from LEDLIGHT.com for like half the price. plus I ordered some singles for door buttons etc. free shipping if order is over $50
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:06 PM   #69
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how may lights are there behind the hvac cus i want to do the same thing and would want to know how many leds to buy
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:37 PM   #70
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2 in the bugeye
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:08 AM   #71
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Did my cluster, with blue behind gas and temp white Led strip behind tach and speedometer, 1 red led at redline. Is there any way to change light in odometer?
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:13 PM   #72
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Did my cluster, with blue behind gas and temp white Led strip behind tach and speedometer, 1 red led at redline. Is there any way to change light in odometer?
I know it's been a while but you can, you just need to peel off the inversion tape stuff on it and then replace it with another color
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:17 PM   #73
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Am I the only one that thinks all of these look bad? Has anybody gotten even light distribution or professional looking at all?
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Old 02-08-2014, 03:18 PM   #74
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Before and after with 2 wide angle 74 leds.

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Old 02-20-2014, 10:57 PM   #75
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kind of off topic...kind of not...anyone know the size of the bulb for the cig lighter rig, glove box and key ring???
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