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Old 04-16-2007, 10:45 PM   #1
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I already posted my question in the electrical section, but I'll take my chances here to. so here it is :

I've been serching for a couple of day now and the only topics I could find was about people using LED to change the color of the cluster.

I want to keep the OEM color, I just want to make it brighter so it will match my Prosport gauges.

I thought on using #74 LED from www.v-leds.com in super white, but from what I read on LED, my needles won't light up !?

Anybody have an idea on what to use ?
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:34 PM   #2
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unless you are replacing the stock bulbs with LEDs, you run no risk of having the needles not light up...

Mechie3 has a great tutorial on color changing, follow it just don't add the stage lighting gel or scrape the backs of your gauges.. it does require you to solder, but it comes out with fantastic (brighter than stock) results and dims with the factory dimmer: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...0#post15792460
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:38 PM   #3
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^^ That's pretty much what I was just about to write!

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Old 04-17-2007, 04:30 PM   #4
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Allright, i'll try that. Soldering is not a problem, it's just that I have no experience with LED's and resistors.

Thanks
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:17 AM   #5
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:49 AM   #6
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Cool, Thanks !
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:14 PM   #7
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just open it up and put some more lights behind the gauges like Mechie3 did but don't worry about color or anything.

i strongly discourage this if you plan on driving for more than 40 minutes. brighter lights will fatigue your eyes faster.
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:53 AM   #8
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If I follow Mechie3 instructions, I'm suppose to be able to use the dimmer with the led's.

We'll see !
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:04 PM   #9
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Yup! IIRC, the color of the wires you tap into are different, but the locations are the same. Use a multimeter to check though.
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:24 PM   #10
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Finally did the mod today. Keeping the OEM film with the LED's, the color is more like a teal than a green

I'm gonna try to find a defective cluster, try to remove the green film and use a green gel.

I'll keep you up-dated !
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