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Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 3:05 pm 
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Hey, just wondering whether its possible to change the the BA xt cluster backing light from the green to the xr6 blue without actually changing clusters? and if so, what globes/led's should i be looking for?

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Posted: Sat May 17, 2008 10:55 pm 
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You need to get smd leds and need a very fine tip soldering iron, not too hard to do if your handy with a soldering iron

 

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Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 4:18 am 
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May I ask why you simply don't want to upgrade to an XR cluster?

Apart from having blue back lighting, you also get the XR logo in the background of both dials, and the tick marks around the dials (in the silver part). Gives it a nice sporty look. It saves pulling apart the XT cluster and fiddling about with LEDs.

There's tech docos aplenty on this site about changing clusters over, so there's no lack of information.
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Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 10:43 am 
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coz from what ive read, there's a lot of work that goes into changing the clusters over, like, trying to put your amount of K's back on there, having to blank 3 lights out or whatever. id love the xr cluster, but for someone like me who doesnt have a great lot of money or doesnt know much about cars, changing led's i thought would be easiest. but hey, if there's anyone on here who can do it cheaper then me taking it to a shop to get done, then let me know. and if i do look into that, how do i go abut getting an xr cluster?
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Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 10:48 am 
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coz from what ive read, there's a lot of work that goes into changing the clusters over, like, trying to put your amount of K's back on there, having to blank 3 lights out or whatever. id love the xr cluster, but for someone like me who doesnt have a great lot of money or doesnt know much about cars, changing led's i thought would be easiest. but hey, if there's anyone on here who can do it cheaper then me taking it to a shop to get done, then let me know. and if i do look into that, how do i go abut getting an xr cluster?


Maybe source a cluster from ebay? just a thought

 

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Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 10:54 am 
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whats wrong with this for only 99c??? lol

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/BA-XR6-XR8-CLUST ... dZViewItem
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Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 11:23 am 
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The changing of the LED's is quite easy if you are used to soldering and de soldering SMD LED's. The only other problem you will have is sourcing the correct colour LED's. For XR/FPV Blue you need 440-450nm LED's which are near impossible to find unless you want to buy 3000 of them.

I do provide a service of converting clusters, whether it be a reprogramming of a XR/FPV cluster to suit your car or colour changing of LED's etc.

Check http://www.degabrielle.com.au for pictures, there is even a standard XT cluster done in XR blue which looks great.

If you have any more questions just let me know.

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Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 2:42 pm 
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that standard xt cluster in blue looks good, thats what i want mine to look like without the changing of clusters, but i need someone in brisbane/gc/sc areas to be able to help me here. if you know of anyone in qld that you'd recommend for this aumatt, would love to know
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Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 3:11 pm 
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Sorry mate I dont know anyone else that can do these upgrades.

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Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 3:13 pm 
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nyeh, it happens, ill find someone eventually. as i said, that xt with the xr blue cluster looks good, great work
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Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 11:35 pm 
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Well there is someone here in Newcastle, NSW that might know enough to do something like this. ;-) he just doesn't do it commercially.

auMatt really is the only one that I know of that can do this.


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Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 11:54 pm 
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I dont know anyone else that does it either. , maybe this guy in Newcastle is good at doing it. :lol: BTW I dont do it commercially either.

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Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 1:15 am 
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and just how much of a drive from brissy to newcastle is it??? lol. a fair bit of petrol im presuming. is something like this a day job? or a couple of days? coz ill be visiting all my friends in melb again in the near future, an just might take my baby for the drive. if not, then im guessing newcastle's the better option here
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Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 1:18 am 
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and if i was to be in melb, i'd be lookin into the window switch's as well aumatt. an anyway, is it "bamatt" now?? lol
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Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 1:34 am 
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ok, if i was to get an xr cluster, is it necassary for me to change the K's on the cluster to what my car has actually done??
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