Fordmods Logo

blue dash lights (not LED's) 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 15 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: blue dash lights (not LED's)
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:05 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 122

Joined: 10th Jun 2005

Ride: BA MkII XR8

Location: Geraldton
WA, Australia

i've just put my white dash faces in my car and the blue dials look great. now i want to make the rest of my interior lights blue as well like the aircon buttons, fan speed and the others. How can i do this properly without changing to LED's?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:07 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 5313

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: Surf, Turbo Diesel

Location: Melbourne, S.E Suburbs
VIC, Australia

they have like blue covers for light bulbs, you can buy them and put them over your stock ones?

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:36 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 6047

Joined: 12th Nov 2004

Ride: Ford Ef Futura

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

chunkz wrote:
they have like blue covers for light bulbs, you can buy them and put them over your stock ones?
Coloured condoms dont come out as well. I think Laximah got his climate control panel done and his trip comp. Ask him.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:36 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 122

Joined: 10th Jun 2005

Ride: BA MkII XR8

Location: Geraldton
WA, Australia

yeah i tried that once and they looked more green than blue.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:48 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 47

Posts: 239

Joined: 17th Jan 2005

Ride: ED 5ltr NM pajero

Location: budgewoi
NSW, Australia

they also fade very quickly
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:11 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 873

Joined: 9th May 2005

Ride: BA XR6T

use the NARVA silicone sleeves, the 5mm ones i think, bout $3 for a pack 6 i think... u can just slide them over the globes and it will give it a blue touch, not as good looking as the LED's but it still works....

 

_________________

300+rwkw HeadsexTuned XR6 Turbo Ute *NOW SOLD :(*
MK Triton with 31" muddies, 2" lift and 3" turbo back exhaust etc...

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 6:30 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 47

Posts: 239

Joined: 17th Jan 2005

Ride: ED 5ltr NM pajero

Location: budgewoi
NSW, Australia

Mr Man wrote:
use the NARVA silicone sleeves, the 5mm ones i think, bout $3 for a pack 6 i think... u can just slide them over the globes and it will give it a blue touch, not as good looking as the LED's but it still works....


yeah thats what i used (in red) and after a week i thought some of them must have fallen off
when i pilled the cluster back out they were all still ther but some had faded to almost clear
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:10 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 51

Posts: 202

Joined: 9th Nov 2004

Ride: EL Fairmont + EF gli

Location: Redcliffe, Brisbane
QLD, Australia

If you use BLUE LED and a white filter in the clock / trip computer and climate control they are a nice blue and dont fade ...

 

_________________

Photos Here :)
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~jewie/index.htm

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:49 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 67

Joined: 13th Apr 2005

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

cougar30 wrote:
If you use BLUE LED and a white filter in the clock / trip computer and climate control they are a nice blue and dont fade ...
Have you got pics of that mate? Also, did you pull your trip comp apart yourself?

 

_________________

1998 EL Fairmont 4.0L Auto
~Tinted~ ~Dumped~ ~Zorsted~

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: blue dash lights (not LED's)
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:06 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Posts: 148

Joined: 14th May 2005

Location: New South Wales
NSW, Australia

Ciggy_483 wrote:
i've just put my white dash faces in my car and the blue dials look great. now i want to make the rest of my interior lights blue as well like the aircon buttons, fan speed and the others. How can i do this properly without changing to LED's?


Got any pics of your blue dials? I'm interested to see what they look like, because I was thinking of doing it.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:54 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 6047

Joined: 12th Nov 2004

Ride: Ford Ef Futura

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

pully6 wrote:
cougar30 wrote:
If you use BLUE LED and a white filter in the clock / trip computer and climate control they are a nice blue and dont fade ...
Have you got pics of that mate? Also, did you pull your trip comp apart yourself?


Trip comp is easy. Unclip the gray from the white then you need a little hex shaped screw driver to undo the 4 screws that hold it all together and then it all falls apart. The filter paper is bright orange on one side and white on the other.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: blue dash lights (not LED's)
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:10 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 51

Posts: 202

Joined: 9th Nov 2004

Ride: EL Fairmont + EF gli

Location: Redcliffe, Brisbane
QLD, Australia

cds70 wrote:
Ciggy_483 wrote:
i've just put my white dash faces in my car and the blue dials look great. now i want to make the rest of my interior lights blue as well like the aircon buttons, fan speed and the others. How can i do this properly without changing to LED's?


Got any pics of your blue dials? I'm interested to see what they look like, because I was thinking of doing it.


Trip computer / clock is easy ... you cant go wrong just take notice how it comes apart ... change the filter put it pack together the same way it came apart ...

the climate control is harder to do because you have to desolder the screen ... i took mine to a tv repair shop , they desoldered it in 5 min ... put in the new filter then resoldered it ... Cost me $10

They are both a little dull in daylight but look great at night

 

_________________

Photos Here :)
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~jewie/index.htm

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:27 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 122

Joined: 10th Jun 2005

Ride: BA MkII XR8

Location: Geraldton
WA, Australia

to cds70: yeah i would but i cant get pics from my phone to my computer yet (no cord). i can tell you that the look great and are easy to fit too, bout and hour.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:37 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Posts: 148

Joined: 14th May 2005

Location: New South Wales
NSW, Australia

Ciggy_483 wrote:
to cds70: yeah i would but i cant get pics from my phone to my computer yet (no cord). i can tell you that the look great and are easy to fit too, bout and hour.


Thanks Ciggy, if you do get a cord or some photos I'd be very interested.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:17 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 6432

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 6 images

If you want to change the original orange filter put in by Ford then pull apart a trip computer, remove the orange filter and buy various shades of colored plastic, cut a matching piece out of each shade and see what the trip computer looks like when you apply 12v to it. If the new filter is too pale then try another paler shade of plastic till you get your desired color. Once you have perfected your color then you can repeat the procedure for the climate control and the cluster odometer.

 

_________________

5.6L of carbon footprint.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 15 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bdl and 16 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:38 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names