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 Post subject: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:57 pm 
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I'm in the middle of doing the blue led conversion, but have a couple of questions.

1) I get that you have to unsolder the lights for the A/C unit, but how exactly does the A/C unit come out? I dont really wanna mess with things I dont know about...I've unplugged the two plugs in the back of it, but then theres another big yellow thing, what do i do with that?

2) After changing the lights on the back of the cluster, i put the cluster back in (everthing else ie boot release, door lock button, rear demist etc still disconnected) and all the lights like indicator and odo all worked, but the ones i changed dont. I put the original globes back in and still no love...am i missing something?

Any help would be great, I'd like to get my car back together and working by tomorrow arvo to get to work haha.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:33 am 
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Heres a question for you:

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 Post subject: Re: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:24 pm 
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Damn, sorry, thats what i get for posting without thinking. It's an EL. I've got the lights working now, but what do I need to do to take out the aircon module?
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 Post subject: Re: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:05 pm 
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A EL? Ok well to change the lights in tha AC unit thing the globes are just inserted like the cluster ones, Twist and pull, There should be 2 of them, No need to take all that wireing out, Im sure the wires are like soldered in 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:59 pm 
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unless he is talking about the fresh/recirc and a/c & a/c max orange lights on the side, they are soldered in
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 Post subject: Re: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:13 pm 
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Yeah i changed the two lights that pop out near the dials, but i dont know how to get at the other ones inside the unit itself that r soldered in?
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 Post subject: Re: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:14 pm 
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i also have a quick q regarding led conversion for el falcon.. got all the bits and know how except for the lcd odo. and trip computer panels.. i take out the orange filters of course but can i use only the blue led's or do i need to put a blue or white (paper, perspex...??) filter in to make it work properly.. i'm hoping the led's alone will do the job, but thinking white paper filter??? just to be sure....
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 Post subject: Re: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:25 pm 
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yer i wonna know to since i spent ages making a cover for the cluster used s many diffrent kinds of paper and i could never see my lights at night time

 

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 Post subject: Re: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:55 pm 
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I've just put the LEDs in my cluster and was wonder what meterial people have used as a filter to change the LCD from orange to blue
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 Post subject: Re: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:32 pm 
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for the odometer filter, plain white paper works, tissue paper or some on here even use macca's napkins
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 Post subject: Re: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:40 pm 
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And you just lay it between the LCD panel and the plastic?
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 Post subject: Re: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:15 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:17 pm 
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I tried using white paper and tissue paper and they both come up orange
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 Post subject: Re: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:27 pm 
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that means u didnt take the orange lense out , its white backed so when u look from the inside u will see white, the orange side sits against the lcd panel
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 Post subject: Re: Blue LED conversion question
Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:06 pm 
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elf100capri wrote:
that means u didnt take the orange lense out , its white backed so when u look from the inside u will see white, the orange side sits against the lcd panel

so just a piece of plain paper will do it??
what about no filter? will that mean too much light?
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