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 Post subject: blue trip computer
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:33 pm 
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ok so i was browsing ebay as you do ..... and i found this

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-EF-EL-NL-Clock-Trip-Computer-RARE-COLOUR-MOD-KIT-ONLY-/140661939061?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item20c01adb75

so it got me thinking this wold be pretty cool to do .....so my question is what do i need to do this mod???

 

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 Post subject: Re: blue trip computer
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: blue trip computer
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:12 pm 
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You'll need a t5 wedge smd blue led can be found in eBay . Take out the glass globe and replace it with the blue smd led .
Then take out the orange filter in the trip computer and put in white paper

These one
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com.au/viewi ... 7717279260

 

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 Post subject: Re: blue trip computer
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:29 pm 
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Don't you have to re-solder the trip computer?

 

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 Post subject: Re: blue trip computer
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Nah I never did , it has two bulb holders in the Back , same as the dash .
Put in the ones I linked up and take out the orange filter and put in white paper , or blue .

Your thinking of the air con controls , it's bulbs are soldered in

 

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 Post subject: Re: blue trip computer
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:36 pm 
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ef_falcon_95 wrote:
Nah I never did , it has two bulb holders in the Back , same as the dash .
Put in the ones I linked up and take out the orange filter and put in white paper , or blue .

Your thinking of the air con controls , it's bulbs are soldered in


climate control bulbs are not soldred either if ur thinking of the climate control and i have some t5 blue led`s here so what do i do now do u have some pics of the progress at all?

 

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 Post subject: Re: blue trip computer
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:38 pm 
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I have no pics but it's pretty easy

 

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 Post subject: Re: blue trip computer
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:42 pm 
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ahh ok do u have a step by step instructions at all also how did u get ur needles on ya el cluster to light up blue i have blue t5`s but did u change ya needles at all

 

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 Post subject: Re: blue trip computer
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:49 pm 
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U have to put in white ef needles or use nail polish remover to take off the orange on ya el needles .

1 remove dash
2 push trip computer out of dash , disconnect wires
3 using a flat blade screw driver , be gentle and pop the trip computer apart ,
4 Then there will be screws inside , take them out to get to the filter .
5 put in paper filter
6 out in blue LEDs , u may have to twist them around a few times as they only light up one way

 

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 Post subject: Re: blue trip computer
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:58 pm 
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ef_falcon_95 wrote:
U have to put in white ef needles or use nail polish remover to take off the orange on ya el needles .

1 remove dash
2 push trip computer out of dash , disconnect wires
3 using a flat blade screw driver , be gentle and pop the trip computer apart ,
4 Then there will be screws inside , take them out to get to the filter .
5 put in paper filter
6 out in blue LEDs , u may have to twist them around a few times as they only light up one way


what kind of paper do u use for the filter

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:01 pm 
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A4 paper . Normal printing paper.
Or a thin piece of blue transparent plastic would be good, but paper is fine .

 

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 Post subject: Re: blue trip computer
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:06 pm 
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ef_falcon_95 wrote:
A4 paper . Normal printing paper.
Or a thin piece of blue transparent plastic would be good, but paper is fine .


what works best as a filter as im after the best possible result

 

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 Post subject: Re: blue trip computer
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:10 pm 
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You will also need good LEDs .

I went back to stock lighting as I tried many LEDs and was never happy ,
I couldn't get the trip comp to light up properly ,
Search didn't light up but the others did .

Get a blue filter , if you can find one , that will work best

 

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 Post subject: Re: blue trip computer
Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:16 pm 
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ef_falcon_95 wrote:
You will also need good LEDs .

I went back to stock lighting as I tried many LEDs and was never happy ,
I couldn't get the trip comp to light up properly ,
Search didn't light up but the others did .

Get a blue filter , if you can find one , that will work best


ahh kk might do a bit of research first

 

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