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 Post subject: Re: Changing Dash lights BA
Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:40 pm 
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Hi guys
not sure if i am barking up the wrong tree
i have a bf mk2 fairmont ghia
i am half way through trying to convert dash lights and window swithes to red
if you have done blue can red be done?
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 Post subject: Re: Changing Dash lights BA
Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:48 pm 
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Yes

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing Dash lights BA
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:02 pm 
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aumatt wrote:
They are PLCC2 style SMD LED's. The XR/FPV Blue are 440nm in colour. Not that easy to come by, I ended up buying a reel of 3000 and a largish expense.

Its relatively easy to do but can be tedious if you havent soldered SMD components before. I have a full test bench setup to do this sort of stuff, with custom designed software to allow me to calibrate the needles once I put the cluster back together.

There is a post on one of the other ford forums that describes how to do it.

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Here's one next to a 5c coin.
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They are really small, and if you don't have good soldering experience (quick, accurate, steady hand) and a fine tip, you'll easily damage the cluster/ICC.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing Dash lights BA
Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:31 pm 
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Hi guys
i live in the narre warren area
would anyone who knows what they are doing want to do my electric window switches and centre concole in a bf fairmont for me in red
an d if so how much
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 Post subject: Re: Changing Dash lights BA
Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:56 pm 
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If you can do without your ICC for a few days , I can do it. But you will need to remove the icc yourself and re install.

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 Post subject: Re: Changing Dash lights BA
Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:11 pm 
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when you say ICC do you mean the main centre section with heater and radio controls
would the car still run with out it?
What cost?
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 Post subject: Re: Changing Dash lights BA
Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:01 pm 
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Behind the ICC there's several modules, one the BEM, is needed for the car to run. The rest you can get away with (sans radio/CD/aircon).

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing Dash lights BA
Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:07 pm 
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Can you guide me where to buy the right red leds or can you source them and i will pay you?
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 Post subject: Re: Changing Dash lights BA
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:35 pm 
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aumatt wrote:
If you can do without your ICC for a few days , I can do it. But you will need to remove the icc yourself and re install.

Matt


how much you looking for matty im keen!
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 Post subject: Re: Changing Dash lights BA
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:23 pm 
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Thanks guys. I've been asking this question for a couple of weeks now.
I have a BA XT wagon and I put a premium sound ICC in it out of a XR6 and I now have an ICC that lights up blue/purple and a dash that lights up green..
After all the info on how much trouble it sounds like 2 change the color of a standard cluster I think I might just buy an XR one. :D
That way I can put it all back to stock if and when I sell the car..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Changing Dash lights BA
Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:28 pm 
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aumatt wrote:
I can change the LED's in the cluster for you check my site http://ford.degabrielle.com.au

I currently dont do ICC's , but I am looking at setting up a rig to be able to test them soon.

Matt




Hey Matt I checked out your link..
What is "police mode"..??

 

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