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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:43 am 
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Only way to know would be to try them out.

If you find the light is too directional, try lightly sanding the leds with some wet and dry, to disperse the light more, to make them more like globes.
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Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:55 pm 
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yep, sanding them flat works great.
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Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:39 pm 
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i wouldent mine doing the same to my 1985 ford telstar tx5 but have blue bulbs but i dont know if it will work with orange dials

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Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:11 pm 
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do the t5 led fit sraight into ef/el dash
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Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:04 pm 
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Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:34 am 
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Yes technically are plug and play, but the inverse type give horrific results.
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Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:13 pm 
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ok so i got some led's for my ED dash, question is how will i know what side is the positive? might be a really stupid question in which case im sorry :p

ok so i figured that out with lots of turning bulbs, but damn is it dull :( im using t10's which have a 3 mini led system any way of making it brighter?

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:34 pm 
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If the LEDs are SMD or the little dome type that's probably them at their very best unfortunately. If anything go for the higher output rectangle multi-angle type that are selling on ebay...the other thread on fitting them to EA - EB dashes covers them. They'er advertised as R32 Skyline kits
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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:27 pm 
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yea i got the dome system, i figure the problem is that the light instead of shining through the numbers is going over the top and shining onto the front... its a real pain in the a**, but its what ford was using at the time, i might look into the multi angle ones thanks

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:11 pm 
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this will help me a great deal!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:27 am 
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krisisdog wrote:
I just did mine. Used Inverted LEDs, probably not a good idea. Theres a few darker parts, between 1500-2000rpm on the tacho. But it inly cost $12 for 10 leds in holders. Just pulled em out, twisted the legs n pushed em in.



To update, I replaced them with these
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/10-x-Blue-LED-Da ... dZViewItem

Works 11ty times better, just need to take a few mm off the top to fit in, but dash looks sweet as now. Also done in the odo and high beam.
Did the trip + demist, and the AC buttons + recirc/fresh leds in the buttons which required desoldering of the old orange leds and re soldering of the new leds. Used white/clear ones to light the remainder of the AC/heater thingo.

 

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Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 5:46 pm 
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Works 11ty times better, just need to take a few mm off the top to fit in, but dash looks sweet as now. Also done in the odo and high beam.
Did the trip + demist, and the AC buttons + recirc/fresh leds in the buttons which required desoldering of the old orange leds and re soldering of the new leds. Used white/clear ones to light the remainder of the AC/heater thingo.

Pics? Pics???

 

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Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 7:19 pm 
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Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:53 pm 
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96ghia wrote:
Howdy folks.

After doing some research, I have made a small Excel file that calculates how much a LED conversion will cost, based on how many globes in the dash you are changing.

I've based the Globe holders on Thomson Fords pricing, and the LEDS based on http://www.ledshoponline.com/automotive_leds_wedge_bulb.htm

Its here.

Have fun.


EDIT: Macca has uploaded the Excel chart, he didn't realise he had it saved.




Mate any chance of putting part numbers on there?

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Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:06 am 
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WTF i dnt know wat every1 is stressin bout ea-el i know that u just go on e-bay u pay 21 bucks for 6 wat ever colour u want then u pull yr dash out and bam u take out da old holders wiv bulbs and the bulbs pull strate out new ones go in then yer done iv done 6 cars so simple all ma mates think it looks mint hope i helped lol=) (EA wagons rock)
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