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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:52 pm 
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A few night shots.

 

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:54 am 
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that looks awesome, that clock looks different to mine, is yours out of a fairmont?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:39 pm 
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GeZza200 wrote:
that looks awesome, that clock looks different to mine, is yours out of a fairmont?
Its definitely a trip computer like your's.
They all should be identical accross the range.
Perhaps your globe which lights up the buttons and display panel is blown.
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Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 7:40 pm 
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sexy as mate... the norm is just way too plain.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:04 pm 
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Hazzard: Thought about changing the Trip Computer/ODO from Orange to Blue aswell?

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:53 pm 
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cheersdude wrote:
Hazzard: Thought about changing the Trip Computer/ODO from Orange to Blue aswell?
Tried it but was not happy with the results.
I'm very particular when it comes to these sort of thing.
Although it looks nice, the light spread was not even enough. Too bright in the centre of the screen and the edges a bit too dull. Visibility during the day was not adequate either.
Tried many different types of LEDs and filters but just couldnt get it right to my liking.
I thought i'd leave it amber as it doesnt look all that bad. Sort of complements the rest of the amber/red highlights on the whole dash.
Too bad you cant buy perspex filters like the factory orange one, but in blue.
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Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:18 pm 
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Hazzard wrote:
cheersdude wrote:
Hazzard: Thought about changing the Trip Computer/ODO from Orange to Blue aswell?
Tried it but was not happy with the results.
I'm very particular when it comes to these sort of thing.
Although it looks nice, the light spread was not even enough. Too bright in the centre of the screen and the edges a bit too dull. Visibility during the day was not adequate either.
Tried many different types of LEDs and filters but just couldnt get it right to my liking.
I thought i'd leave it amber as it doesnt look all that bad. Sort of complements the rest of the amber/red highlights on the whole dash.
Too bad you cant buy perspex filters like the factory orange one, but in blue.



funny you should say that.

have you tried to sand the LED so that is round? you will find it will spread light much more evenly.

with the filter i have heard of people using blue(or what ever color) clear plastic folder covers. then are a bit thicker but i think they might do the job.

just my 2 cents anyway!
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Posted: Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:13 pm 
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cheeza5 wrote:
Hazzard wrote:
cheersdude wrote:
Hazzard: Thought about changing the Trip Computer/ODO from Orange to Blue aswell?
Tried it but was not happy with the results.
I'm very particular when it comes to these sort of thing.
Although it looks nice, the light spread was not even enough. Too bright in the centre of the screen and the edges a bit too dull. Visibility during the day was not adequate either.
Tried many different types of LEDs and filters but just couldnt get it right to my liking.
I thought i'd leave it amber as it doesnt look all that bad. Sort of complements the rest of the amber/red highlights on the whole dash.
Too bad you cant buy perspex filters like the factory orange one, but in blue.



funny you should say that.

have you tried to sand the LED so that is round? you will find it will spread light much more evenly.

with the filter i have heard of people using blue(or what ever color) clear plastic folder covers. then are a bit thicker but i think they might do the job.

just my 2 cents anyway!
Don't worry. I have tried everything under the sun.
I must have pulled my dash apart a million times. I think i will just leave everything the way it is. Quite happy with the results.
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Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:52 am 
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How did you get the climate control buttons blue?
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Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:10 pm 
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blue wrote:
How did you get the climate control buttons blue?



its the easiest mod! pull the climate unit out, unscrew remove orange filter and buy 2 new T10 led globes. and its done.!
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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:37 am 
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If you are refering to the A/C and fresh/recycled air buttons, this was on of the biggest most fiddly jobs. It requires removing the whole control unit and taking it all apart. You need to do this to access the circuit board and remove this alltogether. Once you have it out its a matter of desoldering the factory globes and soldering new leds in place. Hardest part was actually hoping that the positive and negative were soldered correctly. Luclkily i managed to get it first go.
Big thanks to another fellow Ford Modder, StanXR i think is who it was, who assisted me with a bit of info and progress pics of when he attempted this also.
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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:48 am 
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Where did you get the globes theres some on ebay for $13
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/SUPER-WIDE-T10-B ... dZViewItem
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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:51 am 
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blue wrote:
Where did you get the globes theres some on ebay for $13
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/SUPER-WIDE-T10-B ... dZViewItem
Sorry, were you refering to auto climate control or the standard manual control unit?
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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:58 am 
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Hazzard wrote:
blue wrote:
Where did you get the globes theres some on ebay for $13
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/SUPER-WIDE-T10-B ... dZViewItem
Sorry, were you refering to auto climate control or the standard manual control unit?



if its for the climate control(fairmont up)

try these ones

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/2pcs-T10-168-194 ... dZViewItem
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Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:09 pm 
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these mods kool ive just finished my boot and amp layout

i want to do my dash lights climate control lights n buttons my trip meter and buttons

can someone tell me what led types i will need and how many save me pulling my dash apart to check then going shopping i wanna go buy all the leds in 1 hit and wack it all in

any help would be great cheers
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