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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 11:12 pm 
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ohh yeh I also frosted the led's with a drill and a 180grit sponge so light was distributed around, not directional.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 10:56 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
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the problem is with the blue dashes, you've still got an orange trip computer (if you've got a fairmont) which sucks cause you cant even change the filter behind it like with the trip/clock and the cluster lcd! I had a look and the only way I can figure out how to do it is unsolder the lcd screen itself!



Wrong, you can remove the filter very easily.

No un-soldering required. you just need to remove the entire plastics around the pcb to get to the lcd.

as for the Trip computer/CC they're relatively easy, same again, undo them and replace the filter.


seriously? Cause I was at it for a while! How do you remove the plastics? is it fairly simple procedure Ill probably kick myself next time I pull it apart!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:02 pm 
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The secret it quality LEDs, I'll post a pic of mine tonight if I remember.


Cant believe how high the CBF factor is atm. I was going to do it as well tonight, but just cbf......
Must be getting lazy in my old age... heck I'm starting to enjoy driving the auto slow-mont instead of the 5spd mod'd futura....... :|

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 10:45 pm 
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elf100capri wrote:
here is a pic of my el xr8 dash, i put white ef needles in


How did you get the lcd display blue??
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 11:28 pm 
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i was told to get the T5 blue led's wedge types
is this ok to use ?
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 11:30 pm 
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pull the old orange filter out from behind the lcd and i just cut a piece of paper the same shape and replaced it with that.
remove dash instruments from car,remove front clear cover
remove needles from gauges (making sure to mark where they were pointing)
remove screws to each gauge 'motor'
remove clear lenses
then when u have the dash out and apart there are 2 screws that hold the circuit board to the white housing backing,1 on each lower corner, remove them and seperate the circuit board from the housing and turn it over
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then remove the 4 screws that hold the lcd panel and warning lights to the board
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4 clips hold that in the board,release them and take the warning light/lcd panel off
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remove lcd panel and take the orange filter out and replace with white one
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installation is - reverse above steps
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 11:46 pm 
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t5 wedge leds can be used, make sure u use the white globe holders as the blue holders have the globes soldered in.
also when i put mine in i frosted the leds with some 180grit sand paper and took 2-3mm off the led 'bulb' shaped tip (makes the led shine in a larger pattern instead of a spot) makes the finished display colour even instead of blotchy

narva plug and play t5 coloured leds are the easiest to use, as sometimes the wedge style are too long to fit,
i made my own, soldered led and resistor together and soldered them into old blue housings with the glass globe cut out of it
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 12:46 am 
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yes... but if you get single led wedges, they will be unidirectional and not bright enough..

The T5's I have here have 3 ultrabrite LED's on the one wedge and they are equivalent to the old globe only blue.

I first bought a box of single led T10 wedges for my EA ghia dash and I've ended up using them on the under dash lights and the rear console etc as they are just not bright enough for the cluster or climate control
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 1:46 am 
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I wouldn't mind a decent scan of that police facia so I can use it when I redo mine.. (police has many more speed increments and looks better)

He probably has the 8LED globes I used in mine..

The normal single LED lights look terrible and splothy.. the ones I got had 8 led's per globe pointing out and up all around and they nice and bright.

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where can u get 8 led t5's from frankieh?

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yes... but if you get single led wedges, they will be unidirectional and not bright enough..

The T5's I have here have 3 ultrabrite LED's on the one wedge and they are equivalent to the old globe only blue.

I first bought a box of single led T10 wedges for my EA ghia dash and I've ended up using them on the under dash lights and the rear console etc as they are just not bright enough for the cluster or climate control


or even the 3 led blue t5's
never seen either before
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 1:58 am 
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I found the 8 globe T10's in my EA on ebay from a link someone provided in this forum actually..

the T5's I found the same way... lots of searching on ebay.

If I can find the post I'll stick it up... but there are tons selling them.

Just did a quick ebay search for T10 LED and found this in the first page (a 6 led t10 globe)

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/20X-T10-168-194-White-6-LED-Wide-Angle-Light-Bulbs-LOT_W0QQitemZ230340360654QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Car_Parts_Accessories?hash=item230340360654&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A200

or this cheaper better option....

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/2-X-9-led-Blue-12V-T10-Xenon-Bulbs-Wedge-158-168-194_W0QQitemZ350196966203QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Car_Parts_Accessories?hash=item350196966203&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4%7C65%3A1%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A200


Takes lots of wading though results, but multi LED globes are available in T5 and T10 and are much much brighter than singles, also they spread the light out like a normal incandescent.

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:05 pm 
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Ok I'm finally going to get around to doing this mod next week. I know these are silly questions but any help is great!

I know that the single leds are no good...the multis are much better. Which type do I need ? The T5's or T10s? I think from memory I need six if i want to just change the gauges. I might get around to changing the odo one day so how many all up?

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:16 pm 
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T5 for EF/EL Cluster, T10's are for the globes like the footwell, glove box and others. Not sure on the total amount for full cluster :(

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 7:43 pm 
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Yup its the T5 wedge LED's your after.

If you just want the gauges/dials done theres 6 bulbs you need to replace. 3 for each side of the cluster. The bulb holders for those six bulbs are white ones so you'll be able to use those bulb holders by taking the old bulbs ones out and plugging the LEDs in. Some of them can be stuck in real good due to heat so you may need to wriggle them a bit to get them out. There is 1 bulb for the odometer.

The 6 bulbs you'll need to replace to do just the gauges/dials are pointed out below.. Excuse my shocking paint skills :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 7:24 pm 
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You will need 6 to do the cluster lighting, one for odo, one for demist, one for clock/two for trip...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of blue led dash - EL Falcon
Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 7:29 pm 
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s**t that looks good krisisdog 8-)

The lighting in the cluster came out nice and even

 

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