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 Post subject: Re: Pics of led modded dashes pls (with new dash pics :D)
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:08 pm 
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how do you do the blue lights in the clock and odometre?


Pretty sure theres pics in this thread....

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of led modded dashes pls (with new dash pics :D)
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:39 am 
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Can anything be done with the EA-B-D cluster?
Can't imagine you can with the colour it is already?


my cousin has an EB and he done the blue dash mod...
dont have any pics but i might be able to get some in a few days.
but it can be done.


i have posted a pic in below thread, and i can also supply a set of 10 blue for an ea eb ed!!

ford-interior-f14/blue-led-t83550.html

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of led modded dashes pls (with new dash pics :D)
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:49 am 
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i just did mine on my AU, will get pics later, was just wondering what people did witht there orange needles so that you could see them


Yeah, i have the same prob. I bought 10$ blue leds off ebay from china, but didnt realise blue doesnt illuminate through the red/orange needles. I questioned a guy off ebay who was selling white dash conversions for AU's if he would sell me white/ but he wanted 50$ for them, if i sent him the orange ones i had....
So yeah, if anyone can shed some light on a cheap fix it would be much appreciated. driving at night without being able to check ur speed easily is as annoying as f***.



easiest fix is what i did, take needles off get a sharp blade or razor, simply take off the orange then either leave it clear like i did, or paint the back with white paint or white out etc. done!!!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of led modded dashes pls (with new dash pics :D)
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 12:40 pm 
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Futuraclassic wrote:
AUII.Denim wrote:
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i just did mine on my AU, will get pics later, was just wondering what people did witht there orange needles so that you could see them


Yeah, i have the same prob. I bought 10$ blue leds off ebay from china, but didnt realise blue doesnt illuminate through the red/orange needles. I questioned a guy off ebay who was selling white dash conversions for AU's if he would sell me white/ but he wanted 50$ for them, if i sent him the orange ones i had....
So yeah, if anyone can shed some light on a cheap fix it would be much appreciated. driving at night without being able to check ur speed easily is as annoying as f***.



easiest fix is what i did, take needles off get a sharp blade or razor, simply take off the orange then either leave it clear like i did, or paint the back with white paint or white out etc. done!!!!


Just remember to scrape it carefully, don't go rambo style on it because the scratches will show up, just gently and lightly scape it off. One of the needles i did on mine had a big scratch in it which look crap but it was one of the smaller ones on the oil gasuge so it wasn't so bad. If it was the speedo I would have been p****d.
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Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:51 pm 
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heres my ED dash with white faces but thi8nking of goin red soon just because it is a red car

its much brighter in person its just the camera phone ;)

 

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:01 pm 
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If your changing to red ill by your BLue set up if your interested?

PM me if you are.

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Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:35 am 
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hey guys heres my dash.

(During the day)
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(At Night)
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 Post subject: Re: Pics of led modded dashes pls (with new dash pics :D)
Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:01 am 
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Wow Brett-one the pic of ur second attempt at it looks great :) I'm tryin 4 a similar look on my ED
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Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:03 pm 
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I slapped some in my last EB S2 Fairmont (with the prism reflective bit, not backlit) and turned out brilliant!

Only prob i ran into is that the original needles were painted orange, and does not reflect green light, so i prized each needle off and sprayed them with some silver paint I had.

b**ch of a job but I was happy :) (til i wrote the car off 3 days later!! :( )

heres the 2 pics in the lightest and darkest positions:
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This was all done with T10 triple LED's purchased from my local Autobarn.
Also did the climate control, but couln't change the top globe as it's a long globe soldered to the board.
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Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:04 pm 
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Kept the back lighting orange because it would be impractical for the day, and I like the look.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of led modded dashes pls (with new dash pics :D)
Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:29 am 
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here is mine pretty standard stuff

 

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:52 am 
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I've experimented with a few globes he's what I've found

Jaycar blue LEDs :
They come with bulb holder aswell, they were not very bright at all, didn't spread light much across the dash face. Also they looked aqua blue. I like the darker blue better

LEDs that insert into existing bulb holder:

They were very bright out side the dash but didn't focus the light so once inside the dash they looked dull. Good for a trip computer screen where light needs to be spread.


LEDs I brought off eBay and soldered into existing bulb holder:

These are the best LEDs I've used, because they focus the light at once point, all the LEDs brightness is focused on the optic screen under the dash face which then carries the light to the needles and across the face of the dash.

What I found was that LEDs that spread the light cant focus it on the optic reflector which then wont
Carry much light to the needles.
I have a el xr6 dash so the speedo, tacho, fuel , and temp were bright but the oil and volts were dull.

So next time you purchase LEDs get bright ones but also make sure they focus the light to a point, so all the light is focused on the optic reflector.
I have made some new LEDs just gotta test them.
I had home made LEDs in My Ef and they were bright they lit up my whole dash. Ive been using 2 dashes ( the one which was in my Ef which was a fairmont dash with el faces, and the dash in my xr6 )
And both are the same with the same LEDs so it's not the dash it's the LEDs.
Just thought I'd clear up that variable

 

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 Post subject: Re: Pics of led modded dashes pls (with new dash pics :D)
Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:14 am 
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considering this thread has been brought back to life...
as blue is blue, here is me ed cluster in blue!

 

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:49 pm 
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ok guys well im a trusted seller on ebay and i have sold hundreds of leds for ea eb ed ef el au

here is my au fairmont cluster and climate control
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here is my store if anyone is interested in sets of 10 for a decent price
http://stores.ebay.com.au/id=149377665

 

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also for my needles, i just used cotton tips and nail polish remover to rub the orange off my needles. i did the same with climate control and odometer orange filter then put them back in. worked great.

 

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