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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:08 am 
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Hi guys not too sure where to post this but i need some info as to why my tripmeter or odometer is now blank. Started car this morning and there is nothing there.... all other dash lights and speedo lighting is working.

The car is a EL Falcon Futura and i have done no dash mods etc.

Any suggestions as to why this has happened?
Where do i get it fixed?
Is this going to be expensive?
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:53 am 
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my guess would be the bulb is blown. try get a torcj and shine it on it and see if you can see it then.
basically have to pull half the dash out to get the cluster out, some people will tell you ya may as well do the blue led mod while you're there lol. but the bulbs arent that expensive, the most part is labour.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:14 pm 
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Leroy wrote:
my guess would be the bulb is blown. try get a torcj and shine it on it and see if you can see it then.
basically have to pull half the dash out to get the cluster out, some people will tell you ya may as well do the blue led mod while you're there lol. but the bulbs arent that expensive, the most part is labour.


i wasnt going to suggest that...........i was going to suggest going with white LED :P

yeah if the light bulb has blown u might as well do a LED conversion while its out. it will reduce the power consumption and puts less strain on ur alternator.

goood luck and have fun

phong =P~

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:25 pm 
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so how long am i looking at to do this LED conversion?
do you need to use a soldering iron or do they just go straight in?

any one willing to help me do this for a fee of course!!
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:42 pm 
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phongus wrote:
Leroy wrote:
it will reduce the power consumption and puts less strain on ur alternator.

phong =P~


hahahahah, it will last an extra 15 seconds!!!!!

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:24 pm 
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here is a complete guide to remove the instrument cluster and install led's

http://ez-files.net/download.php?file=53ece0ed
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Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:45 pm 
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One of my mates light did that and had to replace the globe - works fine.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:57 pm 
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yeh, globe will be gone.

that globe cost me like 4 bucks from conventrys :\

buy narva blue LED's part no 47902. work out which side in negative IIRC then make sure when u screw em in, negative points outwards.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:02 am 
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it cost me $14.00 to put leds in my cluster
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Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:42 am 
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it cost me $3.96
7xLEDs at 50c ea, and then 46c for some resistors :)

and an hour or so with a soldering iron :)

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 1:11 pm 
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ch0c0 wrote:
it cost me $3.96
7xLEDs at 50c ea, and then 46c for some resistors :)

and an hour or so with a soldering iron :)


What LED's did u use and where? Here the super bright are like $3 each. Maybe u can send some over.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:09 pm 
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i got complet leds from the led shop in qld no stuffing around with resisters
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Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:43 pm 
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RMCprime wrote:
here is a complete guide to remove the instrument cluster and install led's

http://ez-files.net/download.php?file=53ece0ed


link not working
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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:06 pm 
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I think its time to remind people about our Technical Documents again...

LED Conversion for Clusters is located Here
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=1

You might want to check out the other docos we have also.
Some are very good / handy... Many by that xyphoid d***head.... Arent....
Anyways, have a loooook see and make up ur own mind.... Lol !
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/doc_menu.php

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:24 pm 
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Much appreciated Xyphoid
I had read those but thought the guide in the link may have been different...done the deed..all working(was only gonna fix the odometer light but hey, led's are cheap so i blued it up a tad)..
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