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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:16 pm 
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I stated in a previous life time (Fordmods MKI) that I was planning a Blue Tripmeter led mod. My first try was a single 5mm led which was nowhere near Jose's excellent job. Here is a couple of pic's of yesterdays 2nd attempt (inbetween the Bourbons and room painting). I still am not 100% happy with this version to but it is just with one led and as it is a wedge led, there is no modification done to the trip meter.


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Which LED did I use?? The bloody biggest of course :D

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:34 pm 
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hey cool, your buttons actually light up, if you want a walkthrough of what i did goto "mywebsite" -- "my ride" -- "trip computer"

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:46 pm 
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hey that looks pretty darn good for a second attempt, but jose sets the benchmark love what both of you two have done. big thumbs up.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:55 pm 
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Hmmm I didn't feel like using reflectors and glue and other assorted bits and messing around too much so I now have 6 5mm LEDs and one wedge LED in there and it doesn't light up too bad, but I just can't get enough light to the right hand side of the screen dammit.
Might really have to consider doing a 'Jose' job...

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:13 pm 
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Just change the orange filter to light blue with the original globe and it'll diffuse the light evenly like the original.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:04 pm 
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JOSE wrote:
hey cool, your buttons actually light up, if you want a walkthrough of what i did goto "mywebsite" -- "my ride" -- "trip computer"


Yep bin thar, done that. Still havn't adjusted the size of the images on my sight yet or updated the speaker mod yet. The rear wing took priority :D Will get ther but.

As for the buttons, did you have some acrylic light movers in your tripmeter before modding?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:20 pm 
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voxace wrote:
Hmmm I didn't feel like using reflectors and glue and other assorted bits and messing around too much so I now have 6 5mm LEDs and one wedge LED in there and it doesn't light up too bad, but I just can't get enough light to the right hand side of the screen dammit.
Might really have to consider doing a 'Jose' job...


I prefer the hacking of a product to get the final effect, but for some bugger of a reason, this time I am trying to achieve a simple PNP (Plug N Play) answer. My 'wedge' for this attempt consists of one only 10mm blue led filed flat back about 3/4's on the convec (experimenting with different end modifications, just luv that Dremel), 2 resisters and a piece of circuit board from the rear wing mod/rebuild (oops, had not meantioned this one before :) The 12degree light pattern of a led is the major drawback in a single led application.

Still playing with some ideas and if any improvements are realised, will update.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:37 am 
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Last night I finished fitting the prefab LED's to the dash.

I'll post pic's up tonight.

I lost the detail of the clock, but the rest looks good.
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Well here's mine:

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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:19 pm 
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voxace wrote:
Well here's mine:


Looks like single LED even if it is a bigun just doesn't do it.

We are collecting a lot of ideas here. Soon we will come up with a system that is reasonably easy to install, cheapish and has the looks. Currently we have JOSE with a great front panel and The Others with the readout and the switchs. If it wasn't for the work chrissy party tomorrow at the Brisbane Casino, I would have it worked out this weekend.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:57 pm 
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As for the buttons, did you have some acrylic light movers in your tripmeter before modding?


Yeh mine had the acrylic light movers, id melted them off before i took the first picture though, hacking the trip comp apart seems to be the only way to get a decent even lighting effect.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:20 pm 
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Nice work,

Here is my attempt, poor photo..

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 1:21 am 
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looks good but the lighting is not even enough

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 1:26 am 
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What do you reckon of mine now, done a bit more work to it... (pics in gallery)

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 9:39 am 
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okay guys, what would be the resistor used and what would be led used. Would a 560ohm resistor and like a 6000ccd(i think tha is the units) be okay.

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