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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:35 pm 
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blinkAU wrote:
The two red led's for the speedo make all the other needles light up now. So I have a blue tacho, temperature, fuel and red speedo.

Only issues are
- the red led's are too bright (6500mcd)
- the red becomes more of a pink
- some of the red spills over into the temperature

It works ok but I think i need to still keep working on it.

You could tone down the brightness by adding more resistance to the red leds. Currently you would have approximently a 550-650ohm resistor holding back the voltage?? A higher resistance would fade it a bit. I would personally add a 500-600ohm resistor plus a 500ohm variable resistor so you could adjust it if the first calc was wrong. It would be tight and tricky but possible. Just a theory.



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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:55 am 
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blinkAU wrote:
Any tips or tricks :wink:

I nearly destory it every time i try with the allen keys

yes dont put the screws back in! takes too much time!




Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:27 pm 
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screws take like 2 seconds to put back in. But once you have the screws out its pulling dash foward with out ripping the front casing off instead. I unfortunatly broke two pins that hold the front cover on.

Is there another better way then using the keys.... i lost one behind my dash and can't get my dash out again :oops:
Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:16 pm 
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Paint the the needle with a fluro paint, orange, red, yellow, green what ever you like. Blue Led's have a UV component which makes any fluro colour glow.

this is prolly the easiest option
get some needles from a wrecker, get some fluro paint
see how it turns out
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