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OMAC4 09-03-2011 04:11 PM

LED Dash Mod
 
Hey guys what's up? I've been on TW all day trying to look at different lighting mods people have going on. One thing i haven't come across is an LED dash mod for 1st gens. Let me know if you guys have it, or is even possible. THANKS!

TRDSPORTtaco 09-03-2011 04:15 PM

Dash as in instrument cluster?

OMAC4 09-03-2011 04:40 PM

Precisely. Like around all the gauges. Pretty much the whole front console i would want to change to LED. but i dont know if it's possible.

BlueTaco07 09-03-2011 04:44 PM

I thought the mod just consisted of taking the stock bulbs out and replcacing with the led ones. Not sure though...

OMAC4 09-03-2011 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueTaco07 (Post 3674679)
I thought the mod just consisted of taking the stock bulbs out and replcacing with the led ones. Not sure though...

Thats what i figured too, but i just wanted to see if anyone has done it yet and how they like it. Personally, i think it would look pretty sweet. :D

jab08 09-03-2011 04:58 PM

DO IT!!!! I love mine!!!!!

OMAC4 09-03-2011 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jab08 (Post 3674723)
DO IT!!!! I love mine!!!!!

Sweet Man, You got any pics? I like your tail lights too. Where'd you get those?

jab08 09-03-2011 05:02 PM

Thanks!! Ill go and snap a few in a min. But I got them a few years ago but you can find them for cheep on ebay.

jab08 09-03-2011 05:15 PM

Pics!!

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/a...9-06-54_38.jpg

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/a...-07-07_679.jpg

And a pic of the LED dome light!!!
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/a...-07-33_416.jpg

OMAC4 09-03-2011 05:21 PM

ROLLLLLLLLTTIIIIIIDE!
Dude that looks sick. I was probably going to do blue but i definitely like that more than the amber-ish color that is there now. I have my dome light led in now and that was an awesome switch too.
Did you do the dash yourself?

jab08 09-03-2011 05:26 PM

Roll Tide indeed!!! But yeah I actually done it 3 times before I found a bulb style that I liked lol!! Def. make sure that you get the 360* bulbs because if you dont 2k and 6k on the tack and 30mph and 90mph will light up brighter than the rest.

OMAC4 09-03-2011 05:29 PM

I had a fellow Marine who always said rolltide.. I was like dude wtf does that mean. Needless to say he was from Alabama. haha.
Anyway, before i get too off topic, was there a site that you used that guided you to access the lights or did you just start hacking at it?

jab08 09-03-2011 05:39 PM

Well the first time my buddy Travis thats a member on here helped me and I just watched how he done it. But its super super easy!! It may look like it would be a lot but its really not. Ill see if I cant come up with something on a diagram.

jab08 09-03-2011 05:42 PM

Here ya go!!!

http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=77

Also when you actually put the lights in make sure you plug it up and check to see that the lights are lit!!! If they are not just flip it around, they are polarity specific i guess??

OMAC4 09-03-2011 05:47 PM

Dude, Whatta help man. I appreciate it.

jab08 09-03-2011 05:49 PM

Haha no problem!!!

OMAC4 09-03-2011 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jab08 (Post 3674831)
Here ya go!!!

http://www.customtacos.com/tech/index.php?article=77

Also when you actually put the lights in make sure you plug it up and check to see that the lights are lit!!! If they are not just flip it around, they are polarity specific i guess??

hey sorry i do have another question.. about how much did you spend on the switch?

jab08 09-03-2011 06:03 PM

How much were the lights? Well..... I really dont know lol!! My buddy travis gave me some extras he had. But you will need 4 of them and I think there like $1-$3 apiece on ebay. Just make sure they are the 360 view ones.

Oat 09-03-2011 06:03 PM

OMAC-

If you're curious or interested in some tail lights i found some on ebay that you might be interested in. I am pretty sure you can get non-smoked too, but smoked is cooler.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/01-02...item3f0c145257

jab08 09-03-2011 06:12 PM

Something like this is what you need. The 5smd ones are the ones I got and are very bright!!
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=31198792044


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