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Old 04-06-2009, 05:34 AM   #21
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Beautiful, but waaaaaay to complicated for me. I'll F it up. When will you be touring Cali?

Maybe you can set up a vacation to the states and change out lights as you move across the US.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:56 AM   #22
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This may be a stupid question...but how do you go about getting the plastic protector off so you can get to the gauges??
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Jay...yeah I guess just figure out what colors you want. I think I'ma change the needles (except for the tach) to red and HVAC to red to overcome the orange and save hassle.

I guess I'll have to modify the way the needle picks up light from the LEDs...so that as it rotates towards redline it transitions from the green LED to the red one...and in the transition...it'll be yellow.

I've been soldering for some time...never have done surface mount LEDs, but doesn't seem too tough.
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This may be a stupid question...but how do you go about getting the plastic protector off so you can get to the gauges??
The bezel?
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:23 PM   #25
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Great work! Maybe he can do something for me at some point in the future...
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:52 PM   #26
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I drove my friend's VW with blue dash lights and found it really annoying.
Orange and red are the best for night vision (just ask any submarine commander.)
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:01 AM   #27
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I drove my friend's VW with blue dash lights and found it really annoying.
Orange and red are the best for night vision (just ask any submarine commander.)
I LOVE the blue in our Passat and previous Jetta. It's a "relaxing" colour and I've found that it makes for less eye strain, while still being very easy to see and read.
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I LOVE the blue in our Passat and previous Jetta. It's a "relaxing" colour and I've found that it makes for less eye strain, while still being very easy to see and read.
Ditto - that's why I'm gonna go for this mod and change it blue/white shortly...
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I had an 07 Santa Fe with Indigo Blue dash lights all around. Took me about 37 seconds to get forever used to it. When I got my Tacoma I was like WTF is this orange sh!t?

On a serious note, I live in Vegas and am willing to purchase this mod. Does anyone know anywhere that I can get this done locally? The only thing I've ever soldered was copper pipe back in my plumbing days. Please send me a message if you can do this in the Vegas area, or know where I can get it done. Thanks!
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:04 PM   #31
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i like a little more color in my ride. i used 5mm led's which allows me to put them anywhere and make custom color fades, two leds per individual gauge, and one slow rainbow led for the odometer. didn't have to de-solder anything. =)
Ive been working on trucks in the socal area, interested?!....


my new color set up


my old color set up
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:32 AM   #32
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Those are really colorful. Looks cool just not my style.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:52 AM   #33
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Nice work. Too much color for me as well.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:55 AM   #34
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Ive been working on trucks in the socal area, interested?!....

Yosh2000 already does them in Socal and does it the right way.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:09 AM   #35
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Does anybody in Northern Illinois do this???
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:13 AM   #36
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Wow...sweet lights. I don't know how the hell you guys do it. I would break my entire board if I tried messing with it.
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Old 05-18-2010, 10:16 AM   #37
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I like the white lights with red needles. That way the AC and stereo ones could stay red without it clashing much.
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looks fabulous, lol
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Yosh2000 already does them in Socal and does it the right way.
hehhehehe, thanks for the plug and the comment dude!!

also, mad, are those hotspots that bad in person? i know cameras can exaggerate lighting sometimes, but those look like some very bright hotspots...
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