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2nd Gen LED Cluster Swap

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Jerez, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Dec 3, 2012 at 12:16 PM
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    damoihunta

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  2. Dec 3, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    Jerez

    Jerez [OP] SoCal LED Dash Swap

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    so in your case it would just be needles...because your background is already white
    same leds as always the plcc2 theres a link on the first post for everything
    its safer and more professional to use the pump to remove the solder and clean the pad...
    so you want it to look like mine?
     
  3. Dec 5, 2012 at 12:55 AM
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    damoihunta

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    What kind of solder? and how many LEDs for the entire cluster for a 2012? I haven't taken my dash apart yet, I've changed bulbs on my older truck that is now gone when they went out but not on my tacoma. My friend owns a stereo shop so I learn some stuff there. I got some strip LED's in my footwell already. Kind of want to change them all out. I'm a green freak so gonna eventually change all to green and wanted to do some other stuff too... when you paint the needles do you just use anykind of paint? scrape the orange paint? not sure what's behind there so any info would be helpful...I looked through about half the posts on your thread and will finish looking thru it all to get more info, any posts on a 2012 or what the circuit board look like? anyway awesome work dude, wish I was in Cali. No one in Hawaii does this... maybe I'll be the first.
    thanks man, Jason
     
  4. Dec 5, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    Jerez

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    I don't remember how many are in there in total...but
    Background there's 8
    Needles there's 5
    But buy extras
    There's someone out in Hawaii that does them...I can't remember his name tho
     
  5. Dec 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    I just saw that post last night I think his name is Toku, I Pm'd him last night but seems pretty simple, I think I should be able to pull it off. Thanks for the info, I'll let you know how it goes once I'm able to get the dash apart. So anykine of solder should work or should I use an alloy with a lower melting temp?
    Thanks, Jason
     
  6. Dec 5, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    sounds good
    solder used is 60/40 with a rosin core...always make sure to keep the iron clean and not leave it too long on the pad just long enough to melt the old solder and take the led off
     
  7. Dec 6, 2012 at 8:52 PM
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    will do...thanks for the advice, just ordered my LEDs, looking forward to doing this... I'll post some pics later. Thanks
     
  8. Dec 10, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    No prob :thumbsup: let me know if anything
     
  9. Dec 10, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    the only thing keeping me from sending my cluster to you is the 3-4 days of not driving my truck. I imagine you have to have the cluster plugged in to drive right? Odometer and all?

    Is there a temporary cluster I could put in while you swap mine? I have a 2012.
     
  10. Dec 10, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    You can drive around without...you just won't know your speed fuel ex.

    I have extra dashes for that reason but shipping already is alot coming and going back...
     
  11. Dec 10, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    so does anyone have a video on how to get the guage cluster out? I scratched the clear plastic and need to replace it
     
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  13. Dec 10, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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  14. Dec 15, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    Thanks for all the tips SoCal!!!

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  15. Dec 15, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    nice work really love the look of these...wish there was someone near me could do this...I'm scared I'd f something up doing it myself
     
  16. Dec 15, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    wow full green looks pretty good :cool:

    you can always ship :cool:
     
  17. Dec 16, 2012 at 3:38 AM
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    Little hard to see the needles, might switch them to white or maybe blue... Would blue lights be better than white with the needles painted blue or is the white LEDs good enough?
     
  18. Dec 16, 2012 at 10:49 AM
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    really? white or blue would be easier to read...did you paint the needles green or just strip them and left them clear?
     
  19. Dec 16, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    I did strip them and paint them green. I think white needles maybe easier to see. maybe silver or some chrome tape? Idk I ended up using some white bulbs for the speedo needles as I didn't have enough extra greens to do the two LEDs for the speedo needle... I ordered more green for some of the other ones so will get to it next week... thanks again, I feel a little more brave after doing these...
     
  20. Dec 17, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    for sure, ill reply to your pm later tonight when i get near a computer...too long type out on my phone :cool:
     
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