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4Runner LED Cluster Swap

Discussion in '4Runners' started by jbmccul, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Jan 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    jbmccul

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    Finally got the balls to rip apart the dash on my 4Runner and get rid of that horrid amber!

    Tearing the dash apart!
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    For anyone that can do the LED cluster swap on the Tacoma its the same for the 4Runner on the most part. The only tricky part is changing out the odometer LED, the needles are weak and can bend if your not careful and the odo wont light up. However it's a quick and easy fix, just straighten it out and stick it back in.

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    All finished!
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    What do y'all think?
     
  2. Jan 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    YFZ_TRD

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    The speedo numbers look like they're almost so bright they are washed out. Maybe just a bad picture?
     
  3. Jan 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM
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    hahahaha Horrid amber, looks good brah
     
  4. Jan 30, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    Bad photo, i'll put another one up.

    I think it was the flash from my iPhone
     
  5. Apr 2, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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    Did you change the LEDs in the steering wheel control buttons too? Super easy to do
     
  6. Apr 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    No he didn't but as his friend I will respond, since I am interested in this. Do you have instructions or a link to some so that I can do this for mine and his?
     
  7. Jun 12, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    GotLift37

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    yes i would i like to do this also.. info please
     
  8. Jan 11, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    thread revival! do you by chance have a picture of the green board? reason i ask, i have had several requests for me to do 4runner clusters, but i do not know how many LEDs are required. any help/info/pics would be appreciated! thansk!
     
  9. Jan 11, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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    I'll have to go back and look, it looks like some of my pictures aren't showing up
     
  10. Jan 11, 2013 at 2:37 PM
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    This is the best picture I have of the board

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  11. Jan 11, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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    thats perfect, thanks! that confirms my suspicion...the LEDs light the background AND the needle, so there is no way to get two different colors like the tacomas (who have separate LEDs for the background and needles.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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    Huh, my needles are different from the background?
     
  13. Jan 11, 2013 at 2:50 PM
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    did you paint them or something? for example, im only seeing 3 LEDs around the base of the speedo needle. im assuming this then lights up the needles AND the speedo? correct me if i am wrong. how many LEDs did you use for the swap?
     
  14. Jan 11, 2013 at 2:58 PM
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    Yeah, the 4Runner needle is painted orange from the factory, you just scrape the paint off with an xacto knife and use nail polish for whatever color you want them. The lines between the numbers were done with blue film. It is only 3 led's at the needle
     
  15. Jan 11, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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    I did mine the other day. check out my gallery. I'm in the process of doing the climate control and the rest of the interior will be done eventually
     
  16. Jan 11, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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    nice, thanks for the heads up!
     
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