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Blue LED Dash light question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by YoaterBoater, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Sep 20, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    YoaterBoater

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    Has anyone gone in and added different color dash lights? Ive searched a little bit and found a few that have done the White LED bulbs on their first gen but has anyone else done a different color? Also, if so, could you post a picture or two of it? What size bulbs for Dash and Transmission Shifter? Preciate it in advance.
     
  2. Sep 20, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    im about to swap to Blue LED's (had them months just finally have a day off this week). Mine were green stock, I swapped to Blue (turned green) white, red, and currently have amber. Its not hard to do especially once youve pulled dash apart a few times. This is all my guage cluster. On the otehr stuff I went white then white LED's. I like the white look.

    customtacos.com has a How-to in the Knowledge Base.
     
  3. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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    4- 194 bulbs for just the dash
    2- 194 bulbs for ac controls " Some have used 2 74 bulbs for the ac"
    1- 194 bulb for around the ignition
    Make sure you get 360 degree bulbs and you wont have hotspots
    Also the shifter is a 74 also

    I like the blue but I may go to white and just paint my needles blue :D
     
  4. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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  5. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    Youll need a 74 for the gear selector.
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    and here is my white, 360 degree L.E.D.s. youll need 4, 194 bulbs.

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  6. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    Thanks guys I appreciate it. I really like that White and Blue. Is there anything I should pay close attention to while pulling the dash off?
     
  7. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    It's pretty easy. Just dont get in a hurry. Make sure you plug your flashers back in your cluster or your blinkers wont work. haha, i screwed that up. but its easy!
     
  8. Sep 20, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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    Travis,
    Where did you buy your blue lights? I looked at http://www.superbrightleds.com/vehicle_led_bulb_finder.php but not sure which 194's and 74's to get. Any help would be great, thanks.
     
  9. Sep 20, 2011 at 8:03 PM
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    How about white with blue needles????:D

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    Jab, they look great but not sure I'm up for all you had to go through to get them done. I read your post last night of what you had to do to get it done.
     
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    Haha yeah I dont blame ya lol!! It really was not that bad just tedious work. I may look into getting some lights that are a little more white. The ones now kinda have a warm white look to them.
     
  12. Sep 20, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    Mark, Mine was the white. but Yeah I actually just bought mine from ebay. the was pretty cheap, i just made sure they was 360 degree's. but If something ever goes wrong with these ill go for superbright's. So just in case, im gonna reccomend superbrights.
     
  13. Sep 20, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    hmmm..idk why they look warm? mine are so white i have to dim them!
     
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    Yeah there BRIGHT but kinda have a warm look to them. You remember when I put those other lights in? Thats the color I want.

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    This color.
     
  15. Sep 20, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    Yeah. The only thing was those werent 360 degree's. but Yeah i know what you mean. Im pretty happy with mine!
     
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    Mine werent 360 but they were too bright anyways so when i dimmed them the hot spots went away but i ordered mine from superbrightleds.com

    Make sure to plug you cluster in and check the lights before you put it back together some leds are polarized and only light up if plugged in right
     
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    Yeah I'm replacing mine soon they have too much blue for me i want pure white. the install takes about 30min if you know how to pull the dash apart it'd pretty simple just don't try to rip the panels off there is some screws that are kinda hidden just make sure you have all of them out before to pry the on the panels. And check the lights before you put it all back together :D
     
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