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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by montgomery_30824, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Sep 30, 2008 at 5:33 AM
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    montgomery_30824

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    well i finally got my led's from oznium.com yesterday and decided to go ahead and do it. i didnt realize how small those damn things were but i made it happen. here is the finished product. i took the pic with my phone so it isnt that great of a pic. let me know what you think. i think it looks sweet. now i just have to figure out how to change the a/c panel lights out so that everything matches. my stereo has blue lights as well.

    0929081940.jpg
     
  2. Sep 30, 2008 at 5:53 AM
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    Seems like alot of work for something that you can dim if the orange is bothersome. IDK bet the mod was fun to tackle. Congrats on the blue lights.
     
  3. Sep 30, 2008 at 6:24 AM
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    the orange didnt bother me just thought it looked too much like stock. love to customize my things. make them mine ya know.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2008 at 6:34 AM
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    definitely know what you mean last night i replaced my PIAA lights on/off switches with factory toyota switches that fit in the dash knockouts. Didnt need it, the PIAA ones worked fine, its sick how much i think of ways to spend money and time on this truck.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2008 at 7:27 AM
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    lsocoee

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    that is looking good. What LEDs did you order? Do you have a link?
     
  6. Sep 30, 2008 at 7:29 AM
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    i think that looks sweet, how hard was it to do this?
     
  7. Sep 30, 2008 at 7:49 AM
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    this was fairly easy to do. this was my first experience with soldering on a circuit card. http://www.oznium.com/plcc-2 this is where i got the LED's from. here is the directions i followed. not real descriptive on the actual soldering part but i figured it out. just a little solder on either side. the removal for the whole dash is in the link at the begining of the article. hope this helps.
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=180314
     
  8. Sep 30, 2008 at 7:50 AM
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    lsocoee

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    how long should I set aside for this mod?

    How did you get the needles off?
     
  9. Sep 30, 2008 at 7:58 AM
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    with me having to stop and tend to the little one and help the wife unload a couple groceries i think it took me a couple hours. if you know how to solder fairly well i would say about an hour total (removing dash, tearing it apart, replacing the leds, putting it back together and reinstalling the dash). the needles are pretty tight, no set screws, i just took a medium flat tip screw driver and put it under the black part and rolled it while pulling up on the needle. came right off. hope this helps.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:01 AM
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    yes. Thanks. I think I'll order some LED soon. I'll make sure you're online before I start. ;)
     
  11. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:02 AM
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    lol sounds good to me.
     
  12. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:11 AM
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    I need to do this on mine (but I want to make mine red)... I already have red interior lights...
     
  13. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:34 AM
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    oznium.com has red ones as well.
     
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    Sweet thanks...
     
  15. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:39 AM
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    just wondering but did you take any pictures of them while you were doing it? i know your link has them but was kind of interested. Also great job looks good. i might be doing this now soon
     
  17. Sep 30, 2008 at 11:15 AM
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    no sorry. i thought abot it buyt i was almost done then.
     
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    For those who changed the other dash lights: How many LEDs are needed and are they the same as the cluster? I've been interested in doing my whole dash as well.
     
  19. Sep 30, 2008 at 6:20 PM
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    That looks really nice, rep coming your way.

    Hey do the first gens have leds you have to solder to change the color? You may have just convinced me to do mine...
     
  20. Sep 30, 2008 at 6:26 PM
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    Hey montgomery...that looks really nice! I would love to do that too but tearing out the entire dash is a bit scary.
     
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