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My latest Mod

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Raddbus, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Oct 2, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    Raddbus

    Raddbus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I spent last weekend removing/replacing the LED's in my guage cluster, the background is blue, needles, cruse, parking brake, seat belt, door open are green. All hazard light I left stock, figured if there is a problem, it would stand out to let me know. This weekend, I changed the steering wheel controls and radio to all blue. I wouldn't recommend removing the LED's behind the display unless you are really skilled in soldering. It was a BITCH. I had to remove the cradle the screen sits in and unsolder the old LED's then solder the new ones in. I didn't want to bend the display, You can't easily remove this screen like your dash, it is soldered and would be really hard to de-solder. But finially completed it, Looks Awesome, so much better than stock.

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  2. Oct 2, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    booboy

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    Looks cool!
     
  3. Oct 2, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    looks very bright, but im sure thats just the pictures....it looks sick, matches your truck!
     
  4. Oct 3, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    greenmonstah

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    thats sick. Like how it matches your truck.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    Sick, wanna do mine next? lol
     
  6. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:16 PM
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    ILLINOISTACOMAGUY

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  7. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    Blackshirts

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    You going to do your clock. There are three LEDs there and 3 or 4 there that are 5mm led bulbs
     
  8. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:31 PM
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    I have seen ur radio. Again it looks good. I'm diggin the green needles in ur gauge.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    Alpha Q Up

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    I like the green needles too! good job
     
  10. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    Ya, I hope to change that out to blue as well, I wanted to get the major part of the LED's for the radio done and then I can take the radio out really easy to do the other lights. So you say there are 3 led's behind the clock and 3 or 4 more for the other items and are the the same as the gauge or radio LED's?

    The cluster turned out really nice with the blue and green.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:10 PM
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    For a price, sure I can do it.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    Those are my favorite colors so far on the LED swap. Also, nice username/profile picture, are you on the samba?
     
  13. Oct 3, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    The 2010+ clocks have three PLC-2 LEds that backlight the clock.

    The 05 to 09 clocks have a different clock itself that can not be changed to get a different color, but the orange film on the screen can be taken off and a blue film can be put in there to change the color.

    The other stuff to the right of the clock can be changed out with 3mm and 5mm LEDs.

    Nice work on the the mod.
     
  14. Oct 3, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    Yes three behind the clock theybare the same small LEDs, now there are three or four others in that same panel for the seatbelt and the one that flashes red when truck is off are 5mm lights.

    The a/c controls have three or four also That are 5mm also and I think 1 three or four 4mm light.

    http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/..._Package,5mm,18,167:Viewing_Angle,181,39,360:
     
  15. Oct 3, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    My 09 had three small plc-2 LEDs
     
  16. Oct 3, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    Maybe the later production 09 model have the LED backlight clocks?
    There have been some people with 09 models that have the older style of clock. I guess you have to open it up and see what it has on the 09's.
     
  17. Oct 3, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    That looks fantastic, nice job.
     
  18. Oct 4, 2011 at 10:45 AM
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    Ya, I'm on there daily, I currently don't have a VW bus but I'm looking for a 21/23 window bus, hopefully find one in someone's barn or backyard that doesn't know what they have and hopefully get it cheap.
     
  19. Oct 21, 2011 at 11:39 PM
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    Jerez

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    Damn the blue with green needles looks dope...:thumbsup:

    ^^^this...05-08 u can only change the color by removing the orange film or paint behind the plastic n the clock itself is like a light blue/green color
    09+ has 3 LEDs like the cluster...
     
  20. Nov 11, 2011 at 9:56 PM
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    Very Nice!
     
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