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Put In New Dash Lights!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by KeeKee, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Apr 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM
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    KeeKee

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    bought some new blue LEDs and put them in! super excited about the turn out!!

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    put in a new temp gauge and noticed how much the old orange needles faded...thinking about painting the others to match!!
     
  2. Apr 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM
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  3. Apr 12, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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    So KeeKee....What's involved in this swap?
     
  4. Apr 13, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    Lots of time and patience haha but you really have to be careful about the big black piece around the A/C, you have to slightly bend it to get it out...and everything is connected. You have to take the knee guard under the steering wheel off too.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    Looks Good! Ive been through, red, white and finally settled on blue as well.

    Install from start to finish only takes about 15 minutes
     
  6. Apr 13, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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    Only 15 mins?! Wow well I replaced a temp gauge too...
     
  7. Apr 14, 2012 at 6:34 AM
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    Very nice, looks great... I recently started a thread, hoping to answer all my questions about the LED swap. since you're got this one going already, i might just keep expanding on it.

    Was it a pain in the ass to get behind the cluster? it kinda seems like it would be, but with a good pay off...

    Do you have a break down of the order every panel came apart?

    I want to change the bulbs behind my cluster, but can't seem to muster the courage to get into it... below is the link to the thread i started

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/lighting/214584-gauge-cluster-lights.html
     
  8. Apr 14, 2012 at 7:07 AM
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    looks great! [​IMG]
     
  9. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Yea bout 15-20 mins start to finish for all 7 bulbs...dash and air control lights... Ive taken ym radio in and out so many times i can have that out in about 2 minutes and takes around 5 to fit the new bulbs in the stock bulb housings then the other 10-15 mins for the cluster... cause all that comes off is the knee panel, clock, black piece around gauges then the gauges since you will already have the surround off to do the temp cluster so you shouldnt have to mess with that again
     
  10. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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    I haven't messed with my radio at all except having it replaced a couple times and this was my first time behind a dash. Hopefully soon I'll be a pro and do it in 15 mins too!! Lol
     
  11. Apr 15, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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    Well you start with all the nobs and buttons that stick out including the ashtray and the cigarette lighter and you start with the black piece around the a/c then the clock and key ring and the knee protector and then the dash. But be careful when taking the air bag on/off switch out cuz the yellow wire means its active so you might wanna disconnect the battery or you might end up with a broken neck haha
     
  12. Apr 15, 2012 at 5:23 PM
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    Look at build!
    yea youll be a pro in no time :thumbsup:
     
  13. Apr 15, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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    Haha thanks!! :)
     
  14. Apr 16, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    To much to list...see sig for more...
    What size bulbs, how many and where did you get them from?
     
  15. Apr 16, 2012 at 10:14 AM
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    looks good! :thumbsup:
    i'm wanting to go with blue since my head unit is that color and this has solidified my decision
     
  16. Apr 16, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Look at build!
    You need 4 194 bulbs color of your choice for gauges and 3 for the A/C panel from here

    I actually got these but the ones in that link look like the stock ones im just not sure if you want the 4mm or 5mm i think its 5 though or you could just do it the way everyone else does it and fit these bulbs into the stock twist cap thing

    You want the 74-x
     
  17. Apr 16, 2012 at 2:44 PM
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    Looks good OP!

    +Rep for the vocab :eek:
     
  18. Apr 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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    really?! :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
    i seriously busted out laughing at this
     
  19. Apr 16, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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    These are the bulbs i got. From superbrightleds.com

    - 3..194/168 LED for gauges
    (WLED-B5 0.75 wide angle)

    - 2..74 LED for temp gauges
    (74xHP3 Wedge Base)
     
  20. Apr 16, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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    Thank you :) same reason I went with blue!
     
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