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What's the Color of Your Dash?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by J-Rob #3, Oct 6, 2010.

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What color are your dash lights?

  1. Orange (Amber - Stock)

    214 vote(s)
    71.6%
  2. Blue

    30 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Red

    10 vote(s)
    3.3%
  4. White

    21 vote(s)
    7.0%
  5. Green

    20 vote(s)
    6.7%
  6. Other

    4 vote(s)
    1.3%
  1. Oct 6, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    J-Rob #3

    J-Rob #3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just finished up the dash light mod for my truck and the a/c panels as well. I went with blue since it matched my headunit, but I just wanted to see what everyone else had too.

    Sorry that the R doesn't show up too well. My camera doesn't like dark photos with inside lights...

    PLEASE POST PICS AS WELL AS VOTING!

    ESPECIALLY THE GREEN!! I would love to see those!

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  2. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    What kind of bulb goes in the gear indicator?
     
  3. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    J-Rob #3

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    it's just another 74. like the air controls. and the glove box.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    travis9287

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    are they LED's or are the just blue?
     
  5. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    J-Rob #3

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    all LED's.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    travis9287

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    Ok i was thinkin about doing this also.
    remember how many bulbs you needed?
     
  7. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:32 PM
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    J-Rob #3

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    4 - 194's for the dash lights.
    3 - 74's for the A/C Panel
    1 - 74 for the Shifter
    1 - 74 Shifter for the Glove Box

    I bought the 194 bulbs with the 5 leds (one coming straight out, and the other 4 pointing in other directions) which gave it a more even lighting look than the one led bulbs I had before.

    The A/C panel is probably the hardest to do. You have to take out the whole white panel, and then remove the back, then remove the housings for the stock bulbs, and then place the LED's in, and cut the wire and then re-install.
     
  8. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    ok man thanks for the advice.
    Did you order from superbriteleds?
     
  9. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    J-Rob #3

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    no problem man. I actually got them from this guy on ebay:


    194's: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...item=&sspagename=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_2658wt_1165
    74's White (my glove box): http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...item=&sspagename=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_2596wt_1165
    74's Blue: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...item=&sspagename=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_2596wt_1165

    real cheap lights, and are already housed. you just plug them into where the stocks were. except for the A/C Panel like i said earlier. Takes that guy about 1 week to get the bulbs to you.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Blue

    Blue You're my boy blue

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    looks good man. well done
     
  11. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    Thanks. I really appreciate it. It took a while though to get everything the way I wanted. Especially considering I had a few blown fuse issues. A blown dimmer switch and some other issues. All because of a short in between my gauge fuse and my tail light fuse. The gauge lights run off of the tail light fuse.
     
  12. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    j-rob, do they dim?
     
  13. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:46 PM
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    yes sir.
    just make sure that you check them while you are installing. quite frequently (because LED's are polar) I had to turn the bulbs 180 so they would light up.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    if i ever modify my dash lamps it will be to make them all red for less infringement on my night vision but the stock seems to serve the purpose well enough.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    JVC HU FTW! lol I can customize the color to match pretty much anything.

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  16. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:08 AM
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    Does anyone know how to change the color of the clock after you change to LEDs?

    I wanna do this, i think that amber clock would stand out with blue dash lights. haha.
     
  17. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:31 AM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

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    How hard is it to replace the lights in the dash. Do you have to take the dash out?
     
  18. Oct 7, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    J-Rob #3

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    It does. Haha. Not too bad. But as you can see, I didn't post pics of it on there.
     
  19. Oct 7, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    It's really not that complicated to do. I'm extremely new at this and I can disassemble within 10-15 minutes?
    But yes, you do have to disassemble the dash.
     
  20. Oct 7, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    x2 mine just quit working this morning might fix it 2nite

    Can you buy the bulbs from auto parts stores or do you have to order them??
     
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