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Who Has Changed the Color of their Cluster Lights?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Kuneff, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Dec 18, 2009 at 7:19 AM
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    Kuneff

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    I was just kinda wondering... When I had my dash out of the Tacoma, I swapped out the ugly Green lights for the 194 Amber lights.. It amazing how much better the $5 worth of light bulbs make the cluster look.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2009 at 7:38 AM
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    I haven't had mine done, but there's a member here that actually has a color-swap service. Quality shiznit if you ask me :)
     
  3. Dec 18, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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    Not as many as the 98..
    Yeah, I went with blue. There's a how-to on customtacos.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2009 at 7:47 AM
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    ^color swap service???? If you can get your cluster out... which the hardest part is disconnecting the speedo cable... then the lights just twist 1/4 turn and they are out... Its easier than changing a headlight bulb...
     
  5. Dec 18, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    The Parts Whore

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    That's the first thing I did, swapped out those hideous orange lights and went with the white LED, not just in the cluster but all the interior lights as well. 1000000000x better!
     
  6. Dec 18, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    link?

    pics?
     
  7. Dec 18, 2009 at 8:58 AM
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    I like the amber far better than the nasty green ones in my 97.

    My preference is actually the amber. Thats what's factory in my G35 and I love them.
     
  8. Dec 18, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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    Can't find any pics ATM, but its just like the pic posted on CT but a lot brighter with these bulbs.

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  9. Dec 18, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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  10. Dec 18, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    I got a pic for ya... :D


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  11. Dec 18, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    I bought the bulbs to do this, just haven't gotten around to taking out my dash yet, it's been cold and wet lately... :(

    When I do mine I also plan on taking out the bulb for the flashing seat belt light, that shit is annoying...
     
  12. Dec 18, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    When I do mine I also plan on taking out the bulb for the flashing seat belt light, that shit is annoying...
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    If you use the seatbelt the light will go out.....

    Seat belt use is mandatory in most every state.
    Plus it keeps you from hitting the dash or going through the windshield.
    I knew some who didn't use the seatbelt.
    (Notice I said knew. They aren't around anymore.)
     
  13. Dec 18, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    prsgauges.net is the site I'd get it from. Prerunnerseth is a member here and he has reasonable prices.
     
  14. Dec 18, 2009 at 6:19 PM
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    the OP has a 97...PRS does 05+




    and as far as the seatbelt light...just buckle up and magically the light goes out :rolleyes:
     
  16. Dec 18, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    Thank you for your input. Wearing a seatbelt is mandatory in my state. So is speeding. I guess you don't ever do that either.

    If you are going to chastise me for breaking a minor law, then I am going to assume that you do EVERYTHING by the book. I will strive to be more like you. Thank you for showing me the error of my ways. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Dec 18, 2009 at 7:21 PM
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    These are the bulbs we used on my son's 98 Tacoma, we bought them at superbrightleds.
    For the AC/heater we used:
    Quantity: 2
    Product: 74-xHP3 Wedge Base LED bulb $ 3.49 (each)
    Options: Blue 74-BHP3, 74-xHP3 Wedge Base LED bulb
    3 High Power SMD LEDs with wide beam angle radially mounted - 15 lumen
    Small Wedge Base LED bulb (74 type) 3/16 inch wide base, 3/4 inch overall length
    Select LED Color


    and for the main gauge cluster we used
    Quantity: 3
    Product: WLED-x5 LED Wide Angle LED bulb $ 2.99 (each)
    Options: Blue WLED-B5 0.75, WLED-x5 LED Wide Angle LED bulb
    12 VDC 5-LED Wedge Base bulb (194/168 type)
    Super Wide Viewing Angle bulb uses 4 radially mounted LEDs aiming out the sides and one High Flux LED on top
    With built-in voltage regulator
    Select LED Color

    They came out really good.

     
  18. Dec 18, 2009 at 7:51 PM
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    If you want to get rid of the light, black tape works well also.

    A little touchy????
     
  19. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    I went with red Led's from superbrightlEDs in st louis... looks like knhight rider dash now... the swap only took me 20 minutes... very happy with the look
     
  20. Dec 20, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    I was going to do blue, but white looks pretty good! Now I don't know.
    I'd rather not do led, because some of them don't dim, and there are often hot spots.

    Do they look a lot better in LED, or is just the color thats better?

    anyone know where to get the lights in a normal bulb?
     
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