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Needle LED's once again? #143145 Apr 2, 3:36pm Apr 2, 3:36pm
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Needle LED's once again?
are the LED's that light up the NEEDLES different than the ones that are on the entire board?

they look different from pics, or is that like a cover or something over them? I need to know, cause i got LED's, but it looks as if the needle LED's are NOT the same as the rest of the board.

anyone know who has changed them? grin


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can't you just remove the orange from the needle with nail polish remover and then paint them the color of your choice (with translucent paint, of course)?


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Originally Posted by Evan
can't you just remove the orange from the needle with nail polish remover and then paint them the color of your choice (with translucent paint, of course)?


that's the needle...yes i am doing that...but the needle would still light up shitty cause the LED's are amber behind it...i'm doing that for red needles in daytime...but then night i need red coloring for lighting.


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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
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can't you just remove the orange from the needle with nail polish remover and then paint them the color of your choice (with translucent paint, of course)?


that's the needle...yes i am doing that...but the needle would still light up shitty cause the LED's are amber behind it...i'm doing that for red needles in daytime...but then night i need red coloring for lighting.


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Well if you're painting the needles red, wouldn't they light up brighter if you used WHITE leds (as opposed to red ones)?


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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
are the LED's that light up the NEEDLES different than the ones that are on the entire board?

they look different from pics, or is that like a cover or something over them? I need to know, cause i got LED's, but it looks as if the needle LED's are NOT the same as the rest of the board.

anyone know who has changed them? grin


To answer you question, I don't believe that they are different from the rest of the LED's on the STOCK display, but you will need to remove and replace only certain ones to change the color of your needles.

Give me a sec, and I'll post a pic of the LED's that you need to swap out.


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Re: Needle LED's once again? [Re: Evan] #143150 Apr 2, 3:46pm Apr 2, 3:46pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
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can't you just remove the orange from the needle with nail polish remover and then paint them the color of your choice (with translucent paint, of course)?


that's the needle...yes i am doing that...but the needle would still light up shitty cause the LED's are amber behind it...i'm doing that for red needles in daytime...but then night i need red coloring for lighting.


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Well if you're painting the needles red, wouldn't they light up brighter if you used WHITE leds (as opposed to red ones)?
No, because the paint does let light through, and red on red would look the brightest, especiall at night due to the fact that it would give off actual red light.


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^^yea...cause i have the LED's that isaac sent me a link to...the right ones...they fit the entire board including the LCD setup...but the 4 LED's for the needles look different or am i dumb? grin

i want to make sure before i go in and take my gauges apart...


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Originally Posted by slidr
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can't you just remove the orange from the needle with nail polish remover and then paint them the color of your choice (with translucent paint, of course)?


that's the needle...yes i am doing that...but the needle would still light up shitty cause the LED's are amber behind it...i'm doing that for red needles in daytime...but then night i need red coloring for lighting.


I C.

Well if you're painting the needles red, wouldn't they light up brighter if you used WHITE leds (as opposed to red ones)?
No, because the paint does let light through, and red on red would look the brightest, especiall at night due to the fact that it would give off actual red light.


the red paint is going on the NEEDLE itself...taking off the orange, then putting red behind it.


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Whoops, it turns out that the gauge LED's are the same as the needle LED's, so in order to have red needles, you have to have red tach gauges, and speed gauges.


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Yellow triangle are the gauge LED
Yellow circles are LCD LED
Now just unsolder those LED
Solder new LED back on with little marking on the LED aiming downwards



Check the install section for more info also. That's where I got this from.

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Sorry to be a post whore, but if you are asking if the LED's used for the needles are the same size as the rest of the LED's, then yes, they are.

I believe that they are all smd size 1206 LED's.


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Originally Posted by slidr
Sorry to be a post whore, but if you are asking if the LED's used for the needles are the same size as the rest of the LED's, then yes, they are.

I believe that they are all smd size 1206 LED's.



that's all i needed to know...

remember i have AC gauges...all i'm doing is converting from orange needle's to red needle's thumbsup

thanks and you are sure they are the same?


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what are you using to color the needles?

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Originally Posted by se7enmodgt20
what are you using to color the needles?


red translucent paint


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Originally Posted by VSGTS14

Originally Posted by se7enmodgt20

what are you using to color the needles?


red translucent paint


grin

Originally Posted by Evan

can't you just remove the orange from the needle with nail polish remover and then paint them the color of your choice (with translucent paint, of course)?


Originally Posted by VSGTS14

that's the needle...yes i am doing that...but the needle would still light up shitty cause the LED's are amber behind it...i'm doing that for red needles in daytime...but then night i need red coloring for lighting.


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how the hell do i get the needles off?


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wait, where the fuck are the LED's?


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^ rofl You're cracking me up talking to yourself laughsilly


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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by slidr
Sorry to be a post whore, but if you are asking if the LED's used for the needles are the same size as the rest of the LED's, then yes, they are.

I believe that they are all smd size 1206 LED's.



that's all i needed to know...

remember i have AC gauges...all i'm doing is converting from orange needle's to red needle's thumbsup

thanks and you are sure they are the same?
Ah, got ya.


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shit...just checked...i'm retarded...



lol, i thought the LED's for the needles were totally different...but they are the gauge LED's and then, there is plastic housing that transfer the amber light to the needle...like wtf? are they all like that??

so i have 10 LED's to change and i have exactly 10...i guess that's what i have to do...der thumbsup spineyes


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Good luck man.

Be sure to post pics of the final product, preferable at night. thumbsup


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Originally Posted by slidr
Good luck man.

Be sure to post pics of the final product, preferable at night. thumbsup

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how many leds are there total in the whole cluster?

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finished...pics when i get home, i'm going out...


looks awesome!!!!!! grin grin grin thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

there were 10 total i had to change.


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can't wait for the pics!! grin thumbsup


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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
finished...pics when i get home, i'm going out...


looks awesome!!!!!! grin grin grin thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

there were 10 total i had to change.
Fucker! How long did it take you?! It would take me a god damn year! grin happywink


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Originally Posted by Evan
can't wait for the pics!! grin thumbsup


nor can i!

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lol pics tomorrow...it's late...i have to get up at 6 to go to a track meet! grin


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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
lol pics tomorrow...it's late...i have to get up at 6 to go to a track meet! grin


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Ok, tomorrow then cool


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Originally Posted by Evan
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lol pics tomorrow...it's late...i have to get up at 6 to go to a track meet! grin


DAMN YOU BILLY! laughsilly

Ok, tomorrow then cool


make us wait even longer?!? damn you! cant wait

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NOOO! now its night. gotta see it now smile
i really wanna see the outcome of this.

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
are the LED's that light up the NEEDLES different than the ones that are on the entire board?

they look different from pics, or is that like a cover or something over them? I need to know, cause i got LED's, but it looks as if the needle LED's are NOT the same as the rest of the board.

anyone know who has changed them? grin
Same one's homie. It'll definitely look sweet once you get them all matched up. You won't regret it. Throw up some pics! I think I got one in my profile(red).

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hahaha...track meet was cancelled...so we had practice...anyway...i'll get pics soon. Mine aren't as bright as yours look xmansfj32f and mine don't have the red coming through the base of the needle.


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