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Dec 16, 11:44am - #352982 
led factory gauges

does anyone know if there are companys that can change the color from orange to blue on them besides doing it myself i dont wanna take the chance of ruining it since it is my only one and i hate soldering things-thanks also the gas side too as well as the gauges

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Dec 16, 11:56am - #352983 
last I knew rjautoworks did if you send them your cluster.


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Dec 16, 11:56am - #352984 
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Dec 16, 12:41pm - #352985 
so i would have to send it to them?? i wonder if i can find a cheap one out of a junkyard that i could send him since this is the car i drive everyday and i need it


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Dec 16, 2:22pm - #352986 
lol. you coudl take them out and jsut guess how fast your going wink

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Dec 16, 2:32pm - #352987 
wut bout the mileage if you get it from the junkyard. plus buying a new cluster will cost you hundreds.

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Dec 17, 8:07am - #352988 
i though the mileage would be somewhere other than the cluster and the reading just popped up there so i didnt think of that and i have a call in on the gauge cluster and am still waiting on a price


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Dec 17, 10:55am - #352989 
i thought tht if you got a junked cluster you could have toyota reset the miles on it...

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Dec 17, 3:11pm - #352990 
that would be cool


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Dec 17, 8:50pm - #352991 
I would do it for you if you paid for shipping both ways.


I did this to two clusters already (mine and a friend's) and also did it to my stock GTS radio.


Just let me know. Probably be a lot cheaper than sending it to a company.





BTW, the reason the gauge face is dark in this picture is because I have an aftermarket gauge face and I didn't have them on at the time. If I were to go back to stock, the face would be red like the needles.

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Dec 17, 8:51pm - #352992 
Originally Posted by HndaKlr
i thought tht if you got a junked cluster you could have toyota reset the miles on it...
No, they would transfer the miles, or use the last service mileage as an estimate most likely.


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Dec 17, 8:55pm - #352993 
Radio LED Swap...

Kinda looks orange in the picture, but in reality it's a bright red. So bright that you can see the light on the ceiling of the car at night.

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Dec 18, 7:37am - #352994 
i will have to think about this-i can solder i have a lot of times but how hard of a project would you say this is nd how easy would it be to ruin it?


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Dec 18, 9:03pm - #352995 
id say fairly hard to ruin it

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Dec 20, 6:03am - #352996 
i might try and do it i just dont wanna ship my gauges out anywhere


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Dec 20, 8:16am - #352997 
I installed mine and it really as hard as it looks. I had not solder anything in a long time and got them all installed correctly the 1st time!


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Dec 20, 3:55pm - #352998 
^^^ do you mean: 'not as hard as it looks'?

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Dec 20, 4:57pm - #352999 
yes "not as hard as it looks" sorry


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Dec 20, 5:35pm - #353000 
i would say its not easy. we did the radio LEDs and these things are damn small. if you have experience, then go for it. if not, then open it up and see for urself and just try one and test and see if you really wanna do it.

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Dec 20, 5:44pm - #353001 
They are the easiest thing, i went to radio shack and bought a kit that comes with a 30-watt soldering iron , I had never solder anything in my life and i got them all the leds correctly solder the first time thumbsup

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Dec 20, 7:47pm - #353002 
Originally Posted by celicadragon
i will have to think about this-i can solder i have a lot of times but how hard of a project would you say this is nd how easy would it be to ruin it?
Give it a shot yourself. It's really easy, and I learned by doing it on my gauges the first time.


The boards can take a lot of abuse too, so unless you are a brute, you should be able to easily do it yourself.


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Dec 21, 1:22am - #353003 
oh yeah well i dont know about changing the radio colors but i think the gauge is definitley not that hard. Hmmm i would just buy a new headunit if i wanted my color changed.

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Dec 21, 5:59am - #353004 
i think maybe you convinced to try if you all say its doable-the only thing i was worried about is ruining the board if i dropped solder on it or something like that-blue would look a lot better than orange so i'll do it-thanks for the advice


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