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DAMMIT! needles? #96365 Feb 3, 4:33pm Feb 3, 4:33pm
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DAMMIT! needles?
Anyone here ever change the color of the needles on the speedo??? If so how?? And the led's that change the light color...some people say radioshack has them and others say they dont. If they do, what is the size and model number needed to do this?? Thanks.


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Re: DAMMIT! needles? [Re: saspence22] #96366 Feb 3, 5:04pm Feb 3, 5:04pm
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what j00 talkin bout f00l????? spineyes

the needles...
- you can pry them off and use nail polish remover and very gently take off the orange color, leaving them clear...then you could paint the backside of them using a transparent paint and they will light up that color...

OR you buy the LED's for behind the gaugees and clear the needles and they can stay clear, but light up whatever color you want at night...you can go either way, or both ways... thumbsup

and what light? there are like 329875235 lights inside, which ones???

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Re: DAMMIT! needles? [Re: VSGTS14] #96367 Feb 3, 5:05pm Feb 3, 5:05pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14

what j00 talkin bout f00l????? spineyes

the needles...
- you can pry them off and use nail polish remover and very gently take off the orange color, leaving them clear...then you could paint the backside of them using a transparent paint and they will light up that color...

OR you buy the LED's for behind the gaugees and clear the needles and they can stay clear, but light up whatever color you want at night...you can go either way, or both ways... thumbsup

and what light? there are like 329875235 lights inside, which ones???

grin
Um, ok. The only size leds for the needle change are SMD 1206 I believe.


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Re: DAMMIT! needles? [Re: saspence22] #96368 Feb 3, 5:11pm Feb 3, 5:11pm
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I painted my needles after I changed out my gauge face with a red and black one with red LED's i just used nail polish remover and used a red sharpie to repaint it, make sure you only do it on the bottom though!

Re: DAMMIT! needles? [Re: saspence22] #96369 Feb 3, 5:11pm Feb 3, 5:11pm
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For the gauges cluster...and when I take the needles off do I have to recalibrate them or something??


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Re: DAMMIT! needles? [Re: saspence22] #96370 Feb 3, 5:12pm Feb 3, 5:12pm
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Re: DAMMIT! needles? [Re: saspence22] #96371 Feb 3, 5:16pm Feb 3, 5:16pm
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Originally Posted by saspence22
For the gauges cluster...and when I take the needles off do I have to recalibrate them or something??


yea you put the needles back on in the 0 postion and then turn your key to on for about 10-15 seconds then they should reset themselves!

Re: DAMMIT! needles? [Re: saspence22] #96372 Feb 3, 5:17pm Feb 3, 5:17pm
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SMD 1206...is the radio shack model number and size??? confused


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Originally Posted by saspence22

Anyone here ever change the color of the needles on the speedo??? If so how?? And the led's that change the light color...some people say radioshack has them and others say they dont. If they do, what is the size and model number needed to do this?? Thanks.

Do not waste your time at RADIOSHACK the do not sell it...
You can check ther website too...

Re: DAMMIT! needles? [Re: saspence22] #96374 Feb 3, 5:21pm Feb 3, 5:21pm
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Is SMD 1206 the universal size for these little hard to get fuckers?? lol. Is there a store that I can go to to get them? I hate odering from the net!


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Im not sure about a store but I know you can get them from RJ Auto Works I think they will sell you some LED's they can even solder them on for you if you want, thats where I got mine from!

Re: DAMMIT! needles? [Re: saspence22] #96376 Feb 3, 5:30pm Feb 3, 5:30pm
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Originally Posted by saspence22
Is SMD 1206 the universal size for these little hard to get fuckers?? lol. Is there a store that I can go to to get them? I hate odering from the net!

It' would be hard to find my frend...
You can get the whole conversion kit for $28 of the net

Re: DAMMIT! needles? [Re: saspence22] #96377 Feb 3, 5:42pm Feb 3, 5:42pm
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buy them from red devil...http://complabs.nevada.edu/~yoos3/led_stuff/store/ i got mine pretty fast!!! thumbsup

Re: DAMMIT! needles? [Re: jtevo4gts02] #96378 Feb 3, 8:02pm Feb 3, 8:02pm
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I don't think you will find them offline too easily. Radio shack doesn't sell those types of LED's. You need surface mount LED's. SMD= Surface Mount Device


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Re: DAMMIT! needles? [Re: tgts2000] #96379 Feb 4, 4:59am Feb 4, 4:59am
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Originally Posted by tgts2000
I painted my needles after I changed out my gauge face with a red and black one with red LED's i just used nail polish remover and used a red sharpie to repaint it, make sure you only do it on the bottom though!

got any pics, really wanna see how it looks, and is the red you got similar to the red color that someguy did to his center console with red film? do the colors match?

Re: DAMMIT! needles? [Re: stefanoc] #96380 Feb 4, 7:41am Feb 4, 7:41am
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Yea I have pictures, but im at school right now.. The quality of the pictures arent the best but you can still tell how it looks good!

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