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Red/Blue led gauge mod

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by rye, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    omg some kid just floored it down the street right now in his civic....he FLOORED it up to maybe 5000rpm then shifted, dropped the clutch HARD the motor went ooooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOO hahaha and he was still flooring it! his car was going so slow though...why bother...fuck...wow!
  2. underscore

    underscore Well-Known Member

    only cause he didn't hit VTAKKKKKKKK yet ;)

    I dunno if my bulbs were worn out or what by the green in my car looked gross...I want either bright white or red. right now my 87 it at least just bare bulbs, so kinda of an off white. the stupid 92 if stuck at green.
  3. slow_yota

    slow_yota Well-Known Member

    I had the super white ones in my firebird, that was really nice looking.red isnt easy on the eyes at all IMO
  4. Youds

    Youds Well-Known Member

    i actually like that :p nice and custom
  5. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    I fucked up my oil pressure gauge somehow when I was fuckin around with the hot glue or something....damn...

    And, I dumped 2 L of oil in the other day, and about 2 L in a month ago....that's fucked....my car doesnt smoke and there's no oil in the coolant so wtf....that's fucked...
  6. underscore

    underscore Well-Known Member

    uh oil leak cap't?
  7. mephtar

    mephtar Well-Known Member

    oil thieves I bet
  8. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    well fuck, an oil leak is pretty obvious and there's NO oil puddles ever
  9. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    No oil's gone missing since I filled it so far....makes me wonder if Toyota didn't even fill it all the way up...hmm....

    on the original note...here's another shot of the cluster from outside!

  10. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    Here's everything back in...I replaced the green bulbs in the heater control unit too but I still have to add some for the red to blue fade for the temp setting... here's the gauges anyway!

  11. 89celicagt

    89celicagt Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator Donated!

    duuude, that's pretty schweet! :D
  12. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    thanks for the comments.... :D

    yeah it really wasn't too hard...just make a template outta cardboard and wire up some led's hah...I had to cut the plastic on the old diffuser's so the led's would fit but it wasn't that much trouble....
  13. 89celicagt

    89celicagt Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator Donated!

    I take it your turn signals and whatnot are blue now also?
  14. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    Yeah I ended up wiring an led with some resistors right to the cluster for the turn signals.
  15. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    Like my TVIS light?? lol
  16. JoeJack88

    JoeJack88 Well-Known Member Super Moderator Donated!

    i dont see it clearly or at all
  17. 86GTMonkey

    86GTMonkey Well-Known Member

    is it that bright red one on the lower left?
  18. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    that's it
  19. malodin

    malodin Well-Known Member

    you may have done this, but if you sand the tips of the led's down so they are flat it diffuses the straight on light coming out of it, dont do a lot and use course dremel sander thing works well. It might help the individual spots that are more vibrant than the others.

    I like it though, it would look best in a black car i think:) it wouldnt look good in my white drop top though
  20. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    Good idea...you can also put some hot-glue on top of the led to diffuse the light....but it look's fine in the car and I'm not taking it back out now :d haha

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