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Old 12-25-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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LED & Gauge cluster questions

first off, happy holidays guys and gals! I got the mustang reverse gauges for christmas, and I'm aware that these change the gauge cluster color, but I'm looking to also change the gear shifter lights as well as the AC lights to match. Has anyone does this? Know where to get the bulbs or leds to change them? Is it worth doing? Thanks! this is also on a 2004 v6.
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first off, happy holidays guys and gals! I got the mustang reverse gauges for christmas, and I'm aware that these change the gauge cluster color, but I'm looking to also change the gear shifter lights as well as the AC lights to match. Has anyone does this? Know where to get the bulbs or leds to change them? Is it worth doing? Thanks! this is also on a 2004 v6.
I know for the cluster you have to peel off the film then you can buy bulbs from superbrightleds.com
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The HVAC uses 194 bulbs..you still gotta sand the film off for them unless you can get the green film slip out. Id assume.the same is true for the PRND21
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The HVAC uses 194 bulbs..you still gotta sand the film off for them unless you can get the green film slip out. Id assume.the same is true for the PRND21
you can't just slip the gauges over them? i got the reverse glow insert gauges. and they use 194 bulbs got it and you think it's the same for the gear shifter? i just want it all to match
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The HVAC uses 194 bulbs..you still gotta sand the film off for them unless you can get the green film slip out. Id assume.the same is true for the PRND21
do you think these will match? im just going to replace them with leds. found a nice write up on it. http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...edge-base/199/
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I have Before and after picture on my wall I add blue LED
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I have Before and after picture on my wall I add blue LED
where did you buy those?
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Take a sick day off from work to complete my gauge a complete redo for under $50 needle paint from hipoparts.com $6.50 red, White facing gauge from brotherperformance $5.00 & Paint brush from michael arts & craft $5.50
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Take a sick day off from work to complete my gauge a complete redo for under $50 needle paint from hipoparts.com $6.50 red, White facing gauge from brotherperformance $5.00 & Paint brush from michael arts & craft $5.50
im thinking of just buying leds and replacing the bulbs in the gauge cluster and the hvac
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How-To: Gauge Cluster/HVAC/Toggle Switch LED Swap
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where did you get leds for the shifter?
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where did you get leds for the shifter?
Same bulb as HVAC controls.
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What about the clock color
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Same bulb as HVAC controls.
ok thanks!

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What about the clock color
you have a stock radio? lucky...
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I pick my car up with an aftermarket one
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Same bulb as HVAC controls.
how many leds will i need for gear shifter?
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how many leds will i need for gear shifter?
Just 1

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Pictures of your close, is it the one in the dashboard, above the center console vents.
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I did my last night I put a vinyl sticker over the orange where it show what gear your in and then painted the light bulb red for now till I get led bulb
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I did my last night I put a vinyl sticker over the orange where it show what gear your in and then painted the light bulb red for now till I get led bulb
did you pull the o/d out? or did it stay intact
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Yeah I rippit off by pulling to hard lol so I solder
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Yeah I rippit off by pulling to hard lol so I solder
lol that's what I'm nervous about
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Idk if all are on there that hard but my had bunch of crap in it like hair and stuff for last owner but just one wire and you can fix it easy so don't be to worried lol
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Idk if all are on there that hard but my had bunch of crap in it like hair and stuff for last owner but just one wire and you can fix it easy so don't be to worried lol
hah true. I'm installing the reverse gauge cluster i got from AM then im gonna buy some blue leds to Match the hvac gear shifter etc.
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Can you tell me all the LEDs I need to make it look just like the other guys who did his blue? I know 1 for the gear shifter but what about the gauges and hvac unit
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Toggle Switches: (6) 3mm LEDs (6) 1/4 Watt 470 Ohm Resisters Went to local Radioshack! Like 6 bucks total.

I'm not exactly sure what these are...
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Anyone?
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The toggle switches?
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these are your toggle switches. aka the 3 buttons beneath the radio. but you might only have one like most v6s which is the defrost.
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Are you asking what 3mm led looks like and the resistor look like or what it is
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What they look like my local radio shack people are rather clueless

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Last time I asked them for something they couldnt find if I walked in an found it in 5 minutes
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Ok 3mm LEDs look like this they for your TC window defrost and fog light if you got um
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So should I only get 2 of each of those since I only have 1 toggle switch?
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Yes just make sure you get the right resister for the color you use
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