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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-04-02, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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Blue led dash

I would like to change the bulbs in my dash and instrument cluster to blue led's. Its an NF fairlane and ive been told its no big deal.

Rather than go to the effort of doing it my self. can somone construct the led's & resistors into bulb holders for cash??

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its not that hard to do ..

check matti's site.. www.fordmods.com

you can do it yourself, dont stress.. its very easy infact :) pm if u need help or easier instructions.

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Its not possible to change the colour of the ED dash is it? The bulb filters or something stuff with the coloured numbers on the dash.

Changing the Climate controla dn trip computer would be a sinch, but the dash itself is a little different isn't it?

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I put green ones in mine. It doesn't change the colour that well. Being digital the car outline and speedo stayed orange, but the other lights took on a green tint, if you know what I mean?

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I got a set of RED coloured bulbs at Mach 1 looks pretty horn.
The whole fascia is Red

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I take it no one wants to do it.......

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm Looks like im going to have to do it my self. I never get the time to get to any of these places that sell the stuff.

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Hey Fairlane Boy,

I did my dash a while ago (EL), put red LED's in. Its not very hard to do but i found that my dash is nowhere near as bright as the standard globes. I got the highest intensity LED's from Dick Smith i could find. You will also need some resistors. What i did wrong and which i beleive is the reason to my dash not being so bright is i stuffed up when soldering them in place. You have to get the LED's to sit flush with the top of the bulb holder, so that bottom of LED sits on top of bulb holder. Also make sure they are straight coz the LED's only have 15deg angle of highest intensity. When i have nothing better to do i'll pull the dash out and fix them. Or might even go back to the globes!
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xtr, firstly you should of went to jaycar. and its bit more then 15 degrees.. and i think you might of done it wrong since theres a fair few people i know now, and myself doing 4 dashes and have had no lightin issues at all!

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xtr, firstly you should of went to jaycar. and its bit more then 15 degrees.. and i think you might of done it wrong since theres a fair few people i know now, and myself doing 4 dashes and have had no lightin issues at all!

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The ones I got from Dick Smith are only 15deg, thats what was stated in the specs that came with the LED's. I dont even know if we have a Jaycar store in WA. I am not saying that its not worth doing, i was just stating what i did wrong. I'd love to make em more bright. If there is a jaycar in Perth i'll go get em from there and redo it. Can you get the buld holders from Jaycar too?? Cheers.
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Ok that took long didnt it!
There is a Jaycar in Northbridge WA. :hrm:

My fault for not checking before!
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