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x2cafn8dx
06-25-2010, 05:49 PM
I had an LED Swap done on my car today. Green and White. Speedometer is Green, steering wheel controls is green, turn signal lights are white, seat belt light, brake light, door open light are all white. HVAC is white. and for shits and giggle my Airbag On / Off lights are blue lol.

The needles were pulled apart best we could and the orange scraped off and green led's put in so they also shine green. I am happy with it. Looks fantastic imo. Thank you to Tilted Audio here in Palm Beach County

In the light
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q117/iheartchocobos7/Gauges/Photo0551.jpg

Taken in a parking garage.. without lights on and with
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http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q117/iheartchocobos7/Gauges/Photo0556.jpg
http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q117/iheartchocobos7/Gauges/Photo0555.jpg
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KILLA XD
07-23-2010, 07:42 PM
i love it, please tell me how you did it.

Jay Smyles
08-04-2010, 10:43 PM
wow.. thats a cool mod dude!

wooly willy
08-06-2010, 03:07 PM
The turn signals look suuuper clean.

...I want me some of that, maybe in blue though, haha.

How hard was it to do?

simmons0613
05-26-2011, 09:37 PM
where do you guys buy the leds needed to do the swap?

xDizzle
05-27-2011, 08:21 AM
can u repost the pix plz i cant see any of them

simmons0613
05-31-2011, 01:26 PM
where do you guys buy the leds needed to do the swap?

Whack-A-Mole
05-31-2011, 08:10 PM
Garage1217
http://www.garage1217.com/album1_002.htm

TexXBox
06-04-2011, 12:44 AM
^ I agree. Jeremy has good product.

simmons0613
06-04-2011, 12:50 AM
but which led exactly do i need?

TexXBox
06-04-2011, 12:57 AM
The LED's behind the gauges on the xD are the PLCC2 size.


http://store.garage1217.com/plcc2-leds-for-gauge-cluster-swaps-or-custom-smd-wor2.html

The stock cluster LED's are white and the color of the gauge comes from the face itself. I used a blue colored film that Jeremy sells behind my stock speedo to make it blue and put red film behind the tach to change over the Amber that I hate so much.

It was easy, and works for me until I can find the time to make my own custom face.

simmons0613
06-04-2011, 12:59 AM
does he sell the film?

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nevermind found them lol

TexXBox
06-04-2011, 01:01 AM
Yes. In several colors. Just keep looking through his on-line store. He also sells a polarizing film that can reverse the back light of the LCD displays. Lots of fun stuff on his site.


Posted before reading edit. :) ^

simmons0613
06-04-2011, 01:03 AM
lol, how do they install? they just sticky?

TexXBox
06-04-2011, 01:07 AM
Yeah, peel and stick colored clear film.

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You can change the needle colors too by scraping the orange paint off the back of them and then painting the back with the color of your choice. Just don't go too crazy and build up so much that it substantially effects the weight of the needle.

simmons0613
06-04-2011, 01:07 AM
awsome, I may get those now

simmons0613
06-08-2011, 12:22 PM
Just got my film in today. I'm about to head out and put them on. I'll post pics later

simmons0613
06-08-2011, 09:02 PM
Here be my new gauges. MPH is in blue and KM/H is in green.

1sweetxd
06-09-2011, 07:12 AM
looks good. so you did that with just the film?? how hard was that?? oh and im assuming you got the needle issue resolved when changing your gauge faces??

simmons0613
06-09-2011, 01:05 PM
yup I fixed the needles. I was just adjustment issues. Yup the color comes from the face itself. On speedo,KM/H side the is led colored white. So the film is sticky on one side so you just peal and stick.

TexXBox
06-09-2011, 11:21 PM
Looks good man. Glad your havin' fun.

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On speedo,KM/H side the is led colored white. So the film is sticky on one side so you just peal and stick.

I think both the speedo and tach are actually white LED's. I know for sure that the orange in the tach is in the face overlay and not the back light color. That's why it is such a pain to change the tach color.

And yeah, the film is easy to apply. Just use your imagination.

simmons0613
06-10-2011, 10:32 AM
I think both the speedo and tach are actually white LED's. I know for sure that the orange in the tach is in the face overlay and not the back light color. That's why it is such a pain to change the tach color.

And yeah, the film is easy to apply. Just use your imagination.

Yup the LEDs on the Speed and tach are white, but the needles have red LEDs and they have a translucent red paint on them as well, Oh! Thanks for the help TexxBox!