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Blue LED Dash Conversion

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by Spyper, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Spyper

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    Wire cutters help and some kind of de-soldering tool like copper thread or a sucker (just incase). The thread is about $1.50 from memory.
     
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    ok awesome. I own a VS, so i'm not sure if it'll be a little different, but i've never actually taken the instrument cluster out before. the question i have is, does it come out as like a whole unit and do you do all your soldering outside of the vehicle or do you actually have to have your soldering iron in the car with you and do it where it stands attached inside the vehicle? I'm hoping the former, because the latter sounds fiddly :p.
     
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    U guys all seem to be working very hard on this soldering leds and resitors onto ur dashs i think i have dun it the easy way by buying blue wedge globes (ebay) and replace stocko green condom covered globes with styleish blue ones 4 10% of the price u guys payed and much les effort its just plug and play
     
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    Go to your local Autopro and quote Narva part number 47902 for blue.
    Also have a look at what bulbs you need and how many of each and ask to look at the Narva catalogue page 76 for all the L.E.D dash bulbs save a hell of a lot of time, screww soldering, just replace with these blue L.E.D's.

    Hope that helps.
    :w00t:
     
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    This will work with some parts of the dash such as trip display but the others I wouldn't be so sure about.
     
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    Month gone n i finally got my auto shift 2 light up perfect it wasnt the LEDs that was the hardest part after findin out how 2 get inside my shifter lol but was the green n white laminted film inside the shifter ended up gettin some clear laminate 1mm thick n covered 1 side with dark blue transparent film and the other side a white film so u can see the P,R,N,1,2,3. had 2 use 4 LEDs ina row 2 spread out the light, also the white spreads the LEDs blue shine evenly n hides seein the actual LEDs through the clear laminate when lite up. luvin it :D also changed the power button 2 red 2 break up the blue coz red goes faster haha
     

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    So mate how do you get in there, I havnt worked it out yet. Sorry if someone else has already explained this.
     
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    Im Sitting here, pulling apart my dash and its freezing cold in the garage, But anyway, I went to the shops and brought some nail polish remover and it works really really well, I have used some cotten wool and rub it hard to start off with then lighttly so i dont rub off the white coating, I First started with normal polish then i used "sensitive skin" bottle next its more weaker, Its seems to work really well. Once im all done ill take some pics, and if people are intrested ill email them some instructions, Cheers Guys,

    Parvenudj@hotmail.com
     
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    mate i've very interested in all the info and pics i can get. Make sure to pass em on to me. P.S. how much did the acetone/nail polish remover cost ya and what quantities did you need?
     
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    About 3 dollars a bottle and one bottle will be fine
     
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    cheers mate, good to hear it's cheap. Feel free to email your piccy's to mongrelunleashed@hotmail.com or post em up here once ya done with it all. Cheers, Bryce :).
     
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    Have u got as far as takin ur whole console out yet?? 1nc u do that then its just a matter of gettin a flat head screw driver n unclipin the shifter surround off from underneith but it also helps 2 take the screw outer the shifter also as it lifts up a bit so wen u move ur surround around with out takin it actually off u have more room 2 play with then.
     
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    Hey guys, im in wantirna/ ringwood and really want to change over to blue led's but arn't a wiz at all this. I've read through what everyone is saying but arn't game enough to try it myself. If anyone lives in the area, or close by and are willing to come over and give it a shot with me it would be much appreciated. Everyones pics are looking great so far. Keep it up, cheers...
     
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    I still want to see some pics of a dash done with T5 wedge LED's.
    Anyone else done this?
     
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    I had a go at pullin my dash appart over the weekend, seems simple enough....I might give the conversion a try one day

    Do you really have to use resistors on the LEDs in the cluster?

    Im thinkin about doing what Deserthead did with his, take the cluster out and
    replace the face with a white insert that already illuminates blue for the speedo, and place one blue LED for the ODO etc.

    Anyone had any luck with changing over the little leds that sit inside the power window switches to blue by any chance?
    Took a rear power window switch appart last night, and the LED is tiny as!
     
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    Do a search on ebay for LEDs and see if there's any small ones on there. i know you can get the 3mm/5mm/10mm ones cheap on there, haven't specifically looked for any smaller.
     

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