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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:39 AM   #1
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If your doing LED gauges, READ THIS


Just wanted to show everyone my LED gauges on my 1999 Mustang
Originally I tried getting around Sanding off the tint on the back of the gauges
But after putting the RED LEDS in I couldnt see it at all it was SO DIM!
Heres a comparison photo of before with red leds and after sanding the tint off.


All I used was a drill with a dremel fine sanding bit and it really only took me about an hour just take your time and make sure its done right so you dont have to go back and RE do it
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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:45 AM   #2
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Re: If your doing LED gauges, READ THIS


Looks pretty cool I did the same with blue leds. Did you dot the tips? Looks like you have a few hotspots

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damn that looks sick! What is different about the 2001+ cars? doesn't something change?
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Originally Posted by BDs01MGGT View Post
damn that looks sick! What is different about the 2001+ cars? doesn't something change?
The early new edges had a blue tint behind them, the later years had a green tint.

All I used was my finger and 1/4 sheet of 1000 grit

Change interior lights! LEDs **PICS**
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Old February 6th, 2013, 08:26 PM   #5
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I've got a write up on it too. I've got red as well

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Old February 7th, 2013, 12:39 PM   #6
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Nice. I changed mine to blue leds and the needles are pretty dim and the redline doesn't show up at all. I'm gonna just use white next time I take them apart because I used white in the HVAC and its a nice blue. looks good red though, maybe I'll go that route (red car).
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Originally Posted by mattf0509 View Post
Looks pretty cool I did the same with blue leds. Did you dot the tips? Looks like you have a few hotspots

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damn that looks sick! What is different about the 2001+ cars? doesn't something change?
Yeah I have some Hot Spots cant really see them in person but any idea how to fix that?! O.O


and yeah like it was said 99-00 have blue 01-04 have green tint
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All red like that is very sexy!
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my leds that i ordered from superbrightleds seem a bite small?

I read the whole thread and followed the size/link provide, they arrived today but they seem very small and wouldn't fit from the looks of it.
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Gauge(5)- 74xHP3
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Reverse(2)-3156
License plate(2)- 194/168
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Re: If your doing LED gauges, READ THIS


That's the ones I ordered for my gauges but they just seem small when I opend th's box and saw them.

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They are the correct LEDs then
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If your doing LED gauges, READ THIS


You guys have any links to write ups on how to do this?


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I have a full write up:
DIY: LED SWAP
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If your doing LED gauges, READ THIS


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Deleted a lot of the pictures awhile back but it's pretty self explanatory.


If the led doesnt work, take it out and spin it 180* and it'll work.
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If your doing LED gauges, READ THIS


Seems like a simple enough project since half my lights are burnt out


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Want to do this but im so lazy
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Re: If your doing LED gauges, READ THIS


I like the look. Think ill take this project on...just not red

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Originally Posted by nothin.but.a.stang View Post
I like the look. Think ill take this project on...just not red
Here's when I had mine blue:


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