If your doing LED gauges, READ THIS - Forums at Modded Mustangs
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 107 Old February 6th, 2013, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
Regular
 
toxicstang92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 144
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
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

1999 Mustang 'Toxic' GT
Mods: O/R H pipe with GLASSPACK exhaust, Cold Air Intake 100 Shot of Nitrous
247RWHP & 285RWTQ

IMPORTS
toxicstang92 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 107 Old February 6th, 2013, 11:45 AM
Regular
 
mattf0509's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Houston
Posts: 304
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
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

Sent from my SGH-T989 using AutoGuide.Com Free App
mattf0509 is offline  
post #3 of 107 Old February 6th, 2013, 01:23 PM
Hardcore Enthusiast
 
BDs01MGGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dayton OH
Posts: 1,159
   
iTrader: 0 reviews
damn that looks sick! What is different about the 2001+ cars? doesn't something change?

SLP Catback with Bassani Mufflers - C & L Elbow - SR 70mm Throttle Body - Steeda Sport Springs
BDs01MGGT is offline  
post #4 of 107 Old February 6th, 2013, 01:56 PM
Spray Me
 
_Hammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Central Kansas
Posts: 225
 
iTrader: 1 reviews
Quote:
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**

_Hammer is offline  
post #5 of 107 Old February 6th, 2013, 08:26 PM
MM's V6 Hater
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fort Worth,TX
Posts: 13,248
                 
iTrader: 31 reviews
I've got a write up on it too. I've got red as well


2005 GTO 6.6L,Twin turbo, E85
2010 GT500. Lethal ORX,LM cams, Corsa extreme, eibach, JLT, VMP 2.5, VMP tune
Cabikejumper is offline  
post #6 of 107 Old February 7th, 2013, 12:39 PM
Regular
 
dspirito's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: RI
Posts: 66
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
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).


Mods:
Street Glow, Carbon Fiber Spoiler/Roof Decal, Whistle Tips, 22" rims, Gold Trim/Accents, & Strobes.
dspirito is offline  
post #7 of 107 Old February 7th, 2013, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
Regular
 
toxicstang92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Utah
Posts: 144
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
Quote:
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

Sent from my SGH-T989 using AutoGuide.Com Free App
Quote:
Originally Posted by BDs01MGGT View Post
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

1999 Mustang 'Toxic' GT
Mods: O/R H pipe with GLASSPACK exhaust, Cold Air Intake 100 Shot of Nitrous
247RWHP & 285RWTQ

IMPORTS
toxicstang92 is offline  
post #8 of 107 Old February 7th, 2013, 02:10 PM
Hardcore Enthusiast
 
ZenMGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Boca
Posts: 1,429
   
iTrader: 1 reviews
All red like that is very sexy!

GMS intake & plenum, 70mm frpp tb, UPR ss w/rockcrusher, UPR o/r X, frpp 3.73s, Predator'd
boringly stock........but running well
LZR RED CREW#15
ZenMGT is offline  
post #9 of 107 Old February 9th, 2013, 11:38 PM
Regular
 
edge8600's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 457
 
iTrader: 1 reviews
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.
edge8600 is offline  
post #10 of 107 Old February 10th, 2013, 12:24 AM
MM's V6 Hater
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fort Worth,TX
Posts: 13,248
                 
iTrader: 31 reviews
Hvac(2)- 194/168
Gauge(5)- 74xHP3
Tail lights(6)- 3157
Reverse(2)-3156
License plate(2)- 194/168
Map light(2)- 44x10

2005 GTO 6.6L,Twin turbo, E85
2010 GT500. Lethal ORX,LM cams, Corsa extreme, eibach, JLT, VMP 2.5, VMP tune
Cabikejumper is offline  
post #11 of 107 Old February 10th, 2013, 01:41 AM
Regular
 
edge8600's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 457
 
iTrader: 1 reviews
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.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using AutoGuide.Com Free App

2001 Vert Gt V3
edge8600 is offline  
post #12 of 107 Old February 10th, 2013, 02:13 AM
MM's V6 Hater
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fort Worth,TX
Posts: 13,248
                 
iTrader: 31 reviews
They are the correct LEDs then

2005 GTO 6.6L,Twin turbo, E85
2010 GT500. Lethal ORX,LM cams, Corsa extreme, eibach, JLT, VMP 2.5, VMP tune
Cabikejumper is offline  
post #13 of 107 Old February 10th, 2013, 08:07 AM
Cleg Jr.
 
bluebandit!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 9,379
               
iTrader: 0 reviews
If your doing LED gauges, READ THIS

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


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App



Quote:
Originally Posted by 69fastback View Post
He's one of three smart people in this thread. He may be the smartest because he's making the swap.

408w/C4 swap in process
bluebandit! is offline  
post #14 of 107 Old February 10th, 2013, 08:18 AM
MM's V6 Hater
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fort Worth,TX
Posts: 13,248
                 
iTrader: 31 reviews
I have a full write up:
DIY: LED SWAP

2005 GTO 6.6L,Twin turbo, E85
2010 GT500. Lethal ORX,LM cams, Corsa extreme, eibach, JLT, VMP 2.5, VMP tune
Cabikejumper is offline  
post #15 of 107 Old February 10th, 2013, 08:24 AM
Cleg Jr.
 
bluebandit!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 9,379
               
iTrader: 0 reviews
If your doing LED gauges, READ THIS

Thanks


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App



Quote:
Originally Posted by 69fastback View Post
He's one of three smart people in this thread. He may be the smartest because he's making the swap.

408w/C4 swap in process
bluebandit! is offline  
post #16 of 107 Old February 10th, 2013, 08:29 AM
MM's V6 Hater
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fort Worth,TX
Posts: 13,248
                 
iTrader: 31 reviews
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.

2005 GTO 6.6L,Twin turbo, E85
2010 GT500. Lethal ORX,LM cams, Corsa extreme, eibach, JLT, VMP 2.5, VMP tune
Cabikejumper is offline  
post #17 of 107 Old February 10th, 2013, 08:31 AM
Cleg Jr.
 
bluebandit!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 9,379
               
iTrader: 0 reviews
If your doing LED gauges, READ THIS

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


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App



Quote:
Originally Posted by 69fastback View Post
He's one of three smart people in this thread. He may be the smartest because he's making the swap.

408w/C4 swap in process
bluebandit! is offline  
post #18 of 107 Old February 10th, 2013, 07:12 PM
Enthusiast
 
BigJohnson03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 621
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
Want to do this but im so lazy

2003 Sonic Blue GT

The day I took it home
BigJohnson03 is offline  
post #19 of 107 Old February 10th, 2013, 08:10 PM
Regular
 
nothin.but.a.stang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: VA
Posts: 393
 
iTrader: 0 reviews
Re: If your doing LED gauges, READ THIS

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

Sent from my SPH-L710 using AutoGuide.Com Free App

l 2000 GT l K&N CAI l 70mm Accufab TB l SPEC Stage 1 Clutch l Steeda Tri-Ax short-throw l Borla Stinger catback l

l 2002 Nissan Sentra DD l
nothin.but.a.stang is online now  
post #20 of 107 Old February 10th, 2013, 08:20 PM
MM's V6 Hater
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Fort Worth,TX
Posts: 13,248
                 
iTrader: 31 reviews
Quote:
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:



2005 GTO 6.6L,Twin turbo, E85
2010 GT500. Lethal ORX,LM cams, Corsa extreme, eibach, JLT, VMP 2.5, VMP tune
Cabikejumper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Forums at Modded Mustangs forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome