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      04-08-2014, 04:00 PM   #1
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White LED conversion instrument cluster

Converted the instrument cluster using cool white LEDs and this is the result.

It still has a yellow hue to it (and yes I need to readjust the fuel needle). It's not super apparent in the picture but it's not a pure white like the M or other white LED clusters. The LEDs are the correct hue. Any thoughts?
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      04-08-2014, 04:36 PM   #2
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I feel as if it would clash with all the other interior lighting being orange/red.

Does it?
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Not really. It needs red needles for sure. The only clash is because the little yellow tinge makes it appear to be a mix of the orange and white as opposed to two distinct colors.
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How hard was this to do?
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How hard was this to do?
Not terribly hard. Even if you havent ever soldered before just grab an old circuit board and practice a bit. You just unsolder the old LEDs and solder in the new ones. No other changes are needed, except to fix the yellow tinge.
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Figured it out. You have to sand off all the backing of the gauges. Here are some comparisons:



You can see I sanded off the back of the left gauge and now it's a pure white, while the tachometer still has some yellow tinge.




With the red needles. I need to redo the speedo needle and fuel needles, but otherwise they look pretty nice. I was trying different things on those two, got a little better when the time came for the tachometer and coolant temp needles.
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