New Blue LED's installed and Blue Dome Light. Check it out.

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New Blue LED's installed and Blue Dome Light. Check it out.

Post by Xployted77 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:11 pm

Let me know what you all think, I kinda want the gauge lights to be a bit brighter, but im happy with it anyway, also like the new color to my dome light. The people I work with like it as well. Tell me what you all think, even if you think it sucks, give me ideas or pointers. Next im gonna work on the Hvac lights.

Using a camera phone so the img quality at night isnt what its cracked up to be.
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My Dome Light. Again the camera phone made it a bit brighter then it is. Almost has a black light feel to it.
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Post by BRAD727 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:07 am

That looks really cool! I'm thinking about doing this tomorrow and was wonering how hard it is getting the cluster out and where you got the blue lights from?
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Post by gcretro » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:12 pm

2004 Neon. So I find my cluster green light sort of dim.

Are these the bulbs needed?
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/ ... 74_t15.htm


I removed the cluster to check and the main bulbs are a grey plastic socket...twist off kind.

Also instead of led (which may be too bright), will newer bulbs help? What is the size of those bulbs?

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Post by Xployted77 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:59 pm

Getting the cluster out is simple. First you take the dash off. 2 to 4 screws. You have 2 screws in the top where the vent is near the windshield, I suggest a small stubby screwdriver. If you dont have one, a socket wrench with the phillips adaptor will work, you also should have one on each side of the dash near the doors. You pop them out, pull your pillars off, they just snap on and off. After you get them out. you will see a 4 phillips head screws holding the cluster in, remove these screws (2 up top and 2 below) the cluster just comes out..Then look at the back and you will see where the bulbs are, they are the bigger twist and lock bulbs, Twist and pull out.

For install of bulbs, you can just get the bulbs, you dont need to get the entire screw in set. Try these ones for you 04, if you want some that are
nice but not too bright, go with the WLED X6, if you want brighter go with the X5. If you want just newer bulbs, they are size 194. But in my opinion the LEDs are better and will last much longer.

X5 - http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/ ... htm#photos

X5 high Power (Much Brighter) - http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/ ... D-xHP5.htm

X6 - http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/ ... LED-x6.htm

The X6 uses 6 led lights on the base, but it has less of the spread of light, more centered, where as the X5 has a wider angle of light and will shine more. But as I had said you dont need to buy the entier setup, you can just use the one that is supplied with the car. All you need to do is remove the old one from the socket, which is simple with a flat head screwdrive where you can just remove the old one. Hope this all helps, it is simple to do. Just remember that the bulbs are polarity sensative, so if you put it in and it done light up, take the bulb out of the socket rotate it and try again.

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Post by occasional demons » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:59 pm

194.

IIRC, the W5W bulbs are a bit brighter than 194's


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194 = 3.8 watts
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Post by BRAD727 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:22 am

Wow thats pretty easy! Thanks for the help. Oh and which bulb did you pick again for your dome light. I would like a really bright blue, not a dim one.
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Post by Xployted77 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:44 pm

I used the WLED X6 for the cluster and dome.
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Post by Johny » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:50 pm

I'm going to be selling my blue dash lights here in a bit, want to switch over to the ligther blue. If anyone is interested, drop meh a pm
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Post by 1sttimeneon23 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:47 am

It's really nice. Since you said X6 has less of the spread of light, more centered, is it the same way as stock light? <---- if you can remember what stock light looks like before you changed to blue.

What would you recommend to get? Just want to know your opinion.

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Post by Johny » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:07 am

Depends what color youre getting. I currently have the x5 blue, and there are indeed some darker spots, and it hurts my ocd LOL. I think a brighter color wont have that effect, but I think im going to try the high powered x5 next
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Post by 1sttimeneon23 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:24 pm

I want blue color so i dont want to be too bright, but a very good blue light that looks "ohhh" nice not dim one though.

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Post by 03SXTGUY » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:44 pm

Just wondering...does your stalk dimmer still work using the LEDs? I'd imagine you would loose that ability, no?

What color x6's did you go with? Doesn't that bother you with the odometer still being green? That would drive my OCD bonkers...blue dash and green milage text haha
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Post by Johny » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:38 am

Here's what mine looks like.. I think the camera made it look a little bit brighter than what it actually is

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Post by 1sttimeneon23 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:03 am

That's really nice and I see you have white gauge so I don't know how it will looks on my black gauge.

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Post by 1sttimeneon23 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:22 pm

By the way, are the signal lights still green after you changed the gauge lights to blue?

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Post by Johny » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:32 pm

yeah they are green, I think you can change them too but not really bothered
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Post by 1sttimeneon23 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:35 pm

ok, there are 6 bulbs behind the gauge right? if i want to change signal lights, there are two more right? i just want to make sure before i order them.

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Post by Johny » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:57 pm

As far as I can remember, yeah should be 6 + 2
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Post by BAMueller » Tue May 08, 2012 10:15 am

That is sick... make a how-to on this

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Post by red2k2rt » Thu May 24, 2012 10:32 am

there should already be a how to on this. littlesparkplug put one up a couple years ago. she used a different type of led that still allowed you to see your red line properly. i'd have to skim through her howto to find it.

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