Originally Posted by Aaron1331
OMG ok, people are getting way to confused over nothing. let me lay it our for you from what I've gathered.
SVT Gage's (I own an SVT) are illuminated by an EL-Glow sheet. NOT LED's. the ONLY bulbs you will ever use on an SVT is for the idiot lights. which are still lit up by a film. I'm almost 100%sure they are all white bulbs.
I'm doing the metal monkey gage swap. now, I'm doing it red. I'd need a #74 RED LED correct?
can I go to my hobby store, Eliminator-RC, and get a 12V red LED, and cram it in the same connector? and if I can, do I need a resistor? I need to know this from someone knowledges please. I'm mainly on FJ, but I get email alerts whenever someone replies here. and I'm going to use a razor and 1000grit sandpaper to be rid of the green.
let me know if anythin I said here is incorrect. I'm not being rude, I'm trying to set the record straight, cause I've read this while thread from front to back and icant get a straight answer and people are getting way too off track thinking this tips the tach color and somehow it magically changes the kmph color or somethin stupid.
THIS IS FOR ODOMETER/TRIP ONLY.
I "crammed" a LED in the socket since I already had the supplies from doing my own blue interior, otherwise I would've bought a #74 bulb. As far as a 12v LED I used one in my old car and it worked fine without a resistor.
I would suggest not using a razor to remove the white card, you can use a fingernail (or something similar) to loosen it and extract it with tweezers.
I used the razor the first time and I messed up the card and the film on the screen. Luckily I have the skills to replace the screen. The card only has a light layer of glue around the perimeter that's very easy to break loose.