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Old 09-25-2012, 02:25 PM   #191
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i wonder if i could do fuel/engine temp diff color than tach and speedometer with leds only. doesnt look so, but i'll see what i can come up with.
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:32 PM   #192
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re-reading the thread, it looks like i will need 3 194 leds as well.
d'oh!


EDIT.... I FAIL... haha
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:33 PM   #193
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Chucks old thread back from the dead.
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i wonder if mounting a led strip on the top and bottom of the cluster would light it up nicely. if so, where could i wire it into? i was thinking one of the 194 sockets but not sure if that would work.
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Ok svt gauges, you have to do the other mod to get the gauges to glow. Took some pics of the progress for the odometer
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ok, so i didn't take pictures of everything because it is pretty self explanatory in most parts and chuck's pictures capture most of it.. but here are some of my pics.
1- unscrew the 3 screws that connect the gauge surround to the dash (they are on the underside of the cover going upwards towards the dash)
2- pop out the recessed clips on the steering column cover
3- pop out the gauge surround. there are like 3 pressure clips that help hold it in place. when you do this, the hatch/trunk release button will move out as well. undo this connection.
4. there are 4 bolts 7mm holding the main gauge cluster in and one for the aux gauge


i didn't get a pic of the driver side bolt, but its near the hatch/trunk release button.
5. once these are unbolted, remove gauges.
be careful with this because there are connections on teh back side without a lot of slack on the wires. (SVT gauges have an additional clip on top due to the indiglo gauge-style)

this is the indiglo one the other part stays connected to the gauge

this is the connection for the aux gauge (oil)

this is the main connection. the black lever starts on towards the passenger side.
it swings back and around to the driver side

chuck's pictures and explanation does well for the next steps.

this is what the dash will look like


when you get to this clip for the lcd.. BE VERY CAREFUL. IT IS GLASS. it is a pain getting this clip off. just be careful and do what you can. i started with the top piece and just tried to work my way around it to get it off. once again.. .be careful..

once its off.. take your razor edge and get it behind the glass but infront of the white paper-like material.



once you get it going, you can use your hand to help peel them apart.. once again, be careful and delicate.

then sand down the back side of this (mine had a slight greenish tint to begin with)
once its back to white after the sanding, clean it off.. then replace it.
pop the black clip/frame back on the glass.

then follow chucks instructions as far as the bulb.
(sorry i don't want to have to explain it all over again since he did a good job)

here is my bulb
a uv led

took me 3 tries to get it to light up but when it did...
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Careful with the razor blade, I messed up my screen and the white card and I had to replace it. It's easy to cut the polarized film that's glued to the glass, the film makes the numbers visible to the human eye. Luckily it wasn't a big deal to me to replace the screen, for most people it might be. From my experience you can loosen the card with flat blunt edge or a fingernail then pull it out with tweezers.

Nice to see clear pics though.

Here's my mistake...
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i just did all my switches and hvac with red led ,my gauge is now clean and ready for ether red or white led modification,pics coming soon...
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