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stevenva 12-22-2012 08:54 PM

Cold Cathode Tubes in Cluster
 
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I have done the LED dash mod but I am not satisfied with the results. I used the white LEDs after removing the black dot matrix and green dye layer from the rear of the gauges. After a year or so one of the LEDs is now flashing like a strobe for the first 5 minutes after starting the car. It's annoying as hell. Besides, After removing the dot matrix layer the light intensity is uneven. Also, 2 of the LEDs I ordered appear to be a different color temperature and don't match the rest. I was thinking that since I have to pull it apart anyway, why not try something new. I was thinking of removing the cathode rings from 2 of these 12vdc 120mm computer fans with a Dremel and using them for the back-light. It looks like they will fit. Dimming won't be an option but I don't care.

Tr00b 12-22-2012 09:11 PM

Ooh... That looks pretty boss. I'm excited to see how it turns out! Good luck man!

cseagle08 12-22-2012 09:13 PM

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Stasis 12-22-2012 09:20 PM

keen to see results

mailman 12-22-2012 10:00 PM

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Stasis 12-24-2012 01:18 AM

If you could make a mod to better illuminate the miles counter would be good :P it's as if a bulb is blown and annoys me constantly

mdzowner 12-24-2012 01:14 PM

great idea.

stevenva 12-24-2012 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Stasis (Post 4217297)
If you could make a mod to better illuminate the miles counter would be good :P it's as if a bulb is blown and annoys me constantly

The odometers do not have their own light. I might as well use one, (section of 3 LEDs), of my still working LED's and mod that too. Good call.

stevenva 12-24-2012 07:28 PM

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After measuring, It doesn't look like the 120mm will fit. An 80mm will work.

stevenva 12-28-2012 01:19 AM

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New plan. I searched and can't find 80mm dual cold cathode tubes in white. It's the small ring in white that I can't get unless I get the 120mm dual version (just for the tiny ring) and a separate 80 mm version. I'm going with surface mount LED rings instead. They're cheap too. $17.98 for all shipped. I just ordered them. They each come in packs of 2. EDIT: Get 90mm and 40mm Turns out that these are dimmable.

TexasLegacy2.5GT 12-29-2012 09:14 PM

:munch:

jamaha51 12-31-2012 02:44 PM

hmmm maybe angel eyes could be used for this too...

Stasis 01-01-2013 01:07 AM

angel eyes would be insanely bright, potentially generate too much heat for this also?

stevenva 01-01-2013 04:43 AM

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Originally Posted by TexasLegacy2.5GT (Post 4224029)
:munch:

They're shipping from China... Be patient

TexasLegacy2.5GT 01-01-2013 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by stevenva (Post 4226313)
They're shipping from China... Be patient

^^^its offseason from Bodybuilding. I can eat till they arrive from China


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