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Old 31-05-2005, 04:32 PM   #1
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blue dash lights

ive been lookin at a few cars in readers rides and discovered a fair few ppl have blue dash lights. i know how Rob did his but i was just wondering how other ppl did theres as in lights they used
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Old 31-05-2005, 06:31 PM   #2
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Wide angle oval outdoor LED's. Simply soldered them and a resister into the standard globe holder.

I may be able to get more of these LED's, price and availability TBA.
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Old 31-05-2005, 11:14 PM   #3
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how did robbo do his?
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Old 01-06-2005, 12:53 PM   #4
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Wide angle oval outdoor LED's. Simply soldered them and a resister into the standard globe holder.

I may be able to get more of these LED's, price and availability TBA.
Only thing to add to that is i sanded the green off the back of the dial.
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Old 02-06-2005, 10:13 AM   #5
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hey guys, just chuck a blue condom over the existing bulb. The green bulb is just a normal bulb with a green condom!
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Old 02-06-2005, 01:47 PM   #6
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maybe a glow in the dark one so when ya turn ya lights off it goes out sloowly hhaha
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Old 02-06-2005, 04:44 PM   #7
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Old 02-06-2005, 05:23 PM   #8
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sweet where can I obtain these LED's? can you dim them?
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Old 02-06-2005, 06:41 PM   #9
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What size arre the globes in that dash (eg 5mm, 8mm, 10mm)??
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Old 03-06-2005, 09:06 AM   #10
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hey guys, just chuck a blue condom over the existing bulb. The green bulb is just a normal bulb with a green condom!
Yes the globes do have a green condom on them, but the back of the dial is also coated green. So even if you put white globes behind the dash, the numbers will still glow green. You have to sand the back of the BG dials with wet and dry....I thought I said that?

SO yeah, if you just go putting blue condoms on, it will look crap. (yes I've been there tried it)


Mazdamanic - your question has also been answered in you other thread.

Xedos - You can search the net for variations of them, otherwise you can contact me and I can organise to get you some supplied with resistors for $2 each. I can get Blue, Red, Green and White.


In the BG dash, I added an extra led inside the dash for better light coverage.
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Old 01-11-2005, 11:25 AM   #11
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i was on ebay and found led lights form a company in nsw called hid traiding that have made push in leds thay are a standard dashlight with resistors and 4 leds on one globe i have them behind my dash and there great didnt need to do any sanding or anything thay where somthing like 12.25 for 2 http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....tem=4579857619
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Old 01-11-2005, 03:15 PM   #12
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nice sounds alright can ya get em anywhere else im not a fan of ebay
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Ebay is the best place to get them i tried dicksmiths and tandy and a few electronic stores but found nothing suitable, you might have more luck!
What i done was replace the origional bulbs with LED wedge bulbs, (this is the cheapest and best place ive found and i had no problems with the seller Blue LEDs from Ebay)
I found that the LEDs wernt emmiting enough light and the angle wasnt wide enough so i got some wire that was a decent thickness so that when it was bent it would hold shape, i pushed one end of the wires between the metal and plastic on the (green) bulb holders so that when the LEDs are inserted to the original positions the wires are held in securely, i then soldered the other ends of the wires to the additional LEDs, testing the polarity because it makes a difference with some LEDs... i then bent the wires into place so that the LEDs shone in the appropriate areas...
I also sprayed the entire area surrounding the LEDs in chrome to maximise brightness... im not sure how much this helped but i wanted to get it right the first time and ive had great results

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Old 01-11-2005, 08:38 PM   #14
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Anyone who has stuffed around with the BG, How many globes are there standard?
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Old 02-11-2005, 03:11 PM   #15
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i think theres like 8 or 10 could be wrong some are smaller. are ur dials green or clear
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Old 02-11-2005, 04:27 PM   #16
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well it's a green light coming out so i guess its green, still haven's gotten under the dash to get out the instrument cluster yet, hopefully this weekend. Looking to go the blue light option to. PLenty of places on E-Bay that are selling the LED type of light.
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:07 PM   #17
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the question about the green was aimed at usdisc
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the question about the green was aimed at usdisc
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My dials did have a green plastic coating on the back, but some fine sandpaper quickly removed it...
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I ave seen some for sale at burwood when i was out cruzeing other than that i dont know where eles to get them
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