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Old 04-17-2013, 08:34 AM   #31
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So I have been thinking about this -- dangerous thing, thinking. The cover for the gauges is very easy to open, just a couple tabs. Wouldn't it be just as easy to carefully paint the needles white using an artist brush? Maybe a flat white paint? Anyone tried that with good results?

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #32
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If you want blue lights in the dash but still want to see the needles then just scrap off the red sticker from the needle.

I have not done this on the jeep yet. I did it to my cbr1000rr dash. I 1st did the mod then put it all back together. Once it got dark my needle was almost not seen. I had to take it all back apart and troubleshoot. In the end i took a sharp knife and scraped off all the color of the needle. In the end the needle was clear.

Now it is blue like the rest of the dash.

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:43 AM   #33
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I just looked at the needles of my 03. They have a sticker/pait on the back side. You need to scrap that off. Also they have the same coating on the top but just in the center. Once this coating is off the light in pass through the clear needle lighting it up.


this is my cbr dash. the needle was once orangeish red

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Old 04-17-2013, 10:45 AM   #34
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Note my needle lights up in white due to the leds in that area were changed to white.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:59 AM   #35
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So I have been thinking about this -- dangerous thing, thinking. The cover for the gauges is very easy to open, just a couple tabs. Wouldn't it be just as easy to carefully paint the needles white using an artist brush? Maybe a flat white paint? Anyone tried that with good results?
The needle itself is clear. The red/orange is on the back/bottom surface. I'm not sure if it is a sticker or paint. I scraped it off but in the end I think mineral spirits may take it off. Any white coating will do. I used a paint pen to apply the white. The orange extends onto the round needle center. I just painted that black.

(on the clear needle near the center, there was a small section of orange I could not get to to remove the orange. I painted the top of that black. You'll see and deal with it however works)
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:01 PM   #36
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I ordered mine on Sunday and already received them! Superbrights is the way to go! Im usually pretty leary when I hear something is easy especially tearing the dash apart but this really was easy. Took about 1/2 hour for gauges and HVAC. Just make sure you have needle nose pliers handy.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:52 PM   #37
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I received mine today and got them installed! Going to wait till dark to see how it looks through the gauge needles. I may still mod them but pretty happy with it so far!
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:16 PM   #38
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And here's a pic of it in the dark!
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I have a 2000 TJ that I did the gauge cluster with red LEDs but its still not all red there are some dim spots and dead areas unlike the pics some of you guys have posted. Any idea what I could have done wrong?
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Are you positive that all of the LEDs are lit? What brand/model of LED did you purchase? There are a couple of other threads around here somewhere where people felt as though they were not bright enough.

Silly question, but I'm sure you've got the dash brightness turned up? Is that even possible on the 2000?
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:43 AM   #41
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Mine show up purple enough to see them.

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Old 07-11-2013, 01:42 PM   #42
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Mine show up purple enough to see them.

I don't think you have enough distractions in your Jeep.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:55 PM   #43
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Mine show up purple enough to see them.
Looks good. Only problem I would have with all that fancy stuff is I like having no roof and doors most of the year so that shit would be gone in a New York minute in my neighborhood. I keep the bare minimum at all times.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #44
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I have a 2000 TJ that I did the gauge cluster with red LEDs but its still not all red there are some dim spots and dead areas unlike the pics some of you guys have posted. Any idea what I could have done wrong?
Did you get the tri leds? There have been other posts that people who have the single leds had uneven lighting.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:48 PM   #45
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for the hvac do you get the 3mm, 4mm or the 5mm set?
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:50 PM   #46
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:59 AM   #47
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If you need to deco you Jeep, maybe you can have a look at the MyLED.com site. Check out here: Search - led light bar find LED light bars and choose what you love.

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Old 12-04-2014, 12:32 AM   #48
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I ordered all from superbrightleds.com

5 - 74-xHP (74 LED Bulb - 1 SMD LED Wedge Base) for Gauge Cluster

6 - NEO4-x (NEOx LED Bulb - Instrument Panel LED) 3 for HVAC controls and 3 for switches under HVAC (Hardtop Wiper, Defroster, and O/D Off)

2 - 4410-x9 (578 LED Bulb - 9 LED Festoon) for dome lights in speaker pods

2 - 921-x12 (921 LED Bulb - 12 Wide Angle LED Mini Wedge Base) for courtesy lights under dash that light the floor when doors are open

1 - WLED-x5 (194 LED Bulb - 5 LED Wide Angle Wedge Base) for automatic shifter. Requires some widening of the stock opening

x=color, for me it was G for green

Super easy mod to do...took about an hour to do all of them.
I know it's an old thread but maybe somebody can help me out.

I don't have any of the switches (Hardtop Wiper, Defroster, and O/D Off) on my TJ but I plan to add some aftermarket ones to turn on my fog lights, bumper lights, etc...

Are the factory switches lit at night when turning on the low beams (like on the picture above) or do they light up only when they are activated (with the amber light)?
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The symbols on the factory switches illuminate with the rest of the dash lighting. OD Off and defroster have an orange indicator that illuminates when the switch is on.
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can you change the odometer? or is the forever that blueesh green?

if you cant change it.. is there a color that best matches it?
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The symbols on the factory switches illuminate with the rest of the dash lighting. OD Off and defroster have an orange indicator that illuminates when the switch is on.
Thank you!

I ordered some aftermarket switches. Hopefully they will illuminate too. I'm suppose to receive them tomorrow
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The ebay stock looking ones? If so, that text/symbols are just painted on.
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can you change the odometer? or is the forever that blueesh green?

if you cant change it.. is there a color that best matches it?
The odometer is part of a circuit board and you cannot change it. I have thought about getting a piece of theater/stage lighting gel (colored transparent plastic) to put over it
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The odometer is part of a circuit board and you cannot change it. I have thought about getting a piece of theater/stage lighting gel (colored transparent plastic) to put over it
would that even work?

I might be miss understanding but that sounds really tacky
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I forgot, I have an overlay that frames the odometer window. I'd put the gel behind the overlay window. I forgot what the stock cluster face looks like and if you could put a neatly trimmed rectangle of the gel in/on the odometer window.
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The ebay stock looking ones? If so, that text/symbols are just painted on.
Yes those ones and crap
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My heat/ac control light has been burned out... So this gives me an excuse to do this. I just ordered the Amber. Can't wait
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Old 01-12-2015, 09:33 AM   #58
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Does anybody have the UV lights installed in the dash? I haven't seen a good picture and was wondering what they looked like
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Damn, i should have never found this site! You people are costing me lots of cash with these mod ideas. But i like it. Thanks

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