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03-31-2014 10:50 PM
FCStevensV 4mm
03-31-2014 09:48 PM
RSEO10 for the hvac do you get the 3mm, 4mm or the 5mm set?
07-11-2013 01:21 PM
Neil F.
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Originally Posted by JulioMedina View Post
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.
07-11-2013 12:55 PM
Pink_Percy
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Originally Posted by zmallory View Post
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.
07-11-2013 12:42 PM
Tyler
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Originally Posted by zmallory View Post
Mine show up purple enough to see them.

I don't think you have enough distractions in your Jeep.
07-11-2013 09:43 AM
zmallory Mine show up purple enough to see them.

07-10-2013 08:05 PM
nicodemus 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?
07-10-2013 07:01 PM
JulioMedina 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?
04-18-2013 10:16 PM
nicodemus And here's a pic of it in the dark!
04-18-2013 06:52 PM
nicodemus 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!
04-17-2013 09:01 PM
zanewolfgang 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.
04-17-2013 09:59 AM
Neil F.
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Originally Posted by rgroesbeck1 View Post
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)
04-17-2013 09:45 AM
mikemounlio Note my needle lights up in white due to the leds in that area were changed to white.
04-17-2013 09:43 AM
mikemounlio 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

2008 CBR1000RR custom backlighting - YouTube
04-17-2013 09:37 AM
mikemounlio 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.
04-17-2013 07:34 AM
rgroesbeck1 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?
04-17-2013 05:39 AM
Neil F.
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Originally Posted by nicodemus View Post
Oh wow, I should have thought of that. Well that makes me feel a bit better. But anyone know if the gauge reset will fix the needle issue without having to stand on one foot and cross my eyes to get them put back on?
Like we said above, just take a picture of each one. The gauge check by holding the odometer does not "reset" the needles. If you put them on in the wrong location, they will be off no matter what. The system does not have any knowledge where the needle is actually pointing. The speedo I did have to do a few time while driving to press is on and match the GPS. I've had mine on/off a few times. It's easy.

Note obviously running the engine will heat the water so you be the judge where the temp should be.
04-16-2013 10:34 PM
InvisiblePants
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Originally Posted by Virus692 View Post
If you have android torque app would work well with a obd2 bluetooth plug($20 buck on ebay elm327) you can pull the data right from the on board computer
If you buy an elm327, get it from newegg. My ebay one came DOA with a "software" disc that was loaded with Trojan keyloggers. I contacted the seller and filed a paypal claim, only to be told to send it back to china before a refund would be issued. It was not worth the trouble or cost to recoup my $17.

But the new one from newegg works great, and i use the tourque android app.


FIREHOUND, looks great! I decided against doing the hvac, but your pic has changed my mind.
04-16-2013 10:30 PM
nicodemus Thanks for the advice! I'm feeling a bit more confident, just thumbed through the billion page led change thread lol... I'm pretty excited too, going to get my blue CD player, blue dash lights, probably stick with white dome lights, and blue floor lights. Gonna be awesomesauce!
04-16-2013 10:29 PM
Firehound12 My fav mod so far
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04-16-2013 10:18 PM
DetroitRodeo
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Originally Posted by nicodemus View Post
Oh wow, I should have thought of that. Well that makes me feel a bit better. But anyone know if the gauge reset will fix the needle issue without having to stand on one foot and cross my eyes to get them put back on?
I have had my needles off three times. Not a single problem. Honestly, just take a pic, and use the MPH app...everything will be back to normal.
04-16-2013 10:17 PM
Virus692 If you have android torque app would work well with a obd2 bluetooth plug($20 buck on ebay elm327) you can pull the data right from the on board computer
04-16-2013 06:14 PM
nicodemus Oh wow, I should have thought of that. Well that makes me feel a bit better. But anyone know if the gauge reset will fix the needle issue without having to stand on one foot and cross my eyes to get them put back on?
04-16-2013 06:12 PM
Bigchris66 You can get an app to see your mph
04-16-2013 05:39 PM
nicodemus Hello!


I'm thinking about taking my gauge needles off my 04 tj and was wondering if performing a reset by holding the trip reset while turning the key would be enough to reset the needles to zero?

I want to go from red to white needles. I don't have a GPS to gauge my mph so I don't want to get stuck with messed up needles. Lol

Sorry if this is the wrong place for this just thought it was relevant to the conversation.
04-13-2013 11:45 AM
n00g7
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Originally Posted by miked12479 View Post
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.

Thanks, will have to order this week.
04-13-2013 06:38 AM
Neil F.
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Originally Posted by Rob and TJ View Post
why not take a picture when the jeep is off and put them back to..zero?
Because when the engine if off and the needles are off, the post can rotate past zero. The only time they will actually read is when it is running. I did mine the same way, picture when running. The speedo I put back on while driving and getting the speed off GPS.
04-13-2013 12:35 AM
errollins13 Attachment 235431
I went with green looks awesome
04-12-2013 11:33 PM
DetroitRodeo
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Originally Posted by Rob and TJ View Post

why not take a picture when the jeep is off and put them back to..zero?
Just the way I've done it and have had no issues
04-12-2013 11:27 PM
Rob and TJ
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Originally Posted by miked12479 View Post
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.
Thanks for posting that...I couldn't find my invoice or my lil pink baggies they come in that I put my originals back in
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