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Old 01-13-2004, 03:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just removed the instraments from the dash, and changed the bulbs for blue LED's by adapting the bulb holders..... But, its abit dull.... i have even used 2x LEDs in each holder.....

I presume its got something to do with the plastic that sourounds the clocks is tinted orange which is making them seem dull..... ghead


dose anyone know any different???? or has a solution..... and i dont really want to spend out 40 on those illuminated dials.....

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Not sure how to help you on this one. Sorry. Your hypothesis sounds right though.
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ive heard that blue doesnt really work when replacing the LEDs in a dashboard, like you said, too dull. if you wanted to stick to blue, you should move up to stronger bulbs or use a different color. i did this to a supra, changed from nasty light green to a dark red. very ominous
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well changing the whole thing over is painstaking. there are lots of bulbs you just wont find in a blue, and the OBC needs to have a filement changed not bulbs. the bulbs are already white, there is an orange filiment that creates the orange look
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yea, on an mk3 supra all the bulbs are white, they just have little green condoms on all of them
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