Posted 22 April 2011 - 10:54 AM
Anyway, I've decided that instead of doing half a job, I'll fit some new white LED backlights, get rid of the violet tinge etc while I'm there.
The last set I bought were from a bloke in Adelaide but I don't remember the ebay username he uses... What brands have you guys used? Many hotspots etc. And what are the part numbers of them?
Posted 22 April 2011 - 11:25 AM
He'll be able to tell you which you'll want,may still have some available.
Posted 22 April 2011 - 12:44 PM
I explained it in a bit of detail in my car diaries thread here
I basically sanded all of the purple off the back of the numbers and graduation marks on the gauge faces...yes that does lead to lots of hot-spots, initially.
As suggested by Mark, I taped little pieces of paper (the thin notepad paper, not normal A4 paper because that's too thick) over the hot-spot areas, and after a few hours of trial and error (on the bench) I had an almost perfect distribution of light.
One of the pics in my car diaries thread shows the back of the speedo and tacho after sanding and fixing the hot-spots...that particular photo is THE end result, so you can refer to that pic to see exactly how I fixed the hot-spots (I suppose your speedo will be a bit different, because mine is TRD 300km/h). There are some areas where you just sand away the purple and don't add any paper, and there are some areas with 1 layer of paper, and there are some (very few) small areas with 2 layers of paper.
NOTE: only the speedo and tacho had hot-spots, the other smaller gauges were fine straight away after sanding away the purple.
Anyways, let me know if you wanna buy my spare white LEDs, and I could bring them on Tuesday if you like.
Posted 23 April 2011 - 08:46 PM
Posted 24 April 2011 - 09:22 AM
If you could Rob that would be great! And I'll speak to both you and Mark about it on Tuesday
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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:59 PM
So basically I took Mark's two spare white cluster LEDs, and used one of them. I could give you the other one at WTAC if you remind me? Assuming that you want white.
Posted 12 July 2012 - 05:40 PM
that would be great if you've got one spare (yep white) lying around rob. I'll just have to remember to remind you lol
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:41 AM
well having B24 sitting next to me and beer and the girls, obviously, didn't help my cause hahaha
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