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Old 11-02-2013, 11:37 AM   #1
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LED Gauges Update 1999 Firebird V6

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So the next step on my car is the dashlights. I was gonna do something nice to fit it up the Knight Rider 2000 movie look. Red LED update in the gauges and radio etc arround that would like to get blue LEDs ....anyone did this before ? 2 Colors sounds crazy but I would like to stick to the movie as close as possible, and its my personal ride

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Im not too sure what look you are trying to ultimately end up with, but you have a few choices... I honestly dont know what the knight rider dash looks like, so I can't help you on that one..

but this is what I have, its an ebay gauge overlay, which has blue and red, and I have white LEDs inside the cluster which illuminates the needle bases really nicely... I have white overlays for the HVAC, Headlight switch, and shifter selector as well. With Blue LEDs behind all of those. And I have a blue LED inside my foglight switch with a red LED indicator.

So any look you want to achieve is pretty easy to do. heres some pics of mine.
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Ebay vs SuperbrightLED bulb. I think you can tell which is which


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Wow, that is honestly a very nice mix, I might go for that as well, only difference is, if they would have the white gauges in black or not, never was a white fan Other then this, wow, very very nice. And its both red and blue...thanks...
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Want something truly custom and one of a kind? Then check out 6LE's gauge overlays.
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If you want to spend some big bucks, than 6le/mcnord can make customized gauges anyway you like... 100% custom. can have thumbs up for turn signals, sad faces for check engine lights, pretty any logo or color.. but they are 275+... otherwise i would just stick with the stock black background and put blue LEDs in or something
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If you want to spend some big bucks, than 6le/mcnord can make customized gauges anyway you like... 100% custom. can have thumbs up for turn signals, sad faces for check engine lights, pretty any logo or color.. but they are 275+... otherwise i would just stick with the stock black background and put blue LEDs in or something
Except putting blue LEDs behind a stock gauge overlay wont work on a Pontiac because we have a red film behind it that'll screw up the display.
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Camaros have a reddish film as well and you can still put any color. Its not that overpowering
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Camaros have a reddish film as well and you can still put any color. Its not that overpowering
All the camaros ive seen including mine ive never seen a reddish film...
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Camaros have a reddish film as well and you can still put any color. Its not that overpowering
False. Camaros have a slight bluish film but it's so faint it hardly makes a difference.
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Yes you are correct. Have had my overlay on for so long I was thinking my dash was previously red. My bad
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This is why I went blue leds instead. Looks nice too.
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this is why i went blue leds instead. Looks nice too.


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I want to do blue led's in my car too, but I haven't found a nice overlay that looks almost stock. Plus I would want to do the hvac, solder blue ones in the steering wheel, and door switches.
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I want to do blue led's in my car too, but I haven't found a nice overlay that looks almost stock. Plus I would want to do the hvac, solder blue ones in the steering wheel, and door switches.
6LE, or just swap Camaro overlays in. Camaro steering wheel control buttons too.
Door switches have the #74 bulb in the door panel. No soldering needed, would just need to drill out the red plastic piece that filters the light.
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6LE, or just swap Camaro overlays in. Camaro steering wheel control buttons too. Door switches have the #94 bulb in the door panel. No soldering needed, would just need to drill out the red plastic piece that filters the light.
forgot about 6LE. I'm still looking for a 155mph gauge cluster. I'll try to find a camaro one then. Are the camaro and firebird buttons interchangeable?
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6LE, or just swap Camaro overlays in. Camaro steering wheel control buttons too.
Door switches have the #94 bulb in the door panel. No soldering needed, would just need to drill out the red plastic piece that filters the light.
Doors are actually #74, unless that's the same as 94 too. And so are the HVAC, and shifter selector if you have an auto. Don't have steering wheel controls so haven't done that, but the fog/asr/TCS switches are easy soldering. Headlight switch is a 3mm neo wedge bulb
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Correct, I mistyped. Been so long since I changed my bulbs.
Fixed my post. Good catch.
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forgot about 6LE. I'm still looking for a 155mph gauge cluster. I'll try to find a camaro one then. Are the camaro and firebird buttons interchangeable?
Yeah pretty much everything is interchangeable. I have camaro hvac, headlight knob and steering wheel buttons in my car.
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Except putting blue LEDs behind a stock gauge overlay wont work on a Pontiac because we have a red film behind it that'll screw up the display.
Is there a way to get rid of the red film.I would like to get a different colour.

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What color are you planning to put? If blue, or green then put a camaro overlay in. If any other color go with a custom 6LE overlay.
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What color are you planning to put? If blue, or green then put a camaro overlay in. If any other color go with a custom 6LE overlay.
Can you take the red out?

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