Introduction: Dash Led Mod
ever hate the junky green dash light you car came with? here is one way to get rid of them and still see your dash at night.
first select a dash to mod... this one will do.
note just because i post this does NOT imply liability on my part you must work safe. and any time you work on a car disconnect the battery!!
Step 1: Open Your Dash
yeah open it up and save the screws. you'll have a nice hole where a gauge cluster was. it is WAY easier to just pull it out.remove the old bulb's and any screws that hold the flexible circuit board to the back of the cluster.
now get out your drill and drill-out the "spot welds" so you can remove the cover(white part)
Step 2: Selcting Light's
about lighting. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! blue light's cut down your ability to see in low light worse than anything else! this is why dark room's ALWAYS use red light's. this is why i chose to use these. plus the fact that they cost only $6.00 for three! now that you've drilled out the plastic welds you'll need to remove the green plastic color filter.
wiring is easy black goes to ground/red goes to a switched power point(i.e. an unused accessory lead in the back of the fuse box)or the wire that goes to your head light switch to control your dash light's.
Step 3: Reassemble
in this mod i removed the #@%ing red stickers.and painted the well black. that alone makes it easier on the eye's! now you might notice three small red light's this is a day time(with flash)picture. next pic is at night wile blury it shows that they are plenty bright enough!