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BITESIZE
11-10-2006, 04:11 PM
A SPECIAL THANKS TO MYKWIKCOUPE FOR SENDING ME THE PARTS TO PRACTICE ON!

If you would like this mod done, send me all your little socket holders including 5 extras of each size so I can make you spare ones, just in case they blow out.

Price on this project will run $100 and will be well worth it. It takes me a long time to solder the led's with resisters to these little sockets. And considering each led costs me 20-25cents and each resister costs me around 10 cents, it's well worth the asking price. I will be doing this to my gauge cluster as soon as I get the body work done!

5MM WHITE AND 10MM BLUE LED'S

WHITE IS FOR THE REGULAR GAS, BATTERY, CHECK ENGINE. BLUE IS FOR THE DIGITS FOR MPH AND RPMS.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_337_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_333_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_334_full.jpg


http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_335_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_336_full.jpg

BITESIZE
11-10-2006, 10:40 PM
Just got this done! WHOOP! WHOOP!
I will post my updates every day. I will be done with the whole cluster in approximately a week, then I will ship it to it's previous home, "MYKWIKCOUPE". Congratulations MYKWIKCOUPE, you get a damn good deal for providing me the doner cluster!

The big 10mm plugs into the bigger cluster and supplies power to the smaller 5mm white led's that shine on the front of the cluster! I'm getting excited!
Led's without using a flash!

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_338_full.jpg

Custom led socket with resister! These are heat shrank to protect the bair spots of wire on the inside of the socket, and then they are soldered to the metal posts in which they pick up the electricity from the circuit board!
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_339_full.jpg


What I will be using for this project not including the little sockets! There will be approximately 30 leds in the whole thingy!
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_340_full.jpg

Civic Accord Honda
11-11-2006, 03:44 AM
you should white up a how to on this with pics and what to buy :)

Vanilla Sky
11-11-2006, 09:12 AM
CAH, the people that need a how-to shouldn't be doing this sort of mod without a kit, such as the one bitesize is providing. the ones that don't need the how-to would most likely buy their own LEDs bare and do the work themselves. so far, this is one of very few full LED conversions. i know sabz5150 has a full LED conversion. he spent many hours and quite a lot of money on his conversion. $100 for a full kit is a good deal.

russiankid
11-11-2006, 09:52 AM
CAH, the people that need a how-to shouldn't be doing this sort of mod without a kit, such as the one bitesize is providing. the ones that don't need the how-to would most likely buy their own LEDs bare and do the work themselves. so far, this is one of very few full LED conversions. i know sabz5150 has a full LED conversion. he spent many hours and quite a lot of money on his conversion. $100 for a full kit is a good deal.Note the fact that you also need soldering skills if you want the contacts to hold strong.

Vanilla Sky
11-11-2006, 10:13 AM
indeed. you also need lots of other little things like heatshrink and wire to make it work. all of this adds up to make this one hell of a deal for anyone, even the hobbyists.

BITESIZE
11-11-2006, 10:27 AM
$100 is a very beautiful price for you guys. I imagine it will take me 3 or 4 hours to get just one cluster done and ready to ship from the time I start to finish. And remember: I will be sanding the tops flat and that takes more time. I've already put 10 hours into this project just thinking, practicing, and trying to figure the best way out. This mod can't be done by anyone wanting to go and buy a solder iron and try it out. It will take great skill to get the led wired and put throught the holes and making it so the leads don't touch and cancel out. You will have to insert the wires through the holes and then solder the resister on. So it's not like you can just go out and buy led's pre wired and pre resistered. I make these from total scratch and have been soldering for years now. Professional quality is what I'm aiming for.

I bought all my led's, heat shrink, and wire in a huge bulk. I have over 2,000 led's,1,000 resisters,about 500 feet of heat shrink, 300 feet of Cat 5 cable (24 guage) wire. I got the wire for free from work. So it would be damn near impossible for anyone to do this themself for under $100. There are over 25-30 led's in this gauge cluster.

MessyHonda
11-11-2006, 10:52 AM
CAH, the people that need a how-to shouldn't be doing this sort of mod without a kit, such as the one bitesize is providing. the ones that don't need the how-to would most likely buy their own LEDs bare and do the work themselves. so far, this is one of very few full LED conversions. i know sabz5150 has a full LED conversion. he spent many hours and quite a lot of money on his conversion. $100 for a full kit is a good deal.

i think some other members have done it like guaynabo89 and some other member that is not very active cuz i saw it on his car domain.

BITESIZE
11-11-2006, 10:56 AM
No one has done all led's though

Vanilla Sky
11-11-2006, 11:08 AM
sabz5150 did. his is all 3 color LEDs, so he can change his colors. i remember him spending lots of time and quite a bit of money with his. i would venture a guess in that it was more than $100 in parts alone.

nswst8
11-11-2006, 11:18 AM
Good work Bitesize, put a few together and I'm sure you'll get them sold since tax season is just around the corner thats when most of these guys start buying stuff. Take deposits and ship out when you receive full payment. That will put christmas cash in your pocket.

BITESIZE
11-11-2006, 11:32 AM
Good work Bitesize, put a few together and I'm sure you'll get them sold since tax season is just around the corner thats when most of these guys start buying stuff. Take deposits and ship out when you receive full payment. That will put christmas cash in your pocket.
Im going to raid the salvage yard soon.


Just made these all. I think the price is going up, it's long and tedious work.

7 big 10mm, and 19 smaller 5mm. They just need to be made now.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_341_full.jpg

ghettogeddy
11-11-2006, 11:48 AM
so how are they powerd by the board on the cluster or by a switch

BITESIZE
11-11-2006, 11:50 AM
so how are they powerd by the board on the cluster or by a switch


plug in like stock... http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_339_full.jpg

ghettogeddy
11-11-2006, 11:56 AM
i guess i should have lloked at that pic well due to me having revers gauges i dont have anything pluged into that part so i was like i dont need those and all the other pics showed straight wires

is there a way to brake it done cause i wont need a full set just the blinker indicators and oil gas and odometor and stuff like that i wont need any that light the gauges and stuff .

BITESIZE
11-11-2006, 12:01 PM
i guess i should have lloked at that pic well due to me having revers gauges i dont have anything pluged into that part so i was like i dont need those and all the other pics showed straight wires

is there a way to brake it done cause i wont need a full set just the blinker indicators and oil gas and odometor and stuff like that i wont need any that light the gauges and stuff .


I could do it. Let me know how many you need and i'll quote you a price.

ghettogeddy
11-11-2006, 12:23 PM
ok cool when i go to do my dash swap ill look at it

BITESIZE
11-11-2006, 12:35 PM
ok cool when i go to do my dash swap ill look at it


It shouldn't be much, like 30 bucks for just them. check engine, bettery, oil, brake, door, cruise control, gas, both turn signals, bright headlights, seatbelt.

BITESIZE
11-11-2006, 12:37 PM
Long wire is the seatbelt light, shorter wire is gas light. The smaller white rubber with the mounted light is the cruise control, i will probably just remove the soldered joints and solder an led in.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_342_full.jpg

Hazwan
11-12-2006, 05:17 AM
I did similar thing while back, using the original socket for the LEDs, except I'm using 2x5mm LEDs in the bigger socket.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v197/ullyeus/accord/blue/IMG009.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v197/ullyeus/accord/blue/IMG011.jpg

Crappy night pic:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v197/ullyeus/accord/blue/IMG031.jpg

Civic Accord Honda
11-12-2006, 05:29 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v197/ullyeus/accord/DSC03171.jpg mad tight yo

BITESIZE
11-12-2006, 08:22 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v197/ullyeus/accord/blue/IMG011.jpg

Why didn't you insulate the inside wires?

Hazwan
11-12-2006, 06:55 PM
well, I'm running out of small heatshrink plus they are pretty secure inside and won't touch each other

BITESIZE
11-12-2006, 07:01 PM
:welcome:
well, I'm running out of small heatshrink plus they are pretty secure inside and won't touch each other

Im just playn it safe since its not my set. The inside heat shrink really isn't necessary, but I'm all about customer service.

BITESIZE
11-13-2006, 12:36 AM
Just did the cruise control light...


I won't do this on my car, since i have no cruise anymore.


http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_346_full.jpg

Kind of a weird way to do this light from the factory...I need to clean it up a little, and then it'll be ready

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_347_full.jpg



Also: I'm halfway done with the project and I'm finished with the cruise light, gas light, battery light, and the lights that shine on the guages. These are the two circuit boards the cluster uses, now I just have to solder the led's to the stock sockets.


http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_348_full.jpg


Teaser shot!

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_351_full.jpg

BITESIZE
11-13-2006, 11:36 AM
Just got done with these backlight sockets. You need 4 + THE ONE FROM THE FRONT SENDER, but I made 3 extra for Mykwikcoupe.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_352_full.jpg

BITESIZE
11-13-2006, 11:54 AM
THE TOTAL PROJECT CALLS FOR 5 (10MM LED'S) AND 17 (5MM LED'S), SO 22 TOTAL, PLUS WHATEVER ELSE I DECIDE TO PUT IN...

IT FEELS LIKE I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THESE FOREVER, THERE ARE SO MANY STEPS IN MAKING THESE FROM TOTAL SCRATCH. 19 TOTAL, 6 ARE EXTRAS.


http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_354_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_353_full.jpg


THESE 10MM LEDS ARE BEHIND THE CLUSTER AND THE 5MM LED'S ARE IN FRONT OF THE CLUSTER.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_355_full.jpg

BITESIZE
11-13-2006, 12:38 PM
Ok, be ready to shit yourself, I haven't even sanded the led's yet and they are way brighter than what the picture shows. I haven't even put all of the led's in it either!! LMAO!! It's so bright and it's not even finished, I'm getting excited! I even took the picture with the kitchen lights on! I will be trying to finish this tomorrow.
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_356_full.jpg

I'm sure someone is going to say something about it not being lit up balanced or bright enough, but it's not finished!

Listen2myBASS
11-13-2006, 01:02 PM
dude, ur a beast

Vanilla Sky
11-13-2006, 02:00 PM
you can certainly see that you have lights missing. looks about the same as blown incans.

one question i have is will this work with the illumination controller? IIRC, the illumination controller is just a voltage regulator, so i'm thinking you'll be able to dim it a bit if need be, then your voltages will just drop off to the point where the LED won't light up. if that's the case, what about an add-on PWM illumination controller?

mykwikcoupe
11-13-2006, 03:28 PM
:beer: dude, i just totally rubbed one off.

I cant wait ot get a full pic. I love the blue. itll match my eclipse deck great. great job so far

mr eff
11-13-2006, 05:09 PM
i think maybe the reason it looks dim in places is due to the green plastic that comprises the spedometer and tachometer. i intended to change all my dash lights to white, but found it impossible to change the color of the backlighting through the guages (it'll still be awkward greenish with poor diffusion thanks to the plastic)

if you can convert the entire unit to glow white, i would be more than happy to send you 100$ or whatever your new price is. without cutting and molding new plastic pieces for the guages, i fear this can't be done though

let me know your thoughts. obviously you've spent tons more time with that cluster unit than i have :)

edit: you can use a clock from an 88 civic to turn the clock white (i think that was the year, if you're really curious ask me again and i'll look it up). takes a little bit of sawing your dash and soldering a new harness, but it was easy enough in my opinion. link to pic (http://picasaweb.google.com/never.christian/Accord4102005Upgrades/photo#4992252448616087570)

guaynabo89
11-13-2006, 07:13 PM
No one has done all led's though

(cough) ehemmm (cough) :D

BITESIZE
11-13-2006, 11:45 PM
(cough) ehemmm (cough) :D


You're funny, so what do you think my good man?:welcome:

MessyHonda
11-14-2006, 01:07 PM
i cant wait to see it finished...it looks real good. :thumbup:

BITESIZE
11-14-2006, 02:50 PM
Half way done. I'm going to be doing an awesome jig when this is finely done!


http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_358_full.jpg

Civic Accord Honda
11-14-2006, 02:54 PM
Ok, be ready to shit yourself, I haven't even sanded the led's yet and they are way brighter than what the picture shows. I haven't even put all of the led's in it either!! LMAO!! It's so bright and it's not even finished, I'm getting excited! I even took the picture with the kitchen lights on! I will be trying to finish this tomorrow.
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_356_full.jpg

I'm sure someone is going to say something about it not being lit up balanced or bright enough, but it's not finished!

omg that is hot:rockon::rockon:
BITESIZE:thumbup:

BITESIZE
11-14-2006, 02:59 PM
and the little light that shines on the part where it tells you what doors are open...
old picture, i already have it mounted and ready to go.
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_359_full.jpg


These 2 x 3mm blue led sockets go on the far right and far left tops of the cluster as you can see in the picture. These pack a punch for just little guys!

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_360_full.jpg

BITESIZE
11-14-2006, 03:20 PM
Pictures don't quite show the brightness, but you can use your imagination...


http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_363_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_362_full.jpg

LiTtLe xOx BitT
11-14-2006, 04:37 PM
And what kind of price are you lookiong at if someone were to send you a cluster?

BITESIZE
11-14-2006, 05:38 PM
And what kind of price are you lookiong at if someone were to send you a cluster?
After i'm done with the project, I'll have a good idea on how much time will be needed to do this.
From here on out, I'm not using the bulb sockets, it's too much work when I can just solder an led to the circuit board 100 times faster. That will cut down on my labor, and your final price. I've become an expert with these gauges over the passed week, and I could tell you exactly what every part is for. I will be doing my gauges here shortly and they will be 5 times brighter than project I am working on.
Heres some half done pictures...
They are actually brighter than the pictures show...
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_364_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_365_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_366_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_367_full.jpg

guaynabo89
11-14-2006, 05:43 PM
You're funny, so what do you think my good man?:welcome:

looks good. theres acouple of dark spots thoguh

Did you sand the tops of the leds or no?

It is hard to get the lights to show on cmera but man they sure do look nice at night. Theyre just so bright and crisp looking.

BITESIZE
11-14-2006, 05:46 PM
I haven't sanded them yet. Plan on doing it though, because that should take care of the dim spots.

89l_x_i
11-14-2006, 06:20 PM
Man that looks fucking awesome!!!! Thought im not really digging the blue im sure i would change my mind if i saw it in person. Anyways dumb question but what other colors would you be able to do besides blue?

BITESIZE
11-14-2006, 06:41 PM
Man that looks fucking awesome!!!! Thought im not really digging the blue im sure i would change my mind if i saw it in person. Anyways dumb question but what other colors would you be able to do besides blue?


White, Green, and Blue is probably it.

mr eff
11-14-2006, 07:02 PM
i'd want white, but can you answer my previous post? how do you get around the fact the speedo and tach guages are green plastic? if i would be guaranteed a product that would glow white without tint, i am interested.

BITESIZE
11-14-2006, 07:54 PM
i'd want white, but can you answer my previous post? how do you get around the fact the speedo and tach guages are green plastic? if i would be guaranteed a product that would glow white without tint, i am interested.


There is no changing the plastic pieces at all. :Owned:

BITESIZE
11-15-2006, 10:54 AM
I sanded all the led's flat and it looks alot better!

BITESIZE
11-15-2006, 11:28 AM
Finished sanding the leds, they are so beautiful in real life! This is what it's final state is! I'm proud what I accomplished! They are twice as bright in real life! My [power wire was in front of the tachs zero btw. :)

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_370_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_373_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_372_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_371_full.jpg

gp02a0083
11-15-2006, 11:30 AM
ooo or u could do red or orange

Listen2myBASS
11-15-2006, 11:30 AM
hell yeah, sanding made a huge difference. led gauges ftw!

BITESIZE
11-15-2006, 11:35 AM
ooo or u could do red or orange


I will be doing my guages in bright as red! :rockon:

MessyHonda
11-15-2006, 12:14 PM
you got some dim spots...maybe more sanding will do

Pico
11-15-2006, 12:16 PM
They look damm good :thumbup:

BITESIZE
11-15-2006, 12:17 PM
you got some dim spots...maybe more sanding will do


They look perfect in real life dude. :rockon:

BITESIZE
11-15-2006, 12:17 PM
you got some dim spots...maybe more sanding will do


They look perfect in real life dude. :rockon:

MessyHonda
11-15-2006, 12:20 PM
send me some pics when i get home...right now im at school..lol

BITESIZE
11-15-2006, 01:04 PM
I'm finished and it's ready to ship!

frantik
11-15-2006, 06:07 PM
looks hot dude.. how well can you see the needles in real life?

Do they make Blacklight LEDs? I wonder how those woudl look

BITESIZE
11-15-2006, 07:38 PM
looks hot dude.. how well can you see the needles in real life?

Do they make Blacklight LEDs? I wonder how those woudl look


You can see the needles fine with the front 2 led lights. The white numbers are luminescant, so when the light from the front hits them that shine even brighter blue. :welcome: I don't think they make blacklight leds.:thumbdn:

ghettogeddy
11-15-2006, 08:52 PM
looks hot dude.. how well can you see the needles in real life?

Do they make Blacklight LEDs? I wonder how those woudl look
i asked the same question im goan look aound real hard for black light leds also do u think if u just put a leack light up there if the silver backing of the revers gauges would light up or just the white on the needles

found them there called uv led's i just dident find or look hard enough for a place that sells them

ghettogeddy
11-15-2006, 10:12 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/100-5mm-Ultra-Violet-UV-LED-LEDS-Bulbs-Lamp-395nm-DIY_W0QQitemZ320043940568QQihZ011QQcategoryZ66951Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

MessyHonda
11-15-2006, 10:19 PM
^^^you ebay whore^^^

cke
11-15-2006, 11:55 PM
If you need a decent UV light, get a 12v cold cathode 6" bar with power inverter for a computer.

They're cheap and will do a hell of a lot better than a couple LEDs.

So you could use two and get coverage from above and below.

gp02a0083
11-16-2006, 05:01 AM
ooo red is gonna look nice Bite, very evo ish i liek the orange like the 2nd gen rx-7's have , also you think thos would be possable with all the rest of the dash lights for the controls and switches , it would look really good on a Lx-i with the blue led's

BITESIZE
11-16-2006, 09:12 AM
ooo red is gonna look nice Bite, very evo ish i liek the orange like the 2nd gen rx-7's have , also you think thos would be possable with all the rest of the dash lights for the controls and switches , it would look really good on a Lx-i with the blue led's

I am working on Mykwikcoupes a/c controls, buttons, and all other interior buttons, as I am finished with his gauges

A quick unfinished picture of the a/c controls...

4 white 5 mm led's
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_375_full.jpg

BITESIZE
11-16-2006, 10:34 AM
I ORDERED SOME UV LEDS, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, I ONLY HAVE 100 COMING.

I ALSO GOT MY 5MM AND 10MM LED CHROME HOLDERS...


I HAVE 100 5MM AND 100 10MM HOLDERS. THE HOLDER CRADLES THE LED IN PLACE, AND THE LED SITS INSIDE OF THE HOLDER PERFECT!
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_376_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_377_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_378_full.jpg

Cheeseburger
11-16-2006, 10:41 AM
sweet job bro!

BITESIZE
11-16-2006, 10:52 AM
I just bought 100 red 10mm led's for my guage cluster project. I will have plenty left over too. :)

BITESIZE
11-16-2006, 11:21 AM
Just finished with this too. I'd imagine I'll do these for you guys for about $30 shipped, but you have to send me your controls etc.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_375_full.jpg


The light protruding from the bottom will shine on your c.d. player and console.
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_379_full.jpg

BITESIZE
11-16-2006, 11:48 AM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_380_full.jpg

ghettogeddy
11-16-2006, 02:53 PM
ok do u have any of the holders for the top light on the cluster if so can u make me up a couple with the uv leds
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_352_full.jpg

guaynabo89
11-16-2006, 04:23 PM
looks good

I see you used white leds in the temp slider side. I think someone had mentioned that before too. Hmmm i wonder who that was? lol jk

MessyHonda
11-16-2006, 04:43 PM
lol...i might get some of thoes...since i already have gauges coming so i wont need the clusted LED up.lol

BITESIZE
11-16-2006, 11:36 PM
looks good
I see you used white leds in the temp slider side. I think someone had mentioned that before too. Hmmm i wonder who that was? lol jk


Thanks good buddy! I would have figured it out though.:welcome:

BITESIZE
11-16-2006, 11:38 PM
ok do u have any of the holders for the top light on the cluster if so can u make me up a couple with the uv leds
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_352_full.jpg


Get me some and I could do it. If I have to go to the salvage yard and get the sockets, I will charge you for it big time. lol. The salvage yard is a 40 mile round trip. Make it worth my while and maybe I will do it for you.

BITESIZE
11-17-2006, 11:27 AM
I began work on the cruise control button, dimmer button, headlight button. This is the process in steps it takes to do them. Takes a while and is tedious work. I used 3mm blue led's and they look great in the buttons.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_381_full.jpg

Finished product! Bright as hell in real life!
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_382_full.jpg

guaynabo89
11-17-2006, 11:53 AM
Thanks good buddy! I would have figured it out though.:welcome:


just messing with you man :)

Good job nice and neat looking.

BITESIZE
11-17-2006, 11:55 AM
Heres some more pictures... Cruise control buttons!

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_383_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_384_full.jpg

I will start doing these for you guys, shoot some offers! Good thing about these is, you can take the stock bulb sockets out and just send those to me. If you take the stock bulbs out, i will give you a discount too.

BITESIZE
11-17-2006, 12:29 PM
Defrost Button

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_385_full.jpg

Pico
11-17-2006, 12:51 PM
I need to get off my butt and send you my extra Heater controls, sunroof switch, and headlight/defrost control.
Those look sweet :D

BITESIZE
11-17-2006, 01:16 PM
I need to get off my butt and send you my extra Heater controls, sunroof switch, and headlight/defrost control.
Those look sweet :D


Get her done!:welcome:

BITESIZE
11-17-2006, 01:42 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_386_full.jpg

These stock leds will be replaced with blue! They light the bars up when you push the heat button or ac button etc.

mr eff
11-18-2006, 07:52 PM
There is no changing the plastic pieces at all. :Owned:

i know, that's why i'm concerned! the backing of the two guages are pieces of plastic with two stages of paint on them. if you try to scrape just the greenish blue off, you can damage the black surrounding it.

what this means is, ultimately, you cannot change the color of the glow through the tach and speedo. the other portions of the cluster just use white bulbs with condoms for their color. this was much to my chagrin, as i dissected the cluster only to find the backing illumination for the speedo and tach are already white (which was the color i wanted to convert to)

that's why i'm still curious how you'd make a pure, all-white guage cluster. i'm not saying it's impossible, i just gave up personally. if you could do it, then i'd buy the product...

edit: furthermore, this is the entire reason why i could not convert the coloration of the lettering on the dash controls. the dash controls have little pieces of plastic on them that take white light from the above-pictured lighting cluster and shine it through green paint. that's why our interior looks green; not SOLELY because of green lights, but rather due mostly to green paint on plastic.

edit: the pictures seem to disprove my fears, but i am unconvinced. i feel that white LEDs would be subject to this plastic tint more than blue. especially since blue and green are close to eachother as it is. i'd be curious whether red would fall victim to it, too. though, i'd still think only white would succumb.

let me know what you think

BITESIZE
11-18-2006, 11:17 PM
You could hold the plastic up to light and trace where the numbers go and then scratch the green plastic off of just the numbers.

mr eff
11-19-2006, 02:21 PM
yeah, i've tried that. it usually results in nicking the black paint that surrounds the number. makes the number fuzzy

i've also tried acetone (oops)

the only thing i can think of is pulling out each individual piece of plastic, cleaning them (or getting new acrylic cut) and using stencils to respray the black surrounding

it's worth it, in my opinion. that would clean up the interior tremendously... hours of work though. i don't think anyone has ever said anything was easy on these cars!

BITESIZE
11-19-2006, 02:35 PM
I think we could acetone the plastic to get all of the paint off and then have some vinyl ones made, that would be sweet!

BITESIZE
11-19-2006, 03:10 PM
This is my Led backstock...

10mm White led
10mm Blue led
10mm Orange led
10mm Red led
10mm Green led

5 mm U.V.
5 mm Clear Red
5 mm White
5 mm Orange
5 mm Diffused Red
5 mm Diffused Green

3 mm Diffused Red
3 mm Diffused Green
3 mm Blue

10mm Holder
5mm Holder

MessyHonda
11-19-2006, 08:05 PM
yeah, i've tried that. it usually results in nicking the black paint that surrounds the number. makes the number fuzzy
i've also tried acetone (oops)
the only thing i can think of is pulling out each individual piece of plastic, cleaning them (or getting new acrylic cut) and using stencils to respray the black surrounding
it's worth it, in my opinion. that would clean up the interior tremendously... hours of work though. i don't think anyone has ever said anything was easy on these cars!

might as well get a digi gauge custer if you can get your hand on one

BITESIZE
11-22-2006, 01:19 AM
Updating some goodness!


It was really difficult but, I did it, and they all work!

Stock 5mm leds
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_386_full.jpg

Swapping in 3mm blue leds
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_388_full.jpg

Soldered and ready to go
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_387_full.jpg

Whala! It's a real bitch to get that plastic piece back on over the new leds. You have to coax it on and bend it!
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_389_full.jpg

BITESIZE
12-04-2006, 10:13 PM
Whala! Almost done with the buttons. I've been dinking around making stuff for people too much, that's why I haven't finished these yet.

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/379000-379999/379742_424_full.jpg

Pico
12-04-2006, 10:39 PM
How much for the conversion Bitesize

BITESIZE
12-04-2006, 10:41 PM
For the a/c buttons I use 16 led's. I would do these for $40 shipped, if you send me the whole thing. It is hard to swap those stock led's. If you want me to just swap the lights for led's (the ones that light when you push the button) I'd do them for about $20 shipped. I would also make you a kit for $20 shipped.

Pico
12-04-2006, 10:43 PM
I'll send you the whole thing this weekend I gotta dig thru the parts car and see where I buried the panel at

ghettogeddy
12-04-2006, 10:43 PM
u get the uv led's in yet

BITESIZE
12-04-2006, 10:45 PM
u get the uv led's in yet


No, I'm still waiting. Whenever I order from that company in Hong Kong, they must ship the slowest fucking way possible. It has been 2.5 weeks. Last time it took 3 weeks, so I'm hoping by this friday for hell's sake!:violin:

BITESIZE
12-04-2006, 10:46 PM
I'll send you the whole thing this weekend I gotta dig thru the parts car and see where I buried the panel at
Sounds good! Send me the other dash buttons, and I'll do them all for $20 extra if you want:welcome:

Pico
12-04-2006, 10:55 PM
Sounds good! Send me the other dash buttons, and I'll do them all for $20 extra if you want:welcome:
Cool I'll dig up everything

Accord88LX
02-13-2007, 05:22 PM
wow those are badass.

race12001
02-13-2007, 05:59 PM
x2

MessyHonda
02-13-2007, 09:51 PM
did you ever finish them bitesize?

BITESIZE
02-14-2007, 12:09 AM
^^^Yup I shipped them to Mykwikcoupe already.

dalinxz
04-09-2007, 01:36 AM
i know, that's why i'm concerned! the backing of the two guages are pieces of plastic with two stages of paint on them. if you try to scrape just the greenish blue off, you can damage the black surrounding it.
what this means is, ultimately, you cannot change the color of the glow through the tach and speedo. the other portions of the cluster just use white bulbs with condoms for their color. this was much to my chagrin, as i dissected the cluster only to find the backing illumination for the speedo and tach are already white (which was the color i wanted to convert to)
that's why i'm still curious how you'd make a pure, all-white guage cluster. i'm not saying it's impossible, i just gave up personally. if you could do it, then i'd buy the product...
edit: furthermore, this is the entire reason why i could not convert the coloration of the lettering on the dash controls. the dash controls have little pieces of plastic on them that take white light from the above-pictured lighting cluster and shine it through green paint. that's why our interior looks green; not SOLELY because of green lights, but rather due mostly to green paint on plastic.
edit: the pictures seem to disprove my fears, but i am unconvinced. i feel that white LEDs would be subject to this plastic tint more than blue. especially since blue and green are close to eachother as it is. i'd be curious whether red would fall victim to it, too. though, i'd still think only white would succumb.
let me know what you think

I used a parts car cluster and you can just sand the backing completely, the black from the front blocks light except for the number parts, i dont know why the paint in the back is that important, takes a while to sand though. Just sand in the area with the numbers if your too concerned.

dalinxz
04-09-2007, 02:04 AM
Just did some research found this

http://www.v6performance.net/forums/showthread.php?t=71207

Nail polish remover!!!

I shall try it and let you know on the results!

Hazwan
04-09-2007, 02:30 AM
Can someone post the back pic of the gauge face? Do they came with green paint on it like my 1gee?

I am bored with blue already and thinking of doing red or something.

Blkblurr
04-09-2007, 04:01 PM
No one has done all led's though
I did my entire dash with Blue leds about two years ago.
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/9578/p3310799ix7.jpg

Blkblurr
04-09-2007, 04:18 PM
If you sand the led case, you will get much better difused lighting. More like a traditional bulb.

Civic Accord Honda
04-09-2007, 06:02 PM
i have some guges from a 82 accord that i am going to play with when i get some LED's

BITESIZE
04-09-2007, 06:21 PM
Wow, this thread is old!

Civic Accord Honda
04-09-2007, 06:30 PM
see my toy :D
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n111/civicaccordhonda/IMG_0005-2.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n111/civicaccordhonda/IMG_0004-1.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n111/civicaccordhonda/IMG_0003-2.jpg
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n111/civicaccordhonda/IMG_0002-3.jpg

dalinxz
04-09-2007, 11:13 PM
I did my entire dash with Blue leds about two years ago.
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/9578/p3310799ix7.jpg


How many LED's did you use per thing and what sizes?

Blkblurr
04-10-2007, 04:49 AM
I soldered mine directly to the circuit area of the dash where the bulbs would normally connect. I used 5mm LED's and sanded them to give better light dispersion. I used white led's to shine on the front side of the dash area and painted parts of them black so they would not wash out the blue. As far as how many I use goes, I just added mor untit the light looked even. I used about 5 or so for the speedo 4 or 5 for the tach and two for the temp an fuel guage each. I then replaced the other indicator bulbs with 1 led each.

dalinxz
04-16-2007, 10:45 PM
just doing my guages, Apparantely the ones made by Denso can be altered to be white, although the ones made by NS can't.

If anyone wants the cluster with white guages just let me Know I can do them all for you with a cluster for $150, and all the knobs too, If you send me your cluster with knobs then I can do it for $100.

b20a86lude
10-04-2009, 05:23 PM
so how do u do the little switches with the 5mm in them

b20a86lude
10-25-2009, 09:54 AM
Yea i nedd to learn this more vigorsly

ShyBoyCA6
11-09-2009, 08:23 PM
bought some white face gauges with white glow gauges wondering if it would look blue when driving at night? got them off ebay here the link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/90-91-92-93-Honda-Accord-DX-LX-EX-MT-WHITE-GLOW-GAUGES_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZalgoQ3dLVIQ26it uQ3dUCIQ26otnQ3d3Q26psQ3d6QQ_trksidZp3286Q2em7QQca tegoryZ43952QQihZ024QQitemZ370284676118#ht_2538wt_ 905

MessyHonda
11-09-2009, 08:28 PM
bought some white face gauges with white glow gauges wondering if it would look blue when driving at night? got them off ebay here the link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/90-91-92-93-Honda-Accord-DX-LX-EX-MT-WHITE-GLOW-GAUGES_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZalgoQ3dLVIQ26it uQ3dUCIQ26otnQ3d3Q26psQ3d6QQ_trksidZp3286Q2em7QQca tegoryZ43952QQihZ024QQitemZ370284676118#ht_2538wt_ 905

that wont work...that is for the 4th gen

ShyBoyCA6
11-09-2009, 08:33 PM
ill make it work its a project car so anything goes and i know some guys that will do it and make it work and i know some one that got some off a civic and got it on their 89 accord and i think some one on here has civic si gauges

ShyBoyCA6
11-13-2009, 03:33 PM
your rite about the 4th gen gauges lol well ill save them for a 1992 accord

Civic Accord Honda
11-13-2009, 05:18 PM
your rite about the 4th gen gauges lol well ill save them for a 1992 accord

id buy them from ya but cant afford them lol

ShyBoyCA6
11-13-2009, 06:45 PM
they are just white face gauges reverse though as soon as i get the 3rd gen euro ones for my car ill take them off my car and i have a pic in my garage if you wanna see them

b20a86lude
12-25-2009, 04:21 PM
has anyone else done this tooo? needing some help