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Old 08-20-2009, 11:27 AM   #1
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Change the Gauge Cluster Color???

Does anyone know how to change the guage cluster color? I am talking about the rings, my color is blue and li love the orange. I looked behind the guage pack and the rings are lit from a plastic mirror piece. The leds look like they can be programmed to change color......

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Old 08-20-2009, 12:37 PM   #2
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well considering if you get the IOM interior package the gauges do what you want. SO you shoulod be able to get the factory pieces you need to make the change.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:55 PM   #3
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There has to be a way to change the color. Does anyone know a tech that pdi's the cars? It might be an option because it doesnt look like these leds are different colors.....

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Old 08-24-2009, 06:35 PM   #4
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I do not think you can do it that way, I have some flat LED's and you can not tell them apart by looking at them.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:03 PM   #5
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I'm thinking you may have to buy yourself some LED's and desolder them.

I was actually amazed at looking at the DIY forums for my current car on toyotanation. Someone did a desoldering job on their factory stereo and changed the green LED's to orange.

I'll post the URL here as it may give you an idea. http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/t97347.html
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:00 AM   #6
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This is correct you have to unsolder the LED and solder on new blue ones. Although some areas are the color they are because of the color of the plastic in front of them. Once I get my Camaro I was planning on doing this mod.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:59 AM   #7
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congrats on the vin. Sept 10 is just around the corner!!!
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:01 AM   #8
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Hi "rharon" If you want this is the part # 92242409 for a My orange gauge cluster like you asked, As for the cad thing i ordered the part we will see next week.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:55 AM   #9
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Does anyone know how to change the guage cluster color? I am talking about the rings, my color is blue and li love the orange. I looked behind the guage pack and the rings are lit from a plastic mirror piece. The leds look like they can be programmed to change color......

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LEDs that can change color typically have more than 2 electrical connections. For RGB (red, green, and blue) LEDs there are 4. One each for the colors and one "common" lead. The different colors are achieved by varying the voltage on the RGB leads. The LEDs on the circuit board in the picture aren't clear enough to tell if they've got more than 2 leads. However, even if they did have more than 2 the extra leads might be there for securely attaching them to the circuit board. A schematic of that board would be helpful in determining the type of LED.
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They look like SMDs to me.
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:16 AM   #11
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They look like SMDs to me.
Yep, they are. It would take a steady hand, a magnifier and good soldering equipment to change them. It would be risky.
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Yep, they are. It would take a steady hand, a magnifier and good soldering equipment to change them. It would be risky.
That's for sure!
I have yet decided if I really want to attempt this or not... I really like the way it looks factory. Plus I may not be able to get the Radar detector I want in Blue, unless they release a blue one like they did of the current one I have... that just broke...

It would look nice though all blue.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:44 AM   #13
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@rharon or anyone else who has removed the circuit board.....

By any chance is there any manufacturer name or info on the board? It would be either (or both) silkscreened onto the board or printed in copper (looks shiny green) when the board was made. This info can be found on either side, usually near an edge.

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Old 09-02-2009, 01:47 PM   #14
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I did not notice when it was apart....if i remove it again i will check
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