1. Welcome to TRD Forums! A community for Toyota, Lexus, and Scion Enthusiasts. To enjoy all the benefits of the site, we invite you to signup.

Custom dash lights, for those who care.

Discussion in '8th Gen' started by Hummer, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Offline

    Hummer Well-Known Member

    Message Count:
    26,893
    Likes Received:
    1,455
    Trophy Points:
    1,018
    Location:
    Oregon
    Vehicles:
    E39 BMW
    Custom dash lights, for those who care.

    What you think?

    [IMG]


    Ill post up a DIY if there isent already one, its pretty straight forward though.
  2. Offline

    whydontyouchoos KFM

    Message Count:
    514
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    i thought you installed a dash with a tach?
  3. Offline

    Hummer Well-Known Member

    Message Count:
    26,893
    Likes Received:
    1,455
    Trophy Points:
    1,018
    Location:
    Oregon
    Vehicles:
    E39 BMW
    no, the tach was just a gauge that sits on my dash, i havent found a way to connect it to the dash without drilling holes in so i took it off for now.
  4. Offline

    musserplayer New Member

    Message Count:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Bay St. Louis, MS
    I tried some blue lights for my gauges. They turned out to be a nastier shade of green than the original. All depends on which bulbs you get, though. I have some red ones in right now. They look orange, but I really like them.
  5. Offline

    Hummer Well-Known Member

    Message Count:
    26,893
    Likes Received:
    1,455
    Trophy Points:
    1,018
    Location:
    Oregon
    Vehicles:
    E39 BMW
    i have 2 different shades of blue because the store only had one pair and i went to another place to get blue ones, as u can see the middle color is darker blue so im gonna go with that one.
  6. Offline

    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

    Message Count:
    10,948
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    568
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicles:
    07 Lexus IS350, 04 Lexus IS300
    It's true that it would look nice if it were all one shade of blue, but it will start to get annoying on the eyes since it's not bright enough. I've been through all sorts of colors, even indiglo gauges. I eventually settled on amber orange back lighting similar to BMW's(just a tad brighter orange though.). However, even that is starting to get a discomforting. I'm going to switch to even brighter LED white bulbs.
  7. Offline

    yasdc05 New Member

    Message Count:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I also want to change mine... where are u getting yours?
  8. Offline

    Rolla88 New Member

    Message Count:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The dash lights on my 88 Corolla are virtually gone you can barely see the dash so I too am trying to change mine...where can you get the bulbs necessary for that? Also a DIY post would be awesome...I don't want to mess it up...thanks

    They look nice...you are right I can tell the difference in the middle but you it doesn't look bad...very nice...you should post a DIY
  9. Offline

    musserplayer New Member

    Message Count:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Bay St. Louis, MS
    I can certainly post a DIY if no one else wants to. I have a 2001 Corolla, but swapping out gauge lights is usually a similar process on other cars. Bulb is #194 I believe, and it can be bought at most auto part stores.
  10. Offline

    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

    Message Count:
    10,948
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    568
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicles:
    07 Lexus IS350, 04 Lexus IS300
  11. Offline

    Rolla88 New Member

    Message Count:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thank you, I might go with some red ones even though they might turn out to look orange. This should be interesting
  12. Offline

    Rolla88 New Member

    Message Count:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  13. Offline

    cgreen38 Common sense, p

    Message Count:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Pardon the thread-jack, but I've had some blue LED #194 bulbs in my cluster for about 2 years now, and one of them is starting to flicker on and off on one side (right side of speedo and fuel gauge). Any suggestions for a good site besides V-LED to buy from? Not looking to spend a fortune, but I do want to replace the LEDs soon.
  14. Offline

    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

    Message Count:
    10,948
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    568
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicles:
    07 Lexus IS350, 04 Lexus IS300
  15. Offline

    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    36,592
    Likes Received:
    2,274
    Trophy Points:
    61,368
    SHIT! I'm gonna find it, I swear.
  16. Offline

    Goldy Well-Known Member

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    31,997
    Likes Received:
    2,869
    Trophy Points:
    61,468
    Vehicles:
    Lexus IS300
    You're gonna have to search newer than this... I already went through all these threads LOL.

    OP, I think you'd have much better luck with blue LEDs.... or at least MATCHING bulbs. That blue/green looks like what XeroedEffects did with his green/orange cluster combination:
    [IMG]
    Added: Jan 8, 2012 5:57 AM
    not that anyone cares.
  17. Offline

    cBass buffalo bell lover

    Message Count:
    10,347
    Likes Received:
    766
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Stockton, CA
    Vehicles:
    2005 Corolla XRS
    i care, its interesting lol
  18. Offline

    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    36,592
    Likes Received:
    2,274
    Trophy Points:
    61,368
    LOL gold you really are buddies with that guy.
  19. Offline

    cBass buffalo bell lover

    Message Count:
    10,347
    Likes Received:
    766
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Stockton, CA
    Vehicles:
    2005 Corolla XRS
    did he ever post again over at TN? too lazy to check
  20. Offline

    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    36,592
    Likes Received:
    2,274
    Trophy Points:
    61,368
    I haven't checked either lol
  21. Offline

    Hummer Well-Known Member

    Message Count:
    26,893
    Likes Received:
    1,455
    Trophy Points:
    1,018
    Location:
    Oregon
    Vehicles:
    E39 BMW

    I'm OP, FYI.
  22. Offline

    Goldy Well-Known Member

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    31,997
    Likes Received:
    2,869
    Trophy Points:
    61,468
    Vehicles:
    Lexus IS300
    Yes, I know you're the OP, noob.

    Now, he hasn't posted much over there at all. I think we scared him off the whole internets. He said that he was afraid to come back here, for fear of getting trolled up and down. Which is very true. But then TN wasn't any better for him, so now he's got nothing :(
  23. Offline

    MacktasticSlick TRD whore with 36,000 posts, bitch

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    36,592
    Likes Received:
    2,274
    Trophy Points:
    61,368
    Good, he's a vagina.
  24. Offline

    cBass buffalo bell lover

    Message Count:
    10,347
    Likes Received:
    766
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Stockton, CA
    Vehicles:
    2005 Corolla XRS
    so what, he dont drive a corolla anymore?

    are you foreals or just fuckin around? lol
  25. Offline

    Goldy Well-Known Member

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    31,997
    Likes Received:
    2,869
    Trophy Points:
    61,468
    Vehicles:
    Lexus IS300
    No, he still drives it lol, just not here.
  26. Offline

    cBass buffalo bell lover

    Message Count:
    10,347
    Likes Received:
    766
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Stockton, CA
    Vehicles:
    2005 Corolla XRS
    lol does not drive it here!
  27. Offline

    Goldy Well-Known Member

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    31,997
    Likes Received:
    2,869
    Trophy Points:
    61,468
    Vehicles:
    Lexus IS300
    lolzzzzz [IMG]
  28. Offline

    cBass buffalo bell lover

    Message Count:
    10,347
    Likes Received:
    766
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Stockton, CA
    Vehicles:
    2005 Corolla XRS
  29. Offline

    Goldy Well-Known Member

    Administrator
    Message Count:
    31,997
    Likes Received:
    2,869
    Trophy Points:
    61,468
    Vehicles:
    Lexus IS300
    yeah, his profile page?
  30. Offline

    cBass buffalo bell lover

    Message Count:
    10,347
    Likes Received:
    766
    Trophy Points:
    573
    Location:
    Stockton, CA
    Vehicles:
    2005 Corolla XRS
    last activity?!

Share This Page