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Old 06-11-2008, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by stx2006 View Post
o0o0o0o0o0o.. I would love to do that! Everything in my truck is blue besides the dang gages!!! Where did you get the white faces and the blue needles at?
I bought them from stylintrucks.com(click on Daytona gauge faces), but they're made by US Speedo. You can find them at lots of online sites or direct from US Speedo. They have several colors/variants to choose from. The new Aqua stuff looks wicked, I just don't have $250 to drop on it right now.
 

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Old 06-12-2008, 02:02 AM
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Looks good. And taking off the green paint on the back isnt very hard. I just used a razor blade when i took the coating off of mine. But now everything in my truck is blue except the cluster.
 
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:27 AM
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fireman,
do you know if the lights behind the ic in the 07's sre bulbs also or are they led's?
 
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:44 AM
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I haven't heard anyone say they're different, so I assume they're still incandescent bulbs. In fact, I haven't heard of hardly any manufacturers using LEDs anywhere in their production models.
 
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:48 AM
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great job! looks great! ive always hated the green lighting myself...

it looks like you can do this without removing the needles and peeling off the gauge face right? i have the same us speedo overlays and dont want to wreck it or go through the hassle of replacing the needles again...
 
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Old 10-24-2008, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by fireman137 View Post
I haven't heard anyone say they're different, so I assume they're still incandescent bulbs. In fact, I haven't heard of hardly any manufacturers using LEDs anywhere in their production models.
thanks man, i'm gonna try to make mine white...if i do, i'll post some pics
 
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:44 PM
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There were 11 bulbs in total: 6 do the general backlighting, one for the odometer lcd, and 4 indicator lights (left and right turn, hi beam, and cruise control). They were all #74 bulbs.
Looks awesome. Do you hire out?
 
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:55 PM
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very cool, i just so happen i have a spare cluster im gonna play with
 
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:01 AM
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Great job!
 
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:18 AM
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i'm getting ready to change my backlighting from green to white. does anyone know if it's safe to just pull the nnedles off? (i have a '07 mark lt) dont wanna break em
 
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:10 AM
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My gauge face came with a little tool to do it, this isn't my pic but it shows the tool:



Thinking of how deep the connecting piece went and how hard it was to pull with that little tool, I don't think I'd be comfortable using just a pair of pliers or something like that. Maybe someone else can chime in...
 
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:35 PM
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thanx man, i'm gonna show this pic to my friend (ford tech) and find out the name of the tool and i'll post it.
 
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:48 PM
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A plastic fork or spork also seems to work well.
 
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:53 PM
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im getting ready to change out the bulbs behind my instrument cluster. i am removing the green film this weekend. i'm wondering-i have an 07 mark lt. how do i find out how many bulbs and what type i need to order? any help would be appreciated.
 
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Old 11-18-2008, 12:51 AM
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Thumbs up Not an 07 but...


1999 F150 XLT

This was a pain in the a** removing the green paint on my gauges with acetone but I think it is worth it!
 

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