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  • mcnab
    started a topic How-To: R32 Skyline LED Guage Cluster Conversion (Pics)

    How-To: R32 Skyline LED Guage Cluster Conversion (Pics)

    I figured I would start a seperate thread for this for the article itself, as that way those who do it can post their results here, and also those with any questions about it can post in here as well.

    Mods: If this isn't the right section please feel free to move this to the appropriate section.

    I just made a seperate page for the DIY that way you can print it off for handy reference if you choose to do it.



    http://www.pinnacledetailing.com/greg/LED_Conversion

    Thanks to 604R32 for providing some of the pics used (rear cluster and rear surround pics) as I didnt' take any as I was doing this and he already had some from his FS thread Thanks bud!

  • louis110
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    Old picture but if anyone was wondering what red looks like... Red was very slick and good for night vision, but it was sometimes hard to get a quick glance of the guage reading out the corner of my eye. The bulbs I got were complete crap though, flickering and burning out.

    Going to switch to white from http://cgi.ebay.com/White-dash-light...item1e5d0e8f99

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  • Nexsys
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    Anyway to get a new link to the article on how todo it? it kinda died

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  • JzGarage
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    We carry a full LED conversion , cheaper than anywhere you can buy and better quality. Check out our sponsors page, or GB page

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  • klys
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    Looks Great !!

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  • EtienneGignac
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    Done !

    I just finished the conversion. Looks awesome. No hot spots or anything. Kinda hard to take pictures but here they are :

    Main cluster:



    Center cluster:

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  • Bruizer
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    Originally posted by Turismo View Post
    same here man, the nice write up was for a GTS so i only order the 5 bulbs for the cluster too. there are some different 74 LED bulbs out there that have refractors on the bulb itself to help spread the light. sadly they are $10 a piece, and still may not work. did you think the leds still weren't all that bright in the cluster? my center ones are nice and crisp just not the cluster ones
    $10 each is alright with me, I just need the proper color and blend in. I found the gauge cluster to be dim, but I can live with it, I'll just need to install the proper (or close) 74s in the lower section.

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  • Bruizer
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    Mine are red, they turned out really nicely in the center cluster and not bad in the gauge cluster, a little dim but ok. It would have been nice to get some dim 74s but whatever. Maybe next time...

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  • bignate
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    I have (3) #74 red (non inverted) leds left over from mine if anybody wants them $5 shipped PM me. I put the inverted #74 ones in my cluster and they were almost the same for the 2 hot-spots. It is always worse with red. Guys who did theirs blue dont seem to get the hotspots.

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  • Turismo
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    same here man, the nice write up was for a GTS so i only order the 5 bulbs for the cluster too. there are some different 74 LED bulbs out there that have refractors on the bulb itself to help spread the light. sadly they are $10 a piece, and still may not work. did you think the leds still weren't all that bright in the cluster? my center ones are nice and crisp just not the cluster ones

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  • Bruizer
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    Anyone with a GTR and new lamps installed most likely noticed that there's 2 lower lamps which light up the 0 km/hr and the 0 RPM on the tach are still lit white if you got colors done. This is because the GTS doesn't have the same gauge cluster I guess. I went with red on my car and because everything was red and bright white in the bottom, which looked lame, I tried to install some (74-R which are the same as the center console lamps) but it actually made a hot spot that was twice as bright as the cluster lamps so in the end I simply removed the 2 lower lamps (they're in the blue holders at the bottom of the gauge cluster. I could be wrong but so far there's 3 GTRs that I've seen this issue... any one else got some feedback? The seller of they lamps doesn't own a GTR so he didn't know about this issue.

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  • GTS-4Skyline
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    yea, i would be in, dont know what collour, green or ultra white,
    any one know how green are the greens?

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  • Turismo
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    Anyone up for another group buy?

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  • Alex85
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    wicked

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  • flipridah17
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    tried this in amber and i think i bought the wrong bulb as mine is not bright enough..

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