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Nice! I'll have to find someone near here so I can check out the interiors at night, I've only seen these on the lots.
 

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Ok so how did you change out the dash surround color was it just using two leds to light it up are is there many. I think a lot of people on here would be interested in what you had to do was it simple bulb changes if so what bulbs you would need or did you have to solder in new leds etc. looks really good to bad you can't change the tft color but maybe some one will figure that out.
 

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the surrounding ring is 2 5mm leds. available at a local radio shack. which means you have plenty of color options. Or get them on line or something.


once you remove that part of the dash piece you will see the back.

follow the wires down to where the lights are.

Now here is the thing. Since the dash is plastic welded you dont want to mess with that. so what i did was took out a dremel. you will see where the leds are housed and basically I dremeled out two slots. than was easily able to slide the led housing outwords and without even stressing the plastic ring. popped the led housing open(easy) and unsoldered the red leds and resoldered the blue ones.

reassembled housing than reinstalled into the dash piece. NOw becuase It was such a tight fit I didnt have to do anything else. the two small pieces of plastic i cut out were not missed in anyway. the led holders went back in nice and snug and thats it reinstall and boom. new color ring.
 

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during my day job i do a lot of soldering/ and micro soldering of small resistors etc on to electronics so for me the soldering etc was easy. However one thing i can say is a good soldering gun and the proper solder is key. for these lights its not a big deal as you are not soldering close enough to the led but on the other things i changed like the cluster etc you have to have a temp controlled soldering gun. and learn how to not over heat the area thus causing the LED gases to release and then the bulb is no good.


the type of bulbs used on most of the cluster and other parts is the SMD 5050 type.

many colors to choose from I usually buy raw ones off ebay which means leds that have not ever been soldered yet.


the one thing i will say again is you must use a good soldering gun if messing with the cluster or a.c controls etc as the soldering oem uses is high temp which means it requires a perfect level of temperature and time to heat up so that you dont rip the original off the board and take the pad with it.
 

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The only one I will mess with is the cig lighter and change it to red I can solder but not sure I'm that good. Hope you find a way to change the tft that will really complete yours maybe when the mopar addition is out they have a blue island bezel surely all the lights will be blue unless the mopar don't have the tft option
 

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I would like to see what you did with the racetrack lighting on your car if you have a youtube link
 

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So if our cluster lights burn out we have to have them soldered in?
 

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the cluster lights are High quality lEDS that have been soldered under controlled conditions. which means if they are not burnt out already from defect chances are it will outlast the lifetime of the car.
 

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I dont have any LEDS going around my dash just your normal gages and stuff are lit up however I would like to put in leds around the dash like that Im just not to sure how to run wires or what to buy even.
 

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The lights around the bezel is done with light pipe I believe which requires two leds at each end. Nyinstaller is da man when it comes to this stuff hopefully he will chime in. I found a place to buy light pipe in 5 ft lengths and in 6mm and 3mm diameter not sure which one dodge uses. I think most have tried to buy the lighted bezel and swap that in. here is a link for the light pipe https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10698
 

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That looks great. I have the same dash but I would like to
Have brighter LEDs. What type of led and what is the voltage
That they run at?( does it already have a resistor for them?)
 

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So it most likely would not happen, but if I were to use the light pipe with a red led in one side and a green in the other would they blend in the middle or just look nasty? I want my lighting to all be red yellow and green.
 

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wow dippityjay now that is good question guess I will have to experiment and find out for ya. I will let you know.
 

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Did u use basic LED or the super bright LEDs? I was just looking to get the stuff to do mine be I just want to make sure I get the right LEDs.
 

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Ok dippityjay I did a little test and found that yes I think they will blend in the middle as in red and blue make purple but its going to depend on the length of the light pipe and both leds need to have the same brightness lots of varibles I didn't have to different colors of the same brightness but used a blue led from a sat bot and a red led that I been using even though the blue was weaker it still changed color.
 

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Thank you very much renegade, this will really help for when i get to do my lights. I got the citrus rallye so that I could make it all red, yellow, and green and that is just what I needed to know. Once I get it done, I will post pics of how it worked out for me.
 
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