View Full Version : write up on changing guage lights to leds


SStressin
06-20-2012, 01:14 PM
would like to change my guague lights in my camaro to a cool white led anyone have a write up for doing this? also is it hard?

jaxcam02
06-20-2012, 04:43 PM
http://ls1tech.com/forums/appearance-detailing/1532868-installing-gauge-overlay-leds.html

Z28RS
06-20-2012, 04:50 PM
There are write-ups here on LS1Tech.com and all over the Internet, as well; just conduct a Google search if you don't find what you want here.

I converted my gauge lights to LEDs over three years ago, and I really like the results. Just take your time in a clean environment that's as dust-free as possible, and you'll be fine.

P.S. If found that if you firmly twist your car's steering wheel tilting arm, you can loosen it, unscrew, it and take it off. It makes removing your gauge bezel a lot easier.

SStressin
06-20-2012, 04:58 PM
okay thanks! i took off my gauge bezel before not hard at all. just was wondering if i have to solder anything or if its a simple pull a light out n put a led bulb in

Pete137
06-20-2012, 08:30 PM
If you've already taken a look at the thread posted, then you already know this, but the main gauge, turn signal, and high beam indicator lights are plug in LEDs. Anything else is soldered in.

01BlueSS1995
06-20-2012, 08:50 PM
many have tried but its impossible. sorry. i heard that if you used the search button it might work for you though

SStressin
06-20-2012, 11:21 PM
thanks for all the info guys! big help will deff post the results after i get it all done!!

'02 WS6
06-21-2012, 12:17 PM
many have tried but its impossible. sorry. i heard that if you used the search button it might work for you though

Wow 7mo of membership and 100+ posts and you've already mastered the #1 used response on this site.

OP it's really simple. I just did mine a cpl wkends ago and once you have the cluster out, you can see exactly where the bulbs are located. Twist and pull the out the housings (black caps) and swap in the LEDs. Match the green LEDs with the blinkers, the blue LED with the bright indicator, and the rest are whites. I'd wear some latex gloves.

BadBirdie
06-22-2012, 02:06 AM
can you dim LEDs? if you can, what type specificly?

'02 WS6
06-22-2012, 06:01 AM
^Haven't thought about that. Would've tried it on my way to work if I had seen this question prior to coming.

jaxcam02
06-22-2012, 01:59 PM
the new ones from superbrightleds are suppose to dim. I will know for sure once I get my needles and install them both.

ahhwataday
01-01-2013, 02:23 PM
When I did mine they had two settings. Dim and bright.

MAKE SURE YOU GET WIDE VIEWING ANGLE L.E.D
I didnt and I had dark and bright spots. Still looked good tho and I soldered the LEDs to resistors.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g53/ahhwataday/P1010123.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g53/ahhwataday/P1010122.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g53/ahhwataday/P1010121.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g53/ahhwataday/P1010125.jpg

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g53/ahhwataday/P1010115.jpg

rwakefield
01-01-2013, 06:15 PM
ahhwataday: What ones did you get for your window switches? do you knwo if they can be replaced on fbodys?