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Old 07-13-2009, 08:06 PM
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Hey everyone! I found a kit on ebay that claims you can change the color of the leds in the speedo and tach to red. I was wondering if anyone has pictures of theirs or any info on them. any help? Thanks
 
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I've seen it. I don't remember where I saw the pics. I believe u have to remove the old leds and solder on the new ones.
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:40 PM
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The kit just provides you with new LEDs. You have to take apart the gauge, desolder the many many pins holding on the LCDs and a few screws for the tach, then desolder the LEDs, resolder new ones on, then put it all back together. It is NOT recommended for anyone who doesn't at least have good soldering practice.

There are a couple companies who will do it if you send them your gauges, though. Scott @ BlueGauges did mine and did a great job.

 
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:08 PM
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Thanks Aken. Those do look really good. I think I'm gonna go a head and do mine red. I work at pc repair at my university so i know theres some guys in there that can solder. Thanks for the pic. I'm so glad i got on this forum... responses are quick and helpful.
 
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Damn, that looks sharp. May consider doing it. Aken, what'd that cost you?
 
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$75 plus the cost to ship the gauges there.
 
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you can get the kits off ebay for pretty cheap ive been looking into making mine red on my f4i
 
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:13 PM
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I had my buddy do mine, he can solder tiny things.

 
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:41 AM
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Check out http://cbrworld.net/forums/thread/281354.aspx

Here is an old picture of the ones I did for my test set. I can't seem to find the pictures of the one on my bike, but they are the exact same except with a working LCD

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Digikey has all the parts you need also. I think I spent ~$20-25 for the LED's and resistors at digikey.
 
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