For the people who dont like the green illumination in our truck heres how you can change that.
Whats included in the color swap...
Cluster - 37/74 style LEDs X6
HVAC - 194 style LEDs X2
Door switches - 3.5mm x 2.8mm surface mount LEDs X5
Headlight switch - 5mm LED X1 + 680ohm 1/2watt resistor X1
Cruise Buttons - 3mm LED X3 + 680ohm 1/2watt resistor X2
I got all the LEDs from www.superbrightleds.com
except for the surface mounts, I got those from www.oznium.com
First off youll want to take a picture of every gauge with the truck turned off to mark the needle location.
This is an extremely important step!! start the truck and let it idle for about 5 minutes and take a picture of all the gauges, mines idles at 800RPM, to make it easier on yourself do it when your fuel level is right on a line.
Then youll need to remove the cluster from the truck, I wont go into detail about how to do that on this thread, If you dont already know how you can visit my odometer fix thread where i showed step by step how to remove it... link below
Then take a T15 torx bit and take the back plate off
Now go ahead and undo the ribbon wire on the odometer and gently pry the circuit board off
Flip it over and remove the rest of the T15 torx screws and take it apart
Now youll have to remove the needles, to do this i just used a fork
Now you want to be real careful, seriously if not youll make a cut on the overlay. its glued down in a few spots so start pulling it off on one side, it may help to heat it up too, when you get to the glue spots, and youll know it when you get there, I used a sharp razor blade to cut the glue close to the plastic backing plate. Now you have the overlay off
Then just pop the pegs on the speedo and tach off and lay them with the needles
Heres where it gets fun, you have to remove the green tint. I used a bunch of Q-tips and acetone. On the odometer I first used finger nail polish remover but it still looked green so i went back over it and it went clear. Only use the cleaners on the back because it will eat away the black on the front
Now when you get all the green tint stripped you can put some white over it to reduce hotspots and diffuse the light. I put down scotch tape and used a paint marker to go over it all. to add color to the odometer you can either put scotch tape and sharpie it or tape down some film, I used blue plastic film i got at micheals
Now its a good idea to reinstall the cluster temporary to check for hotspots so you can put another layer of white on the back in those areas
When it looks good to you then put the cluster back together and lay it to the side. I used some 3M spray adhesive to glue it back on.
I doubt you want a green gear selector so youll have to strip the green off of it too. To do this use more Q-tips and finger nail polish remover. FINGER NAIL POLISH REMOVER! NOT ACETONE. Acetone will turn it into a clear rectangle. Then more scotch tape and white paint
Heres just a pic of the circuit board with the LED installed
Now you can reinstall the cluster and set the needles. I mainly used the pics of it running after 5 minutes to set them accurately. Dont push them on too hard or they'll stick and not sweep correctly.
To set the speedometer youll have to do it moving. I found a long straight road and set the cruise at 40mph according to my GPS which I've tested and its really accurate. Had my buddy hold the steering wheel to keep it on the road while i positioned the needle and reinstalled it. Now all my gauges are as accurate if not more than they were before.