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Old 08-07-2009, 11:31 AM   #1
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s13 cluster LED lights

ok im really frustarted, this is the second set of led lights i buy for my cluster and i dnt think im buying the right ones because the dash looks bright right were the light is but around it is not bright....
i dnt know if u can understad me, if u do please direct me to the right led that i need to buy.
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:23 PM   #2
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:25 PM   #3
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do you have to use resistors
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:27 PM   #4
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nice work!
did you get the "white" bulbs and they came out blue?
does the cluster light up evenly? or is it like the pics, somewhat uneven?
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:40 PM   #5
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do you have to use resistors
nope, its a diode so you need to make sure the polarity is correct. (+,-)

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nice work!
did you get the "white" bulbs and they came out blue?
does the cluster light up evenly? or is it like the pics, somewhat uneven?
They are white, but has a blueish tint. They light up evenly, its just cuz of the cell phone pic
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:58 PM   #6
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i think u meant hot spots?

u need wide angle LEDs
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:35 PM   #7
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Taken down as requested

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:53 PM   #8
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yep i did this. cheap "mod"
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:08 PM   #9
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how many did u use
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:36 PM   #10
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Is there anyway to take out the blueish tint from the cluster if we were to go with white LEDs?
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:52 PM   #11
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^ It's not worth the hassle. Just get Warm White 5 LED 194s. Cool White 5 LED 194s offer a great look with minimal blue coloring at all.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:09 PM   #12
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s13 / s14 is 3 T10 / 194
and 1 T5 / 74 for the clock.

some people argue that you need 5 194/t10 and more T5s but thats not the case.
the other 2 194s will not illuminate and leave the warning lights red just change the clock if you want and its cheaper.

all above pictures were done with 3 t10s and 1 t5
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:41 PM   #13
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What kind of LED bulb we need for the warning lights/indicators?

For the 74/T5 is it the wedge or twist-it kind for the clock?
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Old 08-08-2009, 02:49 PM   #14
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s13 / s14 is 3 T10 / 194
and 1 T5 / 74 for the clock.

some people argue that you need 5 194/t10 and more T5s but thats not the case.
the other 2 194s will not illuminate and leave the warning lights red just change the clock if you want and its cheaper.

all above pictures were done with 3 t10s and 1 t5
dude one of my bulbs blew like in 3months (starts flickering like helll )

keep msging u but no response
nice that u post about it tho
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i guess my Wide Angle LEDs were pretty garbage... =.=

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Old 08-08-2009, 03:41 PM   #16
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As long as you get the 120* Wide Angles you're fine. Minimal hot spots. The 5 LED 194s are where it's at though if you want an insanely bright display.

importdude, sounds like you have a loose bulb.


http://superbrightleds.com/mini-wedge.html
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As long as you get the 120* Wide Angles you're fine. Minimal hot spots. The 5 LED 194s are where it's at though if you want an insanely bright display.

importdude, sounds like you have a loose bulb.


Super Bright LEDs - Miniature Wedge Base Bulbs
NOPE
im not that stupid i tryed it a few other sockets
its the bulb itself
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:04 PM   #18
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194 168 W5W 2825 Map Led Parking Signal Marker Bulbs


Although I am cheap so I used regular bulbs.
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:26 PM   #19
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i use 6 of this 2 PCS PAIR NEW T10 194 Wedge Bulb SMD 4 LED BLUE Light:eBay Motors (item 270438945078 end time Aug-10-09 23:09:25 PDT)

looks like this
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dude one of my bulbs blew like in 3months (starts flickering like helll )

keep msging u but no response
nice that u post about it tho
lool
Im going to have to say that im not the person you are talking about
i have not received a single message from you at all???? that makes no sense?
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:08 PM   #21
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/ i messaged you right meow importdude.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:09 PM   #22
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i guess my Wide Angle LEDs were pretty garbage... =.=

wow, i take what i said back then, you must of lucked out with the best wide angle l.e.ds ive ever seen, please share the kind you got and where you got them from.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:16 PM   #23
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All the SuperBrightLEDs I've gotten for my friends have given the exact same results.

If you're buying shit off eBay then it explains a lot why you would get insane hot spots. Not to mention if they're not 120* wide angle bulbs they'll also produce a lot of hot spots. 120* Wide Angle 194s from Super Bright LEDs provide great light distribution and a cheap upgrade from the stock lighting. Though after seeing the 5 LED 194s from Super Bright LEDs it's definitely the way to go. I wish they made them in 74s so that I can use them with my Type X cluster.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:28 PM   #24
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no ive had many many many different 194 "wide angle" l.e.ds and i didnt feel comfertable selling ANY of them.

refractor, none refractor blah blah every last one looked like poooooopoooo

those dont look that bad at all..
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:03 PM   #25
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is there a list of directions step by step on learning how to do that yourself? im a noob and im really trying to learn as much about 240s as i can i have a s13 fastback 1990
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I've heard the luxer LED's are awesome. Has anyone tried these on their cluster?

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rofl look how much light these put off

http://www.6thgenmaxima.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8062
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:55 PM   #28
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i dont get it out of all the S13 clusters posted in here some the clock changed to whatever color bulb you switched to and others its the stock color still??? im really confused why that is?


....what would really be cool is if someone could change the HUD color output.... and with that said give me a week...
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is there a list of directions step by step on learning how to do that yourself? im a noob and im really trying to learn as much about 240s as i can i have a s13 fastback 1990
theres a write up
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i dont get it out of all the S13 clusters posted in here some the clock changed to whatever color bulb you switched to and others its the stock color still??? im really confused why that is?


....what would really be cool is if someone could change the HUD color output.... and with that said give me a week...

theres a separate bulb for the clock...
i didnt change mine out
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:01 AM   #30
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hey guys how about the bulbs for key ring light and ashtray in s13

help?
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