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I made the LED swap. I am not that impressed with the gauge overlay from nightwerks. i ordered another overlay from ledmod.com today.
 

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How hard of a job is this? I realllllllly want mine blue, but I don't want to mess anything up. I'm debating taking it somewhere.
 

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How hard of a job is this? I realllllllly want mine blue, but I don't want to mess anything up. I'm debating taking it somewhere.
It really is not hard. The soldering is very simple. I am far from an expert and it was not difficult at all. 25 watt iron is really all you need. Hot iron and just pry each light up on each side one at a time. I put blue on each of the LCD areas and white everywhere else. The hardest thing for me was putting the gauge needles back. I still haven't got them right.
 

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This is the overlay that I am going to from LEDmod.com. I got the climate control overlay too.
 

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I agree but I want an OEM quality overlay. No offense but the Nightwerks one just doesnt do it for me. I will give mine away once I have my new one if someone wants it. Wasted $40+
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong... the nightwerks overlays are inkjet printed images on paper that lay on top of your gauge cluster background while the ledmod are printed on plastic and replace your stock gauge background.
 

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I love the overlay I got from Nightwerks, and all the Blue LED's
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong... the nightwerks overlays are inkjet printed images on paper that lay on top of your gauge cluster background while the ledmod are printed on plastic and replace your stock gauge background.

Mine is not paper. It is a thicker, slick back material. The problems I have with mine:
1. Doesnt line up properly. The end slots are off making it very hard to line up. All of the gauge rings are off in the centered position. I had to slide it outside the slots to line up.
2. The Needle holes were cut in the correct place but there are several marks that show through where it looks like they were going to put the holes.
3. The clock LCD screen opening is cut very unevenly. The top slopes.
4. The overlay was recieved with creases (small bends) in the RPM gauge and you can see the creases at night.

I tried the overlay over mine at first but it didnt light up as much as i wanted it to.

Eagle - I am glad yours turned out well and you are happy. Maybe I just got a bit unlucky.
 

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I really like what Sean is doing at LEDmod.com. We have worked on both the gauge and climate control overlays and I really like what we have come up with. I am going to change out a few of the LEDs to make things a bit unique. Should look pretty good when I am done.
 

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the price for the quality overlay is largely why i left my analogs orange. just too much for me. good job guys!
What color did you do the digital displays in? I am considering doing white digital displays with the amber analogs, and would love to see an example before I commit.

I really like what Sean is doing at LEDmod.com. We have worked on both the gauge and climate control overlays and I really like what we have come up with. I am going to change out a few of the LEDs to make things a bit unique. Should look pretty good when I am done.
Good deal! Looking forward to seeing the results!
 

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alfundo's displays are blue. I think your idea would look good though.
 

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If I can get someone to either do or help me with mine, I'll install white behind the round ones and leave the digital ones as is. Then, I can change the color by film on the back of the faces. That's a much simpler long-term solution.
i have a set of the custom xB gauges on fancy paper and like them, but really want to make the faces green, red needles, and orange digital numbers. My faces are the "vintage" looking ones, which I like the glowing faces, as it's a neat mix of "vintage"/retro and modern.
 

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If I can get someone to either do or help me with mine, I'll install white behind the round ones and leave the digital ones as is. Then, I can change the color by film on the back of the faces. That's a much simpler long-term solution.
i have a set of the custom xB gauges on fancy paper and like them, but really want to make the faces green, red needles, and orange digital numbers. My faces are the "vintage" looking ones, which I like the glowing faces, as it's a neat mix of "vintage"/retro and modern.
If you are planning a summer vacation to Central or Southern Florida let me know. I can do it for you.
 

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What color did you do the digital displays in? I am considering doing white digital displays with the amber analogs, and would love to see an example before I commit.



Good deal! Looking forward to seeing the results!

heres a pic of mine...i wonder if it's possible to remove the orange printing:confused:



what happened to jrincon?
 

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heres a pic of mine...i wonder if it's possible to remove the orange printing:confused:



what happened to jrincon?
I think he went to the phillipines to get his wife. I know they were expecting a child too.
 

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heres a pic of mine...i wonder if it's possible to remove the orange printing:confused:

I think that looks really nice. I hadn't thought about doing two tone until I happened to notice that the stock radio is all orange except the digital display, which is white. I guess the gauges will match soon. :)
 

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if you have the premium headunit, then it is changeable in the options, from orange to blue. so, that's one less thing I would have to change.
 
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