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    Thumbs up Completed LED swap for 2003 and newer silverado dash

    So today I decided to use something I learned from physics and install LED's in my gauge cluster. The overall installation was not too bad, depending on the voltage of the LED you will use and the Voltage supplied by your electrical system determining the correct resistor to use it fairly easy.

    V truck - V LED/ Amp of LED = resistor needed

    The only downfall is that radioshack did not have the good LED lights, only 30 degree directional ones. However, I must say the LED"s are incredible bright and look amazing, despite having hot spots (concentrated area of light).
    2004 Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L,Diablo Tuner, K&N, 9" custom suspension lift, 2" body lift 3" cowl induction hood, 37" Toyo M/T's 18" incubus wheels. Comp Cams 212/218 lsa 114, E-fan. Dual shock kit, Es bushings, moog chassis front end.

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    Post some pics! I've been wanting to install LEDs on my gauge cluster but I was never really sure how to do it.
    04 ECSB Custom silver & grey, Soft 8's, BFG KO's, ReadyLift Leveling Kit, Hellwig front sway bar, K&N filter, DeeZee EZ-Down, Rhino liner, Alpine CDE103BT, Rockford 6.5's, 12" V.A.T. Hammer Pro in a Subthump box, Alpine PowerPack amp, Hifonics amp, BackRack w/ 55w 5000k HID KC Daylighters, KC light bar with 4 KC Slimlites, UWS toolbox, Shaved Antenna mod, Black Bowtie, LED backup, license plate, dome lights & 3rd brake light

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    I will post pics as soon as I take it back apart. What is easy about this swap is the fact that you can use a ( volt battery to test the function of the LED since they are only able to work a particular way. Once, you solder the first led correctly, a 9 volt battery can be used to assure proper polarity of the diode.

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    Ya i'd love to see some pics!
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