Completed LED swap for 2003 and newer silverado dash

Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by drumm14, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. drumm14

    drumm14 Rockstar

    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).

    TELORVEHC Rockstar 4 Years 1000 Posts

    Post some pics! I've been wanting to install LEDs on my gauge cluster but I was never really sure how to do it.
  3. drumm14

    drumm14 Rockstar

    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.
  4. Bigbomber

    Bigbomber Rockstar 4 Years 5000 Posts

    Ya i'd love to see some pics!
  5. drumm14

    drumm14 Rockstar

    167382_480226260063_503160063_6227328_1477564_n.jpg 168590_480226195063_503160063_6227324_3479233_n.jpg more pics to come, this is what i could take with my phone

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