LED dash light upgrade

Discussion in 'Lighting Discussion' started by ucantcme33, May 21, 2012.

  1. ucantcme33

    ucantcme33 New Member

    So I was inspired by a picture I saw on here and decided to swap out my normal dash light bulbs for LED blue bulbs.
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    However, in doing this I learned that the bulb and socket assembly in the back of my cluster are soldered together, meaning I would have had to break the solder to get them out. Thanks to an old busted Ford Ranger that was rotting away at the farm, however, I was able to avoid that problem. The ranger had the old style push-in sockets, no solder, put in the LED bulbs and installed the assemblys in my cluster. Done.
  2. Curky

    Curky Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Wow, I really like that. You got me thinking.......
    GOOD JOB :great:
  3. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    That does look nice. It is things like this when I wish my truck were older.
  4. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Me, too. It's all soldered in my 04...
  5. SierraDuece

    SierraDuece New Member

    anyone know if they're soldered in a 2000 sierra?
  6. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    I think they're twist-outs in a 2000, but am not positive...
  7. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    not sure how this thread snuck past me, that looks wicked. wonder how red ones would look in my truck. hmmm....

  8. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Red would look cool, but it would be a very big project... Everything in your truck is soldered and you would have to do radio, a/c, window switches, etc. to match. And, im not surevif they still do it, but gm used to put jst a bit of a blue filter tint on the inside of all the plastic pieces to change the color of the light and it wouldnt work well with red leds. It's doable but very time consuming
  9. jsmith4816

    jsmith4816 Rockstar 4 Years 100 Posts

    I was about to do this on my camaro, but I might just hold off on the car and do my truck instead lol. anyone have an idea on a 94 K1500?
  10. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Your '94 should have the twist-lock sockets. The bulbs might be soldered to them so you might need new sockets, but they are cheap to buy at a place like autozone.

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