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What do you guys think about my new dash lights??
Just put these in the other day!:D



Sorry about the blurry pic^




Here's a pic of my GTS. Its not on those rims anymore. Those were the last owner's rims, i didn't like them that much.
 

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The Return of the Red Coupe
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They're too blue to my liking, maybe if they were more clear-white-ish I would approve. :)

Good thing you got rid of those rims, chrome = :ugh3:
 

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It looks bright in the picture but its not really that bright. My camera has light enhancing features or something
 

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Yeaa! The blue lights r tight! Umm.. do you think you can post up some step by step instructions on how to do this? And what is the model # of that light bulb? Thanks!! :thumbup:
 

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Here are some step by step instruction to change your dash lights. Its pretty easy and doesnt take that much time.

1. Detach the cable from the negative batterie terminal.
2. Remove the screws from the hood release lever and the lower dash trim.
3. Pull of the dash trim (you might have to unplug the electrical connector from the speaker)
4. Remove the screws from the steering column covers and remove these.
5. remove the attaching screws from the trim bezel (panel that has the air ducts and thats around the ignition) and detach the trim clips,
6. remove the bezel (unplug the defogger hazard lights dimmer etc...)
7. Remove the four attaching screws from the instrument cluster, pull it out of the dash by unplugging the electrical connectors for the tach and the speedometer.
8. Once you have the instrument cluster in your hand you can change your lights. you only have to take the socket out and change the bulb.
once the bulbs are all in you have to REPLUG THE DIMMER AND THE NEGATIVE BATTERIE TERMINAL TO TEST THEM or else they wont light up.
The bulbs are polarized so if one doenst light up you have to take the socket out and flip the bulb around.
The bulbs you have to get are the ones that fit in the T10 socket. some models need one T5 socket type bulb bu i didnt need it.
I know a guy on ebay makes good LED kits in all colors (thats were I got mine:)) he's really fast and it doesnt cost much.

Here's the kit i bought. (you can work out a kit with him for watever color you want)

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Toyota-Corolla-A...oryZ6763QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
 

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The Return of the Red Coupe
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Here's what I mean by whiter rather than blue.. this is Xenon's old car with.. you guessed it, Xenon bulbs in the dash lights instead of regular 194 peanut bulbs. :)

 

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hey CorollaGTS90,
thanks soo much for writing out the step by step instructions!!! :clap:
and colios for posting up info on where to buy 'em too! :thumbup:

im thinking of changing them when i have time this spring break.
 

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I love them and I'm mad jealous! The only thin stopping me from getting LED lights is the short life it has as compared to OEM lights. Otherwise, I'd be getting them.
 

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I love them and I'm mad jealous! The only thin stopping me from getting LED lights is the short life it has as compared to OEM lights. Otherwise, I'd be getting them.
are you kidding brother? LED's will outlive your car! Only annoying part is making sure the polarity is correct while installing them.
 

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Yeah, LEDs should easily last 200-years.

Problems with them come from implementation issues. Such as improper current-limit resistors and overdriving them without adequate heat-sinking.
 
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