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Just finished a blue LED conversion... You like????

unikarl Feb 2, 2011

  1. unikarl

    unikarl Member

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    I decided to finally go ahead and do a blue LED dial conversion on my car. I did my last car throughout but on this I like the red already so just changed the white on the clocks. They illuminate so much brighter than before now. The pictures dont do the colour justice really.

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    What do people think?

    Karl
     
  2. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    I think you need to adjust the date/time display. 2005?!
     
  3. unikarl

    unikarl Member

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    I just wanted to feel younger!
     
  4. Fahim

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    Looks like a golf.

    Hats off to you though, that probably took some time and it does look nice. I've always been a fan of the golfs interior lighting but i also love the Audi one! It does look like its pretty bright, though your pictures are obviously from a phone or something.

    Overall, i like it. Its different and im all for that!
     
  5. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    Heheh! Not entirely my taste, but an excellent piece of work, well executed.
     
  6. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Looks awesome, might have to do mine lol

    Mac
     
  7. Triple.O.G

    Triple.O.G Active Member

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    how?
     
  8. unikarl

    unikarl Member

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    Tweezers, soldering iron, a steady hand and some blue surface mount LEDs. Took me just over an hour so not too bad.

    I've got enough LEDs left over if you want yours doing.
     
  9. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    you could do mine if you feel like it
     
  10. Wrath

    Wrath Well-Known Member

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    Hey Karl, that looks amazing. I always liked the blue in my Golf Mk IV. Don't think I have the balls to do it though.

    I think this is the first one I've seen like this, maybe you want to see what the yanks think over on Audizine.
     
  11. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    maybe you want to see what the yanks think over on Audizine

    all they will say is lower it
     
  12. Wrath

    Wrath Well-Known Member

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    :laugh:
     
  13. Triple.O.G

    Triple.O.G Active Member

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    OMG I was reading this and thinking god damn i wish someone round here knew how to do that? I didn't even realise it was your car Karl ha ha what a tool.

    Yeah mate I'd love mine doing, I tried on an a fiesta ST i had ages ago but sacked it off as its very hard.
     
  14. Marrow

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    Lol so true !!!
     
  15. Triple.O.G

    Triple.O.G Active Member

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    I love the yanks. Go into 1 post and there all on VMR's with L.E.Ds and slagging off low cars, the next post down is low cars slagging off VMRs and L.E.Ds ha ha just kick off with each other all day long, some really amusing arguments!!

    Anyhow back to the original post :)
     
  16. dazarooney

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    I'd like to go for that in my Audi, I had a similar display to that in my Honda Civic.
     
  17. PetrolAholic

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    I like it, reminds me of my old MK4 Golf. However as suggested it does look a tad too bright, could you fit a dimmer switch somewhere? You seem to know what you are doing with electronics :)

    Oh and... fancy doing mine?
     
  18. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Does anyone know If it's possible to get blue bulbs to replace the standard ones
     
  19. unikarl

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    Anyone who wants this doing I will gladly do the conversion for the price of the LED's.

    Triple OG, we'll sort out a day when your free and do yours for you
     
  20. Triple.O.G

    Triple.O.G Active Member

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    Nice one mate, any weekend should be sweet for me. Just curious about coming to sell it but I don't suppose they will notice?
     
  21. unikarl

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    I did the full dash in blue and red on my VXR and if anything it seemed to make people more interested in buying it...Mind you, Vauxhall's standard illumination is a boring yellow so that might have been why!
     
  22. Triple.O.G

    Triple.O.G Active Member

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    That's a good point, it's not like the sealers check tour clocks when you sell a car anyway. :)
     
  23. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    I really like that. Looks nice and fresh.

    I did the same to my BMW. changed every thing to blue and the mood lights. looked really nice and relaxing I think.

    Will you being doing the rest in blue?
     
  24. unikarl

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    I think I'll leave the rest red. If it had been a different colour then I probably would have changed it but the blue and red go really well together.
     
  25. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    id love mine doing
    name the place ill be there
     
  26. unikarl

    unikarl Member

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    Sadly I work in Bradford so if you can get here its done!
     
  27. Triple.O.G

    Triple.O.G Active Member

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    Do you have to do them at work then Karl?
     
  28. unikarl

    unikarl Member

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    Its best if I do cos I've got everything here. Not completely necessary though.
     
  29. Triple.O.G

    Triple.O.G Active Member

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    No that's not a problem mate just didn't think you'd have the time at work?

    Them spacers never got here, if you didn't get round to sending em don't worry about it, just didn't want them lost in post :-0
     
  30. unikarl

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    Two ticks, I'll find out of they got sent. I had to hand them on to the woman that deals with our office post to send them so I'll make sure they went for you.
     
  31. jey

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    are your dash trims the actual carbon ones or carbon wrapped?
     
  32. Wrath

    Wrath Well-Known Member

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    Must be 3M Di-Noc wrap.
     
  33. Triple.O.G

    Triple.O.G Active Member

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    I think it is but knowing Karl he will of sprung out for the real stuff from Audi, he seems to have a bottomless pit.
     
  34. unikarl

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    They are carbon wrapped, a mate of mine did them for me as payment for an LED conversion on his M3.

    If only it was the real Audi stuff!
     
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  36. thomas_lad

    thomas_lad New Member

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    bluye lights look awesome!
     

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