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Old 08-04-2005, 05:53 PM
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Was thinking about removing my instrument cluster to put red leds in place of my factory light behind my speedometer. Any thing i should know before doing it?
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Old 08-05-2005, 05:16 AM
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Well the bulbs are actually clear, there's a film that covers the gauges that makes them green, so putting red leds in will just make a funky color I think. Right guys?
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Old 08-05-2005, 12:57 PM
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right whatever red and green make that will be your color
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Old 08-05-2005, 01:32 PM
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If you are going to do this, remember to keep ALL of your bolts organized.
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Old 08-06-2005, 05:11 PM
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Can you take the film off or should i just find from red film cover?
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:31 AM
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Everybody's right.....and if you take the film off, you have to remove the needles....please keep track of the speedometer.....try to reinstall it the exact place....if not...you be doin 30mph and you'll get pulled over....and the cop'll be like" 43 in a 30....licence and registration, DOAH!! 30mph did feel a little fast!!.....cop let me go though and was good enough to clock my car again for me...
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:24 PM
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Everybody's right.....and if you take the film off, you have to remove the needles....please keep track of the speedometer.....try to reinstall it the exact place....if not...you be doin 30mph and you'll get pulled over....and the cop'll be like" 43 in a 30....licence and registration, DOAH!! 30mph did feel a little fast!!.....cop let me go though and was good enough to clock my car again for me...

Just do the 1 mile a minute test. Find a road you can do 60 on and go 60 on what your speedo says. Then look at your odom and start timing at any point. Then stop timing after one miles. If it was longer than 1 minute then you are slow. If it is faster than one minute you are fast.

Then you can go from there to determine your correct speed.

Take the percentage difference of the actual time to a minute and apply that percentage to your speed. Or just trial and error until you get one mile a minute
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Old 08-15-2005, 04:34 PM
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yeah its a film on the back of the gauges i put white faces ones in and they came with a special indiglo to make up for the film not being there, it should take you about 2.5 hours to do the whole thing, took me bout that the first time then i can do it in under a hour now, i highly suggest you start your stang up and make a diagram of where each needle is, then when putting the needles back on make sure you have it on the little copper piece else your gauges arent going to move. pretty easy to do just really time consuming.
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How do you remove the dash cluster on a 1991 mustang gt
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How do you remove the dash cluster on a 1991 mustang gt
Search on YouTube, there's a good video on there.
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