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#80925
Happy Xmas fellow owners! 3 Months, 1 Week ago Karma: 32
Happy Christmas guys!

I have a few mod projects going, I'll show you all when its done.
- Dynamic redline indicator like in E46 M3s
- Mirror heating
- LS400 auto dim inner mirror
- Windscreen spray nozzle heating
- Outside temp gauge built into main cluster (7 segment LED)
- Instrument dials coloring
- Switchback LED indicators on front (No load resistor BS, CF14 relay)
- All LED lights rear (superbright to get revenge of those blinding Mercs and Audis brake lights and indicators)
- Instant cabin heating with heating element into the fan airflow (more planning needed)

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#80929
Re: Happy Xmas fellow owners! 3 Months ago Karma: 137
Well my Xmas has been quite merry so far.

Post photos of your mods. Maybe explain how you install them.

So I would like to wish a Happy New Year when it arrives.
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#80931
Re: Happy Xmas fellow owners! 3 Months ago Karma: 60
Happy Christmas all
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#80935
Re: Happy Xmas fellow owners! 2 Months, 3 Weeks ago Karma: 117
Some of these sound very interesting
Looking forward to see them

happy new year!
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#80937
Re: Happy Xmas fellow owners! 2 Months, 3 Weeks ago Karma: 32
Hey Guys, will post some pictures and minimal explanation (extensive on request) how everything was done once everything is completed.

Little teaser for ya


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(21.0 C is the temperature inside the room where the cluster is atm)
I have an aftermarket boost gauge, that's why the voltmeter.

I may have went too far with the colors (?)...haven't decided yet

Dynamic redline indicator is literally in pieces yet

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I'll go with 16 segments (5mm square LEDs) from 3000 RPM to 7000 which will turn off one by one in relation to the oil temperature just like in E46 M3s instrument cluster.

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#80939
Re: Happy Xmas fellow owners! 2 Months, 3 Weeks ago Karma: 117
WOW how much effort was required to do that, looks like easily 7 or 8 days?
Did you use any previous write up as guidance?

Now you are going to have to do the heating controls to match!!!
T
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#80941
Re: Happy Xmas fellow owners! 2 Months, 3 Weeks ago Karma: 32
It took a good few hours, but I'm in no rush, got another car to drive for the time being.

I used colored plastic document sleeves. Backlight is simple high power LEDs.

Heating controls are long LEDs
Along with everything else from the hazard switch triangle backlight through the fog lights switch symbol.
Haven't done the coloring tho on the heating controls, might do it in the future.


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Most of these are my ideas, but got the auto dim mirror idea from sarah'n'tuned from yt.

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#80943
Re: Happy Xmas fellow owners! 2 Months, 3 Weeks ago Karma: 117
Seriously nice work

have you any photos of all the LEDs installed on Speedo and RPM before you put it back together?
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#80945
Re: Happy Xmas fellow owners! 2 Months, 2 Weeks ago Karma: 32
Thanks Tony!

I don't have photos atm of that, but I'll take one. Altought this is the third revision of it, this is the least elegant solution as I used self adhesive led strips reinforced with snot gun (hot glue). I used 120led/m density strip with 5054 LEDs. 4 times 6 LEDs.
I'll let you know which led bulbs works best.
Since you got a rev 5, don't you have everything in red for the dials?

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#80962
Re: Happy Xmas fellow owners! 2 Months, 1 Week ago Karma: 3
Great effort ... subscription added
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#80964
Re: Happy Xmas fellow owners! 2 Months, 1 Week ago Karma: 117
yea red dials but they are more pink these days - just like the exterior!!!
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#80966
Re: Happy Xmas fellow owners! 2 Months ago Karma: 32
Well ,if the whole exterior is pink, that sucks Don't worry, mine is the same. Will do full respray soon

What you would need is red T10s for the instrument cluster.
I would buy 4 of each one of the below so you can test away. These will take a few weeks to arrive.

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4Pcs-12V-T10-8-SMD-12...ea:g:5d4AAOSwDG1dy14~

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-Pcs-T10-1-SMD-5050-...b:g:GugAAOSwBahVGP6e

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10pc-0-25W-Steering-7...0:g:9jYAAOSwYpxeDbSG

Or if you want to go the way I have, I can send you 8x3 short strips of red LEDs, (I have them in both red and white) but it will need more work to install, including soldering. These are 120LEDs/m density 5054 very bright reds.
I used them to upgrade my 3rd brake light. See below


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#80970
Re: Happy Xmas fellow owners! 2 Months ago Karma: 117
Ahhh i see how you did it now - taking power off yje board for the strips!!!
It is the last thing left for me to do is tackle the interior lighting

WOW the high level brake light is very bright now - I thought it was bright enough as standard hehee
Nice one for the info - will be PM ya when I tackle the LEDs!
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#80972
Re: Happy Xmas fellow owners! 2 Months ago Karma: 32
Indeed, took it from the closest spot. With all 24 LEDs lit, it only draws 360mA, so no overload there.

My original 3rd light was pretty crap. Still visible at night, but dim.
This one rules now
Plus the other 4 will be bright as well.

Have you done the quad light mod?

PM me no worries, got a few meters of red and white.

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