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Old 08-09-2011, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default My 02 sl2 with vue cluster

Hey guys. I have been lurking here for awhile and wanted to show you some ideas I used from different members.

First, I did the blue led mod with the original cluster but it still looked bland to me so I ordered an ebay glow gauge set for a 00 sl2. I installed the glow gauges in the stock cluster which looked nice but the needles were hard to see at night.

After a few days I ordered a cluster for an 04 vue and when it arrived I modded it to my liking...

After removing the Vue's gauge faces and cutting out the parts that needed to go back in the cluster I installed the glow gauge set from the original cluster and wired the controls. I also added a blue led to the odo.

I really like the look of the gauges now, and the illuminated needles really set it off! I would suggest this mod to anyone, I give it a 4 out of 10 on difficulty if your mechanically inclined.

Oh the instructions that came with the glow gauges said to install them over the factory ones but I found that the warning lights looked like crap that way, That is why I removed them and cut out the black areas and reinstalled them.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: My 02 sl2 with vue cluster

sweet.

i always wondered how the OD would light up with a blue LED.

what size bulb did u use for it?

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Old 08-09-2011, 10:31 PM   #3
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sweet.

i always wondered how the OD would light up with a blue LED.

what size bulb did u use for it?



I used a B8.5D from superbrightleds.

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Old 08-09-2011, 11:15 PM   #4
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I used a B8.5D from superbrightleds.
Ok.
so its the same as the lights I used for my cluster.
of course, the od light in mine burned out days after i put my LED cluster back in lol.

did you use one of the 360 degree ones?

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Old 08-09-2011, 11:20 PM   #5
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I've head the B8.4D base fits better, instead of bulbs being loose.

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Old 08-09-2011, 11:24 PM   #6
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I've head the B8.4D base fits better, instead of bulbs being loose.
i pulled the bulbs and installed them in the factory saturn base instead of using the base they came in.

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Yeah they did seem a little loose fitting but did work well. It took a minute to figure out the polarity and find the sweet spot that made them light.

I used the standard bulbs not the high power ones.

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I just don't want them to bounce on our bumpy roads and boop. light out.

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thats why i used the bases from the factory....

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I thought about using the factory bases but I was afraid that I would damage the led by pulling it out of the base it was in.

Here are a couple of shots with the glows on at night and my Ebay 7 inch touch screen.
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I thought about using the factory bases but I was afraid that I would damage the led by pulling it out of the base it was in.

Here are a couple of shots with the glows on at night and my Ebay 7 inch touch screen.
just be gentle. they come apart way easy compared to the bulbs in the factory ones.

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