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Old 02-13-2011, 09:39 PM
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I was just wondering if anybody had information on how to change the green lighting in the instrument cluster to a different color (blue led). I haven't checked much into this seeing this is the best place to find information..

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I will make it simple for ya... Its cannot be done. Just gonna have to wait to hope someone will come out with an aftermarket cluster.
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I will make it simple for ya... Its cannot be done. Just gonna have to wait to hope someone will come out with an aftermarket cluster.
im guessing that means that there are not bulbs?
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nope its some sort of light pad that is soldered to the cluster, and no one has come up with a replacement.
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there was someone a few months back who posted about a company who was developing something for our trucks, but in the mean time, Reid is correct, there is nothing we can do now, it is an electro-luminescence thing going on in there, no bulbs....
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alrighty, thanks for the input guys.
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http://www.blackcatcustom.com/
Is the company what was developing the clusters for our trucks. I emailed them back in December and they told me something was coming out first thing in the new year, Shoot them a email they might have something!
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They are still showing only till 2004 !
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I just emailed them to ask about it.
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They should have done blue EL. Though I know the teal green is a theme across most of the Chrysler lineup. Even the newest cherokee is teal green.

It reminds me too much of the first EL watches and alarm clocks.
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Is the company what was developing the clusters for our trucks. I emailed them back in December and they told me something was coming out first thing in the new year, Shoot them a email they might have something!
this is what i got back guys:

Hi Kevin,
Thank you for contacting us. We are currently working on the gauge face for the 05 & Up Dakota and should have it available early March. December/January were extremely busy and put us a bit behind on the layout but we have now begun working on it.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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I was just going to post the response I got from them, which is the same as yours, early March.....now everyone should email them so they can see what the demand will be....
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I was just going to post the response I got from them, which is the same as yours, early March.....now everyone should email them so they can see what the demand will be....
Everyone should email them... good idea
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Thank you for contacting us. We are currently working on the gauge face for the 05 & Up Dakota and should have it available early March. December/January were extremely busy and put us a bit behind on the layout but we have now begun working on it.
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LOL that's the exact same response i got too, It would be cool if they came threw with it and we can loose that nasty green EL
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LOL that's the exact same response i got too, It would be cool if they came threw with it and we can loose that nasty green EL
hell yah. i would go straight to blue.
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hell yah. i would go straight to blue.
I think blue is the only color that would look good.
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I think blue is the only color that would look good.
i agree, but you know someone out there will like yellow or even white...
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I think blue is the only color that would look good.
Blue would match my interior lighting....

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