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Old 01-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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LED Dash Lights Install

Does anyone know how to remove the instrument cluster do install the LED lights from PFYC? Is it just the two screws on the upper part of the dash that need to be removed?
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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You may have to take off the top part of the steering column (the cover pops out) and then at the bottom of the same piece of the top 2 screws there are 2 more screws.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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If you would help me by letting me know who makes the PFYC kit you buy?

It has been a while, but you have to remove the two screws at the top of the trim, the top of the steering column, then two screws at the bottom of the guage cluster which are in the dash area? You also have 2 in the top corners, 4 screws total hold it in place.

It has been a number of years since I did it to the old Grand Am, but it takes about 15 minutes to get all apart and out. Took about 1 hour to change, calibrate, and put back together.
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Please don't spend that amount of money for those LEDs from PFYC, go to superbrightleds.com and look at the 194 based bulbs. much cheaper!
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Thanks a bunch! Where did you find those white faced gauges?
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:22 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot SC/T02. I threw the box out right away because I didn't see any instructions. The leds were in a zip lock bag in the box. Does anyone still sell the white face gauges somewhere? How does that look with the led lights?

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Old 01-14-2012, 05:58 PM   #7
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...I'm assuming these LED lights work with the dimmer switch?
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http://customgrandam.com/2000gtinterior.htm
http://customgrandam.com/speedo.htm

These should work with a dimmer. Does the LED have a brand or anything written anywhere on it in fine print?
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There is nothing written on the LED lights. Does yours look like these ones?
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:27 PM   #11
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So I installed these blue LEDs, and they are lighting up red. The spedometer half isn't lighting up completely. Could I be doing something wrong? Is there a film behind the speedo I'm supposed to remove or something? Thanks for any help!
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I think they sent you the wrong color? There is a film that has the red tint. But it is in between layers. No way to really take it apart. Not sure what to tell you on that one. Is the LED blue?
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:03 PM   #13
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No, the lightning is the same as before I installed the new LEDs. Take a look at the pics. It looks like I didn't get all the LEDs that were suposed to be included. What do you think?
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To clarify, the LEDs were suposed to be blue, but they are lighting up red for some reason, just exactly as the stock lights were as before. And one side is dimmer than the other, so it actually looks like a downgrade.
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I would contact PFYC and let them know. They may have A) sent the wrong kit and B) they did send the wrong color
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www.blackcatcustoms.com

good work there too
yup they did some custom overlays for me. you would still need to buy LED bulbs and install them your self but blackcatcustoms does some sick work
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IF the Grand Am cluster is anything like the Alero cluster, that "red film" can be sanded off with some sand paper. The Aleros have a similar "blue film" and some of us just took sand paper to it and we were able to use whatever colour LEDs we want.

Also you can buy all the stuff needed for this mod for under $15 on fleabay.. I've had this mod done for almost 2 years with no problems.
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IF the Grand Am cluster is anything like the Alero cluster, that "red film" can be sanded off with some sand paper. The Aleros have a similar "blue film" and some of us just took sand paper to it and we were able to use whatever colour LEDs we want.

Also you can buy all the stuff needed for this mod for under $15 on fleabay.. I've had this mod done for almost 2 years with no problems.
One thing I've had problems with ebay LEDs is they are very cheaply made. I installed some hot pink ebay 194's in my gf's car and they burned out within a few days. After inspection, they weren't resisted correctly. I've also found soldering in a plug-in bulb helps the connection immensely.

And yes, see if you can sand off any "film" or "tint" that might be on the back. Most gauges have something like that.
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Have you checked out VLeds.com??

not sure what bulbs you need to do the conversion, but they have pretty much everything you might need, way better than ebay quality stuff... although they may sell thru ebay too..

I did all the LEDs in my 4Runner with Vleds and they worked great.

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