GC8 led dash

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GC8 led dash

Postby Swav » Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:44 am

so here is a diy on how to properly change the bulbs in your dash to leds. the concept is good for GC8 and GDA not sure about the rest.


first off you need to remove your dash and take out the gauges. you can goole how to do it.

here is what the cluster looks like when all is removed
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once the gauges have been removed you will need to get some non acetone nail polish remover and get rid of the green ink from behind the dials with a cotton bud
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now you need to buy some leds. 3.2v 20ma 3mm white flat tops as they have the widest angle. if you check your battery voltage while your car is running you can work out which resistors to buy. (pm me and i can work it out if you want). now start soldering. 3-4 leds per circuit
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you need to make a few sets
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just make sure you have a 12v battery to test each group of leds you make.

once finished use a glue gun to set them in postion
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you can run all the cabling through the air holes around the cluster then join them all up leaving just one negative and one positive cable which will connect to your dash lights.
it should look like this when finished. i also did my boost gauge
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you can also do the same for your center console
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Re: GC8 led dash

Postby tu » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:54 am

That's come up really well - I like that!
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Re: GC8 led dash

Postby Swav » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:05 am

want me to do it to yours???? :)
ive actually re did them using superflex 5mm leds. they are the flat types and sit lower so they give a wider spread and are brighter looks a whole lot better
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GC8 led dash

Postby L1TEW8 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:22 am

Looks unreal vic I love it!! I was thinking about doing something like this in my car but with blue LEDs. It would have a similar look to the golf gti
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Re: GC8 led dash

Postby Swav » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:30 am

or a BF XR8 :)
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Re: GC8 led dash

Postby tu » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:35 pm

Swav wrote:want me to do it to yours???? :)
ive actually re did them using superflex 5mm leds. they are the flat types and sit lower so they give a wider spread and are brighter looks a whole lot better


I might take you up on that :D
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GC8 led dash

Postby L1TEW8 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:38 pm

Can you let me know when you do this as I would love to learn how to do it properly. I am keen as for the blue LEDs in my car
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Re: GC8 led dash

Postby mrblack90210 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:02 pm

you're the man!! I wish i had the skill to do the stuff you do.

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Re: GC8 led dash

Postby L1TEW8 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:00 pm

mrblack90210 wrote:you're the man!! I wish i had the skill to do the stuff you do.


I agree!
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Re: GC8 led dash

Postby rizmy » Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:42 pm

wont a smd led strip work for this ?? like what u have used for the center console ??

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