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Old 02-19-2012, 11:27 AM   #26
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Re: 88-91 LED Moonie Cluster mod

Also wondering about the cabin lights. I'll take a look at the hvac controls when I have it all apart. Anyone know off the top of their head what the cabin bulb number is?
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:50 AM   #27
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Also wondering about the cabin lights. I'll take a look at the hvac controls when I have it all apart. Anyone know off the top of their head what the cabin bulb number is?
Courtesy/dome/map lights? There are 3 different bulb types.
The under dash lights are 1003.
Dome light is 211-2 (44mm festoon).
Map lights are rigid loop festoons (I don't know the part #).
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:46 AM   #28
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Re: 88-91 LED Moonie Cluster mod

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:24 PM   #29
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What about changing the colors on the hvac display? Is that possible?
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:41 PM   #30
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Re: 88-91 LED Moonie Cluster mod

Did mine today. Thanks to 1BadGMC it went well. The only problems were created by me rushing! I gotta take it back apart because I don't think I got the AMP gauge plugged all the way back in. Otherwise well worth the time and money spent!
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:33 PM   #31
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Re: 88-91 LED Moonie Cluster mod

I'd like to change my HVAC controls from the factory green to blue. How do I do that? Do I just need a piece of thin translucent blue plastic to put behind the green lens?

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:49 AM   #32
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I'd like to change my HVAC controls from the factory green to blue. How do I do that? Do I just need a piece of thin translucent blue plastic to put behind the green lens?

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Yes and no. I used 1/8 plexi for mine but you have to remove the factory green first and use it as a template.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:40 PM   #33
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This topic is now an FAQ-"88-91 LED Moonie Cluster mod"


Just thought I'd share the results of one of today's projects...

Just though I'd ask a Question about the Moonie cluster set up??/I've long wanted to install a TACH. into my system( 5 speed manual) I like the looks of the new cluster that your in the process of installing but would like the feature of a tach. within that component??/ did you ever do the a check on a moonie cluster with a TACH. I'm working with a 90 Z71??/ Didn't see a E-Mail address on you web announcement for Moonie guess I could Google It ??/
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:05 PM   #34
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Just though I'd ask a Question about the Moonie cluster set up??/I've long wanted to install a TACH. into my system( 5 speed manual) I like the looks of the new cluster that your in the process of installing but would like the feature of a tach. within that component??/
I'm confused. I'm not in the process of installing any new cluster.

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Huh?
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:16 PM   #35
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I'm confused. I'm not in the process of installing any new cluster.



Huh?
My mistake I seen your note about the Courtesy/dome/map lights
posted the question in the wrong app.
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Old 02-05-2015, 02:20 PM   #36
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Re: 88-91 LED Moonie Cluster mod

Do you still have trimmed cluster..if so I'm interested..msg me thanks
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:23 PM   #37
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I didn't take any pictures of the actual removal of the cluster from the truck, but I'll go ahead and give the steps for those who might be interested.

- There are 4 T15 Torx screws holding the dash bezel on. Remove those and you can pull the bezel out. If you have an automatic, you'll probably want to put the shifter in Low 1 to get it out of the way. My truck is a 5-speed, so I don't have to bother with it.

- Once you get the bezel loose, unplug the headlight and dimmer switches.

- Remove the bezel and set it aside.

- Remove the 4 7mm screws holding the HVAC controller.

- Remove the 3 7mm screws holding the radio (or the pocket in my case).

- You don't have to remove these items, but they need to be loose so you can access some of the screws holding the cluster.

- The cluster has 4 7mm screws holding it on. Remove them.

- You can now remove the clear plastic shield and set it aside.

- The cluster is ready to come out. Just pull on it and it will slide out.

- So now you are here...


- There are 10 T15 Torx screws holding the individual gauges to the panel; 4 for the speedometer and 3 on each side for the smaller gauges. Remove them...


- The gauges are plugged into the board, but they are now ready to just pull out. The speedometer comes out first...


- Then the 2 top gauges can come out...


- And now the bottom 2 can come out. Once they're out, you can see the 5 bulbs that provide the main cluster lighting...


- Pull those bulbs out and plug in your LEDs. I used the WLED-HP5s from Super Bright LEDs...


- After installing your LEDs and before you put the cluster back together, go back to the truck and install the cluster and then plug in the headlight switch. Turn them on to make sure all of your LEDs are lit up. The LEDs are polarity sensitive, so if one doesn't light up, unplug it and turn it around and then it should work.

NOTE: For blue or green LEDs, you are now ready to start putting everything back together. If you want red, white or amber and want the colors to show purely, you'll need to trim the green from the back of the gauges. This is what it looks like...

I would suggest a Dremel or other similar hobby tool to carefully trim it off. Don't go too crazy, though, as the edges are needed to hold the gauges together and to mount them to the board.

- Now reverse the process to put everything back together and enjoy your new nighttime look...




Can you repost the pictures? I can't see them.
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Old 04-06-2018, 07:42 AM   #38
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Can you repost the pictures? I can't see them.
Stupid Photobucket is no longer free, so all my links are dead. I was going to try and attach the images here in order of the how-to, but the site isn't letting me attach them, so I give up.
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:38 AM   #39
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Stupid Photobucket is no longer free, so all my links are dead. I was going to try and attach the images here in order of the how-to, but the site isn't letting me attach them, so I give up.

I just clicked on the link in the first post to take me to the FAQ and the pictures show up there. FYI
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Old 04-06-2018, 02:03 PM   #40
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I just clicked on the link in the first post to take me to the FAQ and the pictures show up there. FYI
Some of them do, but that's not the complete how-to on that page.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:47 PM   #41
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Can you repost the pictures? I can't see them.
What browser do you use? I use Chrome and there are a few plug-in options that fix the broken photobucket links. I use: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...er-info-dialog
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:31 AM   #42
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What browser do you use? I use Chrome and there are a few plug-in options that fix the broken photobucket links. I use: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...er-info-dialog
Very nice. Thanks for that.
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