Organize and Share your Electronics the way you want. Sign-Up for a free account now. It takes only 30 seconds!

Changing your backlight color of automobile gauges

Changing your backlight color of automobile gauges

Have you ever wanted to replace the backlight color of your gauges? The stock color of the Kawasaki Ninja gauge is a strange off-orange color, that I didn’t particularly like. From looking around, it appears that this process is VERY similar for a LOT of bikes.
When purchasing replacement LEDs, We need to make sure that we order both the correct brightness, and number of LEDs for this project. For my project, I wanted all blue except for the redline area (which I wanted red). Before we go any further, you need to decide what color you would like. At the end of this document, I will post some examples of gauges that have been made in different colors to give you ideas. 

For the 2005/6 ZX-6R you will need 12 LEDs to completely switch out all the backlights. Another option is if you only want to switch out the tach lights or the speedo lights separately. Each one uses 6 LEDs and you can mix and match also, it will be easier to understand when you take a look at the pictures. 

There are several places online with the correct LEDs. I personally ordered mine from eled.com using the following part numbers:

Blue: EA3528PBC
Red: EA3528SRC
Green: EA3528SGC
Orange: EA3528SEC
Yellow: EA3528SYC

However, it was pointed out that when you are ordering electronic parts online, it is nice to make a big order of other components to help save on shipping. Since eLed.com only stocks LEDs, may people wanted the digikey part numbers.

Visit Here for more.







 

More Articles to Read

The Sandwich-o-Matic will make your lunch automatically
The Sandwich-o-Matic will make your lunch automatically
Scalar Network Analyser Jr
Scalar Network Analyser Jr
An Arduino-controlled automated whiskey distillery
An Arduino-controlled automated whiskey distillery
The Rex800 looks like a dinosaur Terminator
The Rex800 looks like a dinosaur Terminator
Home Environment Monitor
Home Environment Monitor
Understanding the Operation of the Frequency Synthesizer in Maxim’s RF Transceivers
Understanding the Operation of the Frequency Synthesizer in Maxim’s RF Transceivers
App note: EPIC: Electro-Pyrotechnic Initiator Chip Resistor
App note: EPIC: Electro-Pyrotechnic Initiator Chip Resistor
Noisy ESP8266
Noisy ESP8266
Noisy ESP8266
Noisy ESP8266
App note: Noise analysis for high-speed op amps
App note: Noise analysis for high-speed op amps
Skill Sunday: Arrays
Skill Sunday: Arrays
App note: Infrared remote control implementation with MSP430FR4xx
App note: Infrared remote control implementation with MSP430FR4xx
Gesture Controlled Smart Home
Gesture Controlled Smart Home
Design for a Wideband, Differential Transimpedance DAC Output
Design for a Wideband, Differential Transimpedance DAC Output
Wrist thrusters let you fly through the water effortlessly
Wrist thrusters let you fly through the water effortlessly
Bertan/Spellman 225-20R HV power supply teardown
Bertan/Spellman 225-20R HV power supply teardown
Blinking Christmas Lights
Blinking Christmas Lights
Adjusting clock with alarm, hygrometer & thermometer on 1.8″ ST7735 display
Adjusting clock with alarm, hygrometer & thermometer on 1.8″ ST7735 display
Adding an “extra sense” with rangefinders
Adding an “extra sense” with rangefinders
This wireless game controller looks like a rug
This wireless game controller looks like a rug

Top


Shares