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instrument light color change
« on: November 09, 2019, 11:25:16 pm »
Has anyone looked into changing the color of the instrument lights?

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Re: instrument light color change
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 12:50:46 am »
Has anyone looked into changing the color of the instrument lights?

I've not, but I recall some forum discussion and COG'ers making such changes ... maybe couple of yrs ago.
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Re: instrument light color change
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 01:26:17 am »
some folks hav removed and re-installed different color LED's on the board, but it's a delicate process, and requires a bit of training/expertise in board work and soldering.. not suggested for the average person without good solder skills and proper equipment. Actually, not suggested at all, because if you fluke it up.. well... it's $$$$.


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Re: instrument light color change
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 03:00:49 am »
Has anyone looked into changing the color of the instrument lights?

What color change interests you?

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Re: instrument light color change
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 02:26:27 pm »
Im.guessing not as easy to do as the c10's gauge lights were.  I was able to replace the c10's gauge lights with leds.... man what a difference it made!!!

Are they led hard wired to the circuit board. ??

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Re: instrument light color change
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 08:52:37 pm »
Im.guessing not as easy to do as the c10's gauge lights were.  I was able to replace the c10's gauge lights with leds.... man what a difference it made!!!

Are they led hard wired to the circuit board. ??

correct.
they are small led "chips" soldered directly to the board.

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Re: instrument light color change
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 04:22:38 pm »
Just cut some colored cellophane film to size..  cheap option.

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Re: instrument light color change
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 04:37:17 pm »
I had my instrument LEDs changed on the '13 C 14 I had.  I went with IR (light purple) for the high beam indicator light, and blue for the dial back lights. Did another IR for the Red KIPASS LED that blinks.  I had also changed the dial faces from black to white from a ZX14, which went well with the blue back lights.
The guy I used was local and had a very nice Hakko de-soldering/soldering rig that easily removed the small SMD LEDs.  There is a guy on the web that advertise LED upgrades, although I cannot recall the URL.  Maybe someone can recall the link.
When I got the next C14, a '12 I just upgraded the faces moving the white faces over to the new bike.
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Re: instrument light color change
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2019, 04:39:05 pm »
LOL I just saw it.  GixxerHP is the lighting guy who does instrument upgrades.

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Re: instrument light color change
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2019, 01:22:50 am »
I love white gauges..... how difficult was it to swap he faces? Is there specific year zx14 gauges faces one needs to order?