View Full Version : 1st LED swap on 2008 Xb


dasaint80
05-29-2007, 04:59 AM
I've been doing this since I was 12......this is a hobby not my job so I can charge less for you all!!
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c322/dasaint80/car/LEDs/ScionXb2008.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c322/dasaint80/car/LEDs/ScionXB2008Done.jpg

Malibu_Rapper
05-29-2007, 06:21 AM
Nice, spill the beans so i don't have to break anything finding out. Is it just LED replacement like the Gen1? I thought it might require some gel sheet for the digital display... How about some daytime shots?

SquallLHeart
05-29-2007, 06:30 AM
no gel sheets necessary.

the gauges are simple to figure out.... hmm...
is there a diy put up on this yet? wonder if i should make one....
ehhh.. been too busy lately...

but uhm.. damn dude! that looks sweeeet.. first time i've seen pics of one online. :clap:

Malibu_Rapper
05-29-2007, 08:31 AM
Anyone have just a picture? How many LEDs do we have to change out? Anything helps right now... It looks sick!!

dasaint80
05-29-2007, 01:14 PM
total was 18 LEDs. turn signals, lcds, door open and gauges. I can do them, just mail me your gauges or come over my house if you're in philly. also I did his steering wheel Control. Hvac and the passanger airbag sensor soon.

MikeMayer
05-29-2007, 05:09 PM
I live on the other side of the country...

What kind of LEDs did you use?

Do you plan on making any kind of DIY?

Because that'd be pretty helpful :)

Malibu_Rapper
05-29-2007, 05:13 PM
The tachometer and other gauges have amber on them. How do you get rid of that so that it shows blue?

dasaint80
05-29-2007, 11:24 PM
The amber was not removed yet, the gauges actually match the color of the car when it's all done.

toyotaisme
05-31-2007, 04:25 AM
that looks relly good. Great job :bow:

ExcelRevs
05-31-2007, 05:03 AM
looking ill. is that the D3 i see

LEDmod
05-31-2007, 06:39 AM
Is the gauges dim??
I would expect them to be pretty dark since blue light won't transmit through amber color that well...

I'll be testing one this week or next week..
Since friend of mine is Scion dealer manager.... he let me take part....
I didn't bring any tools to take apart the gauge cluster....
But he bought one for his gf and he want me to work on it...

dasaint80
05-31-2007, 07:04 AM
the second shot was taken with the aperture almost closed.

LEDmod
06-02-2007, 01:35 AM
I went to the Scion dealer today and took apart the gauge cluster... took many pictures...

Gauges have similar design as the older xB...
Just two LED lit up per gauge...
I've scanned the gauge face, but my scanning program auto trimed it(trimmed it way too much)..
So I have to go back tomorrow and scan the gauge face again..
Once I have scanned gauge face, I can make the template and design the gauge face what ever I want....
With stock gauge face, you are limted to certain colors... it seems like blue works...
But you can never get like white color...

Also I'll getting new xB really soon.... white one...

dasaint80
06-02-2007, 02:36 AM
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c322/dasaint80/car/LEDs/08xbshow.jpg
I went to the Scion dealer today and took apart the gauge cluster... took many pictures...

Gauges have similar design as the older xB...
Just two LED lit up per gauge...
I've scanned the gauge face, but my scanning program auto trimed it(trimmed it way too much)..
So I have to go back tomorrow and scan the gauge face again..
Once I have scanned gauge face, I can make the template and design the gauge face what ever I want....
With stock gauge face, you are limted to certain colors... it seems like blue works...
But you can never get like white color...

Also I'll getting new xB really soon.... white one...

LEDmod
06-03-2007, 09:22 PM
OK.. I've did the blue LED conversion on it..
Saw it at nightime...
On the gauge area, it looks like blueish-green.. and it's pretty dim...
It's no where near blue on the LCD screen......

dasaint80
06-03-2007, 09:32 PM
ok......Theres ways around that....

SquallLHeart
06-03-2007, 09:34 PM
well that's a pretty picture dasaint :)

been aching for some people around here asking for swaps into the new xB... but no really big market in my area quite yet.

still funny... i guess how crazy i am..
the first time i stepped into the NG xB (at Scion backstage prior to its public release and they had the pre-production cars to test drive)...

stepped in... sat down.... looked at gauges... and then did a yank at the plastic panels..... LOL... popped out like a charm..

and then did my test drive.. :P

Scions are legos!! :rofl:

LEDmod
06-03-2007, 10:04 PM
Just for fun of it, I took it apart the dash... only few screws holds them in place.....
Most of them like pop pop it's taken apart... LOL
I'll post some picture of my xB soon.... it's white...
Waiting for some lowering springs... got wheels and it looks like SUV now.....

LEDmod
06-03-2007, 10:07 PM
I've already done.. the side marker(extra bright)
Gauge cluster, I'll make the custom gauge face then play around with the circuit board to make the gauges light brighter....

Soon to come is HID, LED dome lights and rear trunk area light...
LED front turn-signal... rear break and turn-signal etc...
More and more to come....

SquallLHeart
06-03-2007, 10:09 PM
^^ oh yeah.... Scions are legos... :P

i've already managed to freak out at least 6 people, 3 of which were looking to buy the car.. (LOL)..

just by yanking at things and things coming apart so easily before their very eyes...

:rofl:.. it's just funny... one of the cars i yanked apart..... was still on the sales lot... one of the salesmen (which i did know) came out and told me to stop tearing it apart... :P

foxtransmission
06-04-2007, 12:25 AM
nice work :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

JohnathonSull
06-05-2007, 02:03 AM
Niiiice, I need to get mine done. It looks pretty sick.

mikemann
06-12-2007, 07:54 AM
owning an xb and doing led swaps is all new business to me. It looks like from doing some searching this is either a DIY or a service some members will provide? Is it typically like a core swap or do you live without gauges for a week?

Also what about the radio? The radio is all amber, can that be changed as well?

ADRdesignCo
06-12-2007, 08:02 AM
thats hott!

and yeah trung scared the hell out of me when he took my car apart for my swap.. it was barely a week old.. lol

SquallLHeart
06-13-2007, 04:41 AM
ehh.. you should've seen the Scion Backstage guys when i was tearing apart the pre-production cars that were err... uhm... on display...

:rofl:

there won't be any core swaps for the gauges because of the odo reading is always stored ont he cluster itself.
nd yeah.. radio can be changed.

mikemann
06-13-2007, 06:09 AM
Squalllheart is this a service you offer? I'm in the east bay near walnut creek/concord. I would love to have my gauges swapped to a different color.

dasaint80
06-13-2007, 06:20 AM
MikeMann Alot of us offer these services!!

SquallLHeart
06-13-2007, 06:32 AM
Squalllheart is this a service you offer? I'm in the east bay near walnut creek/concord. I would love to have my gauges swapped to a different color.
sure. i can take a look.

because of the new layout and the colored gaugefaces, i'm not sure yet as far as any limitations swapping into the new xB... but as far as doing it? sure... i can solder fine and among the best :P

doing anything tomorrow night? check the pad mid forum area.. there's a wingstop meet in hayward tomorrow night.

mikemann
06-13-2007, 06:41 AM
I won't have it till friday! ;-)

I definitely want to do this though...as soon as it's in my hands I will let you know.

LEDmod
06-14-2007, 07:16 PM
This is what it looks like with blue LED Conversion and stock gauge face...

I've took the picture close to what it looks in person..
Gauge face lights up greenish blue...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Photo/Scion-xB2-Blue-LED-Stock-Ga.jpg

JohnathonSull
06-14-2007, 07:22 PM
Garage1217 is doing mine this weekend. It's going to look sick!

mikemann
06-14-2007, 07:27 PM
did you not do the other gauges? or is it becuase the blue won't go through the stock gauge face?

equinox2355
06-14-2007, 07:53 PM
Squalllheart is this a service you offer? I'm in the east bay near walnut creek/concord. I would love to have my gauges swapped to a different color.
sure. i can take a look.

because of the new layout and the colored gaugefaces, i'm not sure yet as far as any limitations swapping into the new xB... but as far as doing it? sure... i can solder fine and among the best :P

doing anything tomorrow night? check the pad mid forum area.. there's a wingstop meet in hayward tomorrow night.

Trung is the man! he did my gauges and I love them! I know him personally and ive seen many swaps he has done, all top quality, and I always recommend him to anyone who wants a swap.

:bow:

dasaint80
06-14-2007, 08:45 PM
My priced for LED Swaps(any design or color)
XB 1st gen $15
XA $25
TC/XB 2nd Gen $35 includes the HVacs Done.

I've been doing this since I was 12......this is a hobby not my job so I can charge less for you all!!

tC4italy
06-14-2007, 09:02 PM
*watching for later*

LEDmod
06-15-2007, 07:09 AM
did you not do the other gauges? or is it becuase the blue won't go through the stock gauge face?
That is stock...
Blue light won't shine through that well..
Turns into like dim greenish-blue color.....

Garage1217
06-17-2007, 11:32 PM
Still waiting for an 08 to roll in :) I have an idea to make the stock faces as bright as the rest. Just need a test car !

LEDmod
06-18-2007, 12:50 AM
Still waiting for an 08 to roll in :) I have an idea to make the stock faces as bright as the rest. Just need a test car !
I've change the resistor, didn't make much of a different..
LED isn't the issue... it's the stock gauge face's amber paint that reduce the brightness and makes the color greenish-blue color....

dasaint80
06-18-2007, 01:27 AM
There are ways around it. Color spectrum's

Garage1217
06-18-2007, 01:42 AM
Yeah I know :) I have had one apart, just no swappage yet. Also my idea is different than just resistors haha :) Will know if it works soon.

LEDmod
06-25-2007, 01:55 AM
Have you checked out new Luxeon Rebel??
I think the small size will help out the brightness by many many times.. LOL... typical (700mA, 95lm) for white color..

But till I'm finished with the first prototype gauge face, making them brighter wouldn't be first priority....

jaxtcracer
06-25-2007, 02:03 AM
looks great! PM'ed

dasaint80
06-27-2007, 09:34 AM
Someone Please LOCK!!!!!!!!

Bigfieroman
06-27-2007, 03:22 PM
Someone Please LOCK!!!!!!!!

Why?

dasaint80
06-27-2007, 10:46 PM
TJackers

LEDmod
07-15-2007, 10:36 PM
Here is the result with new guage face
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Photo/ScionxB2-Style4-3.jpg

jimmbomb
08-24-2007, 04:25 AM
so is there anyone who does this that we can ship our guages to them??? jh

lvbitwiz
08-24-2007, 04:55 AM
DSaint's DIY makes it cake to do yourself, thanks for a great DIY (granted I have the soldering background but...) here's my results (keep in mind I did some other minor tweaks as well)

I kept the signals and high beam indicators stock.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n29/bitwiz/newface5.jpg

Dark12h8
10-29-2008, 02:30 PM
Ok ladies and gentlemen I have looked all morning. To no avail.
Was wondering if someone could give me a price on just the LEDs it would take to change a 2nd gen xB.
And I mean ALL.
including the stock headunit and PRNDS+- HVAC and mode button on the steering wheel.
Looking to do this in Green.

ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED.

PM me with prices thanks.

LEDmod
10-29-2008, 05:40 PM
so is there anyone who does this that we can ship our guages to them??? jh
Yes, I can do the LED conversion over the mail...

jimmbomb
10-29-2008, 11:27 PM
so is there anyone who does this that we can ship our guages to them??? jh
Yes, I can do the LED conversion over the mail...
LedMod..... that quote of mine you used was 14 MONTHS old!!!! You havent bumped this topic since then????.. wow
jh

LEDmod
10-30-2008, 05:39 AM
LOL.... I haven't seen that before...

dasaint80
10-30-2008, 09:40 AM
Dark the thing is that their all different LED sizes and types.

ShaffNasty
10-30-2008, 05:17 PM
Anyone in Socal that can do a complete LED swap for me? i want to do ALL of the Leds RED... Pm me with price for everything parts/labor...

Dark12h8
10-31-2008, 08:27 AM
ok lets try this........

Is there a list of what LEDs i would need to complete this swap.