View Full Version : * xB2 : Custom Gauge Face Final Prototype


LEDmod
07-15-2007, 09:27 PM
Just in time for the ScionVIP to reveal the first and only Custom Gauge Face for new Scion xB2

Fitting isn't perfect, but next one will be perfect...
Now they are ready for sale so, anyone want one, please e-mail me at Sean@LEDmod.com

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Photo/ScionxB2-Stock1.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Photo/ScionxB2-Stock2.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Photo/ScionxB2-Style4-1.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Photo/ScionxB2-Style4-2.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Photo/ScionxB2-Style4-3.jpg

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Photo/ScionxB2-Style4-4.jpg

Pre-designed Templates

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Template/th_ScionxB2-Style3-1.jpg (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Template/ScionxB2-Style3-1.jpg) http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Template/th_ScionxB2-Style3.jpg (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Template/ScionxB2-Style3.jpg) http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Template/th_ScionxB2-Style2.jpg (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Template/ScionxB2-Style2.jpg) http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Template/th_ScionxB2-Style1.jpg (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Template/ScionxB2-Style1.jpg)

WhatUsaiD
07-15-2007, 10:51 PM
Sweet dude :bow:

How much?

Whispaz
07-16-2007, 01:46 AM
it has a very pale look to it in the light, meaning you cant really see the numbers well. Looks great at night though

LEDmod
07-16-2007, 07:08 AM
Sweet dude :bow:

How much?
I don't have exactly price, but estimating around $180 for the gauge face, blue LED conversion kit probably around $10-$20
Plus the labor
it has a very pale look to it in the light, meaning you cant really see the numbers well. Looks great at night though
You can see them well in person.... :P

Whispaz
07-16-2007, 12:50 PM
I'm sure. Pics can only do so much.
They're alright though, not bad

LEDmod
07-16-2007, 06:39 PM
I'm sure. Pics can only do so much.
They're alright though, not bad
If the daytime visibility is priority to you then, you can go with these design..
You can clearly see them during daytime, since number and background color has very high contrast.....

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Template/th_ScionxB2-Style3.jpg (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Template/ScionxB2-Style3.jpg) http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Template/th_ScionxB2-Style1.jpg (http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Gauge%20Face/Scion%20xB2/Template/ScionxB2-Style1.jpg)

avus
07-16-2007, 10:29 PM
I don't have exactly price, but estimating around $180 for the gauge face...

its $180 just for the new gauge plate, no LED modifications?
is this silkscreened on?

LEDmod
07-17-2007, 01:19 AM
I don't have exactly price, but estimating around $180 for the gauge face...

its $180 just for the new gauge plate, no LED modifications?
is this silkscreened on?
$180 is just for the gauge face..
It's different then screen printing.... this is much better...
I've done large batch production using screen printing and some batch started bubbling... lost alot of money cause of that....

Lude4Life
07-17-2007, 03:49 PM
looks great man, how about as far as changing the radio and clock lights is that part of your led kit and how hard is that to do?

LEDmod
07-17-2007, 03:56 PM
looks great man, how about as far as changing the radio and clock lights is that part of your led kit and how hard is that to do?
I do have LED kit for all of them....

mikemann
07-18-2007, 07:46 AM
Is the HVAC and the shift console an LED on circuit board swap or is it a bulb swap?

I know the old XB was bulbs for the HVAC....

LEDmod
07-18-2007, 08:16 AM
Is the HVAC and the shift console an LED on circuit board swap or is it a bulb swap?

I know the old XB was bulbs for the HVAC....
They are 4 LED cluster on a small PCB, those LED are 180 degree wide angle LED... it's the most widest angle in the market...
I've used the LED bulb on there and it doesn't light up so well...
This design was used on the Celica climate control....
Just used it on here and it works great..

Even on the old xB, just LED bulb replacement was very dim...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Scion/xB2/xB2-HVAC01.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Scion/ScionVIP07/ScionVIP07-15.jpg

mikemann
07-18-2007, 08:26 AM
These look great! Do you think you'll have pics of any of the other styles done? I am torn between style 4 shown and style 1.

-Mike

LEDmod
07-18-2007, 06:47 PM
These look great! Do you think you'll have pics of any of the other styles done? I am torn between style 4 shown and style 1.

-Mike
Style 1 and 2 will have same as stock, but lights up other color with LED conversion...
This is still new, so I don't have more style... eventually I'll have more styles to choose from....
If you have any design ideas, let me know.. then I can make the template and you can see them with actual layout on template....

optikinescant
07-18-2007, 07:13 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Scion/ScionVIP07/ScionVIP07-15.jpg

Sweet, now you can feel like you're driving a honda on the inside :rofl:

toyotaisme
07-23-2007, 07:30 AM
that looks great

LEDmod
08-08-2007, 05:46 PM
Anyone interested, please e-mail me at Sean@LEDmod.com

dasaint80
08-09-2007, 08:31 AM
Is the HVAC and the shift console an LED on circuit board swap or is it a bulb swap?

I know the old XB was bulbs for the HVAC....
For the HVAC use, Neo Wedge LED (http://autolumination.com/74.htm)(1/2 way down).
when you take part your dash, The Bulb is under the black piece in the back.

I'll get some shops in today for ya.

LEDmod
08-09-2007, 09:43 AM
Is the HVAC and the shift console an LED on circuit board swap or is it a bulb swap?

I know the old XB was bulbs for the HVAC....
For the HVAC use, Neo Wedge LED (http://autolumination.com/74.htm)(1/2 way down).
when you take part your dash, The Bulb is under the black piece in the back.

I'll get some shops in today for ya.
Those doesn't light up that well... it's very dim and it doesn't light up on the edges....
I know since, I've tried it already... :P
That goes for xB1 and xA...
LED on thers doesn't have wide angle to light up evenly nor bright....

dasaint80
08-09-2007, 10:21 AM
Is the HVAC and the shift console an LED on circuit board swap or is it a bulb swap?

I know the old XB was bulbs for the HVAC....
For the HVAC use, Neo Wedge LED (http://autolumination.com/74.htm)(1/2 way down).
when you take part your dash, The Bulb is under the black piece in the back.

I'll get some shops in today for ya.
Those doesn't light up that well... it's very dim and it doesn't light up on the edges....
I know since, I've tried it already... :P
That goes for xB1 and xA...
LED on thers doesn't have wide angle to light up evenly nor bright....

The neo Wedge LED works for me. It's as bright as the stock bulb. Now the center button is still orange when pressed.

midtowndesi
08-09-2007, 05:48 PM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Scion/ScionVIP07/ScionVIP07-15.jpg

Sweet, now you can feel like you're driving a honda on the inside :rofl:

best response in this thread ;] but it does look awesome tho.

LEDmod
08-09-2007, 06:32 PM
The neo Wedge LED works for me. It's as bright as the stock bulb. Now the center button is still orange when pressed.

Stock is brighter....
You should change the indicator too....

With neo bulb, it doesn't light up evenly and selector indicator barely lights up...
As you see from the picture below....
I guess this is my profession, so I like to make it work as good as stock or better......

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Scion/xB2/xB2-HVAC02.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b284/seanyiya/Scion/xB2/xB2-HVAC03.jpg

Malibu_Rapper
08-09-2007, 08:13 PM
I'm confused, does this replace the existing gauge or overlay them? If it does overlay, won't you have problems with the backlighting on the amber parts?

mikemann
08-09-2007, 08:27 PM
it replaces the existing gauge face and Sean has also done a swap of LEDs entirely on the interior so they no longer light amber, they light blue.

The reasoning is, if you use the stock gauge face overlay with the amber color, anything you shine behind it color wise will have an amber tint to it. So the blue led light ends up looking greenish.

With a new gauge face, the spots that were amber are no replaced with a new color. I believe Sean is using either white/clear or smoke, which allow essentially any color to pass through it.

It allows for endless possibilities in terms of LED lighting colors.

LEDmod
08-09-2007, 08:37 PM
I'm confused, does this replace the existing gauge or overlay them? If it does overlay, won't you have problems with the backlighting on the amber parts?

it replaces the existing gauge face and Sean has also done a swap of LEDs entirely on the interior so they no longer light amber, they light blue.

The reasoning is, if you use the stock gauge face overlay with the amber color, anything you shine behind it color wise will have an amber tint to it. So the blue led light ends up looking greenish.

With a new gauge face, the spots that were amber are no replaced with a new color. I believe Sean is using either white/clear or smoke, which allow essentially any color to pass through it.

It allows for endless possibilities in terms of LED lighting colors.
Good explaination... :bow:
As long as you use white, silver, smoke for the lighted area, you can use any LED color... they are neutral color, so basically you can use any LED color...

xbbox
11-10-2007, 03:11 PM
Did you get all the kinks worked out on these things? I know you said some of them didn't fit quite right.

LEDmod
11-10-2007, 09:04 PM
Did you get all the kinks worked out on these things? I know you said some of them didn't fit quite right.
Yes, first prototype gauge face was slightly longer...
I've resized it and it fits perfect...

Cuthbert
11-12-2007, 01:08 AM
I would like to do some personal testing before I decide if I want to use normal led/pcb or led bulbs. Can anyone tell me which bulb exactly from autolumination I need to get? Is it one of the a/b/c types, or the one thats farther down the page that just says "17022 Neo - Wedge Instrument Panel Bulbs 12mm". I tried to use a 74 type led bulb that I had from my tc but it did not work. Thanks.

LEDmod
11-12-2007, 01:19 AM
B type

Cuthbert
11-12-2007, 02:28 AM
B type

Cool, thanks. Would that be the same for the circulate/defrost/ac switches? Just need to know how many I need to order for the 3 controls and switches, and I believe the shifter is only one bulb.

LEDmod
11-12-2007, 05:16 AM
B type

Cool, thanks. Would that be the same for the circulate/defrost/ac switches? Just need to know how many I need to order for the 3 controls and switches, and I believe the shifter is only one bulb.
Back lighting is same szie for 3 knobs...
For the shift indicator back light, it doesn't light up well with LED bulb replacment....
Bulb is mounted it perpendicular to the area that lights up....

xbbox
11-12-2007, 04:07 PM
What's the price on your guages? I'm looking at the one that's in the middle of your avatar, the all black with the white circles. Thanks!

LEDmod
11-12-2007, 05:10 PM
What's the price on your guages? I'm looking at the one that's in the middle of your avatar, the all black with the white circles. Thanks!
That is Style 4 and price is $180

jdmikey
11-12-2007, 05:28 PM
whoa! super nice.

brunoxmatoss
11-12-2007, 09:49 PM
:bow: sex.

Whispaz
11-12-2007, 11:44 PM
looks good but price is crazy

jimmbomb
11-13-2007, 01:08 AM
B type

Cool, thanks. Would that be the same for the circulate/defrost/ac switches? Just need to know how many I need to order for the 3 controls and switches, and I believe the shifter is only one bulb.

have a look at this thread on your 'shifter display'...

http://www.scionlife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=195379

jh

M3RS
11-13-2007, 04:10 AM
nice :bow:

LEDmod
11-13-2007, 08:36 AM
looks good but price is crazy
Well... if you want gauge face that is just printed on inkjet printer... you can get it for so much cheaper....

I have few customer that is very dissapointed with inkjet printed gauge face..
They don't think that my gauge face is expensive, when they see the quality....

xbbox
11-16-2007, 01:29 PM
Yeah dude! That price is kinda steep imo.....

You give any club discounts? 10%, 25%?

I'm really interested in the Style 4 that you replied with and I know that if you came over to the dark side and gave some kind of discount you could probably get some Scikotics to get some too.

LEDmod
11-17-2007, 12:41 AM
Yeah dude! That price is kinda steep imo.....

You give any club discounts? 10%, 25%?

I'm really interested in the Style 4 that you replied with and I know that if you came over to the dark side and gave some kind of discount you could probably get some Scikotics to get some too.
If you know the process of how this gauge face is made then, you wouldn't think that it's steep..

If you compare that to inkjet printed gauge face from other memeber here... then it's steep...
BUT if you care about quality and doing it the right way then... my guage face is right way to go...
I have customers that had the inkjet printed gauge face and they were very disappointed... and gladly pay my price to get my gauge face...

There isn't any discount as of now, since I'm paying sponsorship here....
But you just want to let you know.. there is gona be increase in price on January of 2008.. cause of alot of cost of everythign is going up....
You should jump on it soon... I'm going to have big moving sale very shortly... before the price increase on January...

hunterUnknown
11-17-2007, 12:56 AM
these look great. i saw your xb over at D1. these gauges of yours are enviable.