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Need help, changing color of a/c lights... #133978 Mar 24, 3:38pm Mar 24, 3:38pm
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Need help, changing color of a/c lights...

I want to make the lights white, so I was just going to cut off the green casing on the bulb. MY question is will it appear a dull off white like the bulb, or will the the lettering on the controls make it pure white? THNX in advance

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replace them with white leds.


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nah, just was going to do it because its so simple. Will it be nice and white through the face plate though?

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Originally Posted by 5280vvti
nah, just was going to do it because its so simple. Will it be nice and white through the face plate though?


idunnotry it and let us know grin


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Originally Posted by Evan
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nah, just was going to do it because its so simple. Will it be nice and white through the face plate though?


idunnotry it and let us know grin


LOL, tongue guess I could. If worse comes to worse I could just get some colored film or something...

any other advice?

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Originally Posted by 5280vvti

Originally Posted by Evan

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nah, just was going to do it because its so simple. Will it be nice and white through the face plate though?


idunnotry it and let us know grin


LOL, tongue guess I could. If worse comes to worse I could just get some colored film or something...

any other advice?


Yeah, my above post (change to white leds) laughsilly


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Re: Need help, changing color of a/c lights... [Re: 5280vvti] #133984 Mar 24, 4:22pm Mar 24, 4:22pm
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i dont no how to change the color of the actual a/c button or the circulate button but the i just took off the green "condoms" and blue a blue film over it, its not as bright but its blue!


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blue film

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Re: Need help, changing color of a/c lights... [Re: bmw52786] #133986 Mar 24, 4:26pm Mar 24, 4:26pm
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Originally Posted by bmw52786
blue film


let's see it lit up grin


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so it would just be a dull white then? 0_0 THnx for the posts so far

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yea it wil be like a peachy white


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the pic never turns out good when i took pic of it lit up


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Originally Posted by bmw52786
the pic never turns out good when i took pic of it lit up


even at night? confused


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when else would i take them, of course at night. I have taken a pic b4 and posted it but you just cant really see anything


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Originally Posted by bmw52786
when else would i take them, of course at night. I have taken a pic b4 and posted it but you just cant really see anything


maybe they aren't very bright in the first place. Or you should try a different camera.


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i can always count on you to have an answer to anything and everything evan!


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Originally Posted by bmw52786
i can always count on you to have an answer to anything and everything evan!


I try tongue


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haha wink


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Lol, Evan you've hijacked my thread laughsilly If I do want to go with White LEDs could I just pick up some at car toys? How much, and how hard to install? THNX

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Originally Posted by 5280vvti

Lol, Evan you've hijacked my thread laughsilly If I do want to go with White LEDs could I just pick up some at car toys? How much, and how hard to install? THNX


rofl Sorry to hijack the thread but you can get the leds from Russ (00CericaRuss); click this link to pm him:

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...;fpart=&vc=

Or visit his site, rjautoworks.com:

http://www.rjautoworks.com/services.php


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the lights will be like peach color.. it wont be white .. i did that on my 00 gts


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5280vvti... I took the bulb covers off the ac/heater controls. the display looks peach-colored due to the color of the panel. I'm itching to get to a good photo shop so i can pick up some colored acetate film/paper. The nearest shop is 45 freakin minutes away from me angry

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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by 5280vvti
Lol, Evan you've hijacked my thread laughsilly If I do want to go with White LEDs could I just pick up some at car toys? How much, and how hard to install? THNX


rofl Sorry to hijack the thread but you can get the leds from Russ (00CericaRuss); click this link to pm him:

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I believe that you are talking about the surface mount LED's. The lights inside of the A/C console aren't surface mount, nor are they LED's I believe. Just cheap little light bulbs.

I bought myself a set of ten really bright blue LED's that came attached to wires. That made it really easy to splice them into my cig lighter, and stuff them into the console.

The only bad thing about LED's is that the light doesn't really disperse through the side of the bulb the way it would with a light bulb. It just tends to go through the top of the bulb. Don't get me wrong though, they are bright as hell, and you can't look directly into them without burning your retnas, but you pretty much have to put at least 5 of them into the console, and aim them all into different directions. Even with that done, there are a few patches of darkness, and the whole console just doesn't look right.

That's why I'm going to take them out and replace it with one or two blue bendable neon sticks that you can cut to fit inside of the console. Actually, now that I think of it, they might be LED sticks, but no bother, either will work fine, the LED's just tend to be brighter and last longer.

I'll post a link of them if I find them.


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Originally Posted by slidr

I believe that you are talking about the surface mount LED's. The lights inside of the A/C console aren't surface mount, nor are they LED's I believe. Just cheap little light bulbs.



That doesn't mean they can't be replaced with leds happywink


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Originally Posted by Know666
5280vvti... I took the bulb covers off the ac/heater controls. the display looks peach-colored due to the color of the panel. I'm itching to get to a good photo shop so i can pick up some colored acetate film/paper. The nearest shop is 45 freakin minutes away from me angry


i told you haha...i got some extra blue acetate if you need some wink


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Originally Posted by Evan
Originally Posted by slidr
I believe that you are talking about the surface mount LED's. The lights inside of the A/C console aren't surface mount, nor are they LED's I believe. Just cheap little light bulbs.



That doesn't mean they can't be replaced with leds happywink
Surface mount?


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hey evan.. do you know how to swap the ac lights for led;s? cause i went out searching for acetate but came up short and dont really wanna order them online cause i kinda want orange.

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Anyone know if they have white acetate? tongue

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Here is what I did to chagne the lights: Click here for Blue A/C Lights !

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It looks sweet! But doesn't it kind of offset the the stereo and gauges? Or have you changed the color on them to?

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Originally Posted by 5280vvti
It looks sweet! But doesn't it kind of offset the the stereo and gauges? Or have you changed the color on them to?

You can change the color of your Gauges and screen color also. You can get leds from TeamCelica for $28.
P.S.I did not change it yet...

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Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa

Originally Posted by 5280vvti

It looks sweet! But doesn't it kind of offset the the stereo and gauges? Or have you changed the color on them to?

You can change the color of your Gauges and screen color also. You can get leds from TeamCelica for $28.
P.S.I did not change it yet...


Yeah, I don't think I have the skills to change out the LEDs on the stereo, or to work on the gauges. Also why I'm considering red/orange if I don't go with white.

Are you going with blue for the rest of the interior as well?


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^ the blue looks good grin


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I took this picture 1-2 month ago I have some adds to my interior but major look is the same.

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Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
I took this picture 1-2 month ago I have some adds to my interior but major look is the same.


Are the vents painted, or did you use vinyl? Looks great BTW thumbsup

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Originally Posted by 5280vvti

Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa

I took this picture 1-2 month ago I have some adds to my interior but major look is the same.


Are the vents painted, or did you use vinyl? Looks great BTW thumbsup

I painted the vents too and I have a "carbon fiber" vinil overlays on the each side of the vents (Not on the picture)
Here is the link how to take the vents off: Click here!

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Does anyone in NY know how to do this? I'm willing to pay top $$. Send me a PM, thanks.

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