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TimO Jul 20, 4:37am - #227520 

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New mod! Blue needles, blue LCD Panel, and blue turn signals!

Well, I knew I couldnt do this by myself. So Billy (VSGTS14) reached out and helped a brotha. So we did this all tonight at my house and just finished around 11:30. Here are some pics! wink

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TimO Jul 20, 4:38am - #227521 

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Mad_Game Jul 20, 4:40am - #227522 
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Polykarb Jul 20, 4:42am - #227523 

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good job, now only if you have gotten gauges that read horizontally than vertically we'd be better off.

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Live42day Jul 20, 4:44am - #227524 

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Lookin Good Timmy! thumbsup thumbsup

Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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Clos Jul 20, 4:45am - #227525 
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spaztikid Jul 20, 4:48am - #227526 
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sweet... where'd you get the gauge leds and turn signals from?
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se7enmodgt20 Jul 20, 4:50am - #227527 
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Virgilson Jul 20, 5:04am - #227528 

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bmw52786 Jul 20, 5:18am - #227529 

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eek eek eek shit that is hot, wish i knew how to do that! thumbsup eek thumbsup

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VSGTS14 Jul 20, 5:30am - #227530 

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he got his LED's from team celica and for the turn signals, it was a matter of scratching off the green film on the back of the stock face and putting a blue source on the back of the stock face or the bulb or even both in his case to make it appear blue...he used a blue sharpie on the bulb and on the part we scraped off on the stock gauge face..


i did this to my wrx, scraped off green film, then put a blue condom over the bulb and they light up realllllll nice. i think the condoms are much nicer and told him he could switch it for a better effect whenever or see how it compares with his setup.


Tim's setup is awesome grin thumbsup thumbsup

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cycocelica Jul 20, 5:55am - #227531 

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bmw52786 Jul 20, 6:01am - #227532 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
he got his LED's from team celica and for the turn signals, it was a matter of scratching off the green film on the back of the stock face and putting a blue source on the back of the stock face or the bulb or even both in his case to make it appear blue...he used a blue sharpie on the bulb and on the part we scraped off on the stock gauge face..


i did this to my wrx, scraped off green film, then put a blue condom over the bulb and they light up realllllll nice. i think the condoms are much nicer and told him he could switch it for a better effect whenever or see how it compares with his setup.


Tim's setup is awesome grin thumbsup thumbsup


where can i get those blue condoms at??? i want to use it for my dash!

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Sancho Jul 20, 6:06am - #227533 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
where can i get those blue condoms at??? i want to use it for my dash!


Drug store? rofl j/k

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VSGTS14 Jul 20, 4:18pm - #227534 

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Originally Posted by bmw52786

Originally Posted by VSGTS14

he got his LED's from team celica and for the turn signals, it was a matter of scratching off the green film on the back of the stock face and putting a blue source on the back of the stock face or the bulb or even both in his case to make it appear blue...he used a blue sharpie on the bulb and on the part we scraped off on the stock gauge face..


i did this to my wrx, scraped off green film, then put a blue condom over the bulb and they light up realllllll nice. i think the condoms are much nicer and told him he could switch it for a better effect whenever or see how it compares with his setup.


Tim's setup is awesome grin thumbsup thumbsup


where can i get those blue condoms at??? i want to use it for my dash!


i got mine at www.partsexpress.com
search for lamp covers, there are two sizes, so get a few of each.
i used them on my wrx dash and wasn't too satisfied...
so i made everything red with transparent paint and imo, blue transparent paint will be more blue and brighter than the condoms.
you can get blue transparent paint from here.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXVT57&P=7
this is the same kind i have, but in red and it worked awesome on my HVAC and radio.

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SPec_ceLICA Jul 20, 4:49pm - #227535 

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Sweet mod thumbsup

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SoccerSummit Jul 20, 5:27pm - #227536 

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xXMaGNuSXx Jul 20, 5:31pm - #227537 
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lookin' good!

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nice mod thumbsup
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SmutasticGT Jul 20, 6:14pm - #227539 

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thumbsup thumbsup that looks incredible...if only i had someone to help me frown
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Live42day Jul 20, 8:46pm - #227540 

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Tim, Did you take off the the old face or just put this one on top of it?

Thanks! cool

Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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VSGTS14 Jul 20, 9:20pm - #227541 

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^^any AC gauge is placed over the stock gauge face, so yes, it is placed over the old face

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Live42day Jul 20, 9:48pm - #227542 

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Yeah thats what I did and the needle touches the gauge and gets stuck on the number plate when it gets above 4k on the tach.

Just thought if I removed the old gauge the needle would clear the face.

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i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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SinCity Jul 20, 9:58pm - #227543 
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Your car looks fuckin ill.. i wish i could do that!
Ill pay someone around vegas to do that shit for me!!
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VSGTS14 Jul 20, 9:59pm - #227544 

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removing the old face is like taking off .1 of a milliter off..it won't make a difference
he installed his just fine and htey don't touch at all...
you have to install them right and make sure they are stuck down all the way.

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TimO Jul 20, 11:13pm - #227545 

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Christ billy, your on the ball!! rofl

But yea... what Billy siad (about everything and then some) thumbsup

SinCity - I was about to pay some dude and it would have costed around 80 bucks to get him to do it. But then Billy came and saved the day!
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TimO Jul 20, 11:14pm - #227546 

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Oh and thanks everyone for the compliments!! wave
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fonz182 Jul 21, 2:05am - #227547 

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nice, any problems with needle recalibration?
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Live42day Jul 21, 2:37am - #227548 

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Tim, Did you put anything on the needles? ie. sharpie or paint. Or is is just clear with the led light?

Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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Erick Jul 21, 2:51am - #227549 

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its always nice when other members help each other out.. and it turned out great thumbsup

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Live42day Jul 21, 4:36am - #227550 

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I have the leds. Which ones did you replace to make the needles glow blue? I only have 9 left, so in this pic which ones are the most necessary for the needles to glow properly?

Thanks!
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Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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TimO Jul 21, 4:53am - #227551 

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I put blue sharpie on it and it turned out awesome. And the only ones you need to do for the needles are the ones for the gauges, and nothing for the LCD.

Id say, going from left to right, do the first 9 and it should turn out fine. thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Jul 21, 5:32am - #227552 

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Originally Posted by Live42day
I have the leds. Which ones did you replace to make the needles glow blue? I only have 9 left, so in this pic which ones are the most necessary for the needles to glow properly?

Thanks!


if you want your needles blue, then it's going to change the color of your gauges you know? you have to change the LED's marked with little yellow arrows in the pic.

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VSGTS14 Jul 21, 5:34am - #227553 

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Originally Posted by fonz182
nice, any problems with needle recalibration?


no, recalibration on the celica is easy.
turn the key to ACC, then push the needle back on at the 0 position and then it's fine.

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Live42day Jul 21, 5:45am - #227554 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by Live42day
I have the leds. Which ones did you replace to make the needles glow blue? I only have 9 left, so in this pic which ones are the most necessary for the needles to glow properly?

Thanks!


if you want your needles blue, then it's going to change the color of your gauges you know? you have to change the LED's marked with little yellow arrows in the pic.


Yeah I just installed the same S7 gauges and was jus wondering if they all need to changed to blue to make the needles glow because I only have a few blue ones left.
But I think Tim answered it already. Thanks.

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i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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morris Jul 21, 6:08am - #227555 
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thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
Now get blue lighting for the center console! happywink
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stefanoc Jul 21, 8:22am - #227556 

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can you take morning pics? i wanna see how good it looks.
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oas Jul 21, 4:13pm - #227557 
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now when you seen how its done do you fhink you can do it your self???
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TimO Jul 21, 5:36pm - #227558 

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Originally Posted by stefanoc
can you take morning pics? i wanna see how good it looks.


Ill take one today when i get home from work. They look great in the day too! thumbsup I didnt have time this morning, and I wasnt awake lol
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TimO Jul 21, 5:39pm - #227559 

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Originally Posted by oas
now when you seen how its done do you fhink you can do it your self???




I could deff do the needles, the recalibration of the needles, and the turn signals w/o a problem. But the soldering I've never really been good at. But after this I have more confidence to do that part myself. And Id deff try it, I dont know if id succeed though.
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GraSSRooTs Jul 21, 7:38pm - #227560 

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The S7 Gauges look great. Your interior must look awesome at night. Your next interior mod should be a replacement A Pillar with spots for 2 gauges.

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Justice Jul 21, 8:08pm - #227561 

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thumbsup hot thumbsup mine will hopefully look as good when i'm done.. dunno if you changed ur dome light or not but i got a blue led bulb from www.superbrightleds.com ,gotta change my signals and ac controls still thumbsup great work! hey anyone know the size of the light behind the ac pannel? i guess i could just use the "film" but i'd rather get a blue light..
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hkysk8r86 Jul 21, 11:51pm - #227562 

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Good Job Timo, looks nice thumbsup
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Virtuous_One Jul 22, 1:13am - #227563 

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Wow...Cop's might pull me over!...thinkin I might be running some disco tech in there!...J\P...Nice Neon light job dude!!!... thumbsup
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chung Jul 22, 2:57am - #227564 
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S7 gauges are so nice. Good job. Btw do you remember wut the part number wuz for the blue LEDs for your needles and your LCD?
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TimO Jul 22, 4:02am - #227565 

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Sorry guys, I ran out of light because I didnt get home till late. So I didnt get to take the pics during the day. Ill take em tomorrow! thumbsup

Chung - i bought the led's from teamcelica.com in the store. So there werent any part numbers.
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fonz182 Jul 23, 8:36pm - #227566 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by fonz182
nice, any problems with needle recalibration?


no, recalibration on the celica is easy.
turn the key to ACC, then push the needle back on at the 0 position and then it's fine.


wasn't that easy for me...and its still not fixed...
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Live42day Jul 23, 10:47pm - #227567 

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Tim did you do anything to make the gauges brighter, because mine arent really that bright as in your picture... confused

Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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CELIBORGY Jul 23, 10:57pm - #227568 
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stefanoc Jul 24, 9:00am - #227569 

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where are the morning pics timo?
someone bust "this post is worthless without pics"
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