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Jul 19, 9:37pm - #227520 
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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Jul 19, 9:38pm - #227521 
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Jul 19, 9:40pm - #227522 
whoaa, that looks awesome thumbsup

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Jul 19, 9:42pm - #227523 
good job, now only if you have gotten gauges that read horizontally than vertically we'd be better off.


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Jul 19, 9:44pm - #227524 
Lookin Good Timmy! thumbsup thumbsup


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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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Jul 19, 9:45pm - #227525 
thumbsupgreat mod

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Jul 19, 9:48pm - #227526 
sweet... where'd you get the gauge leds and turn signals from?

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Jul 19, 9:50pm - #227527 
sweet! thumbsup

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Jul 19, 10:04pm - #227528 
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Jul 19, 10:18pm - #227529 
eek eek eek shit that is hot, wish i knew how to do that! thumbsup eek thumbsup


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Jul 19, 10:30pm - #227530 
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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Jul 19, 10:55pm - #227531 
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Jul 19, 11:01pm - #227532 
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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Jul 19, 11:06pm - #227533 
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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Jul 20, 9:18am - #227534 
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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Jul 20, 9:49am - #227535 
Sweet mod thumbsup


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Jul 20, 10:27am - #227536 
awesome! thumbsup:

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Jul 20, 10:31am - #227537 
lookin' good!


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Jul 20, 10:35am - #227538 
nice mod thumbsup

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Jul 20, 11:14am - #227539 
thumbsup thumbsup that looks incredible...if only i had someone to help me frown

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Jul 20, 1:46pm - #227540 
Tim, Did you take off the the old face or just put this one on top of it?

Thanks! cool


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Jul 20, 2:20pm - #227541 
^^any AC gauge is placed over the stock gauge face, so yes, it is placed over the old face


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Jul 20, 2:48pm - #227542 
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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Jul 20, 2:58pm - #227543 
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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Jul 20, 2:59pm - #227544 
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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Jul 20, 4:13pm - #227545 
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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Jul 20, 4:14pm - #227546 
Oh and thanks everyone for the compliments!! wave

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Jul 20, 7:05pm - #227547 
nice, any problems with needle recalibration?

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Jul 20, 7:37pm - #227548 
Tim, Did you put anything on the needles? ie. sharpie or paint. Or is is just clear with the led light?


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Jul 20, 7:51pm - #227549 
its always nice when other members help each other out.. and it turned out great thumbsup


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Jul 20, 9:36pm - #227550 
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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Jul 20, 9:53pm - #227551 
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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Jul 20, 10:32pm - #227552 
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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Jul 20, 10:34pm - #227553 
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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Jul 20, 10:45pm - #227554 
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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Jul 20, 11:08pm - #227555 
thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
Now get blue lighting for the center console! happywink

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Jul 21, 1:22am - #227556 
can you take morning pics? i wanna see how good it looks.

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Jul 21, 9:13am - #227557 
now when you seen how its done do you fhink you can do it your self???

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Jul 21, 10:36am - #227558 
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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Jul 21, 10:39am - #227559 
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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Jul 21, 12:38pm - #227560 
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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Jul 21, 1:08pm - #227561 
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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Jul 21, 4:51pm - #227562 
Good Job Timo, looks nice thumbsup

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Jul 21, 6:13pm - #227563 
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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Jul 21, 7:57pm - #227564 
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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Jul 21, 9:02pm - #227565 
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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Jul 23, 1:36pm - #227566 
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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Jul 23, 3:47pm - #227567 
Tim did you do anything to make the gauges brighter, because mine arent really that bright as in your picture... confused


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Jul 23, 3:57pm - #227568 
eek thumbsup thumbsup


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Jul 24, 2:00am - #227569 
where are the morning pics timo?
someone bust "this post is worthless without pics"

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