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Rem2088
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Rem2088 Aug 4, 1:49pm - #240064 

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Hello all, I just picked up my new ( or new to me ) toyota celica GT last night. While driving it home I noticed that one of the backlights behind the temp controls was burned out. I read the guide about removing the center console, but I didn't see anything on here about replacing those lights, just on how to change there color. Has anyone had any exp replacing these lights ?

I also wanted to get a new radio for the car. I put one in my Del Sol and it was fairly straight forward. This car looks like it will need a bigger faceplate or something if I don't want to buy a radio big enough to cover the space. If someone could point me in the right direction I would apriciate it.

I was thinking about trying to take my speakers from my del sol and move them into my car if they aren't to difficult to replace. A computer at Best Buy says that the speaker sizes for my del sol and the celica are the same. ( 6.5 ? )
Infomation on this would be greatly apriciated as well.


Other than these things, the car runs great and I have really enjoyed driving it.

-Ben
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ravadude338
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ravadude338 Aug 4, 2:20pm - #240065 
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celica speaker size is 6.5 thumbsup and welcome
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celicababe00 Aug 4, 2:53pm - #240066 

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Ah ha!!!! another converted Del Sol driver. I used to have one to until I got my celi. welcome to the boards...you have come to the right spot to get info.
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Zero Aug 4, 3:09pm - #240067 

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welcome thumbsup

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 4, 4:18pm - #240068 
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Conversion kits are available which will allow you to put a normal sized heck in the big hole from stock one. You get a nice little pocket to put CD's in below the deck. You should also pickup a wiring harness conversion kit which will allow you to hook up the new deck without splicing into your car's wiring harness.

The speakers in the Celi are good, replace the deck & then see if you want to replace the speakers. I highpass mine & run a couple of subs & they sound great.
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Stun
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Stun Aug 4, 4:24pm - #240069 

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Originally Posted by Rem2088
While driving it home I noticed that one of the backlights behind the temp controls was burned out. I read the guide about removing the center console, but I didn't see anything on here about replacing those lights, just on how to change there color. Has anyone had any exp replacing these lights ?


Do you mean the LCD LED's?
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If that's what you mean. Check out this link... http://complabs.nevada.edu/~yoos3/led_stuff/store/

By the way, WELCOME wave

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Rem2088
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Rem2088 Aug 4, 5:58pm - #240070 

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The lights that light up the fan control and whatnot are the ones i'm talking about smile

-Ben
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falkkor Aug 4, 10:27pm - #240071 

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Yeah hit your local auto sounds shop. tell them you need the bezel to put a normal sixed head unit in. .shouldnt be more then 20$, I forgot what the yare called but you get the idea smile
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ToiletPaper Aug 5, 12:15am - #240072 
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welcome
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Chelica815 Aug 5, 2:18am - #240073 
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Welcome and enjoy the car. A great purchase BTW.

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celimangts17 Aug 5, 4:24am - #240074 

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Originally Posted by Rem2088
The lights that light up the fan control and whatnot are the ones i'm talking about smile

-Ben

i have heard you have to go to toyota and get a replacement circuit board that the leds are soldered onto. either that or try to solder some new leds on, not sure i would do that though.

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CaddyShack Aug 5, 6:18am - #240075 

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stefanoc Aug 5, 7:18am - #240076 

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if you bought the car from a dealership(especially if toyota) go back and have them replace the center console for ur light.
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Rem2088
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Rem2088 Aug 7, 8:40pm - #240077 

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Well, I took out the center console and removed the light I need. I tried several auto parts stores and radio shack and they don't have anything like it. I'll have to stop by a toytoa dealership and see if they have the part.

-Ben
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