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Stun Sep 7, 5:31pm - #268819 

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Clock - How To Change Color

How To Change Clock Color
by Tater

I have found that practically any color can be had using the green clock. It's just a matter of combining the correct combination of filters to achieve the desired shading. The key matching the blue of the cluster and radio LEDs is filtering out the green light using a purple filter. This will give the clock a light blue illumination. To get a medium blue illumination, layer a blue filter over the purple filter. Many folks have tried using just blue filters which results in either a teal blue or an extremely dim blue display. The clock can even be made to illuminate white if you wish by using multiple layers of pink film. Cellophane wrapping film can be used for the filters and is available at craft or party supply stores for a whopping $1.00 per roll so start saving your dough for this one. LOL
Below is a reference pic showing some relative shadings and the filters used:
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This plug is the one on the clock. Disconnect this wire if you want the clock at full brightness at all times.
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Stun Sep 7, 5:33pm - #268820 

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I guess we still havent figured out how to make BLUE frown but the WHITE is looking VERY NICE thumbsup Not sure if its a repost but I just wanted to share this with you guys because I dont think that Tater has discussed this with us here in Ecelica.

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RicePowered Sep 7, 5:50pm - #268821 
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eek eek thumbsup ... nice, I got red stuff so it's red clock time grin
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Sultan Sep 7, 5:54pm - #268822 

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I already have the blue cellophane - now I need to find purple ... thumbsup
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Sancho Sep 7, 8:44pm - #268823 

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Yeah, I have a problem. I have an 04 Celica with an orange clock. The LED display is green with orange plastic on the center console. What color should I use to change it to green? Blue?

Curious as to what the green wire does and why it dims the clock. Why does disconnecting the wire prevent the clock from fading?

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L3M1315 Sep 9, 11:16pm - #268824 

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Originally Posted by Sancho
Curious as to what the green wire does and why it dims the clock. Why does disconnecting the wire prevent the clock from fading?


That wire sends a small-voltage signal when the lights are turned on so the circuitry in the clock cuts voltage to the respective display, thereby dimming it. If you take the wire out, the clock doesn't get the signal that the lights are on.

The same thing can be found in lots of aftermarket radios and it's typically called an accessory wire.
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Zero Sep 11, 6:56pm - #268825 

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how do you put these filters in the clock housing? is there a guide on how to open the clock?

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bigbeezy209 Sep 14, 1:15am - #268826 

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thanx,I have been wanting to change the stupid green clock
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Zero Sep 21, 2:11am - #268827 

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hmm, i've tried this but i was disappointed.

the clock is hardly, if not at all, visable during the daytime.

i liked, however, that the color did change, but i can only see the time at night. frown

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Asian Oct 9, 4:48pm - #268828 

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If you cut the green wire on the clock , does it make your headlights dim at all since the clock doesnt have to dim? confused
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stefanoc Oct 11, 6:15am - #268829 

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well guys i just did this today. i put 3 layers of cellophane like instructed, but i assume 2 would work great also. i put 2 layers at the back of the ac console, and the colors are about the same except the clock a bit darker. the easiest way to put the cellophane in the clock base is unscrew and take off the clock housing from the center console first, then use the small screw driver to unscrew the clock from its housing. fold the cellophane three times, cut it to the size you can fit in the clock housing, so ur basically putting it behind the black plastic that you can see the time through (the housing). shove the clock unit back to the housing, screw them together, and back to the center console, be sure to cut that green wire cz it makes a difference. you dont want it to dim at night cz it wont match the ac lights.
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L3M1315 Dec 5, 6:34pm - #268830 

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I changed my clock to red yesterday and it looks okay. I was wondering if there was a good way to make the outer tinted plastic cover (on which is printed "passenger" ":00" etc.) not tinted. If that wasn't so dark, the clock would look a LOT better (and we wouldn't have to cut the accessory wire).

Any clues or suggestions? (I'm trying not to just cut a hole in that plastic, cause then I'm sure it would look ghetto.)

Also, did anyone try putting just a purple and a red filter on the clock? Purple will make a green clock white, and red will make a white clock red...that's two filters instead of three to make the green clock red. Anyone?
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sk8rgrl9d9 Dec 7, 4:24am - #268831 

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ya'll should find a way to make it pink!! that would be pimp, im attempting to do my whole car, pink, white, and carbon..ahh im such a girl )

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L3M1315 Dec 7, 8:04pm - #268832 

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Originally Posted by sk8rgrl9d9
ya'll should find a way to make it pink!! that would be pimp, im attempting to do my whole car, pink, white, and carbon..ahh im such a girl )


There's something intimidating ( puke ) about the color pink for most men. grin

Aside from that, if you had a white clock and pink celophane, how might you think you'd make a pink clock? Now, with that, see that a green clock can be made pink with four pink filters, and then integrate in your answer fomr the last question and you'll have a pink clock.
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JiXeR Dec 16, 2:24pm - #268833 
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SWEET!!! man, i just found this site and i already LOVE you guys! hahahaha. everything that i've wanted to change about this car, i now have detailed instructions on how to do. you people RAWK!
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carlosredtrd Dec 20, 7:25pm - #268834 
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Behind the LCD of the clock, it wouldnt have leds, so i could change the color soldering the new color LEDS?..anyone hasnt try that out? Just lige the cluster ones.
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Babyboi419 Dec 20, 7:52pm - #268835 

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i hate my 04..i help guys..ok since mines a 04..i got this amber lens thats making my stock lights bright up orange..i have tried every combinnation of filter to make it blue..only ones i got is RED and green..no blue..i want to make it white but its not gona work since i got this amber lens covering it...any1 want to trader lens cover??? 04 lens to 00-02 lens
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Babyboi419 Dec 21, 1:21am - #268836 

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to the peeps..that want blue in their 03-04 models..you guys gona need the 00-02..i just swaped with a freind that has a 00..and its works pretty well with blue
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slav Jan 6, 4:06am - #268837 

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can anyone explain how to remove the clock?mine do not work and the "experts"at the toyota dealer told me to get a new one for $240.Is there any LCD bulb that can be changed or something else to do that is cheaper than a new clock?thanks for help
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slav Jan 6, 5:04am - #268838 

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have you found out how to open the clock?could you help me with that?
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isaac Jan 6, 5:07am - #268839 
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All that is needed to open the clock is a Philips-head screwdriver with a FINE tip

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slav Jan 7, 7:58am - #268840 

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thanks for tip,but is there anything in the clock that can be changed if that doesn't work(bulb or.st.else)?
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isaac Jan 7, 8:44am - #268841 
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there are not really any user serviceable parts in the clock...

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isaac Apr 1, 7:20pm - #268842 
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Many topics have come up in the general forums of where to purchase this "film" from - here are links and photos of what it looks like at the time of purchase, plus examples of what it is commonly used as.

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Stores such as Target, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Halmark... or any shop that sells gifts or flowers will have this stuff for extremely cheap thumbsup

GOOGLE SEARCH...
http://www.google.com/search?q=POLYPROPYLENE+ROLLS+COLORS


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Zero Apr 5, 1:05am - #268843 

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to add, Party City or Party Land carries these items. thumbsup

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