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Help with Center Console! #273558 Sep 12, 10:07pm Sep 12, 10:07pm
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Help with Center Console!
I've changed the clock color and cigarette lighter and I plan to change the A/C lighting soon. I put the center console back in, screw everything down and now my A/C and heater buttons stick in when I push them. I can't get them back out. I have to take off the console and pull them out. angry I really makes me mad. I just want my A/C unit back to stock working order. Anybody whos done this, do you know how to prevent the buttons from sticking once you've replaced the center console. I NEED HELP, PLEASE! cry


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Re: Help with Center Console! [Re: Sancho] #273559 Sep 13, 6:54am Sep 13, 6:54am
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^^^I would like to know how to do this to angry

Re: Help with Center Console! [Re: Sancho] #273560 Sep 13, 10:20am Sep 13, 10:20am
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Take the panel off again, and look at the black bracket that contains both the AC and Rear Defrost buttons. Did you tighten both of those tiny gold screws that hold the bracket into place?

Just make sure that both are tightened as much as possible, but don't go overboard and break the screw hole. It is made of plastic and very fragile.


I wound up breaking mine and had to buy a whole new heater assembly from a junk yard to replace it due to the fact that I stripped and cracked the plastic screw hole that holds one side of the black bracket in, and since one side was held down, and the other wasn't, one button wouldn't work, and would stick.




If the screws don't solve your problem, make sure that no wires or anything that you may have installed behind the console is in the way.




EDIT: I also recommend that due to the fact that the screw holes are made of plastic, that you don't remove/replace the screws too many times, because you will eventually strip or break the hole.


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Re: Help with Center Console! [Re: slidr] #273561 Sep 13, 10:42am Sep 13, 10:42am
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hey Chris, how'd you change the color of the clock? did you use that one guide that Slidr posted by tater?

if so, cna you tell me how to open the clock to put the film in there. thanks


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Re: Help with Center Console! [Re: Zero] #273562 Sep 13, 11:44am Sep 13, 11:44am
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i don't know how many times i've taken those plastics apart, never had a problem reinstall them...

Re: Help with Center Console! [Re: Zero] #273563 Sep 13, 1:09pm Sep 13, 1:09pm
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Originally Posted by Zero
hey Chris, how'd you change the color of the clock? did you use that one guide that Slidr posted by tater?

if so, cna you tell me how to open the clock to put the film in there. thanks


Assuming you can take the center console off, at the top on the back of the center console theres the white panel with a white plastic plug with wires attached to it. Remove the plug. You need a small phillips screwdriver to take the four screws off. Turn the unit over and you'll see the LED display. Use the cellaphane (couple sheets) and lay it over. Really easy. Make sure when you cover the clock you don't block the pushpads for changing the time. You're going to need then to reset your clock after reinstalling. thumbsup


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Re: Help with Center Console! [Re: Sancho] #273564 Sep 13, 3:12pm Sep 13, 3:12pm
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assuming i know how to take off the center console??? im a g when it comes to that rofl grin tongue


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Re: Help with Center Console! [Re: Zero] #273565 Sep 13, 3:13pm Sep 13, 3:13pm
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Originally Posted by Zero
hey Chris, how'd you change the color of the clock? did you use that one guide that Slidr posted by tater?

if so, cna you tell me how to open the clock to put the film in there. thanks
What did I do now? wink


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BTW, Mark, if you didn't know, I killed my A/C couple weeks ago trying to change the A/C lighting with LEDs. Broke the PC board, so my heater and A/C dont work anyway. Need to get the part from Toyota.

Marks a celebrity. shocked I was tempted to post a more in depth install guide, just for ppl asking questions n stuff, like Chad. Its a lot of work and picture taking, imo. thumbsdown

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assuming i know how to take off the center console??? im a g when it comes to that rofl grin tongue


Oh, you caught my joke! rofl


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Originally Posted by Sancho
BTW, Mark, if you didn't know, I killed my A/C couple weeks ago trying to change the A/C lighting with LEDs. Broke the PC board, so my heater and A/C dont work anyway. Need to get the part from Toyota.

Marks a celebrity. shocked I was tempted to post a more in depth install guide, just for ppl asking questions n stuff, like Chad. Its a lot of work and picture taking, imo. thumbsdown

Originally Posted by Zero
assuming i know how to take off the center console??? im a g when it comes to that rofl grin tongue


Oh, you caught my joke! rofl
Who's Mark?


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^^^you are Mark. right? thats what it sez in your profile


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Originally Posted by Zero
^^^you are Mark. right? thats what it sez in your profile
Yeah, I am, but he said that Mark is a celebrity, and that's why I thought he wasn't talking about me. tongue


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go with the flow Mark...you are a celeb. cool


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Originally Posted by Zero

go with the flow Mark...you are a celeb. cool
rofl rofl rofl

LMAO


I still think he was talking about someone else. grin happywink


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he was referring about the thread you made about this stuff, and said that he wanted to make like a part 2 of it with more details.

so it has to be you.


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Originally Posted by Zero
he was referring about the thread you made about this stuff, and said that he wanted to make like a part 2 of it with more details.

so it has to be you.
Ah, I got ya. Now I remember. grin


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from the words of Billy..."abuuhhh" rofl


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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by Zero
go with the flow Mark...you are a celeb. cool
rofl rofl rofl

LMAO


I still think he was talking about someone else. grin happywink


Follow me here. wave

You post an install guide and people like it, you're a celebrity (more like a hero happywink). QED grin Still don't know how cutting the green wire prevents the lights from dimming. confused


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Originally Posted by Sancho
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by Zero
go with the flow Mark...you are a celeb. cool
rofl rofl rofl

LMAO


I still think he was talking about someone else. grin happywink


Follow me here. wave

You post an install guide and people like it, you're a celebrity (more like a hero happywink). QED grin Still don't know how cutting the green wire prevents the lights from dimming. confused
I don't think I have ever posted an install guide, have I?

Anyways, the green wire is most likely linked up with the headlight system/relays, and whenever they are activated, a pulse of some sort travels down the green wire, and into the clock, thereby making it somehow dim.

Trying to figure this stuff out is like trying to comprehend the concept of infinite space.

It will blow your mind. spineyes wink


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My clock is starting to look orange. wtf Needs more blue cellaphane. I was looking for that classic LED green you 03 Celica owners take for granted.

If I have any problems with the panel, I know who to contact. wave


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Good luck.

So your stock clock is orange, and you are adding blue celaphane to it?


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Originally Posted by slidr
Good luck.

So your stock clock is orange, and you are adding blue celaphane to it?


This is true, sir.

Fixed my buttons, thanks Mark...err Slidr wave

Hey Chad, ever change your clock color?


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yah i did.

but i was disappointed that its not visible during the daytime frown


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Originally Posted by Zero
yah i did.

but i was disappointed that its not visible during the daytime frown


Green wire. You need to cut it. If that doesn't work, you need to make the cellaphane flat against the LED or else it reflects off the inside, fading it. Its hard to do, but it makes the display less reflective.


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the green wire disables it from dimming when your turn on the headlights, right. but when my lights arent turned on at night, they are bright. but during the day, its dim.

and i've made it so that the film is pressed against the screen.


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I could take a look at it if you want. wave

You've got sunlight reflecting off the cover. I have that too. You could make a shield shade for it. I can still see mine during the day, but just barely. Thats why I wear a watch.

I think I might make part two of Marks guide. idunno


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haha, yea i can barely see mine too. but i just switched my eclipse deck to show the time.


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Originally Posted by Zero
hey Chris, how'd you change the color of the clock? did you use that one guide that Slidr posted by tater?

if so, cna you tell me how to open the clock to put the film in there. thanks


Actually Stun posted the guide, not Sldr. Your bad, Chad! rofl

Mark, you're still my hero! thumbsup


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