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GTQuentin Oct 7, 7:53pm - #293933 

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need help installing shift light

I need to figure out some way to install the shift light without drilling holes in the dash. I dont wan't the holes in my dash in case i sell it one day or just dont want the light anymore. Does anyone know how i could posssibly do this?
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celicamaniac Oct 10, 12:11am - #293934 
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Buy the two sided tape.
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GOLDCELICA Oct 10, 12:39am - #293935 

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You can drill in the pillar section. Then later if you decide to get rid of the shift light or the car and want to go stock. You can

1. either get a new pillar at the junk yard not expensive like 20 bucks.

2. Or you can buy a can of gray vinyl paint $5.00 then bodyfill fill the minor holes with puty or bondo and just spray the pillar gray with a spray can. That won't be hard at all.

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sxyimports125 Oct 10, 12:45am - #293936 

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^^^ That's what I'd do
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GOLDCELICA Oct 10, 12:46am - #293937 

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Not sure if you have a full pillar or half pillar. If your shift light just the shift light alone or do you use a full tach gauge?

Anyway here's how I did mine with just a shift light. Here you won't have problems mounting on the dash and no vibration. Easy access for wires to hide as well.
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GOLDCELICA Oct 10, 12:48am - #293938 

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You don't need this pillar to do this. You can mount directly on the stock pillar.

Pic2. Shift light. Remove bracket and bolts. Use the bracket as guide to mark your bolt holes. Place it on the pillar mark holes.
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GOLDCELICA Oct 10, 12:58am - #293939 

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Pic3

Remove driver side pillar for easy installation
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GOLDCELICA Oct 10, 1:00am - #293940 

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Pic4

Get the bracket align it to the position you want. Mark the hole with a pencil or pen. Then remove the bracket and drill the screws in. This will make it easier for you to drive the screws in later.
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GOLDCELICA Oct 10, 1:06am - #293941 

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Pic5

Now put the bracket back on and drive those two screws back in. Only two small screws and your set.
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GOLDCELICA Oct 10, 1:09am - #293942 

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Pic6

Then mount the shift light to the bracket. Wire everything direct to the ECU. More accurate readings. Hide and run all the wires appropriately.

Before puting it back into the car test the shift light if it works. If all goes well. put the pillar back in place and your set.

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GOLDCELICA Oct 10, 1:11am - #293943 

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Pic7

Set to 3500rpm for testing. I used an adjustable shift light instead of the pill that can't be adjust works well.

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CelicaRacer05 Oct 10, 1:42am - #293944 

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or you could get some type of clips and clip it to your ac vent... on the drivers side... or put it inside the ac vent...
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GTQuentin Oct 10, 2:57am - #293945 

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aright guys. thanks but kinda late now. i thought noone would responds. i put it in the window in the left corner. sepereated the top dash a lil and stuck the wires down the side throught a crack and tighted it back up. still need to finish workign on it. i ran out of time today. only got the ground wire installed. aslo you can still see wires running like a cm across the dash. try to post pics tommrow. probally start a new thread. cause i got a couple new mods.

--i stuck the shifter on using these adhaseive double sided dots. but right now it has a problem. i cant get it firmly on the dash. only 2 of the 4 points are making contact.
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Sultan Oct 10, 4:31am - #293946 

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try GOLDCELICA's way - seems like it would be more stable...
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GTQuentin Oct 10, 4:16pm - #293947 

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actually i think i will try goldcelica's way. evrertime i mount it on the dash i cant get all 4 poitns to connect. and this double sided tape just isnt sterdy enough.
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SeeULater Oct 11, 12:30am - #293948 
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How exactly do you get a shift light to light up when you want it to. Do you have to hook it the the tranny or what? I have always wondered that and how do you adjust when the light goes on.
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