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00GTShope
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00GTShope Oct 25, 5:32pm - #308997 

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Just installed my new RJ Autoworks gauges w/ BLUE LED's [PICS]

6 pics to come. Please wait till done.
Feel free to check out link below my sig for other pics of my car.

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00GTShope Oct 25, 5:32pm - #308998 

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00GTShope Oct 25, 5:32pm - #308999 

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00GTShope Oct 25, 5:33pm - #309000 

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00GTShope Oct 25, 5:33pm - #309001 

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Edit: Needles painted thumbsup
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00GTShope Oct 25, 5:33pm - #309002 

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Mp3Supply Oct 25, 5:49pm - #309003 

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celicaTRDgts Oct 25, 6:01pm - #309004 

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sick, thats what i wanna get...but with black background...keep it as stock looking as possible

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00GTShope Oct 25, 6:08pm - #309005 

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I was looking at the black background but I thought it looked a little hard to see the numbers during the day. The silver/black actually looks really nice in person, the silver isn't so bright as in the pic, the flash makes it really bright lookin. I'm very happy with them except the turn signals and the high beams lights are just whitish/amber. I have to get some little bulb covers to change them!
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Zero Oct 25, 6:22pm - #309006 

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looks super sexy grin

was it that hard for you to do?

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celiwhite Oct 25, 6:26pm - #309007 
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looks good thumbsup thumbsup
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00GTShope Oct 25, 6:26pm - #309008 

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not really. It was a little time consuming but what good mod isn't. It only took a little longer cause I had to test it several time. Ended up being two bad LED's. But the kit came with a few extra LED's just for that purpose.

I don't have any soldering experience and I did pretty well, not very hard using the install guide on this site!
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Zero Oct 25, 6:51pm - #309009 

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cool beans. thumbsup

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ToiletPaper Oct 25, 7:04pm - #309010 
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man, that looks awesome!
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drjongski Oct 25, 7:20pm - #309011 

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looks bad!!! thumbsup just one thing, is the blue led really that bright on the fuel & temp gauge? or just in the pic?
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00GTShope Oct 25, 7:28pm - #309012 

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it looks brighter in the pic. Especially pic #3 cause my headlights were off... you know... when you turn the headlights on that section dims along with the radio and heat/AC controls. thumbsup
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Drifter Oct 25, 8:07pm - #309013 
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I kinda liked the invisible needles rofl
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00GTShope Oct 25, 9:00pm - #309014 

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^^^ yeah it looked pretty cool when they were clear cause the light only came out the end of the needle but it was hard to see at a glance and really hard during the day!
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Virgilson Oct 25, 9:29pm - #309015 

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sweet!!!
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CaLiGTS Oct 25, 10:14pm - #309016 

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WCB420 Oct 26, 12:32am - #309017 
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i know this is a stupid question, but i searched for those on the net and i couldnt find a site that sells them, can you hook me up with a site please?

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Zero Oct 26, 12:39am - #309018 

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celica2nv Oct 26, 1:36am - #309019 

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looks just like mine only i still have to change the headlight from green too blue looks sick man!
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00GTShope Oct 26, 2:01am - #309020 

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^^^ yeah, I changed the headlight one too but I might take it out because it comes on full strength and is brighter than anything else on the dash. On a trip it might get distracting, it also isn't affected by the dimmer so it's always super bright!
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Clos Oct 26, 2:22am - #309021 
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looking good just like mine thumbsup
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Zero Oct 26, 2:38am - #309022 

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how're the repairs going Carlos?

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Rocketman Oct 26, 2:45am - #309023 

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Looks AWESOME! thumbsup
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stefanoc Oct 26, 3:04am - #309024 

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wut did you use to paint at the back of the needles, and where did you get it from?
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00GTShope Oct 26, 3:17am - #309025 

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I used model paint I bought at a local hobby shop. I used so little I have an entire bottle left with nothing to do with it... It went on the sides of the needles too but I took a wet Q-tip and just rubbed lightly on the sides and the paint came right off.
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looks good! thumbsup
nice modd
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Blue_Bomber Oct 26, 4:45am - #309027 
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Nice! thumbsup Here's a pic of my RJ Autoworks silver/black gauge face with red LEDs and painted needles:
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AzNRaCeR Oct 26, 4:50am - #309028 
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so the color just shines through? i thought that you had to scrap some of the color off or something...or is that for the stock gauge?

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00GTShope Oct 26, 4:56am - #309029 

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well it depends what gauges you buy. I bought the silver/black which will shine whatever color you change the LED's to. I went with blue cause my Sony deck has a "blackout front" with only two blue buttons on the corners which match the blue LED's perfectly!

Some of the gauges are colored though, like the black/blue etc.

Check out www.rjautoworks.com though for all the diff ones!
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AzNRaCeR Oct 26, 5:04am - #309030 
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yea i wanted to do it. i got the LEDs already...just waiting whether i should get the RJ or just use the stock. someone told me i can use stock..so ill try i guess

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vejita_13 Oct 26, 5:04am - #309031 

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that looks freakin sweet man thumbsup tasty cool eek
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Blue_Bomber Oct 26, 5:57am - #309032 
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Originally Posted by AzNRaCeR
yea i wanted to do it. i got the LEDs already...just waiting whether i should get the RJ or just use the stock. someone told me i can use stock..so ill try i guess

If you're using the stock gauge face, you can't change the color of the speedo or tach, unless you go through the painstaking process of using an exacto knife to scrape away all of the orange lines and numbers one at a time. I'd glady pay $50 to get a new face that will still look good (insteady of bumpy edges on everything that was scraped off), and still have the original gauges intact if I ever wanna sell the car. Oh wait a minute, I did do that. grin
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Clos Dec 28, 4:46am - #309033 
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Originally Posted by 00GTShope
not really. It was a little time consuming but what good mod isn't. It only took a little longer cause I had to test it several time. Ended up being two bad LED's. But the kit came with a few extra LED's just for that purpose.

I don't have any soldering experience and I did pretty well, not very hard using the install guide on this site!
hehheheheh really =) i feel so helpfull grin
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oh and zero i mite finish the install after my break do to the fact that the gator grip messed up the bolt even more angry im returning that shit tomorow. im going to have to go to school and use the impact gun and see if that works, if that fails then i have to cut it. but im sure you wont have that problem if you follow my guide wen i finish writhing it, so check back in a week or 2 aiite bro later
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Chelica815 Dec 28, 6:57am - #309035 
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DerekBC Dec 29, 10:33pm - #309036 
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How do you apply the paint on the needle? Do you just dip it? Or do you need to put it only on the front and sides or how and where? And do you need more than one coat? I'm planning on doing this soon and I just wanted to get it right the first time. Thanks!!!
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SmutasticGT Dec 30, 2:04am - #309037 

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stefanoc Dec 30, 7:35am - #309038 

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hey bro how does 7000rpm look like with the light turned on? does it look as bad as in the pic or worst? do you think theres anyway to fix that by maybe gluing a plastic on the circuit board between the two LEDs so light dont mix with each other?
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Veilside Dec 30, 2:36pm - #309039 
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celicadragon Dec 30, 10:02pm - #309040 

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DSGB4LYF23 Dec 30, 10:07pm - #309041 

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Fricken sweet thumbsup
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looks good

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SilverCelicaKEV Dec 31, 1:45am - #309043 
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Looks real good!!!!!!!thumbsup


Alot better than that damn orange. thumbsdown
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sweetnuts4sale Jan 7, 7:14am - #309044 
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does anyone know what voltage the leds are for the lcd panel? or a direct link to purchase the smt leds? possibly a link that works thanks for your help guys!!
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00GTShope Jan 11, 6:10am - #309046 

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Originally Posted by DerekBC
How do you apply the paint on the needle? Do you just dip it? Or do you need to put it only on the front and sides or how and where? And do you need more than one coat? I'm planning on doing this soon and I just wanted to get it right the first time. Thanks!!!


Well you first have to remove the old orange paint with rubbing alcohol. Then I just used a Q-tip to apply the paint. It only goes on the bottom of the needle. It's hard to keep it just on the bottom but don't worry, you can just rub the sides clean once it has dried a bit. thumbsup

If it gets totally screwed in your opinion, just rub it off again and give it another shot!
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