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Barrett Nov 2, 5:13am - #315531 
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Upgraded my Gauges!

I ordered the LED's to do this conersion about 10 months ago and just now got around to it. I've only done the LCD for right now. I will do the rest of the gauges another day. I love the way this looks!
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Barrett Nov 2, 5:14am - #315532 
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I painted the needles blue too but I used to much so its too dark, I'll have to redo it tommorow.
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Barrett Nov 2, 5:15am - #315533 
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Barrett Nov 2, 5:15am - #315534 
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Barrett Nov 2, 5:16am - #315535 
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fonz182 Nov 2, 5:17am - #315536 

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wow i like it thumbsup thumbsup where did you buy the overlays and LEDs????
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Designer_GTS Nov 2, 5:18am - #315537 
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That looks really good. Red needles would be great too.
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Barrett Nov 2, 5:20am - #315538 
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The overlays are the 3D S7 gauges. I got them from eBay thumbsup. I got the LED's from the Hammer @ www.teamcelica.com
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silver Nov 2, 5:30am - #315539 
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I like the S7.
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fonz182 Nov 2, 5:46am - #315540 

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Originally Posted by Barrett
The overlays are the 3D S7 gauges. I got them from eBay thumbsup. I got the LED's from the Hammer @ www.teamcelica.com


yeah i reallly like those S7 im condsidering changing mine. I got my LEDs from TC too thumbsup
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Barrett Nov 2, 5:48am - #315541 
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Originally Posted by fonz182
Originally Posted by Barrett
The overlays are the 3D S7 gauges. I got them from eBay thumbsup. I got the LED's from the Hammer @ www.teamcelica.com


yeah i reallly like those S7 im condsidering changing mine. I got my LEDs from TC too thumbsup

The needles on your car look really good. What did you use to paint them??
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celiwhite Nov 2, 6:00am - #315542 
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wow that's really nice..never thought of doing that to s7's..nice job thumbsup
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righteous_one Nov 2, 6:05am - #315543 
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whoa! looks sic thumbsup thumbsup
how hard is the install?
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00GTShope Nov 2, 6:11am - #315544 

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looks good! thumbsup
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Sancho Nov 2, 6:14am - #315545 

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AC Autotechnic S7s! Yeah, those look great. I've got a lot of mods to work on. I've made a list. eek

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iggy Nov 2, 6:14am - #315546 
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Virgilson Nov 2, 6:27am - #315547 

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damn those are s weet!!!
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fonz182 Nov 2, 6:54am - #315548 

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Originally Posted by Barrett

Originally Posted by fonz182

Originally Posted by Barrett

The overlays are the 3D S7 gauges. I got them from eBay thumbsup. I got the LED's from the Hammer @ www.teamcelica.com


yeah i reallly like those S7 im condsidering changing mine. I got my LEDs from TC too thumbsup

The needles on your car look really good. What did you use to paint them??


i used some hobby paint for like model cars and stuff. was only 2$ but i like your color
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Stephen Nov 2, 6:58am - #315549 
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Those gauges are tite thumbsup I've got my S7s sitting on my desk. Too cold to insall them for another 6 months though frown
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JBing Nov 2, 7:01am - #315550 

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This guys goin all out, gauges, brakes, XM...


lookin good thumbsup

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Originally Posted by righteous_one
whoa! looks sic thumbsup thumbsup
how hard is the install?


Good work!

Just re-solder the board bro. You have to change multiple L.E.D.s on the board. Not hard if you know how to solder.

go to http://www.rjautoworks.com/ledinstall.php
He's the originator of the l.e.d. switch a roo. You can purchase a new gauge face and the package deal here.

http://www.rjautoworks.com. That's all the info. you need to swap out your amber gauge. Just take your time. thumbsup

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celicadragon Nov 2, 3:05pm - #315552 

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good stuff i like it

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JesterDallas Nov 2, 4:18pm - #315553 
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Nice... i may have to change mine now too!
Anyone know where i can get some of those blue needles too? I think Lexus might have some..

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Larry_GTS Nov 2, 4:21pm - #315554 
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did you change all the LEDs or did you only change the ones where your tripomitor is ?
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Barrett Nov 2, 5:12pm - #315555 
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Originally Posted by Larry_GTS
did you change all the LEDs or did you only change the ones where your tripomitor is ?


Just the trip on those pics. I just finished replaceing all of them today. Pics are coming soon!
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Barrett Nov 2, 5:13pm - #315556 
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Originally Posted by JesterDallas
Nice... i may have to change mine now too!
Anyone know where i can get some of those blue needles too? I think Lexus might have some..


Just take some paint thinner and alcohol to the current needles to take off the orange paint. Then I used a blue sharpie to color them blue thumbsup
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Barrett Nov 2, 5:14pm - #315557 
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I got up this morning and finished replacing the rest of the LED's. Now it's all blue. I also lightened the blue on the needles.
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Barrett Nov 2, 5:15pm - #315558 
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The needles look a lot better now in my opinion
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Barrett Nov 2, 5:16pm - #315559 
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this is just a overall pic of the inside grin
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TRDOTC Nov 2, 5:17pm - #315560 

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looks nice thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

I got mine for Sean, the led guy...i haven't installed them yet and i have the S7 gauges as well, I have super green!! nobody i know or heard of has them..i can't wait to get them installed...yours looks awesome smile
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hombredelassrtas Nov 2, 5:30pm - #315561 

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hey barrett where did you get your switches in ur ash tray. And was it easy to do the needles? So jsut paint thinner and alchohola dna simple shrpie? Any special technique used wink ? Looks awsome by the way. I was i knew how to sodder or atleast knew someone in gainesville who could do it for me. Oh and waht kind of blue lighting did you put behind ur ac controlls?

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Saikou_Serika Nov 2, 6:51pm - #315562 
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what did you do for the tiny rectangle for the power windows button, i havent seen anyone who has changed that thing, i want to have all blue like you, but i just dont want to have all blue and one tiny orange rectangle! help!! hope you guys know what im talking about

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good ? was wondering that myself. Coudl just open'er up and see. wehn i take a break from studiig, damn school i will cehck it out.

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that looks awesome!!
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looks nice!
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Barrett Nov 2, 8:56pm - #315566 
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
hey barrett where did you get your switches in ur ash tray. And was it easy to do the needles? So jsut paint thinner and alchohola dna simple shrpie? Any special technique used wink ? Looks awsome by the way. I was i knew how to sodder or atleast knew someone in gainesville who could do it for me. Oh and waht kind of blue lighting did you put behind ur ac controlls?


Any other questions??? grin
-I no longer have the ashtray switches but I got them at Pep Boys
-Yes it was very easy to do the needles. The hardest part was getting the speedo right again (it was 5 miles ahead)because I had to take the needles off to do it.
Behind the ac is a 3 in neon tube accompanied by a long strand of neon wire wrapped around in there.

hope that answers all your questions.
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Barrett Nov 2, 8:58pm - #315567 
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Originally Posted by Saikou_Serika
what did you do for the tiny rectangle for the power windows button, i havent seen anyone who has changed that thing, i want to have all blue like you, but i just dont want to have all blue and one tiny orange rectangle! help!! hope you guys know what im talking about


I'm pretty sure its just another LED. I had an extra that I was gonna use for it but that LED lost its life in a horrible soldering accident cry cry cry
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That is so cool... How hard was it to do the LED's? Im kinda afraid to mess with mine.. thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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Saikou_Serika Nov 2, 9:45pm - #315569 
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kool thats good then, but what about the clock? i herd it was a bitch to make blue

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hombredelassrtas Nov 2, 10:38pm - #315570 

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hey bro, sorry for all of the ?'s 1 l;ast one, coudl i do the needles w/o taking them off? the underside will prob be orange. I jsut dont want to take off the needles adn have to mess with the recalibration. U didnt have to take them off to install the s7's right? Thansk again man. Car looks awsome.

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i need to make mine blue

looks sicc
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II_EZ_II Nov 3, 1:57am - #315572 
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my clock and power windows button are stock blue?
must b an aussie thing

THose s7 gauges remind me of an IS200!!
U reckon they come in km/h??
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Barrett Nov 3, 5:38am - #315573 
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
hey bro, sorry for all of the ?'s 1 l;ast one, coudl i do the needles w/o taking them off? the underside will prob be orange. I jsut dont want to take off the needles adn have to mess with the recalibration. U didnt have to take them off to install the s7's right? Thansk again man. Car looks awsome.


If you are really careful you can slide the S7 gauges under the needles, however, the numbers part is actually a piece of plastic that sticks to the gauges that you have to put on BEFORE you put the overlays on. While there is a "outline" of where the numbers go, you probably won't have all the indicators lined up just right (ie Cruise, BRAKE, seatbelt, CEL). I hope you understand what I was saying. here is a pic of my gauges when I just slid them under the needles, as you can see the indicators look weird because they don't completly line up. If you look at my recent pic at the beginning of this post you can see they line up perfect now wink
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sweet bro.. after seeing Stephen do his s7 gauges i was instantly in love and all over them! thumbsup Im getting these for sures!
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hombredelassrtas Nov 17, 6:55pm - #315576 

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how come they didnt line up right when you slid them on as opposed ot take off the needles?

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FastCelicaGT22 Nov 17, 7:43pm - #315577 

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looks good. not too many people have that setup either

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mastro543 Nov 17, 9:34pm - #315578 

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what paint did you use to
paint the needles?

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hombredelassrtas Nov 17, 10:19pm - #315579 

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i hear you cna jsut use a blue sharpie. i dont want to take my needels off so i am going to jsut do the sides and top. hope it will look ok. Also can i jsut use nail polish remover to get hte orange off??

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