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RetroJ84
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RetroJ84 Jan 22, 2:00am - #380093 
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Bak, Cali(661)
s7's

would you guys recommend taking these to a shop or is it pretty simple to do on your own?

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Polykarb Jan 22, 2:20am - #380094 

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What the hell is an "s7"? Bulb? Rims? wtf is it!?? wtf

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VSCelica24 Jan 22, 2:42am - #380095 

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its a gauge

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Shiftyz1x Jan 23, 12:24am - #380096 

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the layovers... do em urself man they are pretty simple im getting ready to do the same happywink
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RetroJ84 Jan 23, 12:26am - #380097 
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thanks

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Stephen Jan 23, 12:27am - #380098 
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Supah easy.

Just take your time and make sure to keep the overlay as flat as possible across it's entire surface when you put the plastic trim back over top of it...this way there won't be any air bubbles. thumbsup
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VSCelica24 Jan 23, 1:32am - #380099 

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oops i was wrong rofl

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VSGTS14 Jan 23, 3:20am - #380100 

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it's easy
it just lays overtop your stock gauges, you can do it.
there is an install guide

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RetroJ84 Jan 23, 3:17pm - #380101 
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ok, do these light up?

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hombredelassrtas Jan 23, 3:51pm - #380102 

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ye they light up. jsut used a fuse tap to my tailights and come on whenever lights come on. They jsut slip over ur needles. But one thing your going to encounter is your needle sis goign to stick proba aroudn 1k and 7k. becasue they are 3d. To fix this you are oging to have to take your needle off and put it back on but dont push it donw all the way.

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sickcelica696 Jan 23, 4:41pm - #380103 
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ya, i found that out when i was smacking the needles into the gauge driving around...i just removed the needles and gently put them back on...i need to recalibrate them since they're slightly off, my idle is about 900rpm and speedo starts at 3mph
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RetroJ84 Jan 23, 4:49pm - #380104 
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Originally Posted by sickcelica696
ya, i found that out when i was smacking the needles into the gauge driving around...i just removed the needles and gently put them back on...i need to recalibrate them since they're slightly off, my idle is about 900rpm and speedo starts at 3mph


how do you recailbrate them?

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Happy Birthday CelicaCrazy Jan 23, 4:53pm - #380105 
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Is there anyway to take off the stock gauges or do you have to lay them over top?
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VSGTS14 Jan 23, 6:00pm - #380106 

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YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE OFF YOUR NEEDLE TO MAKE IT NOT HIT

simply push the 3d part on the correct way and it'll clear, they didn't design them so they would hit the needle and make you take off the needle.
i know because TimO's did not hit.

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sickcelica696 Jan 23, 7:15pm - #380107 
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actually timos hit since i have them.. and they are installed properly, he had the 3d part already on
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VSGTS14 Jan 23, 7:56pm - #380108 

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mb he messed them up when he took em off rofl
but they didn't hit on his when he didn't take his needles off
and isaac posted how to make sure they are put on right so they don't hit.

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Spread Eagle Jan 23, 9:01pm - #380109 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
ye they light up. jsut used a fuse tap to my tailights and come on whenever lights come on. They jsut slip over ur needles. But one thing your going to encounter is your needle sis goign to stick proba aroudn 1k and 7k. becasue they are 3d. To fix this you are oging to have to take your needle off and put it back on but dont push it donw all the way.



Mine just stuck right at 5500rpm. I did not had the guts to take the nedle off. So all i did was to warm it up and genly bend it. Worked just fine. Just need to draw the power to it now.


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Spread Eagle Jan 23, 9:30pm - #380110 

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BTW. It is not the S7 gauges fault that the needle hit. Space between the plate and the needle is NOT the same thrugh the 1000 - 8000 RPM range. Like I said above everything was fine till 4000 then the needle started dropping towards the S7 plate and just stuck at 5500. On a friends car it stuck right at 1500 but moved just fine above 2000.


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RetroJ84 Jan 23, 11:47pm - #380111 
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ok, you all are scaring me into not buying them

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silverOOgts Jan 24, 12:04am - #380112 

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what wire hooks the lights up when using autolamps, i know the lt green is parking lights, which will work with a relay hooked onto a 12v source, but what if you want them to come on automatically like the stock gauges?

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hombredelassrtas Jan 24, 2:41am - #380113 

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i taped it to the tailights fuse. cames on when lights come on. Dont be afraid josh to get them They work great. Mine actually sticks when i turn the car on at 1st, but then after a bit it stops sticking onthe botton. For the top i out a little wad of paper between palstic and gauge and it hold it down fine. When i take off the gage to change needle leds then i will jsut not pusht hte needle sback on all the way.

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AZZKIKR Jan 25, 2:30pm - #380114 

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I have the 3d s7 gauges, and they are fine...mine don't stick...what I would recommend is putting the overlay and 3d pieces in between a really thick book, or under a few magazines for a couple of days before you install them...it will help flatten th gauge overlay and the cardboard out...the install guide that comes with it says to flatten them out before the install anyway...and yes it is really straight forward, and yes, the install guide here on the site really really helps
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hombredelassrtas Jan 25, 5:19pm - #380115 

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mine came with extra double stick stuff tha ti gues was to keep it flat ont he gauge itself but i didnt trust that i had it ligned up right witht he CEL light and stuff so didnt use it

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