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hombredelassrtas Mar 9, 3:15am - #414360 

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Better Clock Mod!

Hey everyone, i am reposting htis becasue it was deleted in the last crash smile

Most people are unhappy wiht your current clock color. This with 00-02 clocks can do the filter trick in the installs but it will be very dim during the day and pretty dim at night. Those with 03-05 clocks are stuck with either orange or red becsaue the lens is orange. So here is what i did. I jsut took off the whole lends from the front of the clock. The lense is held in by 4 pegs of plastic that just need to be dremmeld out to get the lens off. Now you wil ahve a light green lcd with a nice looking black surround. So you can now do the filter trick:

white = 1 or 2 purple celephane pieces
Blue = purple filters, then blue filters.

I have 2 purple and 1 dark blue for mine. Now during the day it is still very visible (maybe better then stock) and night is insainly bright. I cut the green wire so it didnt dim at night but you dont need to becsaue with it dim it will still look good.

Someone may have done this before but i hadent seen it so figured i'd go for it. Let me know what you think. And isaac if you need a install writeup let me know smile
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hombredelassrtas Mar 9, 3:16am - #414361 

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hombredelassrtas Mar 9, 3:16am - #414363 

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Perfectly visible during the day thumbsup
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hombredelassrtas Mar 9, 3:23am - #414364 

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by the way here is the origonal install. So prettymuch do his mod but take off your front lens to get great looking clock thumbsup

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1870216506_0_collapsed_2__1.html

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wiredthief Mar 9, 3:30am - #414365 

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thats a nice setup...wish you lived in NC. thumbsup

What I need to get is a silver gt right? Then I can try and be fast...right?
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hombredelassrtas Mar 9, 4:45am - #414366 

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thanks buddy. if you need pointers let me knoe wink

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renfield90 Mar 9, 6:21am - #414367 

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Interesting idea...solves the visibility problem during the day, but it just doesn't seem to have that "clean" look if you know what I mean...

Good job though. thumbsup I'm going to look at this myself during spring break.
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hombredelassrtas Mar 9, 6:29am - #414368 

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tru its not as smooth as the lense but i you get directed to the numbers better due to them being brighter and you dont look at the surroudn as much smile

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BATmobile Mar 9, 8:45am - #414369 

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how did you get your needles on the gauges to light up so bright?
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kmlgts Mar 9, 8:48am - #414370 

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love the gauge.. btw the clock look nice thumbsup

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hombredelassrtas Mar 9, 1:41pm - #414371 

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for the needles i did 2 coats of blue sahrpie,a dn 1 solid coat of light blue model paint. It seems to reflect really well. That and the camera is amking it seem brighter then it really its wink

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SSCarbonGTS Mar 9, 2:53pm - #414372 

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Nice !!!!

a install writeup would be great !!!

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hombredelassrtas Mar 9, 3:21pm - #414373 

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i'll get my girlfriends camera and see what i can do thumbsup

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Stun Mar 9, 3:37pm - #414374 

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That came out really NICE thumbsup Im going to have to do this over the weekend.

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hombredelassrtas Mar 9, 3:43pm - #414375 

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i will have more detailed pics showing how to do it up late tonight smile will aslos show my 1st failed attmept wink

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looks good
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Marlyman Mar 9, 6:06pm - #414377 

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looks tight. change the wheel though to finish off the look thumbsup
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hombredelassrtas Mar 9, 8:14pm - #414378 

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yea thats one of those littel details i am eventualyl goignt o do wink I will ahve detailed install tonight with pics thumbsup

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mrluilou Mar 11, 8:58pm - #414379 

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car looks sweet from the inside

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SiLvErGt2001 Mar 11, 10:40pm - #414380 

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How do you chance the light on the AC white like that.. please i been wantting to do it but dont know how. or where to buy the light..
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KickScrew Mar 11, 11:32pm - #414381 

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Looks awesome thumbsup
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hombredelassrtas Mar 11, 11:49pm - #414382 

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actually all of the lights in my car are blue,t he camera made everyhting look white. you coudl jsut put a white neon back there. i have a 4" blue cold cathode thumbsup

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sweetnuts4sale Mar 14, 12:20pm - #414383 
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i have already done this mod on my 02 celica from green to white. to change the clock to white you need about 3 or 4 layers of pink cellophane. i'll post pics tomorrow
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hombredelassrtas Mar 14, 2:48pm - #414384 

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u took off the front lense too cody?

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Mikael Mar 14, 5:33pm - #414385 

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Ok, I have some questions...

I try to change the color of my AC and the lighter. I put some blue Cap on the original light (before, the cap light is green). But the color is not bright and is not realy blue ???? What is the better thing to do ???

Your Interior is crasy... I want it !!!!!

Help me plz !

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hombredelassrtas Mar 14, 5:45pm - #414386 

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Hey buddy, well for the AC i took out the little bulbs back there (well kinda broke them out wink ) and i put a 4" cold cathode, also people use 6" neon. i am cheap so went with cold cathode smile As for my cig lighter, i swaped out the bulb behidn it with a blue led bulb. got it off ebay. only thing is i forgot what size it was. i will try to find it agian. then i got a cig lighter cap (intead of actual lighter part) from pepboys. came in a pack of 4 (2 black, 1 purple, and one blue) so it makes it light up better with that too.

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hombredelassrtas Mar 14, 5:50pm - #414387 

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here is the install for the neon tube in ac lights.:

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869870766_0_collapsed_2__1.html

Here is the site i got my cold cathode from (install same way as neon)

http://www.svc.com/4ccflkit-blu-22.html

And here is =wher ei got cig lighter bulb from:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7961666948&category=33713

i am prettyure thats the size. thats the same seller i got mine from.

Adive for putting in the led bulb for cig lighter, when you swap out the bulbs, dont put this all the way into the cig lighter housing, or else it doent light up all the way. prettymuch put it in till you have to twist it to lock it in and jsut dont do that wink its becasue the led doesnt shine all aroeund liek a bulb and is longer.

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GTSdrifter Mar 15, 3:06am - #414388 

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hombredelassrtas: You have a pretty sweet interior... so much carbon fiber drool

Where did you get your carbon fiber pieces from?
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hombredelassrtas Mar 15, 5:01am - #414389 

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pmed smile essentially everyhting c/f in the interrior is from ebay. some retrofitted but for the most part fomr different sellers and stores on ebay thumbsup

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04celigt Mar 16, 12:24am - #414390 

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where did you get the gauges?

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hombredelassrtas Mar 16, 12:40am - #414391 

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ebay, search "celica s7 gauges" and you will see them. make sure you get the ones that are GT. were about 80 shipped i beilive. then did led swap for needles and lcd gauge from rjautoworks.com . pm me if you have any questions smile

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04celigt Mar 16, 1:59am - #414392 

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where did you get the carbon fiber overlay for the vents i searched for carbon fiber dash kit on ebay and i still havent found one that comes with the vents. but i found the gauges.

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sickcelica696 Mar 16, 2:25am - #414393 
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bluebat makes the carbon fiber vent overlays,pm him
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hombredelassrtas Mar 16, 2:30am - #414394 

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yea either bluebat, or i got htem form a seller on ebay caled "ycart" that guy has new ones that have the toyota symbol or GTS etched out of them so look really spiffy

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04celigt Mar 16, 2:35am - #414395 

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thanks you have a really nice interior very clean thumbsup thumbsup

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hombredelassrtas Mar 16, 3:44am - #414396 

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thanks buddy, cheers post some pics of urs

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Hmmm...so basically you just take the outside cover off? And that's it? So the cellophane is just exposed?
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hombredelassrtas Mar 16, 3:50am - #414398 

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yup smile makes it so much brighter and sharper. also if you use blue celophane ur clock loosk liek it has alittle blue lense in it wink for some reaosn it looks purple in the pic but its actually blue. i highly reccomend doign this. and if you dont trash your lense when taking it off you can jsut put it back if you dont like it thumbsup

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hombredelassrtas Mar 16, 3:52am - #414399 

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posting a better writup for it in another post

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Good point Hombre. I guess I'll be doing this after school tomorrow. thumbsup
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Celica_Noob Mar 18, 4:01am - #414401 
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Where did you get thoes gauges, thoes are awesome.

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hombredelassrtas Mar 18, 4:10am - #414402 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
ebay, search "celica s7 gauges" and you will see them. make sure you get the ones that are GT. were about 80 shipped i beilive. then did led swap for needles and lcd gauge from rjautoworks.com . pm me if you have any questions smile



thumbsup Highly reccomended smile

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sweetnuts4sale Mar 18, 9:11am - #414403 
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yeah hombre i took the lens off too. i tried changing the color to white with the smoked cover and it sucked i couldn't even see the clock during the day. its so much brighter after you take the lens cover off. cutting the wire makes the clock super bright at night also. i'll see if i can't post a pic later.

i love the look of the clock with out the cover, it looks more "techno" but i do feel like there is a little gap that still needs to be addressed. you know?
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hombredelassrtas Mar 18, 1:08pm - #414404 

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awomse. smile post pics on the https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1953525236_0_collapsed_5__1.html

As for the gap i dont know. i was thinking maybe alittle bondo or something frown

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Lozano Mar 18, 2:38pm - #414405 
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hey how can i get my needles, and fuel gauges blue...to match my carbon blue gauges?!
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hombredelassrtas Mar 18, 4:22pm - #414406 

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go to www.rjautoworks.com and email rj saying you want the gauge led kit in blue. will be about $35 but if you have stock gauges this wont work, the new blue leds wont shine correctly throught eh orange on ur current gauge. so either you need ot get new gauge fomr him (think its liek 50) or get liek reverseglow off like ebay or something. Then you have to take apart your current gauges, unsodder the orange leds off yoru board and sodder the new blue leds on. Would suggest having someone who knows how to sodder to do this smile any mroe questions feel free to pm me smile

ps: form that says better clock mod writeup is much more complete and trying to get people to post on there thumbsup

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Dinh Mar 18, 4:37pm - #414407 
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DAMN! I like ur lighting man, they all match up. the colors are almost if not exactly the same, nice job man.
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thumbsup the 5 cold cathodes (2 fonrt 2 back, and 1 behidn AC are all fomr same company smile ) Lucked out with my clock and gauges all matching wink

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