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Mar 15, 9:03pm - #417940 
Better Clock Mod Full Writeup

If this is a good enough install i hope isaac posts this up. Sorry for kidna double post but the last we in complete. Here are more detailed pics. Please dont post till its done:

Most people are unhappy with your current clock color. 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 because the lens is orange. So here is what i did. I 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 have a light green lcd with a nice looking black surround. So you can now do the filter trick.

1st use this install to take apart your dash to get to your clock. the Clock is held in by 3 screws.

https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/...how-to-remove-long-detailed-version.html

This is the clock when out of the housing:

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Mar 15, 9:04pm - #417941 
now unscrew the 3 small screws in the back. They are very tiny so may need glasses screwdriver to get them out:

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Mar 15, 9:07pm - #417942 
Now use a dremmel or small drill. There are 4 pegs in the back that are expanded plastic. To get these out, drill the plastic out of it until its loose. The 2 in the middle are deep in, therefore hard to get to. Get a long bit do get it out. Try not to dril to deep so to keep the lense intact, and keep the black plastic housing intact. Also be carefull with the clock itsef.

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Mar 15, 9:08pm - #417943 
Once you get the lense out it should look like this (without the hole in the center. That was my first attempt to brighten the lense up wink

You dont need this anymore but can keep it and glue it back on later if you dont like how the clock looks

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Mar 15, 9:11pm - #417944 
Now this part you need ot use whatever celophane colors you need ot make the color you want. The actual clock is a light green color. To get a nice bright blue use 1 purple filter and 2 blue filters.

for more info on filter check this instal:

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

Simply cut the filters and place as shown here:

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Mar 15, 9:14pm - #417945 
Now put everyhting back together and it should look something like this:

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Mar 15, 9:17pm - #417946 
Thanks bud. Just printed this out. Should help me tomorrow. Wish me luck in not screwing my car up! rofl

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Mar 15, 9:19pm - #417947 
lol goodluck buddy. i forgot to put the little thing saying i am not responsable for anyhting that goes wrong wink

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Mar 15, 10:01pm - #417948 
u dremel or use a small drill bit to drill out the 4 plastic to remove the lense, well how do you put it back?? did you glue it back to the piece that you drill it out from?? i understand everything until the puting back together part..so let me know..nice write up by the way..i like how it turn out.. thumbsup


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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Mar 15, 10:04pm - #417949 
u never put the lense back on thumbsup I just said you could put it back on if you dont like it.

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Mar 15, 10:05pm - #417950 
He didn't put it back on. That was the point in removing t. I don't like it though. Looks incomplete IMO.


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i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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Mar 15, 10:06pm - #417951 
Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
u never put the lense back on thumbsup I just said you could put it back on if you dont like it.



oops. you beat me to it grin


Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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Mar 15, 10:07pm - #417952 
I am thinking of painting it. Not sure yet but yea it doenst flow as flush as stock but personally i like the color and brightness over the stock now.

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Mar 15, 11:37pm - #417953 
take it easy on the carbon fiber OVERLAYS. grin imagine a Carbon Fiber celphone. god what's next Carbon Fiber dildo?

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Mar 16, 12:04am - #417954 
this writeup was for the clock, not my obsession with carbon fiber wink and no i'm not planning on a c/f dildo but if someone pays me to do it sure rofl

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Mar 16, 6:09am - #417955 
Don't feel bad, I even have a Carbon Fiber mouse!(coming out...) rofl thumbsup


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Mar 16, 9:31am - #417956 
I've done a variation of this myself - pics up shortly...

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Mar 16, 9:37am - #417957 
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Mar 16, 12:38pm - #417958 
nice write up man thumbsup


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Mar 16, 1:03pm - #417959 
thanks buddy cheers

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Mar 16, 1:59pm - #417960 
at night it looks good cause you cant really tell that the plastic is cut...duuring thee day looks bad imo...looks like a ten year old went to town on it..just doesnt flow...but good job on being the first to convert the new clocks...everything in my car is bluue but this stupid orange clock cry

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Mar 16, 2:39pm - #417961 
Nice guide Hombre. I did it like 10 minutes ago. And it really is a lot brighter in the day. thumbsup

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Mar 16, 2:46pm - #417962 
awsome cookie, psot some pics thumbsup

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Mar 16, 3:44pm - #417963 
i just did this..good idea man!

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Mar 16, 3:45pm - #417964 
better pic

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Mar 16, 3:47pm - #417965 
kick ass. you could paint it silver to make it match the dash. i am thinkign of overlaying mine in c/f or painting it blue, not sure yet.

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Mar 17, 12:54am - #417966 
yeah..i just threw some clear coat on it..ill paint it sliver later.


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Mar 17, 9:10pm - #417967 
anyone else do this yet? post some pics thumbsup

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Apr 12, 11:00am - #417968 
^you stole the guys thread crook rofl tongue

im finally getting my ccfl today thumbsup then ill try lighting everything else red thumbsup


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Apr 12, 11:06am - #417969 
LOL i didn't mean to!!!, i was just saying its awosme and i did somehting similar rofl rofl thumbsup

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