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Better Clock Mod Full Writeup #417940 Mar 15, 8:03pm Mar 15, 8:03pm
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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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Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417941 Mar 15, 8:04pm Mar 15, 8:04pm
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now unscrew the 3 small screws in the back. They are very tiny so may need glasses screwdriver to get them out:

1953525238-clock (2).jpg
Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417942 Mar 15, 8:07pm Mar 15, 8:07pm
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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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Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417943 Mar 15, 8:08pm Mar 15, 8:08pm
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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

1953525244-clock (4).jpg
Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417944 Mar 15, 8:11pm Mar 15, 8:11pm
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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:

1953525254-clock (5).jpg
Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417945 Mar 15, 8:14pm Mar 15, 8:14pm
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Now put everyhting back together and it should look something like this:

1953525258-clock (6).JPG
Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417946 Mar 15, 8:17pm Mar 15, 8:17pm
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Thanks bud. Just printed this out. Should help me tomorrow. Wish me luck in not screwing my car up! rofl

Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: Cookie] #417947 Mar 15, 8:19pm Mar 15, 8:19pm
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lol goodluck buddy. i forgot to put the little thing saying i am not responsable for anyhting that goes wrong wink

Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417948 Mar 15, 9:01pm Mar 15, 9:01pm
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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?
Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: celicafourotwo] #417949 Mar 15, 9:04pm Mar 15, 9:04pm
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u never put the lense back on thumbsup I just said you could put it back on if you dont like it.

Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: celicafourotwo] #417950 Mar 15, 9:05pm Mar 15, 9:05pm
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He didn't put it back on. That was the point in removing t. I don't like it though. Looks incomplete IMO.


Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417951 Mar 15, 9:06pm Mar 15, 9:06pm
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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
Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: Live42day] #417952 Mar 15, 9:07pm Mar 15, 9:07pm
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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.

Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417953 Mar 15, 10:37pm Mar 15, 10:37pm
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take it easy on the carbon fiber OVERLAYS. grin imagine a Carbon Fiber celphone. god what's next Carbon Fiber dildo?

Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: Pnoy] #417954 Mar 15, 11:04pm Mar 15, 11:04pm
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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

Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417955 Mar 16, 5:09am Mar 16, 5:09am
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Don't feel bad, I even have a Carbon Fiber mouse!(coming out...) rofl thumbsup


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Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: zugzug12] #417956 Mar 16, 8:31am Mar 16, 8:31am
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I've done a variation of this myself - pics up shortly...

Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: Sultan] #417957 Mar 16, 8:37am Mar 16, 8:37am
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Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417958 Mar 16, 11:38am Mar 16, 11:38am
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nice write up man thumbsup


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Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: bmw52786] #417959 Mar 16, 12:03pm Mar 16, 12:03pm
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thanks buddy cheers

Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417960 Mar 16, 12:59pm Mar 16, 12:59pm
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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

Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: celica2nv] #417961 Mar 16, 1:39pm Mar 16, 1:39pm
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Nice guide Hombre. I did it like 10 minutes ago. And it really is a lot brighter in the day. thumbsup

Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: Cookie] #417962 Mar 16, 1:46pm Mar 16, 1:46pm
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awsome cookie, psot some pics thumbsup

Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417963 Mar 16, 2:44pm Mar 16, 2:44pm
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i just did this..good idea man!

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better pic

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Takin the TURNS baby!! takin the TUUURNS!!
Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: pfcnguyen] #417965 Mar 16, 2:47pm Mar 16, 2:47pm
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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.

Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: hombredelassrtas] #417966 Mar 16, 11:54pm Mar 16, 11:54pm
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yeah..i just threw some clear coat on it..ill paint it sliver later.


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Re: Better Clock Mod Full Writeup [Re: pfcnguyen] #417967 Mar 17, 8:10pm Mar 17, 8:10pm
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anyone else do this yet? post some pics thumbsup

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^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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LOL i didn't mean to!!!, i was just saying its awosme and i did somehting similar rofl rofl thumbsup

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