A few years ago i picked up an autometer voltmeter gauge for my car - included with that race gauge was some bulb covers that once installed, would change the back-light of the gauge from white to either blue or green.
I never installed those covers because blue nor green would match anything inside my red Celica - they just were not part of my interior color scheme.
Then last year, I was looking around Autozone/Pepboys for stuff to complete a side project when I noticed that they had available, red bulb covers. I decided to give these a shot - heck, for $2.99 a package of 2, how could you go wrong, eh?
Welp... In November, a bulb cap was installed and it gave the exact effect that I was looking for - it was a simple install and the price was right
A few months later, instead of the gauge lighting retaining it's RED color, the gauge reverted back to white with a "pink haze". And I began to ask myself if it was always like that or if this was something new - such as a possible problem?
I opened up the gauge and checked the bulb cover...
To my surprise, the cover had switched from it's original RED to almost a clear color... No worries, I just figured I would grab the other cover to replace the old one.
The whole problem with doing that is the fact that I would have to replace this cover every couple of months if I wanted my car's lighting to look this way. At $2.99 a package, you basically get what you pay for - but after a whole year, it comes out to a lot of time, waisted money and the hassle of having to do it often... which in my honest opinion is just not worth it.
I'm looking to replace the bulb with a POLARG RED instead... No more bulb covers for me.
Attached are a few side-by-side comparison photos.
(read the bottom package description - what does heat resistant mean?)
Full gallery is at...https://www.celicahobby.com/gal3/interior_bulbcovers