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Justice
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Justice Sep 22, 9:37pm - #47067 

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gauges

ok just got my new gauges.. installing now.. is there a way to change the color of the needle>? dunno where i read it but can you put nailpolish remover on them and make them clear?
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IcEd blUe Sep 22, 9:47pm - #47068 

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yes get a cotton ball put on nail polish remover, have a VERY wet rag next to you when you do this, alright rub the needle with the nail polish remover and then QUICKLY take the wet rag and wash it down, otherwise it will get all white ...trust me...
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using nail polish remover on them will only make the needles clear and take away the orange color...
they will still light up orange, you have to replace the LED behind them to get them to light up another color.

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Justice Sep 22, 10:22pm - #47070 

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got cha.. thanx... didn't even wanna try it... ok gauges installed good woo hoo my first electrical install... to anyone with the el gauges what is the black button supposed to do? the green/blue one is dimmer but the black isnt doin anything... confused
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Stephen Sep 22, 11:07pm - #47071 
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ya, i had the same problem...actually it's not a problem i'm just stupid. hold down the dimmer button while you push the other one. anyways, some combination of holding and pushing will result in changing the colors. hope that helps! smile
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Justice Sep 22, 11:10pm - #47072 

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woo hoo thanx bro!!!!! yes! i didn't blow up my car!! thumbsup
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isaac Sep 22, 11:44pm - #47073 
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Satoshi Sep 23, 1:12am - #47075 
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XxMerlinxX Sep 23, 1:20am - #47076 
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lol, kinda wondering that myself. Anyone know if the needles will light up white if you switch out the LEDs with white LEDs?

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spaztikid Sep 23, 1:27am - #47077 
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Originally Posted by Satoshi

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painted the needles so they are blue. the old gaugesget covered by the new ones to it doesn't look like shit.
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Justice Sep 23, 1:31am - #47078 

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that's how i wanted them but i was afraid of breaking them.. i used some nail polish remover but it didnt work.. guess i didn't use enough or rub enough
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you need to use the strong nail polish remover and the only part that has orange on it is underneath the needle...
you need to take the needle off.

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spaztikid Sep 23, 1:35am - #47080 
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i really like that setup...maybe i'll do it.
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ev3 Sep 23, 3:25am - #47081 

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careful with the nail polish remover. wt i heard is that if you use too much or leave it on too long it'll melt or something...so yea...not sure but be careful anyway!!
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