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celica2nv Jan 22, 1:47am - #87913 

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Changing needles

i know how to do thhis but i was womdering if i want white needles will i have to paint them white or can they be clear...also does anybody have picks of white led needles and not the blue? thumbsup
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kimchiman201 Jan 22, 3:50am - #87914 
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ive never seen white...but IMO blue looks awesome
heres a link to a site that sell needles
www.importintelligence.com
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VSGTS14 Jan 22, 4:18am - #87915 

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there is one site that sells kits for our celicas with gauges that light up the color you want...I just can't remember the website
and someone on the boards has them...they look great


but you can take nail polish remover to the back of the needle to remove the orange, but be careful not to burn the needle since it's delicate.
It'll appear clear then when they light up.

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 22, 10:52pm - #87916 

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Originally Posted by kimchiman201
ive never seen white...but IMO blue looks awesome
heres a link to a site that sell needles
www.importintelligence.com

they do not sell needles they sell rings that glow for the stock needles frown
as stated in there site
...The IntelliGlow needle kits will require 2 things to work with your vehicle.
1. Your vehicles gauges must have needles made of a Lexan based material. If you are not sure we have included an application chart at the bottom of this page for assistance. We do not provide new needles with the kit so the factory needles must be compatible.
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slidr Jan 23, 4:10am - #87917 

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If you just switch out your leds in the dash with your desired color, and remove the paint on the needles as stated above, the needles will be the same color as your leds. That's the "ballsy" way to do it though.

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stefanoc Jan 23, 9:57am - #87918 

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Originally Posted by slidr
If you just switch out your leds in the dash with your desired color, and remove the paint on the needles as stated above, the needles will be the same color as your leds. That's the "ballsy" way to do it though.

how can you remove the paint?
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GTSHYPR Jan 23, 3:07pm - #87919 
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I have white needles. I painted them though and since I have the blue LED's they are white in the daytime and blue at night. I'll see if I can find a pic.

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GTSHYPR Jan 23, 3:14pm - #87920 
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Well no luck finding the pic's they must be on my camera at home.

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VSGTS14 Jan 23, 7:30pm - #87921 

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Originally Posted by stefanoc
Originally Posted by slidr
If you just switch out your leds in the dash with your desired color, and remove the paint on the needles as stated above, the needles will be the same color as your leds. That's the "ballsy" way to do it though.

how can you remove the paint?


use nail polish remover on the backside of it.

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celica2nv Jan 24, 4:51am - #87922 

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k so use nail poilish remover to strip the paint...and the paint is actually on the backside and not the front of the needle...gotyah...so they will be clear during the day...could i paint them white and have the white leds...blue does look alright but i think the white might look better im not sure i need to see a pic but i dont think anybody has one...i have the ac reverse gauges and want teh led screen to be blue...there is too much blue going on so i figure white needles...my color scheme in the car is grey.silver/blue so i figured white would look cool. any thoughts thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Jan 24, 5:02am - #87923 

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Originally Posted by celica2nv
k so use nail poilish remover to strip the paint...and the paint is actually on the backside and not the front of the needle...gotyah...so they will be clear during the day...could i paint them white and have the white leds...blue does look alright but i think the white might look better im not sure i need to see a pic but i dont think anybody has one...i have the ac reverse gauges and want teh led screen to be blue...there is too much blue going on so i figure white needles...my color scheme in the car is grey.silver/blue so i figured white would look cool. any thoughts thumbsup


if you take it off...don't paint it anything...

and be quick and careful..you do not want the nail polish remover to eat away the needle...it's very delicate..

then just change the LED's behind the needles to have a different color thumbsup thumbsup

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celica2nv Jan 24, 5:17am - #87924 

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how delicate is delicate like wipe it with the polish and than immidiately with a wet rag?will it burn that fast? could i just use spray paint or some kind of paint and paint both sides or is that just stupid? thanks for the replys thumbsup
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Celicaracer18 Jan 24, 5:37am - #87925 

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Originally Posted by celica2nv
k so use nail poilish remover to strip the paint...and the paint is actually on the backside and not the front of the needle...gotyah...so they will be clear during the day...could i paint them white and have the white leds...blue does look alright but i think the white might look better im not sure i need to see a pic but i dont think anybody has one...i have the ac reverse gauges and want teh led screen to be blue...there is too much blue going on so i figure white needles...my color scheme in the car is grey.silver/blue so i figured white would look cool. any thoughts thumbsup


would look great IMO, go for it thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Jan 24, 5:43am - #87926 

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Originally Posted by celica2nv
how delicate is delicate like wipe it with the polish and than immidiately with a wet rag?will it burn that fast? could i just use spray paint or some kind of paint and paint both sides or is that just stupid? thanks for the replys thumbsup


it's not that delicate that it will melt..just don't let the nail polish sit on it for a period of time...don't paint it though...you'll be able to do it. grin

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GTSHYPR Jan 26, 5:20pm - #87927 
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I took these on the way to work this morning.
1869794822-Gauge pod.jpg

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GTSHYPR Jan 26, 5:20pm - #87928 
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1869794823-Gauge pod 2.jpg

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GTSHYPR Jan 26, 5:22pm - #87929 
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At night.
1869794824-Gauge Pod Night.jpg

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GTSHYPR Jan 26, 5:22pm - #87930 
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Sorry about the crappy pic's.

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celica2nv Jan 26, 6:25pm - #87931 

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nice so you did paint them white ...they look good thanks for the pic thumbsup any suggestions on good place or cheap place for the leds...oh yeh and what did you use for paint thumbsup
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GTSHYPR Jan 26, 6:47pm - #87932 
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This is where I got the LED's and the face.

You'll never believe this but I used white out to paint them. It turned out great and if I want to change them I don't have to worry about using chemicals to take paint off. I've heard of people using sharpe markers too.

You just have to make sure that you don't get paint or whatever you are going to use on the sides of the needles or on the end. It doesn't light up as well if you do.

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celica2nv Jan 26, 7:56pm - #87933 

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whats the site...and thanks thumbsup
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GTSHYPR Jan 26, 9:14pm - #87934 
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http://www.rjautoworks.com/products.php

Yeah it would help if I put the site in there. Sorry.

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celica2nv Jan 26, 11:07pm - #87935 

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thanks but where are the leds on the site i see all the faces but not the leds for the needles nevermind found itlol did you get the bulb condoms by any chance
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jtevo4gts02 Jan 27, 1:20am - #87936 
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GTSHYPR Jan 27, 3:40pm - #87937 
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In the site that Eric posted it shows what the neddles look like with no paint on them. They're kind of hard to see.
It's been awhile since I got mine and I'm sure that there are cheaper places than RJ Auto Works to get the LED's.
When I got my LED's thye didn't have the condoms on there site so I don't know how well they work.

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