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saspence22 Feb 4, 12:33am - #96365 

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DAMMIT! needles?

Anyone here ever change the color of the needles on the speedo??? If so how?? And the led's that change the light color...some people say radioshack has them and others say they dont. If they do, what is the size and model number needed to do this?? Thanks.

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VSGTS14 Feb 4, 1:04am - #96366 

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what j00 talkin bout f00l????? spineyes

the needles...
- you can pry them off and use nail polish remover and very gently take off the orange color, leaving them clear...then you could paint the backside of them using a transparent paint and they will light up that color...

OR you buy the LED's for behind the gaugees and clear the needles and they can stay clear, but light up whatever color you want at night...you can go either way, or both ways... thumbsup

and what light? there are like 329875235 lights inside, which ones???

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slidr Feb 4, 1:05am - #96367 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14

what j00 talkin bout f00l????? spineyes

the needles...
- you can pry them off and use nail polish remover and very gently take off the orange color, leaving them clear...then you could paint the backside of them using a transparent paint and they will light up that color...

OR you buy the LED's for behind the gaugees and clear the needles and they can stay clear, but light up whatever color you want at night...you can go either way, or both ways... thumbsup

and what light? there are like 329875235 lights inside, which ones???

grin
Um, ok. The only size leds for the needle change are SMD 1206 I believe.

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tgts2000 Feb 4, 1:11am - #96368 

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I painted my needles after I changed out my gauge face with a red and black one with red LED's i just used nail polish remover and used a red sharpie to repaint it, make sure you only do it on the bottom though!
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saspence22 Feb 4, 1:11am - #96369 

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For the gauges cluster...and when I take the needles off do I have to recalibrate them or something??

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GTSHYPR Feb 4, 1:12am - #96370 
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I'm gonna take your little Civic. Dust it off. Turn it sideways and stick it straight up you candy A*s.
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tgts2000 Feb 4, 1:16am - #96371 

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Originally Posted by saspence22
For the gauges cluster...and when I take the needles off do I have to recalibrate them or something??


yea you put the needles back on in the 0 postion and then turn your key to on for about 10-15 seconds then they should reset themselves!
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saspence22 Feb 4, 1:17am - #96372 

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SMD 1206...is the radio shack model number and size??? confused

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RoMkApOmKa Feb 4, 1:17am - #96373 

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Originally Posted by saspence22

Anyone here ever change the color of the needles on the speedo??? If so how?? And the led's that change the light color...some people say radioshack has them and others say they dont. If they do, what is the size and model number needed to do this?? Thanks.

Do not waste your time at RADIOSHACK the do not sell it...
You can check ther website too...
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saspence22 Feb 4, 1:21am - #96374 

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Is SMD 1206 the universal size for these little hard to get fuckers?? lol. Is there a store that I can go to to get them? I hate odering from the net!

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tgts2000 Feb 4, 1:27am - #96375 

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Im not sure about a store but I know you can get them from RJ Auto Works I think they will sell you some LED's they can even solder them on for you if you want, thats where I got mine from!
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RoMkApOmKa Feb 4, 1:30am - #96376 

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Originally Posted by saspence22
Is SMD 1206 the universal size for these little hard to get fuckers?? lol. Is there a store that I can go to to get them? I hate odering from the net!

It' would be hard to find my frend...
You can get the whole conversion kit for $28 of the net
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jtevo4gts02 Feb 4, 1:42am - #96377 
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buy them from red devil...http://complabs.nevada.edu/~yoos3/led_stuff/store/ i got mine pretty fast!!! thumbsup
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slidr Feb 4, 4:02am - #96378 

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I don't think you will find them offline too easily. Radio shack doesn't sell those types of LED's. You need surface mount LED's. SMD= Surface Mount Device

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stefanoc Feb 4, 12:59pm - #96379 

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Originally Posted by tgts2000
I painted my needles after I changed out my gauge face with a red and black one with red LED's i just used nail polish remover and used a red sharpie to repaint it, make sure you only do it on the bottom though!

got any pics, really wanna see how it looks, and is the red you got similar to the red color that someguy did to his center console with red film? do the colors match?
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tgts2000 Feb 4, 3:41pm - #96380 

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Yea I have pictures, but im at school right now.. The quality of the pictures arent the best but you can still tell how it looks good!
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