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Old 08-02-2008, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default Instrument Cluster, Radio, and HVAC color change

I have done a lot of reading on how to do this and I decided that using bulb covers or leds was not for me. So i decided to just order theater gel sheets and put them in and use the stock bulbs to light it up. It turned out a lot better than I planned. The red is a much deeper red, my camera kind of sucks. Check it out:





Im planning on changing the lcd screen and finishing/fixing up the radio and hvac this weekend.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:13 PM   #2
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So i finally changed the lcd sreen color to a red-orange

let me know what you think
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:15 PM   #3
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I also got most of the yellow out of the radio and i took the red out of the display screen because it was red during the day too and it was hard to see during the day. Check it out:
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:09 PM   #4
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congrats... but ur having these dark spots on ur dials.... thats why led is much better.
what brand and # of gel did you use..?
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:47 AM   #5
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That is just the camera, there are no hot spots at all it looks really good, i would recommend this way to anyone who's looking to do it, its cheaper, easier, and you get just as good results. I used Lee Bright Red #26HT from http://www.stagespot.com/cgi-bin/sho.../Item_Gel.html
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:34 PM   #6
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That is just the camera, there are no hot spots at all it looks really good, i would recommend this way to anyone who's looking to do it, its cheaper, easier, and you get just as good results. I used Lee Bright Red #26HT from http://www.stagespot.com/cgi-bin/sho.../Item_Gel.html

I'm sure this method is cheaper and easier, but I doubt it is 'just as good' as using LED's.
LED's even out the hot spots, and provides clarity to the gauges.

The factory lighting will NOT be as bright as LED's.
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:15 AM   #7
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Ive seen pictures of the LED version and i think that my red looks just as good as with LEDs but maybe LEDs look better in person. I wish i had a better camera so i could show how clear everything is. There are no hot spots and the red is a nice bright bold red
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Ive seen pictures of the LED version and i think that my red looks just as good as with LEDs but maybe LEDs look better in person. I wish i had a better camera so i could show how clear everything is. There are no hot spots and the red is a nice bright bold red
Try taking a picture of the dash from the rear seat. I did this in my car, and it allowed everything to be seen.
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