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Old 10-22-2005, 10:31 AM   #51
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Even if you cut them to fit and doubled them up?
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Old 11-03-2005, 05:49 PM   #52
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what about the clock LED is this listed
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Old 11-03-2005, 09:18 PM   #53
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No real way to do it except replace the clock, some have tried painting the screen with glass stain but its real dark.
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Old 11-09-2005, 03:47 PM   #54
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RE: Clock
Sadly my poor suby's in the shop or I'd have looked at this already: is the green the result only of the glass being grteen, or is the display actually glowing green too? if it's just the glass, why have none of us tried replacing it with a new piece of glass in the color we want?

The basic solution I have in mind consists of going to Home Depot and buying a sheet of plexi ~ as thick as the glass and sandwiching theatrical gel between two pieces, or simply gluing a piece to the back side of one piece about as thick as the glass. cut to fit as necessary and you have an instant pane in the polor you want without dealing with the old stuff being green.

I'm hoping to try this step first this weekend, when I have my baby back.

And thank you Trunk_Monkey for all of these write-ups, I'm hoping to use them soon.
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Old 11-09-2005, 04:02 PM   #55
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If you really dont plan on replacing that clock with some guages you can buy an evo clock and put it in there. One guy did even did a mod that showed temp and time so its doable.
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Old 11-09-2005, 06:03 PM   #56
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Very easy in my 04. Took ten minutes
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Old 01-29-2006, 10:27 PM   #57
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I just did this mod on 03 and 04 WRX and just wanted to let everyone know that if you arent comfortable with your soldering skills, its not neccessary to melt the solder and completely remove the metal frame around the display panel on the stereo. One can just straighten out the tabs as described and pull the frame off and bend it down to access the bulbs. Then just push it back up and onto the display panel.
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Old 02-28-2006, 03:55 PM   #58
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trunk monkey is honestly GOD!!!!!
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:15 AM   #59
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Well the website that trunkmonkey gives at the beginning has been sold out of red bulb covers for the last 2 months. And they were supposed to be in stock as of 3/31/06. But now they are out of stock until like 4/20 or something. Is there any place that sells .2" red bulb covers because i can't find any?
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Old 04-05-2006, 05:13 PM   #60
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I think I saw another write up that someone used replacement red LEDs. Anyone have a link?
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Old 04-05-2006, 06:51 PM   #61
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Well the website that trunkmonkey gives at the beginning has been sold out of red bulb covers for the last 2 months. And they were supposed to be in stock as of 3/31/06. But now they are out of stock until like 4/20 or something. Is there any place that sells .2" red bulb covers because i can't find any?
I was under the impression that the orange bulb condoms would look as good as the red may, plus be a bit bright for my taste, and they're great..I love them. I don't have an STI cluster yet but the bulb color should match it well.. thats just me though against personal preference, red is always a good choice opposed to orange, just a little too dark IMO.
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:46 PM   #62
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anyone have any additional pics of the blue backlighting?...the blue/yellow combo earlier looked sweet, and was curious to see a few more examples of it...

also, anyone who has done blue....how does the double-bag look?...how dim is it as well?

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Old 04-09-2006, 08:37 PM   #63
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Do the LEDs instead of the bulb rubbers. They look much better
and are much brighter.
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Old 04-09-2006, 08:48 PM   #64
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I scraped off the film and custom made all my LED fitting and it looks killer!!!...I also am making a fade (because I scraped the green film and factory fade off the cluster) and I am going to slip it behind the number cards and it will look killer...I'll post pics when I get around to it...so far, blue LED's is good!
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Old 05-14-2006, 12:34 AM   #65
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has anyone who has used the red condom method care to post up any pics?
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Old 05-14-2006, 10:57 AM   #66
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Check out the first post. Those are red condoms.

As for the red LED replacement in the radio, has anyone done that? I figure it will take some soldering but shouldn't be too hard. Just scary.

The writeup for the bulb to LED in the HVAC, keyring and instrument cluster panel is here:
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2854
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Old 05-14-2006, 11:48 AM   #67
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I just did this mod in my STi this last week, looks great. I did the OEM boost gauge, key ring, radio + screen, and HVAC. Had to trim the bulb covers a bit but it wasn't a problem. I double-bagged them except for the boost gauge. They are a little dark at night but I know where everything is so it's not really a problem... looks 100x better than the green too. Thanks Trunk_Monkey for the write-up on all of these.
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Check out the first post. Those are red condoms.

As for the red LED replacement in the radio, has anyone done that? I figure it will take some soldering but shouldn't be too hard. Just scary.

The writeup for the bulb to LED in the HVAC, keyring and instrument cluster panel is here:
http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2854
yeah i saw that i just want to see some better pics since some said it looks more orange than red.
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Old 05-14-2006, 11:44 PM   #69
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I have 3 of the small bulb covers and 8 of hte big ones... I know you guys want em Anyone?
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Old 08-11-2006, 02:31 AM   #70
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WOW this is really good man! I am doing the key ring and HVAC on my STi would love to change the factory boost too any idea when you will have that guide out? Thanks!
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Old 08-11-2006, 04:49 PM   #72
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So two questions:

Has anyone had those red bulb "condoms" on for a long time. Say a few years? I noticed someone mentioned they fade to orange with time. Can we get a little vote going on here to see how long you had them for and if they faded?

Also, sounds like double bagging them makes red too dark. Has anyone tried using 2.3watt bulbs (#2723) for key ring and HVAC and not just the factory boost gauge? Also, I'm wondering why you guys are double bagging those in the first place? Is it too bright, too orange with only a single "condom"?

The reason I'm asking all thise is because I want to get this right the first time and have all the lights match the STi gauge cluster as closely as possible. Also, I would like to know how many extra wattage bulbs to get.

Thanks ALL for any input! Really appreciate it!
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:07 PM   #73
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They only fade to orange if they slip off and let white light through, take the bulbs out and check for that.
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:53 PM   #74
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I just did this mod in my STi this last week, looks great. I did the OEM boost gauge, key ring, radio + screen, and HVAC. Had to trim the bulb covers a bit but it wasn't a problem. I double-bagged them except for the boost gauge. They are a little dark at night but I know where everything is so it's not really a problem... looks 100x better than the green too. Thanks Trunk_Monkey for the write-up on all of these.
How did you do the HVAC one???

I tried doing the HVAC today and discovered that the back of the HVAC looks totally different then what is pictured here. Also, instead of there been 2 bulbs there are actually 4 of them and the worst part is that they are smaller so the .2 bulb covers do not fit. The bulbs were smaller then the ones found on the OEM turbo gauge or the key hole ring. Each individual bulb sits in a plastic holder which in turn screws into the HVAC. When I tried to slip .2 covers over the bulb and on top of the plastic holder the covers stayed on but the bulb would not fit into the mounting hole in the HVAC. So basically I had to put everything back together the way it was and call it a day.

Anyone else have that problem on 04? I guess I might have to get the .12 bulb covers instead and try my luck with those.
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:57 AM   #75
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Where's the thread to the the 05-06 STI's?
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