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Old 09-17-2002, 11:52 AM   #1
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Question Wrx Reverse Glow Gauges

Well, these look good. I just need a couple of opinions. I know I have seen some similar in a few WRX's. Thanks a lot

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Old 09-17-2002, 12:27 PM   #2
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Cmon...opinions...and I am bored.
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Old 09-17-2002, 03:59 PM   #3
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I'm bored @ work too!
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Those gauges are in the car
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Old 09-17-2002, 04:21 PM   #4
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Looks like a light show in there!! Do you like them? They seem to contrast things quite a bit. BTW, low on fuel I see...Hehehehe
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Old 09-17-2002, 05:54 PM   #5
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Get the ones without the center ring o' light. Its ugly and useless. THere's ones that just have the numbers, etc, lighted without the glaring ring.

Also, stay away from ProCarParts.com.

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Old 09-17-2002, 09:26 PM   #6
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I bought these a few months ago and I like them very much. I have a Pioneer DEHP9300 and the guages match it perfectly. If you do buy them, dont hide away the controller because they are very bright and will glare right in your face at night. Also, I don't know why everyone hated procarparts.com. My experience with them was excellent.
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Old 09-17-2002, 11:20 PM   #7
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I bought those same ones from procarparts on ebay. They provided a perfect transaction for me... I dont know why you reccomend staying away from them... These overlays are alright... mine seem to make a soft hi-pitched noise depending on how bright you have them turned up... kind of annoying when it gets really quiet in the car... virtually unnoticable though. Installation was very easy, although the instructions provided were of very little help and I printed off somethig from a website instead. You really dont need any instructions at all though.. easy stuff to do. Only tricky part is putting the gauge piece completely back together and still leaving room for the wires to stick out, while at the same time making sure that the overlays arent sliding around. It is very possible, though.. you just need to look for the openings. I tried to match the bulbs of my cd player and AC controls to the blue color, but blue bulb covers just resulted in an aquamarine color... ah well... I can just switch the overlays to the greenishblue color if I want it to match perfectly =)
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Old 09-17-2002, 11:28 PM   #8
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personally I don't like the look of the big ring in the center although I must say 42202subs picture looks ok. BTW 42202sub where did you get the bulb condoms to change you HVAC colors? I've been looking for blue ones but I don't know what size or where to get them from.

Anyways I have these gauges in my car

I like them i got them from www.redlinezone.com
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Old 09-18-2002, 04:10 AM   #9
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i just got these....but how do i install them????
do i need to take it to the shop?
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Old 09-18-2002, 11:02 AM   #10
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personally I don't like the look of the big ring in the center although I must say 42202subs picture looks ok. BTW 42202sub where did you get the bulb condoms to change you HVAC colors? I've been looking for blue ones but I don't know what size or where to get them from.
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Old 09-18-2002, 11:27 AM   #11
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i just got these....but how do i install them????
do i need to take it to the shop?
Only if you have no thumbs and don't know what a screwdrivers is

Its easy... I feel the need to say "Hey lazy ass if you search for it on I-Club you'd find 20 versions of instructions"... but hey, you're in luck, I'm feeling magnanomous this morning! Whoohoo!

Before you start, cover the combination meter outter clear plastic shield with a towel. Scratching it is a real downer.

There's an inner hood for the combination meter, that plastic oval thing that closes up the pod where your gauges are... on the underside of the top of the pod there are two screws. Take them out. Adjust the steering wheel as far down as you can and pull that oval out.

Now you see three screws, one on top and two on the bottom holding the gauge in. Take'm out. Tilt the meter in such a way that you can get a hand behind it and start working on getting the harnesses off. They are green and on the top of the combo meter. On the top of each harness, in the center is a tab that you need to press and then you can pull the harness out.... easier said than done. Once all the harnesses are off, pull the combo meter all the way out. Take it out of your car and bring it to a soft cushy place... scratching stuff sucks.

There are various layers to the combo meter's housing and many tabs. Its not rocket science, so you can figure out which ones you need to pop out to just get the top clear plastic off. Once you get it off DO NOT try to pull of the stock guages. Your new ones will lay right over them.

Without playing with the needles lay the gauges over and see where the electrical leads go. See if you need to cut out a little notch in the white plastic to comfortable put the leads through (as opposed to crushing the wires when you re-assemble). If you need to do this, gently take some snips and cut a little triangle or two from the edge of the white case, about 1cm in depth as a place for the wires to escape.

DO NOT TAKE THE NEEDLES OFF or we'll all laugh at you as you go to the dealership to buy a new combination meter. You can spin the needles, just try not to spin them around past the bumper. Position the needles so you can get them into the center holes of the gauges at the same time. Its OK to gently bend the new gauges and its even OK to gently force the needles to. Just be smart about it. Once you have both parts on, see how they fit. You might at this point want some double stick sctoch tape, just little pieces under the gauges so that you can position them and not have them move around during re-assembly. The reverse indiglos without the center ring have guide holes which fit along with the guide posts on the guage. Even so, its not always perfect. The regular indiglos do not have this. The reverse with center ring, I do not know. But if you don't have guides I suggest using tape.

So the gauges are placed well, wires are safely able to escape the housing, time to reverse your disassembly and uninstallation.

As for wiring, I currently have the power wires hooked up to the foglight/cruise control switch light power. Its not the best place, but it works. There are many places. I believe those wires are orange/white and purple. Just do a bit of trial and error to figure out white is + and which is -, you wont hurt anyhting.


good luck!

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Old 09-19-2002, 12:34 AM   #12
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I got them @ JEGS.
You wouldn't happen to know under what category it was? jegs.com isn't very organized for browsing and I have no idea where to start a search.
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Old 09-19-2002, 12:44 AM   #13
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how hard is it to change the color of the hvac controls like you did 42002sub?CHRIS
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Old 09-19-2002, 09:50 AM   #14
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10 minutes.
pop the silver radoi dash piece off, take out 6 screws that hold the radio in place . Take out stereo, behind the HVAC there are 2 twist lights. Twist to unlock them, put bulb condoms on.
Put everything back
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