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Old 03-16-2004, 02:39 AM   #26
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Finally! Pics for the HVAC color mod. Whose brave enough to post up some pics for the gauge cluster?
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Old 03-16-2004, 04:52 AM   #27
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I was going to try this on my rs because I didn't want to put in led's like some people had done. Thanks for the right up and to those of you who are looking for the gauge cluster I will probably do that as well. I'll try and post pics if I manage to get around to doing it sometime soon.
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Old 03-16-2004, 08:29 PM   #28
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Well actually, the gauge cluster on my02 has bulbs in the back of the acutal cluster that can be changed out like the HVAC unit. When I get home from my VAC, I will post the pics of the back of my cluster.

That would be easy to do.
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Old 03-17-2004, 04:34 AM   #29
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ANy insight you can offer would be an asset... specially to keep peopel like me form messing stuff up... info on the lighting and how you did it woudl be greatly appreciated
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Old 03-24-2004, 01:37 PM   #30
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has anyone tried just removing the condoms, and not replacing them...what color are the bulbs? yellowish or white? ideas? i was thinking of trying that or getting a real clear WHITE....my friends RX8 has the dash in a clear white and it looks GREAT IMHO....
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Old 03-24-2004, 01:50 PM   #31
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The bulbs are a clear bulb. I say try it and give us some feedback!
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Old 03-24-2004, 03:36 PM   #32
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The bulbs are a clear bulb. I say try it and give us some feedback!
thats what i am afraid of...it is gonna be a yellowish white...**** it i will try i guess.....
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Old 03-24-2004, 04:26 PM   #33
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Someone else posed this question as well. Any ideas , anyone?
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Old 03-24-2004, 04:29 PM   #34
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Someone else posed this question as well. Any ideas , anyone?
radio shack usually has them on hand...sometimes they will have the bulbs in led's too....
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:05 PM   #35
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I called three radio shack's in my area and none of them had the condoms, so I decided to just paint the bulbs as well. Except I painted them blue, not red. The displays are significantly darker, but are still readable, and I think they look good.
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Old 03-25-2004, 02:13 PM   #36
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I called three radio shack's in my area and none of them had the condoms, so I decided to just paint the bulbs as well. Except I painted them blue, not red. The displays are significantly darker, but are still readable, and I think they look good.
Post a pic of them please.
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Old 03-28-2004, 02:06 AM   #37
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Make sure that you get the ACRYLIC type of paint and not the enamel. I grabbed the enamel by mistake and when I got the hvac put back together it blocks out almost all the light and it smelled like something was going to catch on fire.
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Old 03-28-2004, 08:28 AM   #38
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smelled like something was going to catch on fire.


Better be careful!
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:42 AM   #39
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Yeah maybe I should get one of those chromed ricer fire extiguishers. I scraped the paint off this evening and re-did them and they are a dim white but I painted them blue?
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Old 04-02-2004, 10:19 AM   #40
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How can I describe when I go to Radio Shack what I am looking for ?
What kind of bulb or cover/condom do I need? And how many of them(volt, size)?
Maybe if I found enough I can buy it and mail it to you guys.
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Old 04-09-2004, 01:08 AM   #41
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has anyone tried just removing the condoms, and not replacing them...what color are the bulbs? yellowish or white? ideas? i was thinking of trying that or getting a real clear WHITE....my friends RX8 has the dash in a clear white and it looks GREAT IMHO....
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Old 04-09-2004, 08:20 AM   #42
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It will be a yellowish white, not a hyper white like the RX8
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Old 04-10-2004, 05:39 AM   #43
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Thanks for the effort of pictures and write up.
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Old 04-11-2004, 07:22 PM   #44
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I'm thinking of replacing mine with LEDs, but it looks like I won't be able to replace the radio with LEDs. So, which is the better alternative? Paint them? (sharpie? ) Or would it be better to buy some bulb condoms. The main thing is, unless I can get the bulb condoms locally, they rape me on shipping to Canada. I checked on parts express, for 4 bucks worth of condoms, they will charge me 11 bucks USD, just to ship it here, not worth it IMO. Any help is very much appreciated!

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Old 04-11-2004, 10:16 PM   #45
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Let me know where to get them. I'm sure shipping wouldn't be that much. (I work for the Post Office in Florida.)
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Old 04-12-2004, 03:46 AM   #46
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I was looking at partsexpress.com
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Old 04-16-2004, 11:54 AM   #47
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For a sweet looking dash I think the extra cash for shipping is definately worth it! Painting may be less expensive... but after a while it burns off the bulbs and turns kinda orange... I did this mod to my accord, and after about 3 years it looked pretty crappy... I would go with the bulb "condoms"
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Old 04-16-2004, 05:20 PM   #48
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OK, I'll either look for something local, or ship it to family in the states.
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Old 04-19-2004, 06:23 PM   #49
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what size of bulb "condoms" do you need to order for this project? the partsexpress.com site has two different sizes...
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Old 04-19-2004, 06:26 PM   #50
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Yeah if you search around, I know people do list the sizes and the amount needed...
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