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Old 05-23-2007, 05:00 AM   #101
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Hmm, have to try this one.
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:02 PM   #102
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i changed the radio, hvac, and guage cluster lights today. i then started the car, and there was smoke coming from behind where i put the covers over the lights. has anyone else experienced this? also could it become a problem?
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Old 05-27-2007, 02:29 AM   #103
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i changed the radio, hvac, and guage cluster lights today. i then started the car, and there was smoke coming from behind where i put the covers over the lights. has anyone else experienced this? also could it become a problem?
Crap..!
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Old 05-27-2007, 11:38 AM   #104
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Youlet the magic smoke out! Chances are some bare wires touched, things got hot, and you either burned out a capactitor, or something. I would take it all apart, make sure there are no bare wires that weren't there before/etc and put it back together. It could have just been finger oils or something short circuiting and smoking.
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Old 05-27-2007, 06:41 PM   #105
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i didn't cut, or change any of the wires around, only unclipped them. oils from my fingers could be a possibility though. i'm going to take it apart and check all the lights and wires. hopefully nothing is damaged.
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:50 PM   #106
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ok i put it all back together, and now the fuel, temp, and spedometer don't work. i looked at all the wiring, checked all the connections, and they just dont work.

the tachometer DOES work, but thats it. is there anything else i should look for, or is it time to start looking for a new gauge pack?
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Old 06-01-2007, 09:32 PM   #107
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OK, I had a problem with the right parts. I got different answers from different people and had to trust someone. I trusted the wrong person and ordered the LED's you see below. I took the green condoms off but am at a fork in the road. I can't decide to use red condoms or use the right red LED's. Can I get some answers as to the proper part numbers and some testimonials???



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Old 06-01-2007, 10:25 PM   #108
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ok i put it all back together, and now the fuel, temp, and spedometer don't work. i looked at all the wiring, checked all the connections, and they just dont work.

the tachometer DOES work, but thats it. is there anything else i should look for, or is it time to start looking for a new gauge pack?
Take the back off of your gauges and look at the circuit board. Look specifically for burned components. If you see some, you might need a new board. You dealer might be able to order the board separately to save you some money IF that is what happened.
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Old 06-06-2007, 11:15 PM   #109
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:37 AM   #110
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Biker, Why dont you try Radial Ultrabright Leds (175 Degrees viewing angle)

I placed 8 leds with a viewing angle of 60 but thats not good enough, i still have hotspots or places where its completely dark.

Im gonna try the 175 leds within a week, although they need a 470 ohm resistor.

LEDS will be a better solution i think, its bright and clear... im going for the color blue ( the most difficult color i think ) thats why i want to use leds, the condoms are just aqua and not really blue.... choice is up to you.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:28 AM   #111
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I'm feeling really retarded right now. I bought some led's that are just the two thin wires at the end, but they are replacing bulbs that had the wires wrapped around the bottom of the bulb itself. I don't know if that really makes sense to you. Do you have an exact link to show me the bulb that will fit?
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Old 06-08-2007, 06:00 PM   #112
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I bought 3mm 12v leds with build in resistor, they dont really fit into the neo wedge top hole... i just keep them on top of it. Did this with the fog light switches. I dont really mind, just want to see blue light.

The hvac lights will be 5mm leds, so they wont fit too.. ill figure something out, try to be creative.

If you need help just ask
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:04 PM   #113
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What the hell... just changed almost everything

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Old 06-17-2007, 07:06 PM   #114
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I like^. what'd you use to get those results. Think it could be done in white?
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:45 PM   #115
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I'm sure it could be done in any color
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:20 AM   #116
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I like^. what'd you use to get those results. Think it could be done in white?
Yes, could be done in any color you want, be sure to use the right leds ( Minimal 175+ viewing angle and bright!)

For the glovebox,cigarette lighter and ashtray.. same leds! Just pull the old bulb out of the socket and cut the wires ( be sure theres no power on it )

I pushed the led into the socket, solder the wire and resistor (if needed).

Now you can still use the old wedge thingy so the led will stay in place just like the old bulb.

As for the foglight buttons, i had to think for a solution here!

You can see the picture below how i solved this with my leds :



The results are GOOD & bright !

As you can see i used a red bulb (not with a condom) if the foglights are on .

These leds run on 3.4 Volt 20mA (473nm / 150mcd) 5mm waterclear.
I used a 470 Ohm resistor.

Btw, i sanded off the green firm from the foglight buttons.. when i´m about to do the instrument cluster ill try without sanding first.


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Old 09-07-2007, 07:10 PM   #117
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on the doors is there any threads on how to change them from green to red?

Thanks!
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:59 AM   #118
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did anyone figure out how to make this work on later models? MY07 has a green plastic cap painted grey on the HVAC controls, will nail polish remover 'lighten' the plastic enough to let red through? right now it looks brown, and nasty.
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:39 PM   #119
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Does anyone have any ideas on how to change the gauge needles? I have a 03 so they are yellow, I would really like them either red or blue.

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Old 10-31-2007, 01:44 PM   #120
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Instructions for the automatic HVAC (red is the only color that works well):
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...t=270+resistor

Gauges needles can't be changed. The needles themselve are a yellow plastic.
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:04 PM   #121
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I read throught the whole 5 pages and can't really figure out what led replacement I should buy since ppl have different year WRX and STI. I have MY02 WRX and I just want to change out the HVAC green to red. Someone posts a links to what size/model led bulb I should get to replace them. Do I need to wire a resistor to it? I'm not a electrical guy, don't flame haha. Just need help!
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Old 01-14-2008, 03:59 PM   #122
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I read throught the whole 5 pages and can't really figure out what led replacement I should buy since ppl have different year WRX and STI. I have MY02 WRX and I just want to change out the HVAC green to red. Someone posts a links to what size/model led bulb I should get to replace them. Do I need to wire a resistor to it? I'm not a electrical guy, don't flame haha. Just need help!
i just ordered my condoms!

here is the correct page for those who are looking for the red bulb covers/condoms.

http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage....TOKEN=53809745

i ordered 2 packs of .12 and 1 pack of .2 red
packs have 10.
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:17 PM   #123
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I just ordered the condoms, can't wait to do this
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:30 PM   #124
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Anyone done this on a GF? I can't even get my damn HVAC out.
Also where do you kids get the wide-angle LEDs?
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Old 01-14-2008, 07:55 PM   #125
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i just ordered my condoms!

here is the correct page for those who are looking for the red bulb covers/condoms.

http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage....TOKEN=53809745

i ordered 2 packs of .12 and 1 pack of .2 red
packs have 10.
enjoy
Willing to hook up a fellow member for 4X .2 red condom that you don't need,
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