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Old 09-11-2006, 09:57 PM   #501
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Impreza127, I'd check the little clips under the needles, I think I posted a couple pictures in this thread about the correct and incorrect placement of these. Search for my posts.

If that doesn't fix it, do a search just in this thread about fixing the needles. There were at least a few posts out of the 500 that talk about fixing slow needles.
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:10 AM   #502
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Not sure if this was covered before, but can you do a color change to Version 8 STI cluster? I have some ideas but don't know if they will work.
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Old 09-12-2006, 12:40 PM   #503
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Not sure if this was covered before, but can you do a color change to Version 8 STI cluster? I have some ideas but don't know if they will work.
I know someone overseas did it before, turned it white & red, but i dont remember his SN.
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Old 09-12-2006, 09:34 PM   #504
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thanks, if you think of it let me know. I have an idea of how I might do mine if possible.
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Old 09-15-2006, 02:13 AM   #505
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Thanks pwilk! ^_^ Will do
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Old 09-15-2006, 01:49 PM   #506
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I just did this cluster enhancement,starting with the sandpaper method.. but omg omg that takes sooo long, so i went and got some nail polish remover; much faster and more efficient. One question, how did you guys do the fuel and temp gauges? there is a gap in the middle, and i have yet to get a piece of sand paper from one side to the other. I did not pop up the gauge rings up at all. After i finished the mph and tach, i pluged it back in and it looks good, just gota fix some minute dim spots; no odd moving of needles :-) Good luck with this mod, forget sand paper for the easy spots, wayy too time consuming ur better off with nail polish remover. Have LOTS of time to do this mod LOL
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Old 09-15-2006, 04:05 PM   #507
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For the Temp & Gas. I did move the needles. However do remember where your needle was for the Gas. May i ask what kind of nail polish remover you used? Thanks
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Old 09-16-2006, 04:07 AM   #508
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So its ok to move the engine temp and fuel needle? I just dont know a better way to sand those parts. Would sand paper on a ruler work well? soo annoying. The Brand I used was Perfection, its from wallgreens. I used that and q-tips.

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For the Temp & Gas. I did move the needles. However do remember where your needle was for the Gas. May i ask what kind of nail polish remover you used? Thanks
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Old 09-16-2006, 04:50 PM   #509
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I just did this project today by sanding the back and putting condoms on the bulbs. It is finished and looks great in the dark but during the process the needles popped off so now all my needles are F*cked. I read every single post on this 508 thread and no one has given a simple and easy way to fix the needles. I tried hooking them up and adjusting while car is running and got the tach guage to work a little better but the rest are all still non moving. I consider this a very serious problem due to the fact that i would have to buy a new sti cluster for $250+ if i cant get them to work. If anyone knows how to do this PLEASE help!
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:15 AM   #510
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I'll Message ya on that Blue&Gold
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Old 09-17-2006, 10:57 PM   #511
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so.. any updates for 06's, for guage cluster + HVAC
lookin foward to put those ice blue lcd lights, like on page 18 looks good
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Old 09-17-2006, 11:30 PM   #512
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roll your eyes at the people doing the research, that's a great way to get your icy hot interior

or, hey, wait... here's an idea... if you want the payoff, you take the risk! otherwise, be polite and quitcherbichin


and page 18 is n00b settings, we're only on page 11.
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:46 AM   #513
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A question for the Sharpie mod. I know you can color the actual gauges with a red sharpie, but does the look stay? Does it fade over time or what. Im very comfortable with detailed movement. I've already got the green film off from behind the gauges, so just want the red to be deeper.

Also, ive got a 03 wagon, and the tach is on the right, the 4.5k point seems a little dimmer. On the back of the gauge, there is a open socket where a light bulb can go. Can i buy a bulb to put in there? If so, what size and who carries them. Comments greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-22-2006, 01:24 PM   #514
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no fading, but look at --8k rpm & 140 mph I put a second layer of sharpie on the hot spots with some poor results:\
If you can apply some on the back of the gauge face for the brighter spots

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Old 09-22-2006, 02:27 PM   #515
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did you let the first coat dry completely in the open air? sometimes the first coat will go on fine and if you try to put on a second, the felt from the pen will scrape away the first coat.
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Old 09-29-2006, 10:25 AM   #516
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the second coat was applied 2 weeks later in a attempt to even the hot spotting
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:40 PM   #517
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and page 18 is n00b settings, we're only on page 11.
Oh hell. I must be a supern00b because I'm on page 21.

FWIW I think the condoms on my mileage LCD must be slipping since I last posted pics here. The rest are still solid and provide a mostly even readout though.
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Old 10-06-2006, 10:09 PM   #518
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For everyone who damaged their needles beyond repair, you can order just new gauges from http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/ (you don't have to buy an entire new cluster.)
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:21 PM   #519
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For everyone who damaged their needles beyond repair, you can order just new gauges from http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/ (you don't have to buy an entire new cluster.)
Indeed. The gauges themselves are difficult to get so don't purposely destroy a set thinking you can just order them and get them the next day, but definitely not impossible and far cheaper than a new cluster.
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:32 PM   #520
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For everyone who damaged their needles beyond repair, you can order just new gauges from http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/ (you don't have to buy an entire new cluster.)
i broke my needles, and cant find the gauges by themselves in this website.
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Old 10-08-2006, 06:21 PM   #521
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i broke my needles, and cant find the gauges by themselves in this website.
Try & email them @ contacts & the rep will help you & give you the confirmation #.
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Old 10-08-2006, 07:32 PM   #522
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Try & email them @ contacts & the rep will help you & give you the confirmation #.
thanks!
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:55 PM   #523
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I just did this project today by sanding the back and putting condoms on the bulbs. It is finished and looks great in the dark but during the process the needles popped off so now all my needles are F*cked. I read every single post on this 508 thread and no one has given a simple and easy way to fix the needles. I tried hooking them up and adjusting while car is running and got the tach guage to work a little better but the rest are all still non moving. I consider this a very serious problem due to the fact that i would have to buy a new sti cluster for $250+ if i cant get them to work. If anyone knows how to do this PLEASE help!

You didn't seriously try to do this on a STI cluster did you!? What version? If it's the V7 then I guess I understand that green IS ugly as hell, (I converted to blue myself, pics are in this thread someplace)... but damn that is an expensive mistake! Once the needles are off they are broke for good, there is no way to fix them. I suggest that you buy another cluster for cheap off of ebay and rob it's gauges out of it and put them in your cluster bezel. I had to do this when I got the bright idea to paint my needles red. It looked shoddy so I did the ole gauge swap. Live and learn. Good luck.
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:41 PM   #524
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You didn't seriously try to do this on a STI cluster did you!? What version? If it's the V7 then I guess I understand that green IS ugly as hell, (I converted to blue myself, pics are in this thread someplace)... but damn that is an expensive mistake! Once the needles are off they are broke for good, there is no way to fix them. I suggest that you buy another cluster for cheap off of ebay and rob it's gauges out of it and put them in your cluster bezel. I had to do this when I got the bright idea to paint my needles red. It looked shoddy so I did the ole gauge swap. Live and learn. Good luck.
I did this on my stock 02 wrx cluster and I got the speedo and tach to start working again, but they are a little slow. The fuel and temp gauges are all I really need.
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Old 10-12-2006, 05:46 PM   #525
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So what is the best choice? I want to go red. Red blub condoms or Red bulbs. And the whole sharpie mod. Do you sharpie the top side? What dose this look like at night?

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