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Old 09-24-2008, 11:06 AM   #626
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Let say I wanted to wire up some extra blubs to brighten up the dim spots. Anyone know where or how to set these up? Specifically, where can I tap the power from?
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:21 AM   #627
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I have a 93 Impreza wagon, and im wondering which lights I would use... Ive been looking online and im finding all these replacement gauge LEDs.... can you give me advice on which light cover u listed is correct for my car? or do I need the gauge replacement LEDs?
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:13 PM   #628
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i was wondering if any of you guys have done the condom light mod, if so have you had an issue with not seeing the needles, and i also have a smell of burning which im not to keen about...BTW i have an 05 wrx and i bought the blue condoms, thanks for your help guys
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:19 PM   #629
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If you remove the film and just leave the lights then is it white? I am looking for white with red needles.

Also is this the same for an 07?
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:08 PM   #630
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why when i changed my cluster to red does the blinker lights light up
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:45 PM   #631
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I am almost finished with this project. When I get it all in my car, I will post pictures. I did everything the OP said to do. It is working out awesome!
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:55 PM   #632
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the bulbs in pre-08 are so small and dim that they glow a yellow-orange. to get white you need different bulbs/lightsource.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:46 PM   #633
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alrite I did this mod last week but I took the gauges out. I got everything back together and it looks really nice but my speedo and tach wont work!!! I plugged them in good and tight but they just sit there! Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:04 PM   #634
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i dont think they are pushed in all the way
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:14 PM   #635
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I'm not too sure if it's the same with your 02' or not. Check to see if the "top hat" type black pieces under the speedo and tach are completely down. When lifting up the gauge faces, you may have pulled them up a little and they may just need to be seated again.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:22 PM   #636
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I really appreciate it guys!! Ill check tomorrow!
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:47 PM   #637
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sorry for the hijack but if i just wanted to replace the cluster with an STI one, is it plug and play?
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:25 PM   #638
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does anyone know af a different site that carries the .12" diameter red covers? the linked site only carries the .2" dia. and discontinued the .12" red covers. thanks in advance
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:14 PM   #639
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sorry for the hijack but if i just wanted to replace the cluster with an STI one, is it plug and play?
we have an STI cluster thread, use it
your answer can be found there
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:31 AM   #640
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just to let you know,

this is my cluster:

it looks pretty even cept for the 70...


because of photo exposures, lights like the cluster look more even than they really are. you really have to see things in person.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:07 AM   #641
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i just got to thinking...

if i wanted to, i bet i could solder the pots around and switch the faces so i'd have a center tach.

it would probably be balls difficult, but i can't think of a reason why it wouldn't work. of course, the faces would need to be cut to **** and then repositioned.

probably makes more sense to just get an 04 cluster.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:55 AM   #642
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i just got to thinking...

if i wanted to, i bet i could solder the pots around and switch the faces so i'd have a center tach.

it would probably be balls difficult, but i can't think of a reason why it wouldn't work. of course, the faces would need to be cut to **** and then repositioned.

probably makes more sense to just get an 04 cluster.
um, i really really highly doubt that would work

it wont work
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:40 PM   #643
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does anyone know af a different site that carries the .12" diameter red covers? the linked site only carries the .2" dia. and discontinued the .12" red covers. thanks in advance

Also what im wondering I cant seem to find any red .12 bulb covers. Just need the 4 already have the .2
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:56 AM   #644
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um, i really really highly doubt that would work

it wont work
well i mean they have those pins that the needle motors sit on, if you just crossed one to the other why wouldn't it work? too sensitive, would the extra wire throw it off? that's the only reason i can see it not working provided the soldering could be precise enough.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:28 PM   #645
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How often do people end up with gauges that don't work after attempting this mod? I really want to do it but i'm afraid to mess up my gauges. Also as stated above where can you find some .12" bulb covers? www.partexpress.com discontinued the red.
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:18 AM   #646
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don't do it!

it's not worth the risk and devaluing. stay green. i wish i did.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:28 AM   #647
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Handsdown.....the picture above of your cluster looks pretty good. How come you don't like it? Also what method did you use?
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:47 PM   #648
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I have an 02 wrx, can anybody please tell me how many leds I need for the cluster and how many I need for the radio and hvac....oh yea and what size please? I might be wrong but hvac and cluster might be different size..

thanks
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:38 PM   #649
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thanks for the help
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:26 PM   #650
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Handsdown.....the picture above of your cluster looks pretty good. How come you don't like it? Also what method did you use?
that's to prove a point that an uneven cluster looks even when photographed.

i don't like mine because it's not all that even.

i used stage gels and clear bulbs and the original sandpaper method.
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