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Old 01-04-2005, 12:27 PM   #1
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Question Has anyone tried to change the OEM boost gauge face?

Just wondering if anyone has atempted to open the OEM boost gauge to change the face.
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Old 01-04-2005, 01:33 PM   #2
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I want to make it glow red at night with everything else !!!!

I am waiting for a write up on that !!!

Someone please post it !!!
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Old 01-04-2005, 01:45 PM   #3
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Oo you so cool!!! mojon
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Old 01-04-2005, 03:12 PM   #4
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If the oem boost gauge's front trim is clamped to the housing like this picture below, then you may be able to just pry it out. Details at:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=359679

Regarding chaning the color of the dials & numbers when lit, you should be able to get the color bulb covers, or use a permanent ink marker over the bulb.
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Old 01-04-2005, 07:48 PM   #5
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To change the color on the OEM gauge, you just need to remove the gauge from the rubber housing and remove the bulb from the back and cover it with one of the bult "condoms" that are used for the HVAC light mod. That's it.
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Old 01-04-2005, 07:50 PM   #6
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Yeah, It was pretty hard to get it out, Ill do a tutorial on it soon check my sticky in electrical and lighting when they come out.
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Old 01-04-2005, 08:01 PM   #7
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Oo you so cool!!! mojon
It is so nice to see the maturity on the boards !!!
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Old 01-04-2005, 08:35 PM   #8
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Old 01-05-2005, 08:58 AM   #9
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I dont know about changing the face, but it is really easy to swap a different gauge in there all together.

I was starting to get sick of bars, so i decided to go out and buy a carbon fiber autometer gauge. All you have to do is peel back the plastic line behind the gauge cut the wires while leaving the air tube, and splice the new wires from the new gauge right in. I also bought glass paint, and painted the bulb of the new gauge red. looks awesome. if you want to mount the gauge in the same place, greddy sells a universal mounter for like $5.00, since you cant put the new gauge in the rubber that the stock gauge is in . the whole process took about a half an hour, and now i am finally reading PSI!!
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It is so nice to see the maturity on the boards !!!
It's call humor...
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Old 01-05-2005, 12:43 PM   #11
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I dont know about changing the face, but it is really easy to swap a different gauge in there all together.

I was starting to get sick of bars, so i decided to go out and buy a carbon fiber autometer gauge.
Actually I don't think the stock boost guage is considered Bar.
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Old 01-05-2005, 05:41 PM   #12
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So does this mean that I can make my crappy stock boost gauge look like the one in the first pic here (Trunk_Monkey, this looks great, btw):

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4489

cause if so that is awesome.

I was not sure if newer WRXs come with different boost gauges than older ones. Mine is an 02 and the boost gauge lettering or needle doesnt really light up. Instead, it looks like there is just a clear bulb shining on the front of the gauges (not lighted from reverse). Is it still possible to change the color of a gauge like this?
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