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Old 05-14-2003, 02:24   #1 (permalink)
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Cheap instrument cluster mod

Have a look at these pictures and tell me what you think. All I did was put some blue and red silicon sleeves on some of the globes behind the instrument cluster. Total cost was about $6 and I have spares

With the odometer I used a blue lens filter (used with slr cameras) infront of a white piece of paper with a blue silicon cap on the bulb. Worked a treat I think :)
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Old 05-14-2003, 02:25   #2 (permalink)
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Tacho

Here's the Tacho and Odometer
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Looks really good, but I'd prefer it all blue or all red, not a mixture. Personal preference only! Good job!
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Hmmm... looks easier and cheaper then the BLUE LED dash.
more info please :D
what is the blue silicon cap stuff?
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I didn't want to do it with LED's... Laziness really

At repco they sell 5mm silcon globe covers (in a blue packet). Just put them over the top of the existing globes (there are 6 that have white globe holders... that is them). If I find a picture that explains their positions then I will post it.

I also did it to the Trip Meter and the climate control :) (Note: Climate control globes are 10mm)
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Its a shame the needles are so hard to see.
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you're right, the needle is impossible to see.
i might go the LED route still :)
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Old 05-14-2003, 05:10   #8 (permalink)
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That's pretty good! I would have personally used all blue as well, but that's just me.

What else can you tell me about the blue lens filter? And does the Climate control/odo/trip comp. still display blue during the day??

The needles will apparently still be hard to see with LED's, with blue or green colours. That's on EL's though, with orange needles
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I've tried the silicone sleeve method in the EA. It lasts about a month before it starts fading to pink or orange from red.

I might try it again and see what happens, you've inspired my with that aight looking EF dash of yours!

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I used a few layers of blue cellaphane on mine, because I could pick where I wanted it (e.g leaving a red line) and my needles stayed red. I personally went for a light blue on one side, to dark blue on the other, but its personal choice really.

just another method any way.
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