Very happy GT-P owner
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Mate I tried all this as well, putting condoms on etc, but the problem is the dash is illuminated by white globes strategically placed around the back of the gauges, and the light is actually distributed through a clear plastic diffuser, putting the condoms on the globes makes the dash look great but you cant see anything red, eg, empty or the needles.
What I did cost me about $2 and about 30min of work, take the dash out, take the front cover off until you can get access to the dash facia, the facia is glued on and peels off reasonably easily leaving the clear plastic diffuser, turn the thin plastic facia over and place coloured cellophane on the back removing areas that you want to stay original, eg red bits, tickford logo etc, place the facia back on the diffuser put the dash back together and back in your car turn the lights on and go WOW, it looks great, and leaves the red and needles brightly illuminated. I have a blue display with the correct red bits and needles and a white tickford logo, looks sweet
I dont need to tell you to be extremely careful pulling the dash apart, PM me if you need anymore info, if you are going to be at tickfords look me up and I will show you, its so easy.
2005 Rapid BF GT-P
Interstate Member - FPV&XR Car Club SA