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Old 10-23-2005
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Changing guage cluster lights, opinions welcome!!

I am wanting to change the color of the lighting of my guage cluster and was wanting some opinions on the best way to go about it. I just read a thread on here about taking off the green film on the back and then painting with a different color. I have heard that it fades or peels. What do you guys think about this or is there or do you recommend a better way. I pulled off my dash around my speedo and took the green cover off the bulb on the switch for my lights and is now white instead of green.
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Old 10-23-2005
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no matter what color you add, the green film stays on.
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Old 10-23-2005
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if you are going to do all that work, just buy new gages.
seems easier .
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Old 10-23-2005
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I disagree. You can easily change the color and there is a full how-to on my site here:

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/24

My gauges are currently red with blue highlights and yellow warning indicators.

Here's more or less the current setup. Notice the EATC instead of the heater controls in the how-to. Also, the 6CD radio faceplate has been replace with a white one from a Lincoln Navigator or Aviator (can't remember what it was, lol), but with the buttons now tinted blue and the display left white. I'll get pics up at some point -- I've been pretty lazy about it.


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I disagree. You can easily change the color and there is a full how-to on my site here:

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/24

My gauges are currently red with blue highlights and yellow warning indicators.

Here's more or less the current setup. Notice the EATC instead of the heater controls in the how-to. Also, the 6CD radio faceplate has been replace with a white one from a Lincoln Navigator or Aviator (can't remember what it was, lol), but with the buttons now tinted blue and the display left white. I'll get pics up at some point -- I've been pretty lazy about it.

My next truck will get that special treatment.
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Old 10-24-2005
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I found a cheap custom guage site. They also have some cool needles. I will throw the link up when i get home from school.
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Old 10-25-2005
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Thanks for the information. I'm going to do mine in blue. My radio is a pioneer and is green that I had in my previous vehicle, so i've had it for 6yrs. The cd player quit working a couple of weeks ago so I'm getting a new one. It's an Alpine and the faceplate is already blue and can be connected to either sirius or xm.
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Hey another guy from alabama :) I got a pioneer deck 2, I like the guages advantEDGE did w/ white & blue
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Old 10-26-2005
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http://www.importintelligence.com

Check the link ABOVE out. They aren't just imports they will do anything.
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Old 11-21-2005
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$25 is not bad! I've seen a lot of guys on here getting new guages on ebay and spending a lot more. I suppose it is for sport trac guages or something. I like these on this site. It looks more like it came in a ranger rather than putting one thing from one vehicle and putting it in another.
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http://www.importintelligence.com

Check the link ABOVE out. They aren't just imports they will do anything.
ive been wondering where to get needles from....do we need 4 small and 2 big or what?
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Old 11-25-2005
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i just went out to the junk yard and found a guage cluster with a Tac and i paid like 10 bucks for it
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