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Gauge Mod Almost Complete

Yeah, this post is a bit of a teaser. Long story short, my interior is going to green illumination. I got my replacement cluster in last week (good to have one to work on and leave one in the truck), along with some glass paint. Just picked up a $3 paint kit at Walmart. Removed all the blue stain from the back of the faceplates and repainted with green. (I also got creative, painted the km/h indicators and batt/temp/oil/fuel icons blue).

Next step, once laundry is done and I can get outside to do it, is to go outside and warm up the truck, then snap a pic of where the needles are. Then I can go about swapping out the cluster. Probably won't get a good pic of it lit up until tonight. I'm sure that none of the needles are in the right spots, so I'll have to work on that.
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Got them lit up, but couldn't finish the swap, it's getting too late. Gotta get the mileage switched over.



(Sorry about the blurry photo. 2 second exposure for photos w/o a flash)

One minor problem now... the lighting isn't uniform. It's kinda visible in the photo, but more pronounced in person. Anyone that's done a mod like this have suggestions for more uniform lighting?
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looks good!
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Looks good! If I were motivated enough I would switch everything over to blue, but I am not that motivated or energetic.
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i had mine out, hell i still have my spare cluster, prob is, i cant get the needles off with out breaking them, which means, no color changes for me =(
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i had mine out, hell i still have my spare cluster, prob is, i cant get the needles off with out breaking them, which means, no color changes for me =(
I used a fork and a lot of patience
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