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Old July 29th, 2004, 11:52 PM   #1
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DIY RED Headunit display

got the idea from SIN and some other people who did the same thing to their ipod.
just finish it today. now it match with my red interior light.
planning to do the same with my console and my ipod, it'll take some research on that.

complete write up with pictures
http://www.threesquarestudio.net/honda/redradio/


a shot in the shade. day time


night time

enjoy. any question PM me

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Old July 30th, 2004, 12:07 AM   #2
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nice post
how is the visibilty in the daytime??
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Old July 30th, 2004, 12:12 AM   #3
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nice post
how is the visibilty in the daytime??

here's one in sunlight.
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Old July 30th, 2004, 12:15 AM   #4
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Nice write up, Good job man. Looks very clean in the dark.
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Old July 30th, 2004, 12:16 AM   #5
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It adds a nice touch to it. Very creative! Avenger408, can i buy a piece from you?
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Old July 30th, 2004, 12:25 AM   #6
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thanks. Hongda try http://www.tapplastics.com/.
they have a store in the Alameda. it's a few lights from compaq stadium away from downtown san jose.

$3.25 for a whole 3 feet.
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Old July 30th, 2004, 12:28 AM   #7
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I know where it's at. I'll pay you a quarter for the small piece. J/k i'll buy a roll.
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hmm.. kinda hard to see during the day..... but good job none-the-less....

ps, anyone able to change the radio buttons yet?
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Old July 30th, 2004, 01:55 AM   #9
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Will it hold up against the heat of summer?
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Old July 30th, 2004, 02:57 AM   #10
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Will it hold up against the heat of summer?
if not i have some superglue =D well maybe not superglue. hehe

well i just did the same to my ipod. that was fun taking the danm thing apart. got to admit i was scared ****less the whole time. 40 gb 3gen. i had to double layer the plastic film i got from TAP. one layer look very pinkisk. but double is dark red.




http://www.threesquarestudio.net/ipod/

here's a link to the how-to open up the ipod if anyone is interested
http://www.superiortraffic.net/ipod/
i use guitar pick and a xacto knife.
no scratches/mark. everything work perfectly.

planning to do my gauge cluster later on.
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Old July 30th, 2004, 11:08 AM   #11
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Do you have a DIY for the light in the console compartment?
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Old July 30th, 2004, 11:26 AM   #12
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hey thats hella cool, I'll try that with the rest of my blue tint
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Old July 30th, 2004, 11:33 AM   #13
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Do you have a DIY for the light in the console compartment?
you should ask SIN for that. he was the one that did that. i'm planning to look around on how to get that plastic thing out. i'll write up another DIY for sure
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Old July 30th, 2004, 11:44 AM   #14
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are you talking about the meters/ speedo? hey we can get together and do a mini meet on DIY tint
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Old July 30th, 2004, 11:46 AM   #15
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The light where the ipod is in. Is that the same light from the homelink box?
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yeah like your blue mph. but if i do it i'd do the whole guage. but maybe that's too much red.

sure the next meet we can show off our interior light.
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Old July 30th, 2004, 11:50 AM   #17
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The light where the ipod is in. Is that the same light from the homelink box?
no i drill a hole on top of the center console bin. and mount a led in that. i tap into the cig adapter for power. so it's on all the time.
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I think the contrast of blue and red on the speedo might look cool

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nice write up looks very clean..
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wait.. can we hook up ipod to our headunit??? if so, how??
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Old July 30th, 2004, 03:34 PM   #21
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wait.. can we hook up ipod to our headunit??? if so, how??
try a search with soundgate aux or ice-link

soundgate connect to the aux port right under the headunit. give you a audio input to the headunit. $99

ice-link by dension. give you the same thing but with steering wheel control for your ipod via the car. plus it charge your ipod and have a craddle.
$159 - $200
i posted some pix of my setup. it's all in the SEARCH
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I think the contrast of blue and red on the speedo might look cool
i'll try this. keep the red and change all the white to blue.
did you cut a rainbow shape to cover the letters? or a big half circle?

cause i want to make a mask over wat i want blue and keep the red.

where did you glue it to? the plastic cover it self? the one that is slanted. or over the actual speedo mph gauge?

was it hard opening up the guage?
thanks.
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hey avenger408, seems like you are from SJ. I am in downtown SJ, let's meet up sometime just to check out yoru car!! I may do a blue to it, I like the blue color, lol!
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hey avenger408, seems like you are from SJ. I am in downtown SJ, let's meet up sometime just to check out yoru car!! I may do a blue to it, I like the blue color, lol!
sure i'll try and show up at the next meet
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I cut out a rainbow shape and place it behind the speedo no glue or tape
when is the next meet?
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Old August 1st, 2004, 01:12 AM   #26
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"behind the speedo" so you actually took the whole thing apart?
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The Passats have red and Blue guages they look pretty good.
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i wish there was a DYI one for blue :\ (for navi models)
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I think the stock "i-pod" white looks pretty good...
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i wish there was a DYI one for blue :\ (for navi models)
I have a navi model and you can change the screen color to red, gray and I think blue. if you are talking about the info screen on top of the navi then you might want 2/3 layers of blue. It gets darker with the more layers of tint. if you are talking about the speedo just take it a part with a phillips screwdriver and something to pry off the cover. I only use one layer, you can use more.
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