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Old March 5th, 2006, 01:15 PM   #1
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Blue Gauges DIY

I posted a DIY to do the Blue gauges, here is the link for everyone.

http://www.everything-honda.com/foru...ead.php?t=3529

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Old March 5th, 2006, 01:17 PM   #2
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Cool. How'd the needles stay orange? I want to do mine, but I dont want blue needles too. I like them red.
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^^^ the needles are Red and the Gauges are more darker in person, the picture didnt came out as good.
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that is fcuking awesome....

if i didn't already have reverse indiglos....i would jump on that in a second
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Old March 5th, 2006, 01:25 PM   #5
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I guess I should have actually read the DIY before asking questions. Nice work though. How many sheets of that film will I need?

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I guess I should have actually read the DIY before asking questions. Nice work though. Where did you buy the film at? I'd like to find some locally.

Yeah you should.....lol. There is an email address of seller in the DIY page.
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hey Timmybighands did u shon.nv live in vegas too
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Old March 5th, 2006, 04:52 PM   #8
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Nice work. Where'd you get the Brushed Aluminium Finish Vinyl sheet for the shiftknob?
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Old March 5th, 2006, 05:10 PM   #9
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wow nice...i already ordered the film. This will be my very first DIY on my interior haha
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I wonder how amber would look
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Old March 5th, 2006, 06:00 PM   #11
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I posted a DIY to do the Blue gauges, here is the link for everyone.

http://www.everything-honda.com/foru...ead.php?t=3529

Looks great and nice work with DIY page. I just ordered the film. I have practically changed everything in my interior to blue leds, now this mod will be a great addition. I also noticed your head-unit looks like it was changed as well. If so, any DIY pages on that? Later
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Looks great and nice work with DIY page. I just ordered the film. I have practically changed everything in my interior to blue leds, now this mod will be a great addition. I also noticed your head-unit looks like it was changed as well. If so, any DIY pages on that? Later
^^ if you look at the DIY page, there are instructions for the CD player also.

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Nice work. Where'd you get the Brushed Aluminium Finish Vinyl sheet for the shiftknob?
^^ I bought the brushed alminium vinyl from the same guy, was like 5 bucks.
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isnt this a repost?
i could of sworn this is where i got the instructions like last year
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^^ I posted these on so many sites, you've probably seen somewhere most prolly on (late)Honduh.
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ok so i change it to blue but now there a problem somewhere in the process i F**l up my speedometer needle ....i was driving home today and when i stopped at a red light the thing went all teh way down pass zero is there any way to fix it?????
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ok so i change it to blue but now there a problem somewhere in the process i F**l up my speedometer needle ....i was driving home today and when i stopped at a red light the thing went all teh way down pass zero is there any way to fix it?????
You probably turned the needle a little too much on the left side. Open it apart again and turn to the needle all the way to the right and turn it a little bit past the stop until your needle comes back to zero.

Post some pictures when you get a chance.
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hmm is this suppose to happen? I thought u just open it up, slip in the blue strips and you're pretty much set?
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^^ well it didnt happen to me as well as all the other . I guess its just a minor mistake or mishandling you can say but shouldnt be a problem.
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You probably turned the needle a little too much on the left side. Open it apart again and turn to the needle all the way to the right and turn it a little bit past the stop until your needle comes back to zero.
So ^^ oh ic. Hmm so the speedometer needle is just the needle in the middle gauge right? So when I do it, before I put it back together I have to turn the needle all the way past the 160 mph mark until it hits Zero again?

I'm just asking because I want to do it right the first time. I just got my blue film strips in the mail today.
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^^ exactly but DONT do it when your speedometer is connected to the car and its on cause that will realy FUBAR the speedometer.
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^^ exactly but DONT do it when your speedometer is connected to the car and its on cause that will realy FUBAR the speedometer.
Okay so everything has to be done off and before I put it back into the car. Correct?
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Okay so everything has to be done off and before I put it back into the car. Correct?

Yes because if you try to move the needles while its connected to the car, it will break the clip which is holding the needle in place or you might break the needle itself.

BE AS PATIENT AS YOU CAN, STEP ASIDE ABOUT 3-4 HOURS INCASE AND DO IT VERY SLOWLY. ALSO DONT FORGET TO PUT LATEX GLOVES TO AVOID NASTY PRINTS ON THE GAUGES.
PM me or email me at [email protected] if you need any help. Goodluck.
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so is there anyway to fix teh needle??????or do i have to get a new speedometer
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so is there anyway to fix teh needle??????or do i have to get a new speedometer
Dude he jsut said how to fix it. turn the needle clockwise past 160mph until it hits 0mph then you're set. not a big fix man.
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ok i will do that tomorrow and i'll post a video clip so you can see how the needle jump
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I posted a DIY to do the Blue gauges, here is the link for everyone.

http://www.everything-honda.com/foru...ead.php?t=3529

I fininshed my interior mod today, they came out great. Thanks for your detailed step-by-step instructions. They were a big help!
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Great DIY took like 10 minutes total and they look great, thanks. I tried red blue andgreen and blue looked the best.

thanks for the DIY
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Yes because if you try to move the needles while its connected to the car, it will break the clip which is holding the needle in place or you might break the needle itself.

BE AS PATIENT AS YOU CAN, STEP ASIDE ABOUT 3-4 HOURS INCASE AND DO IT VERY SLOWLY. ALSO DONT FORGET TO PUT LATEX GLOVES TO AVOID NASTY PRINTS ON THE GAUGES.
PM me or email me at [email protected] if you need any help. Goodluck.
Welp im doing it today but I cant get it the steering wheel lowered so i can get a clear shot at removing the green plug. it's like stuck soo deep in there. is there a way on how to remove that green plug or lower the steering wheel?
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Welp im doing it today but I cant get it the steering wheel lowered so i can get a clear shot at removing the green plug. it's like stuck soo deep in there. is there a way on how to remove that green plug or lower the steering wheel?
Did you try using the handle underneath the steering column. I had to do that, it was much easier once it was lowered. When you try to release the green plug, make sure to press both sides of the housing in and pull out at the same time. Good Luck!-------Don't worry I had some difficulties as well.
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Old April 2nd, 2006, 07:07 PM   #30
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Yeah that green plug was a ***** to remove the first time. The cables are long enough so you can pull the speedometer assembly out and then try to remove the cconnector. I used a thin screw driver to pry out the connector from the edges while pressing the clip with my hand. Just do it slowly and apply a little bit force, dont worry the cables wont break.

Post some pictures when you are done.


Edit, if your needle does the same like if it sits below zero, just turn it past 160 and a little bit over the egdes until it stops, then when you try to turn it more you will feel a click which is normal and check to see if the needle sits at zero or move it more the same way until its ok. DO THis WHEN ITS UNPLUGGED

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