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Author Topic: How to change the color of lights in guages  (Read 6195 times)
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« on: November 29, 2007, 02:21:13 AM »

I rem seeing a thread on how to change the color of the lights in guages by buying a colored sleeve to go over the bulb. I cant find it anywhere. Can someone send me a link to a webpage or sumtin??
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007, 08:59:26 PM »

to dovetail this, is there a way to change the needle color? I like our gauge color, i just want a white needle like my audi. Cheesy it would look SICK!
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2007, 10:26:45 PM »

Well to be more specific im talkin about my boost guage. I rem when i put the guage in i put a red color sleeve over the bulb. Im guessing this is why it made it a reddish tint . As time has come and gone it has faded some so I was goin to try and find another one somehow. Im just goin to leave the other guages alone i believe.
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'05 TI MSM, #1113 build date 11-13-04

AEM airt intake, FM DP,FM Exhaust, LED conversions, 20% tint, xtreme white turn signals, GrilleGuys grille, Autometer boost gauge, Auxmod, Red Calipers, Racing Beat Style Bar,Lamin-X tail lights, Tinted side markers, air bag switch relocated,Turbo XS RFL BOV, Tail and Headlight Bezils, LED undercar kit, LED interior kit, GReddy Profec B Spec Boost Controller, Chrom Vodoo shift knob, O2-Signal modified, Alpine CDA-9885, Alpine SPR-17S Components, Sirius Sporster 5
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2007, 10:47:49 PM »

I have an LED bulb in my SWP boost gauge, which are available in orange, red, green and also chameleon.  The chameleon has a controller that allows you to switch to an infinite number of colors.

The same could be done with your gauge cluster but you would have to solder in an RGB LED and finding a way to wire in a controller to change it on the fly.

05speed, what gauge are you using and do you know the size of your bulb?  I have about 20 of the LED circuits in red just sitting here.

I've never opened up the MSM cluster so I'm not sure how the needles are lit (either an LED or a wedge bulb).  If any of you guys are into Subarus, here's a sneak peak at one of the gauges we're building for them that will be available ~ February or March 2008 via their dealers (SPT products):


This is a pre-production version; we're making some tweaks to the pointer LED since it's too narrow at the moment and the lighting is concentrated at the pointer hub.  We're switching to a wider angle LED so that the lighting is more even.
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 11:33:13 PM »

I have the Autometer boost gauge
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2007, 03:17:06 AM »

any idea what size bulb they use?
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2007, 05:17:59 AM »

I have no clue. Im at school now Ill check the box it came in when I go home tom.
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AEM airt intake, FM DP,FM Exhaust, LED conversions, 20% tint, xtreme white turn signals, GrilleGuys grille, Autometer boost gauge, Auxmod, Red Calipers, Racing Beat Style Bar,Lamin-X tail lights, Tinted side markers, air bag switch relocated,Turbo XS RFL BOV, Tail and Headlight Bezils, LED undercar kit, LED interior kit, GReddy Profec B Spec Boost Controller, Chrom Vodoo shift knob, O2-Signal modified, Alpine CDA-9885, Alpine SPR-17S Components, Sirius Sporster 5
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2007, 06:16:49 PM »

got rice, that gauge looks really good Cheesy Thats pretty much what I want to do with the gauge cluster.
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2007, 04:11:41 PM »

if it is a autometer boost gauge just go to there website and look at there bulbs and covers. is it an led bulb or just a regular bulb? i know if it is a regular bulb you can just get a new one in the color you want.
http://www.autometer.com/cat_accessories.aspx?sid=51
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