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Old 28th September 2008, 02:36   #16
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vivekji05-thanx for the tip, gonna try it out on my baleno too.
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Old 28th September 2008, 09:15   #17
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It's easy. And the results are great. All the best
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Old 29th September 2008, 13:35   #18
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Nice job there Vivek.
Can this be done on OHC ?
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Old 1st October 2008, 06:29   #19
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Yes, I believe. I have faint memories of removing the instrument panel once. If you unscrew the panel and look behind, you can see the bulb terminal caps. Unscrew them by twisting. Post photos for discussion
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Nice work Vivek.!!
The dials look good but didn't like the red lights on dashboard..
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Old 1st October 2008, 12:07   #21
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Hi Vivekji

great DIY work there ! Can you also post instructions (With photos if possible) on how you did the colour change for the AC lights?

CHeers!
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Old 2nd October 2008, 08:16   #22
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@kpzen,

The centre console had to be made red so as to gel with the dials. Honestly, I didnt like it but a friend of mine was full of appreciation when he saw that. He is now complaining that the BLUE backlighting of the Pioneer 6950 looks out of place and I must figure out a way to get it right. Is he taking me to the limits ??

@silver baleno,

It is easier to get the centre console done. There are only two light bulbs there. Some guests came at the time I was performing this DIY, so I didnt have the time to play with the camera to give you a step by step manual. I will post the pics, the next time I remove the panel for another DIY...(which will be soon)
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Old 2nd October 2008, 13:34   #23
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any idea that u get coloured bulbs of this kind so that we can try in other colours like orange or blue .This is what we call innovation
You can use 10 mm high bright LEDs.Use them with a resistor or if you want some good DIY job then use some voltage & current regulators.
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Old 2nd October 2008, 14:54   #24
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Vivekji great work my friend,Is it so easy to do this with any car i want to try it in my matiz and where do get the coloured paper from because its not the ordinary one you get from a stationery shop.
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Old 2nd October 2008, 14:59   #25
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Great job buddy but wont the paper burn when the bulb heats up ?
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Old 3rd October 2008, 01:05   #26
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fantastic stuff!!!

kudos..
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Great job buddy but wont the paper burn when the bulb heats up ?
@streetsdisciple - vivek has already mentioned about this in a previous post -

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The paper i have used is the same as the one used by decorative lighting people, who cover their ordinary bulbs to get red, blue, green etc. This paper doesnt melt much as it can withstand the heat produced by the bulb. You can tell this to the shopkeeper and he should understand. Ordinary transparent paper at the book stall, used for craftwork by children will melt.
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Looks amazing
nice work.
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Old 3rd October 2008, 12:44   #29
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lovely work vivekji. Tempting me to try it meself.
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Old 3rd October 2008, 13:50   #30
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Vivekji, nice work there!
Now, can someone show me how to do this on an Ikon?
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