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Old 30th December 2009, 01:14   #46
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how did you get the needles to light up as well ?

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how did you get the needles to light up as well ?

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Needles are designed in such a way that hey derrive their lights from the tiny bulbs (in this case changed color) in the speedo. Its kinda automatic to put it short.

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i removed the centre console today to check it out but i found it really difficult to acess the bulbs that light up the various AC switches.how do you pull the wire out ? it doesn seem to come off and i didnt use too much force out of fear of breaking it.how many bulbs are there behind the speedo console ?
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@VIVEKJI05 : Did you manage to get the results using the same bulb ? I tried doing the same on my zen and the light was barely visible even in pitch dark. Was wondering if it would be a good idea to go for a higher wattege buld. Right now the instrument panel bulb is rated at 3W. Alternatively, can you point out if I did anything wrong. Is it as simle as removing the existing bulb cover and add these colour papers ?

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i removed the centre console today to check it out but i found it really difficult to acess the bulbs that light up the various AC switches.how do you pull the wire out ? it doesn seem to come off and i didnt use too much force out of fear of breaking it.how many bulbs are there behind the speedo console ?

It is quite easy as there are only two bulbs lighting up the various AC switches(not counting the rectangular green LEDs for each switch). There is a light guide panel, if you open the tiny box. Pull the two bulbs, (twist and ease them out) and wrap it with the cellophane of your choice. If you need any more help, please feel free to ask.


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@VIVEKJI05 : Did you manage to get the results using the same bulb ? I tried doing the same on my zen and the light was barely visible even in pitch dark. Was wondering if it would be a good idea to go for a higher wattege buld. Right now the instrument panel bulb is rated at 3W. Alternatively, can you point out if I did anything wrong. Is it as simle as removing the existing bulb cover and add these colour papers ?


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Mine is visible right from twilight. Using higher wattage bulb will cause the cellophane to melt.
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Has anyone tried this on a gypsy? curious if this also can be done?
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Has anyone tried this out on a SWIFT???? It's got some great bright white lights and would really look great on red. Although at this time I am a little scared of this DIY. Can anyone help me to take the speedo out for swift?
Even I am curious to know if anybody tried this out on SWIFT? Searched the forum but could not find any.
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hey i tried putting this red transparent paper on the bulb that is on roof (don't know the exact name) but that red paper melted due to heat... and the color was back to yellow.... din't it happen to yours ???
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hey i tried putting this red transparent paper on the bulb that is on roof (don't know the exact name) but that red paper melted due to heat... and the color was back to yellow.... din't it happen to yours ???
it happened because the overhead bulb is of higher power and produces more heat. hence it melts the cellophane paper. whereas the bulbs in the dashboard are the same as that that in the head light as parking bulbs. the parking bulbs produce less heat which is not sufficient to melt the cellophane.
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any idea on how to fabricate a custom dial, if possible. what all things are needed to make our own set of dials but with a different colour?
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any idea on how to fabricate a custom dial, if possible. what all things are needed to make our own set of dials but with a different colour?
as far as i know, the dials have transparent papers attached behind the markings, and the colour of the dial depends on the colour of the LED/bulb used behind the dials.
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Sorry, but didnt fully understand that as i have never done it before.

my gypsy has a black dial with yellow speed markings. instead of yellow if i want red speed markings, what should i do.

Forgive my stupid query, have never done anything like this before.
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Sorry, but didnt fully understand that as i have never done it before.

my gypsy has a black dial with yellow speed markings. instead of yellow if i want red speed markings, what should i do.

Forgive my stupid query, have never done anything like this before.
you feel that its yellow because of a yellow bulb lit behind the speedometer. if you replace the yellow bulb with some other colored bulb, you'll feel the change.
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Thanks Singh Saab, i shall try it and let you know.
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Thanks Singh Saab, i shall try it and let you know.
sure sir. i'll be happy to hear from you.
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