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    Gauge needles

    Any way to change the color of these without replacing the entire cluster?

    I have the reverse indiglo gauges, and the yellow needs just look bad. I turn the lighting all the way down because of that, but that zaps out the lighting on the dash.

    Any ideas?

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    find new needles...there is no way considering the needles themselves are yellow....go to a junkyard and jack a few off some other car that are clear and throw a blue led in place of the light in the dash so the needle will be blue..too much of a pita for me though...

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    So the needles can actually be changed then?

    Thinking about it, it does sound like a PITA...


    Still, the yellow on the reverse indiglo gauges at night is ugly as sin!
    Just doesn't match right.
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    You should just get rid of those ricey indiglo gauges.

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    Originally posted by LTrain
    You should just get rid of those ricey indiglo gauges.

    Larry
    who the ***** are you? sorry, we didn't know that we weren't allowed to HAVE OUR OWN OPINIONS. do whatyou like to your own car, and keep your opinionated comments to yourself.



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    This isn't much of an option, but an FYI, the 2004 WRXes and WRX Sti come w/ red gauge needles. The momo logo is also red, instead of the yellow currently.
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    i will keep you posted as i am going to try something in a few days

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    1) THANK YOU dR! I was going to say something, but I've had enough enough such b.s on the boards recently (especially over the STi and other issues). I like the Indiglo gauges very much, and it add a much more sporty look to the car.


    2) Red gauges on the STi eh? Sounds cool. I'm going for a quad color style with my car though... Blue, Black, Gold, and Silver/Aluminum.
    Blue car, gold wheels, black & blue leather interior, reverse indiglow gauges (can you guess the night time color?!?), and soon a titanium interior kit from IPT (looks similiar to the basic interior trim, but nicer). Soon a silver/black shift knob, STi plate around that, etc. Anyway, I'm in the hunt for blue needles if I can find a way to do this.


    3) Evil Imports, whatever you're going to be trying, I hope it works, and benefits me with some knowledge on changing the needles in my car!


    Wouldn't mind changing the rest of the interior colors either, like around the stereo/AC. That greenish color sucks!
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    ok i did it, my first try i didn't think it was going to work, but then i tried a different way today and it kinda worked, here is a few pics of my gauge cluster now, only thing is you can't get all of the yellow off, so you will see that the new color doesn't come all the way up the needles anymore like the yellow does, well he is a few pics anyway
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    another pic
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    pic with the lights on
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    i might do the needs blue later on, but i had the red laying around so i did it with that to see if it would work, let me know how you like it

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    one more thing, DO NOT TAKE THE NEEDLES OFF, i took 1 needle off (temp) and it took me about an hour to get it back in the right spot

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    wait, evil--
    what did you use on the needles to change the color? think i could do that to an autometer gauge to turn the needle from red to yellow?
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    i don't think you could take apart a autometer gauge

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