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#158192 - 12/22/05 06:38 PM Dashboard lights
RedSiRacer Offline
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Hey I was wondering if there was a way to make the dashboard lights light up brighter at night time and to brighten up the gas/engine temp gauge at the same time. Also a little off topic but does anyone here know where i can buy a red stitched CTR Shift boot either than Ebay? I've searched everyone but haven't been able to find one yet. Any help would be appreciated.
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#158193 - 12/22/05 07:05 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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Try www.JDMLAND.COM I think they have one
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#158194 - 12/22/05 07:21 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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do you have any ideas/suggestions about the dashboard lights though?
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#158195 - 12/22/05 07:32 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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try here.

http://superbrightleds.com/
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#158196 - 12/22/05 07:53 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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My Fuel/Temp gauge is really dim , But I don't want to put led's in my gauges, I like the oem look ! So I guess I will jus have to deal with the low light
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#158197 - 12/22/05 10:59 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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Ah i see at least i'm not the only one here who notices that the lights by the fuel/temp gauge are kind of dim. You can barely read the gauge at night time. How would you go about improveing it though?
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#158198 - 12/23/05 08:12 AM Re: Dashboard lights
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Yeah my lights are really dim. I don't know how to improve it without using led's and I dont want to do that. so your guess is as good as mine
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#158199 - 12/23/05 08:57 AM Re: Dashboard lights
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ok well thanks anyyways for your help man I appreciate it.
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#158200 - 12/23/05 11:19 AM Re: Dashboard lights
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No Problem man , wish I could be more help. Look in the tips and tricks fourm there are some posts where people have put leds in there cluster. also look at brokenlimits website he has a how to section on leds . Goodluck man
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#158201 - 12/27/05 10:37 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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probably a stupid question but have you checked your dimmer switch to make sure it is turned up all the way. if so, you might have a burnt out bulb because my stock gauges are damn bright at night. HTH.
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#158202 - 12/28/05 05:11 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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did you do the glowing si trick to your gauges ?
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#158203 - 12/29/05 07:44 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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#158204 - 12/29/05 08:51 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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I did it to my old Gas/Temp gauge and i messed up my gas meter. Don't try it unless, your willing to buy yourself another gas/temp gauge and install it. I've heard tahtif you use a cue-tip and some nail polish remover that that works the best. I used 800grit sandpaper and destroyed my gauge. When i know i can afford to buy another gauge if necessary, then ill try it.
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#158205 - 12/29/05 09:02 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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I did it to my old Gas/Temp gauge and i messed up my gas meter. Don't try it unless, your willing to buy yourself another gas/temp gauge and install it. I've heard tahtif you use a cue-tip and some nail polish remover that that works the best. I used 800grit sandpaper and destroyed my gauge. When i know i can afford to buy another gauge if necessary, then ill try it.







i think 50% of clubsi did this back 4-5 years ago when it was first discovered, and i've NEVER heard of ANYONE mess it up. It easy!! Only you man...
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#158206 - 12/29/05 11:06 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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Only prob I had was that the fuel/temp gauge lights werent as bright , I figure thats because more of the light is shining through where the "Si" logo is . But no big deal.
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#158207 - 12/30/05 07:21 AM Re: Dashboard lights
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Purduinasi, believe me, i followed those step by step instructions down to the T. There's nothing else I could've done wrong. It had to have been due to the harshness of the sandpaper to the gauge im assuming. Thats why im going to use nail polish remover instead next time around. I think that my dashboard lights might be a bit brighter now in the gas/temp area now for some reason. I dont know why but ill have to check them out again and find out.
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#158208 - 12/30/05 09:22 AM Re: Dashboard lights
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I used 800 sandpaper too. Mine looks like tits. VERY slick lookin.

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#158209 - 12/30/05 11:22 AM Re: Dashboard lights
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that nice but your gauge still works fine though? Like i said, ill try it again when i nkow well that i can afford another gauge if i somehow break this one.
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#158210 - 12/30/05 06:31 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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I used the nail polish on mine
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#158211 - 12/30/05 06:44 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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yeah I guess thats the way to go cause its more gentle on the gauge which i guess is very senstive with the wires on the back of it and everything.
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#158212 - 12/30/05 06:47 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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What problem are you having exactly? The Fuel/Temp gauge isn't as bright ?
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#158213 - 12/30/05 09:04 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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I think you made your sand job way huge if you are havin lighting problems.
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#158214 - 12/30/05 10:05 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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well the problem that I might be having is that the dashboard light that lights up the front patrt of the gauges from the top of the gauge cluster doesnt seem to shine bright enough on the fuel/temp gauge but shines fine on the speedometer and RPM gauge. It might've acutally brightened up a bit but that is the problem that i was experiencing before.
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#158215 - 12/31/05 12:09 AM Re: Dashboard lights
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Well , You probally sanded to much , And now there is more space for light to shine through! The majorty of the light is shining through where the " Si " logo is , thus taking away light from the Fuel/Temp gauges ! best idea would be buy a new gauge , it's $37.00 at honda . Use fingernail polish on it but only do a small portion only where the "SI" is And you should be fine. Everyone Agree ?
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#158216 - 12/31/05 09:19 AM Re: Dashboard lights
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Yeah thats what Ive heard my self. I agree with what your saying.
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#158217 - 01/05/06 11:29 AM Re: Dashboard lights
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try passwordjdm.com for the shift boot! Peace!
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#158218 - 01/06/06 11:12 AM Re: Dashboard lights
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make sure all your light bulbs are on in your cluster (actually above the cluster).

I am willing to bet its because one of the bulbs is burnt out because I see all the gauges just fine at night...
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#158219 - 01/06/06 05:22 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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Yeah thanks man. I checked them already and I did have to replace that on bulb that shines light on the front part of the gauges. That is the only light that shines on the front part of the gauges though right? You knoow that little black part of the gauge cluster which allowes the light to be shown through to the gauges, im thinking of opening it up a bit to allow more light to be let in. Would that work at all?
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#158220 - 01/10/06 11:59 PM Re: Dashboard lights
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www.passwordjdm.com for you shift boot! peace!
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#5870848 - 10/19/11 03:49 PM Re: Dashboard lights [Re: RedSiRacer]
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 Originally Posted By: RedSiRacer
Hey I was wondering if there was a way to make the dashboard lights light up brighter at night time and to brighten up the gas/engine temp gauge at the same time. Also a little off topic but does anyone here know where i can buy a red stitched CTR Shift boot either than Ebay? I've searched everyone but haven't been able to find one yet. Any help would be appreciated.


Have you tried here already? http://niceledlights.com

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#5923349 - 11/11/11 02:05 AM Re: Dashboard lights [Re: RedSiRacer]
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I would like to give you some tips that how you make your dashboard light more bright specially at night. I read an article last month and apply some points from there which i want to share with you to make you happy with the implement of these points.

1> Removed the bazel and everything back until you could remove the gauge/light housing.
2> Unplugged the wiring harness from the back of the housing and removed it.
3> Then you took the housing & masked off the light bulb holes & the gauge connector clips.
4> Also masked off the holes in the "reflector" which sits in front of the gauges (black front with light blue back) to avoid paint from blowing through and painting the front (black) side of the reflector.
5> Now used a bumper chrome touch-up paint. It didn't take much.
Running of the paint is not critical since these parts are not visible once reinstalled.
6> First tried it with a cheaper metalic/chrome spraybomb.

Hope this will make your dashboard lights more bright at night.
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#5996132 - 12/14/11 05:29 PM Re: Dashboard lights [Re: famastoria]
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wow... really interesting!
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