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#1 tacotravis

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 08:49 PM

I have a 2002 outback and was wondering if any one knew of a company or place I can get colored gauge backgrounds for my Speedo and tach. Looking for a white or red. Just ordered colored leds for all the dash lights.

#2 Fairtax4me

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 11:28 PM

If you're just looking for the backgrounds whitegauges.com has them in white and several colors. The colors are more expensive though.

There are also reverse glow guages available if you look around.

#3 tacotravis

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Posted 11 August 2014 - 08:08 AM

The whitegauge.net gauges are cool but they are just stickers? Says to remove em you need a heat gun.

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 07:31 PM

Bump?

#5 tacotravis

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:28 PM

Nothing...

#6 Mr. Carb

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 11:12 PM

I have a 2003 Guage cluster from an outback that is now white, I removed all the green from it. so it will be any color you want it to be with colored led's for dash lighting.



#7 tacotravis

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:10 PM

Yeah my lights are LED red but the actual face I want to change from black to red.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 11:12 PM

Oh, gotchya.  When I did the back light conversion I found some sites that sold the faces, they kind of just slid over the top of the old faces though and would have a slit that you would have to hide to go around the needles without removing them.  Trust me, you don't want to remove those needles.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:55 PM

o removing the needle does not bother me one bit I changed the faces on a 99 Tacoma that I had. Speedo I used a speedo app on my phone to reset the needle. Once I set the speedo needle the tach was easy just get to a set speed and set the tach needle to the right rpms. Gas gauge just set back to what was there before and temp just run your vehicle warm put it where you know normal is.

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 11:24 AM

You could replace needles as described by tacotravis, but I'd suggest leaving them in place and using slits. There's chance to damage/ destroy movement (guts of gauge) pulling pointers. "Stickers" that go over your best bet. I work at a gauge restoration shop, and modern gauges like yours are tricky to mess with and don't offer much, if any, parts or service support. We don't even touch modern Japanese gauges.





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