aww mann I thought I could edit my post later on :/
I don't want it to be a two part deal....
anywayss here are some pictures as promised:License Plate
before and after
looks pretty BAD ARSE ;]Gauge
5 194x5 matrix
Use this guide to remove the gauge clusters: http://solaraguy.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=21746
It was quite easy but I had to run to the hardware store to grab some small phillip screw drivers to remove the first two screws...
not to mention a cute girl was at the check out and I was quite embarrassed to buy something so small ;[
anyways after removing the first to screws at the top you would need to pull the black surrounding foward towards you.
as you can see on the third picture that big 'ol hole is where the black surrounding is held by toyota's super clip.
So don't make the same mistake as I did and wiggled it around and break it
After removing the cluster there should be 5 green knob looking things.
twist to unlock and pull and then pull the old bulbs from the socket and replace it with the wedge leds then twist it back in and voila done!
as for the turn signals I bought regular 74 bulbs at http://www.autolumination.com
red and orange 74 bulb
their quality was horrible and the metal strips were loose and keeps falling out and one of them has a tail as you can see.... so you HAVE TO BE REALLY CAREFUL
however the leds will not fit in the turn signal slots since the diameter is way to big and will cause it to stretch so bulbs are the way to go.
green tint thing
after changing the bulbs you would need to replace the green tint on the signal with something else so it would not have a green tint.
I used white computer paper but after a while I did not like the looks of it.
made the signal somewhat pinkish so in my opinion replace it with red cellophane paper to hide the white arrows during the daytime and to make it look a little darker.Automatic shiftgate lights
removing the tint
remove the screws circled red to remove the face plate
and remember to screw it back on somewhat tight or the needle will not work
green and orange tint
I was planning on using purple and red bulbs to replace individual drive but got lazy since it was arleady a pain to remove the 74 signal bulbs and left it as is giving all of the lights an orange square
result. The blue is actually darker than that is shown in the picture.
My car was in drive and should be orange but since I squeezed that led in, the bulb socket is now loose
overall I like the blue but I think cool white might be a little better but I know that there is a green tint throughout the whole guage.
however the only problem I have is that I had a hard time reading the needle.
If I could I would stick a white led at the pivoting point of the needle to give it a glow and at the same time lighting up the red needle.
but as of now I read somewhere that you can use nail polish remover and gently rub below the needle to remove the red tint. Shiftgate
man this guy was a pain in the ass
use these two guides:http://solaraguy.com/viewtopic.php?f=1& ... =shiftgatehttp://solaraguy.com/viewtopic.php?f=2& ... e&start=15
but yeah use a towel act as cushion when lifting it up
finally lifted it up using flat head and pulling it up from what the thread told me to wedge.
the led sits in this little compartment on the left side of the shiftgate
the cutout where the led goes
replacing the bulb
lool looks like it's floating
But as you can see the R looks like it's missing but I'm not really sure how to fix that except to get rid of the tint on the gates itself.
make sure everything is in working order and the button at the top left should work allowing you to switch gears without holding the brake.Ignition
take #1 lights off
take #2 lights on
looks veddy nice ;]
and yes it fades like that!
again the blue should be a little darker but overall I am VERY content
wish there was a mod to KEEP IT TURNED ON :[
St.Anton wrote:Hey dinoxor you said you used 921 x9 for your reverse lights.
Is there any reason you didn't use x12? I want my back to look like daylight when i'm reversing.
It is all up to preference
I want my led to be brighter than my stock light but at the same time something subtle and nothing too over bearing
camera made it WAAAYYY brighter than it needed to be
I can't capture it but it was perfect in my opinion!
The camera made it look super bright but in person it gives this nice cool white glow and bright enough to warn others from behind
you can use x12 if you want but it's all up to preference :]
I'm here to guide you but really it's up to you on how you would want your car to look like!
as for the trunk and interior.
I was not able to capture the badassness with my phone but whenever my friend lend me his fancy camera then I shall post up pics whenever I can