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Old 10-25-2009, 09:34 AM
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Default Finally got my cluster color changed!

recently i changed my instrument color cluster to red to match my truck and also the ac controls too.. all i need to figure out is how to take the cruise control and on off buttons out of my steering wheel if any of you guys have done this before on an 06 or newer could you fill me in on how to do this??
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:44 PM
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not to jack your thread but how did you do that just changing of bulbs? and do thay make them in blue like the oval?
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:50 PM
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you sand down the gauge faces but first you have to take the needles and all apart to get it off and then sand the colord stuff off of the back and get colored bulbs or like i did its a type of band light filters called roscolux which i cut and put behind the faces..
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:52 PM
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Looks good

Only problem with the cruise control there is no bulb you can just remove so covering it up may be harder

Under the steering wheel are 4 screws 2 on each side remove those and that panel comes off then you will see the CC pod screws
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:19 PM
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Q: Was it a lot of work?
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:30 PM
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to remove the dash it is but other than that its just overcoming the fear of breaking the needles but stl has a video for that all you do is twist and pull.. yea the steering wheel is gonna be fun lol
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Old 11-22-2009, 02:32 PM
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i must try this at work next week
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:08 PM
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looks good man. had white faced gauges in my Mustang and will be looking to do them again after the winter.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:18 AM
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i plan on doing this but in blue

the dash is a real PITA to get apart especially the screws under the hood release but once that's done it's real easy to swap things out

i put in overlays a few days ago to hold me off until i get started on the project of making an explorer console blue but just found one on ebay cheap so that project might start sooner rather then later

here's my overlays

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Old 11-29-2009, 03:45 PM
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I like those overlays where did u get those if you dont mind me asking.
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:52 PM
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I like those overlays where did u get those if you dont mind me asking.
With you having a 05 you will need these CLICK HERE
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:45 PM
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This is the thread I was looking for!!! Can someone please point me to a thread, or please explain how to do all of this? A couple of my dash lights are burned out and it's driving me crazy!! If I do this, I might as well go with the white face overlays as well.

If it makes a difference, I have a 1998 Mazda B2500 (ford ranger 2.5).

To the poster that asked where you get the white faces, pretty sure you can get them on ebay all day long.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:58 AM
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I like those overlays where did u get those if you dont mind me asking.
ebay. they're these: http://www.alfaotto.com/product_info...oducts_id=3961
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:07 AM
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This is the thread I was looking for!!! Can someone please point me to a thread, or please explain how to do all of this? A couple of my dash lights are burned out and it's driving me crazy!! If I do this, I might as well go with the white face overlays as well.

If it makes a difference, I have a 1998 Mazda B2500 (ford ranger 2.5).

To the poster that asked where you get the white faces, pretty sure you can get them on ebay all day long.
i loosely followed this guide to put my overlays on:
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...ad.php?t=46290


this is the method i'll follow to turn a sport trac cluster and hvac from green to blue:
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/24


and this is what i plan on following to do the fog light switch and headlight switch:
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/6
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