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Old 11-12-2008, 05:46 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by S p y d e r View Post
Okay, so the stock bulbs that are in there will give that bright blue effect? Or does this come with something that lights the new face up?
Yep, they use Electroluminescence (whew) so they transfer electricity to light. (Got it from How Stuff Works). And my gauge needles are red, and the stock bulbs are what illuminate them.

It's cool though, because I wasn't sure at first either. So I took the bulbs out when I first installed it and my needles didn't light up. DOH! So I had to uninstall it and put the bulbs back in. I've probably taken that thing apart 5 times since then too.

Also, careful when installing them. The best method is to weave the needles through the holes. It's tedious and requires patience. I took the hard route and popped my needles off. Then had to use the test mode to get some of the gauges calibrated again: http://www.focushacks.com/index.php?modid=13, and here's the How-To on getting the rest calibrated but I can't seem to find it. However, my fuel gauge still reads wrong but not by much so I use the mileage and fuel light to judge when I'm really low on gas. lol

And here's even more info if you like: http://www.focushacks.com/index.php?q=type&v=int
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