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Old 10-08-2005, 12:39 PM   #21
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yeah, go buy expensive parts from the dealership. or you can save a few by DIY, and be able to say "i did that" personally, id rather go with the DIY
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Old 10-08-2005, 12:42 PM   #22
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heres another way to get s2 needles........go out and get a 2003-2004 zx3 gauge cluster lol....or buy a 2003 or 2004 focus No seriously couldnt u just go to a ford dealer and tell them you need new needles and tell them you need ones for a 2003-2004 focus.
I don't think a dealer would sell just the needles. They would probably make you buy the whole cluster. The title of the how-to should probably be, "how to create your own custom colored needles."
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Old 10-08-2005, 01:27 PM   #23
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Trust me I checked that avenue before resorting to making my own. The dealers (checked many of them) do not just sell the needles, plus they stopped selling the whole clusters 3 months before then so roughly 6-7 months as of now.
They mentioned how you would have to recalibrate and reset your miles and Ford themselves have to do so which would be expensive. The clusters was available to buy but was roughly 8 weeks out (or more) plus the money to have it installed and miles reset proved to be not worth it.

I am planning on changing the color to blue with 6 blue LEDs installed instead of the standard 12v lights. I will update once I find the time to start and finish the project.
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not to give away to many secrets, but if you spray paint the cluster with chrome spray paint, it makes a huge difference :)

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Old 10-09-2005, 07:18 PM   #25
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Spray the white part of the cluster chrome? What will it do, make it more vibrant?


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Old 10-09-2005, 10:05 PM   #26
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If i just want to change the needle bulbs and not the needles, do I still have to follor ALL the steps?
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No, not at all. Just swap out the bulbs. Skip everything else.
As for the crome paint, sounds plausible. If it is confirmed by all means, no secrets lost.. Thats why stickies have open threads, for open suggestions..
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Old 10-10-2005, 07:54 AM   #28
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Well I have a little bit of proof:




You can really see the difference just from the lights in the house hitting it.


A before pic of a prototype set




And an after




You can really tell the difference.


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Wow. Nice How to but way too indepth just to change the needles from orange to red.

Looks good though.
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