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Old 06-19-2004, 10:49 PM
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I did this with my xA. Much of the disassembly of the console was the same. I couldnt find the rubber light covers in blue (AutoZone and Pepboys can suck it) so i attempted to use blue permanent marker. So far, seems to work. I am concerned about the bulb temperature burning off the ink, however. (Thats what happened when I tried the permanent marker on the dome light.)

I can take pictures of the process if anyone wants them. Shouldnt need them though, taking the thing apart is pretty cut and dried if youre cautious and look before you start yanking on stuff.

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Blue permanent marker is too dark. Gonna try turquoise. Guess its a hit or miss thing. Im thinking I might just have to jerry rig a series of LEDs into the console. Why Toyota tried to route such a low-wattage light through cheap clear plastic is beyond me... seems to be a stupid way to do things.
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Old 06-27-2004, 03:42 AM
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how do you take off the xA's front panel? I don't want to break it.

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Old 07-19-2004, 09:16 PM
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Do you know if this would work on the tC as well?
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Geneshaft
how do you take off the xA's front panel? I don't want to break it.

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-pull off the silver sides
-remove left and right ****
-remove screws behind two *****
-lift up the piece from the bottom of where the ***** are, this piece extends up to where the stereo is

hope that helps
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Jason_H
Originally Posted by Geneshaft
how do you take off the xA's front panel? I don't want to break it.

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-pull off the silver sides
-remove left and right ****
-remove screws behind two *****
-lift up the piece from the bottom of where the ***** are, this piece extends up to where the stereo is

hope that helps
but very carefully :D

the silver accents may scratch your AC panel if you pull too hard...

also, watch out for the little ball bearing in the center **** assembley (it's greased up) That's the key to the CLICKY!
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Old 07-21-2004, 05:46 AM
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http://www.superbrightleds.com/index.htm

why no just go here and get whatever color leds you want
direct fit or replacement
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Old 07-22-2004, 09:32 PM
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anyone got a part number for this thing?
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Old 07-23-2004, 10:15 PM
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i work for michaels scion in bellevue WA.
there is no separate part number for the little led's behind the dash or speedo

sorry
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Old 08-02-2004, 03:28 AM
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cool pics. i think i can handle that. .. wish i woudl have done it when i put in my JVC head unit, does it look like you could pull the bulb out of the gray colored base? .. i changed the color of my shifter console bulb from whtie to red LED.. bulb #74 if those are the same they should pop in if the gray base pops off
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Default Dash Light a/c control

cool pics. i think i can handle that. .. wish i woudl have done it when i put in my JVC head unit, does it look like you could pull the bulb out of the gray colored base? .. i changed the color of my shifter console bulb from whtie to red LED.. bulb #74 if those are the same they should pop in if the gray base pops off
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Old 08-02-2004, 06:39 PM
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i found some blue light bulb covers at autobarn.com
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anyone know how to change the light behind the clock cuz if u chance the a/c controls to any color then the clock wont match it.

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Old 08-10-2004, 02:31 AM
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As I was too lazy to buy the bulb covers (it was late) I just used a sharpie on some scotch tape and taped the bulbs with that. Seems to work from what I could see so far, might be a little dark though.
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Old 08-10-2004, 07:27 PM
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mine turned out sweet thanks for posting it

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Old 08-12-2004, 08:48 AM
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scionlife89, did you use the bulb covers?
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Old 08-12-2004, 09:03 AM
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Go to www.speedhut.com and into their "accessories" section and click on the "6 high bright LEDs button. Here's what it says about them:

6 High Bright LEDs

Set of 6 LEDs. These LEDs will replace factory bulbs and change the stock lighting to a blue, red or green color. Use These LEDs to replace your stock bulbs to a different color. These LEDs never burn out. Most cars have 6 or less bulbs.



Wonder if these would work for the dash lights and what not??? Is somebody willing to get them and try them?
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Old 08-12-2004, 10:49 PM
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When I go to Autozone what do I ask the clerk? Where are your rubber bulb cover things? What i'm getting at, is there a more technical name that will not make me look like the dumb blond?
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go to autobarn.com in the search box put light bulb covers.
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Old 08-17-2004, 09:14 PM
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well i just put my blue light bulb covers.have to wait till tonite to see how it looks.now how i`nm i going to change the shifter and the clock light to blue.
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ok,now the on button just slides into the next slot.before it used to click into the next slot.i as careful on removing the thing. :oops:
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