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i finally did it!



the gauges are very simple.... just replace all the 194's with whatever color 194's you want. (4 or 5 total, i forget)

and the ring around the ignition is probably the easiest bulb to change, it's a 74



okay, so the ashtray/gear shifter/climate controls are 74's. (4 total)

[A] - okay, the A/C button.... so after you take it apart, you can manage to unscrew the bulb and it turns out to be a super small bulb with a condom on it. this bulb cannot be removed from the base and i dont know what size it is or anything, so i just took off the green condom and sharpie'd it red. the little light wich indicates wheter or not the A/C is on seems to be a green LED which is impossible to get at. so i just left it alone.

- so the rear defogger is similar to the A/C cartridge. except that both the regular illumination bulb AND the on/off indicator bulb can be removed from the bottom. both of these bulbs are built into their bases, and i dont know the sizes. so i removed their condoms and sharpie'd them red.

[C] - the cig lighter has a small bulb with a green condom on it. i thought it was a 74, so i tried to pull the bulb out of the socket, but wound up breaking the bulb, because apparently it is wired into the base just like the A/c and Rear defogger. so i supoose i will wind up going to toyota sometime this week and buying a replacement and just coloring it red with sharpie.

[D] the ashtray...... god, what a bitch! the 74 bulb of the ashtray is held in a little metal house, which has a thick green plastic floor, right aboive the ashtray area. so i just took a drill and drilled the fuck out of the green plastic untill there was nothing there.

finally, there's the clock, which i'm waiting to find red acetate film to cover it with, and see how that turns out.


i will posts night-pictures tonight once i take some. please ask me any questions you may have. i bought all my bulbs from superlumination.com



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OMG WOW! There are DYI on this...but

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First you'll have to pop out the black plastic thing around your gear shifter. Then i believe if i remember correctly..there should be some screws holding in the gear selector thing [ PRND2L ] once you pull that out, you should be able to access the light blubs which are 74.

TO everyone else

THOSE WHO HAVE A GEN4 CAMRY THE CLUSTER GAUGES...THERE ARE 5 BULBS SIZE 194 WHICH CHANGE THE WHOLE CLUSTER NEEDLES AND BACKGROUND OF THE CLUSTER. UNLESS YOU HAVE REVERSE GLOW GAUGES...ONE YOU CHANGE THESE BULBS IT'LL CHANGE THE COLOR OF THE NEEDLES. THE CLIMATE CONTROL LIGHTS ARE SIZE 74. TO GET ACCESS TO
THIS...
1-POP OUT THE BREZEL
2-REMOVE THE THREE KNOBS FROM THE A/C UNIT AND THE INSIDE/OUTSIDE SELECTOR KNOB SHOULD COME OFF TOO
3-THERE SHOULD BE TWO SCREWS TAKE THESE OUT
4-REMOVE THE FOUR SCREWS HOLDING IN THE UNIT
NOW THE UNIT SHOULD BE LOOSE
5-THERE SHOULD BE TOO CLIPS HOLDING THE FRONT OF THE A/C UNIT PULL THOSE CLIPS OUT AND NOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO THESE 74 SIZE BLUBS

To get these size LEDs go can go to ebay and type in 194 led or 74 led also www.superbrightleds.com [ i believe thats the website ] also has but be sure your getting the right size bulb...theres a website that gives you the listing of the size bulbs for any car. i forgot it though

The only bulb i have no clue what size it is, is the bulbs that go for the "a/c" "defroster" button..i broke both of mine
 

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corruptninja said:
Yeah I was wondering too, how do you access the buld in the ignition ring?
This looked hard, but turned out to be the easiest.

Pull down the lower plastic panel that is attached below the steering column. Then pull/wiggle the plastic panel around the ignition switch.

You'll see one philips screw on the bottom of the ignition ring holding the ring on. Remove it, and you'll see the bulb.
 
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