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D.I.Y. Amber clock Write up (Pics)

Old 09-Aug-2005, 09:11 PM
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Ok, first off I know I know...it's easy to do
But heres a write up with pics for a simple DIY

1. Materials: Your clock, tape, scissors, 2 Orange transparent folder tabs from grand & toy


2. Take apart your clock like so...the buttons will fly out so dont lose them!


3. Ok the tabs are folded over. You cut one tab in half and use 1 side of it, then use both sides of the other tab...3 Layers in total! The reason for this is I notice only 1 layer makes it look yellow...3 is perfect


4. Tape the cut out tab to the clock like so.


5. Finished product (worst picture ever). This still looks yellow but as you can see on the left I have a REAL JDM VTi cluster, this clock now matches up to it almost perfectly if you were to see it in person.

PS, the dimmer has been cut (red/black wire)


So in total it cost about 20 cents...or you could pay $60-80 for a real JDM clock that looks exactly the same...up to you!
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great writeup!!! I just wish my car had a clock to begin with
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Old 10-Aug-2005, 01:29 PM
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another way...orange stained glass paint aka "jdm in a can"...same steps as above, but instead of using the plastic film spray the lcd with the paint, dry, reassemble and voila
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Old 10-Aug-2005, 01:32 PM
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cool write up
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Old 10-Aug-2005, 01:52 PM
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Thanks. I will confirm that the clock CyniKal.Mindset posted looks to be the same colour as the one I did with the tabs.

although I could remove my JDM amber at any time

And to add to it, the clock is harder to see during the day now when the sun shines through the car...but I just got the clock so I dont really know if its like that OEM anyway

looks good at night, next step: Climate Control
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Old 13-Aug-2005, 03:10 PM
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mmmm gotta love jdm in a can
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Old 16-Aug-2005, 04:11 PM
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this thould probably get put in the DIY section now that we have one (bout' time!!)
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Old 19-Aug-2005, 10:29 AM
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wow, thats sweet, im gonna do it!
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Old 19-Aug-2005, 01:36 PM
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just did my climate control also, ill post pics ...looks great
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Old 19-Aug-2005, 03:44 PM
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i jdm'd my clock, with paint comes out okay

I made MUgen whiteface guages on my comp by using scanner and paintshop

Mad jdm
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yeah did mine today with the paint and turned out great!
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Old 28-Sep-2005, 08:19 AM
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hahahaha ok im eather stupid here or i found a cool thing on the EF"S if u shove in on the plastik part beside the dash the time comes up without the keys in


i had my ef for 2 months now and just found that hehehe
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Old 29-Sep-2005, 09:55 AM
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Originally posted by doggy69247
hahahaha ok im eather stupid here or i found a cool thing on the EF"S if u shove in on the plastik part beside the dash the time comes up without the keys in


i had my ef for 2 months now and just found that hehehe
same
89SIHATCH showed me
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great write up
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Old 30-Dec-2005, 12:13 AM
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i gota try this on my friends eg. see how it looks in real life.
haha
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man.... what else can u do wit jdm in a can haha? does it make you go faster? :-P
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I couldnt find any jdm in a can around me so i used a orange tick tack container...lol looks good and its a little thicker then the trasparent film.

Any store carrys tick tacks. And the best part it you get to eat them after

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My light reads blurry, it's like some sort of residue on it, any idea?
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clean it
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where do you find jdm in a can>?
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