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Old 01-11-2009, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone using a different colored display? show it off!

i am waiting for my V2 board to arrive along with my black screen with red lettering LCD. ebay for 10 bux! thank you chinese distributors!

i chose the red lettering LCD so it will closely match my fiero gauges. it will be shown off in this thread upon completion of assembly. and then a working reading from the car once i get whatever is wrong solved.

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Old 01-12-2009, 12:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Id like to know how it turns out. Honestly I looked at those same displays, and thought about getting one to match the gauges in my 6000 wagon. I was thinking a red reverse one would be like an alarm clock, too red for my Pontiac. So I was thinking reverse orange would be closer. But then I just went and tried the stock green one from the kit. It is hard to see in the daytime. Thankfully 90% of my driving in the wagon is at night.

Attached is the one I used in my Celebrity. It is a gray-green background, green backlight, and indigo lettering. It was a nonstandard display, with no true backlight control, but it dims some at timeout and pulses like the lights on a car with a high powered stereo. I absolutely love this display. It is just as easy to read in the brightest sun as in the dark, and everything in between.

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thats a celebrity? me and my bro couldnt figure out what car that was. since it has the tach in that spot and he said that looks like the same steering wheel he had in hes 88 z24
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Since I messed up the LCD that came with my kit, I went ahead and bought a blue background w/ white lettering LCD - to match my blue LCD back-lit instrument cluster - it's hard to tell in the pictures, but it really is blue
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thats a celebrity? me and my bro couldnt figure out what car that was. since it has the tach in that spot and he said that looks like the same steering wheel he had in hes 88 z24
Yep thats my Celebrity. I added the Lumina APV steering wheel because it looks and drives better. Unfortunately I couldnt find a Z24 steering wheel, the color would have been perfect. I added the tach, I custom built it to look factory using parts from a 6000 cluster. I also did some surgery and added a factory looking oil pressure gauge into the right side of the cluster. I remapped all the applicable idiot lights to the left side and thats the reason for the film, it hides the chopped up idiot light lenses.

Heres the page, http://www.cardomain.com/ride/447741 . Havent done anything with it in years.

Wingmn, thats a perfect match!
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wow, thats very clean and "stock" looking. i like that look. thats always something i do, go for a stock look.
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Holy Crud!! That steering wheel has more buttons than the Mach 5!

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i got my V2.1 board in and my black/red backlit LCD in today. assembly is underway.... lets hope i dont screw anything up.....
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woot, got mine done. the black/red lettering screen does look a bit too dark. but that can be solved with more LEDs!! just have some white LEDs facing at the screen in its project box housing.

EDIT: i just found out that the LEDs will go even brighter after the setup. i may not need more LEDs.....

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That looks pretty awesome. I might have to get a new LCD soon. Let us know how it looks once it's set up, because that looks badass.

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