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  1. Heya Adam, It's been a long time since i did this mod to my dash.... i remember just putting all the needles back to the "zero" / start positions.... as you have already noticed, they wont reset by themselves.
  2. Thought i'd post this up. This mod was done to an 08 Aurion but may work for other model cars as well. It's a cheap simlpe non invasive reversable way to customise your dash colours. With out the need for soldering LED's While LED soldering is still a very low skill level of modding not a lot of ppl are comfortable taking a iron to their beloved dashes. This method/guide makes for a much easier way with a low cost of materials for almost as pro look as LED replacement. I had originally wanted to change the LED's in my dash. (like i had done to my iload) But upon opening it up i seen that i could not get the dash to be multicoloured without extreme bleed. It's a bit more crafty skills than electronic or LED modding. As you can see here our AU dash is a bore.... cold and non enguaging. The new look dash. Not for everyone i know. I used simple A4 coloured plastic folders from the local Bargain shop. cost was around 2bux all up. I picked a bunch of different colours to cover as many combo's as i could. The next thing i did to help out was to build a temp mini back lit light desk. This gives a better idea of the end result. Dash out and strip down. You can see a diffusers plate, this simply catches the light and spreads it evenly though this section. Time to experiment. As you can see simply slipping a different colour behind the dash plate creates a brand new colour. Your pretty much only limited buy your imagination. To create a multi coloured dash just cut and butt join different coloured plastic. The best (reversable way) to hold the plastic inplace is with small tabs of normal clear selotape. You only need to keep the plastic inserts held in place untill the dash is clamped back together. Then the new inserts will stay inplace. Using the same method is multi coloured the Fuel and temp Guages as well. Fitted up and back in the car.
  3. Sticky Dashboard?

    I just snuck in..... with an 08 dropped it off today PU tomorrow Suttons @ Rockdale.
  4. Trent's Turbo Camry

    Looks PRO mate love a clean plumbing job

    Wow im still subbed to this thread :P imagine my surprise when i seen your name pop up !!!! hows life man? it has beeen a loooong time. Still driving that sexy aurion?
  6. Project Mars Custom Headlight mod! Big thanks to Chris for having the balls to let me do this light mod! After much discussion Chris and i have decided it's time to give his aftermarket Mars projector lights some mod loving These lights look awsome when they are turned off! but turn em on and bleh! The CCFL angel eyes look nasty dull and cheep and the DRL is a completely different colour almost a dull purple and also pretty dull. The blinker omg it's where a light should be! The list of mods we will change are, Remove CCFL's and change for Ultra bright LED's rings Remove DRL and replace with Mercedes style strip blinker Replace Original bulb blinker with Second HID projector lense for dual active headlight setup. Adding DRL to lower bumber. Hoping for something truly unique and orginal. Here's a few starter piccy. Remove the standard CCFL rings Test fitting the new 90mm LED ring upgrades Splitting the CCFL from it's diffuser ring These will be fitted back over the new LED rings to even out the dots.

    Just went to see GOTG @ the ent qtr !! ended up parking in the middle of some Blacklist meet!... jesus was like a scene out of the F&F cept there was a lotta ppl smoking shisha's

    wow! heya Al :D
  9. Bangers' ZR6

    Damm Drew they look AMAZING man, they are such a hard light to mod and look good, switch backs too! very cool :)
  10. Bangers' ZR6

    Jesus mate those rims on your car really goes to a whole new level! is there a more tricked out zr6 in au?
  11. Defyant's SX6

    Hi all, this is my first toyota it's an 08 Aurion Sx6
  12. Re-designing the original badboy style tail lights for Reb's. Trying to get a cleaner more factory look to the installation. With this new method I can now make "modules" and just install the pre-made modules into the lights. It also makes new designs a lot easier come up with and install. Anyways heres the new worklog and hopefully some shots installed on Reb's Black Beast next week. A little bit more work is needed to the inner housings to fit the new modules. Templates are made from see thru plastic. The template patterns transferred onto some 2mm white Perspex. Im using white for the first set as you will see to allow me to make the holes for the LED's. The half cut rings can be sat under the white plex. this allows me to see exactly where the LEDs are, I can then mark and drill with a 5mm drill. A quick look see These can now be used as permanent templates and now used with Black Satin plex. In this case I have sanded and plasti primed and panted satin black to match the rest of the painted housing. Attaching the rings to the back of the module using the melt wire method, also using this to attach wires to secure and hold the new module into the housing. A quick test mount up I A final test look before installing electronics and reseal. Cheers
  13. Bangers' ZR6

    Puppies! wow! they look pretty serious :) how ya been man, need to catch up.
  14. Bangers' ZR6

    That roof is some sexy ***** pro lookin custom work man looks factory New speakers look the biz too!
  15. RentASpace's ST204 Progression Thread

    did i see you up near the top of bangor bypass the other day?? if that was you (with the missus) the car is looking sexy, really eye catching ! Edit, just noticed the mighty car mods sticka! yer mate that was you..... Darn shame ya lettin it go..... seriously looked nice getting along.
  16. Marks_2_sparks cool corolla

    Fantastic looking machine, ya dont see many this nice . balancing is a lost art your doing a great job with it tho, did you get the head CC'd after that sexy port work? Great job on the valve spring tool too
  17. Steve's Hilux

    WOW i'll bet its fun to drive :D mate that's a very sexy upgrade , pro looking job too very nice plumbing, must give a lotta hoons a shock to see you pull away.
  18. Bangers' ZR6

    HOLY SHIZT! i could dive into that paint and swim around man WOW! New kitchen ay mate smart lady your one is :) post some pics when finshed and just see if you don't get some thumbs up :D jeeesus mate gimee a call i still have your old number havent talk to ya in ages :(
  19. Wow that's pimped! jeesus man your leaving the rest of us in your dust
  20. Bangers' ZR6

    Tell me bout it !! that back seat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  21. LOL hillarious stuff :P my email notifaction gives it all away ! toooo funny guys :) That vids a bust Rebs ........
  22. Sticky Dashboard?

    LOL walks out side to see if this is true.... Touch the dashboard and guess what! stickier than fresh jizz..... ive also never used any product. old school 'ers know the downsides to that. sign me up for some class action.
  23. Had the pleasure of taking the Beast for a Burn last week and i gotta say this thing is pretty amazing to drive........ putter around and its just an everyday aurion..... put ya foot down and whoa! it can really put a smile on ya face :D The power is totally 100% smooth and drivable, Not noticing any nasty FWD pull or spin, Theres alotta headroom for a lot more power.........., but for a daily driver its a class effort chuck in some sexy head and tail lights and this is the coolest Aurion in Aus no doubt! Full props to ya Rebs you did it mate
  24. Angel Eye Headlights- highbeam??

    You get what you pay for........i'm sure ive posted about this crap here a few times. The design isnt so much the problem as the cheap ***** hid kits they come with and the below par optic lenses they stick in the projectors themselves. You can upgrade to a quality Phillips 55W kit for about 30-50% improvement. Some ive done say 100% improvement.... but that depends more on if you have the MARS lights or the Thai copies of the Mars or the Indo copies of the Thai of the mars! Or go to the not so fun extreme of replacing the complete projectors... a good source of quality units is ive installed a bit of his stuff now and its all good news. At any case they are nasty bits of work and i now only recommend them for city posers who just have to have a dull looking crappy set of angel eyes on their pride and joy :) I won't endorse them anymore to folks who might need to do any night time distance travelling. If your stock headlights are out of the car your better off getting a quality set of Angel EYES off Ali or fleebay and install em your self or send me PM and i'll quote you for a proper install.