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01-03-2005 09:31 PM
interpretblurple
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Originally Posted by Sport/SoundEdition
Sorry I called it a Gel cause of my brother, Gel is the term used when talking about a Colored sheet of mylar or plastic that is placed infront of a light for a lighting effect on a stage.


It's been stated before that the use of a thin sheet of blue colored plastic or a piece of blue mylar plastic (like colored food wrap but higher quality) makes the ATC display turn a sexxy blue color. Any craft store should sell blue mylar or blue plastic for doing decorative gift wrapping (has to be the see thru kind) that can be used for the effect.

oh yeah thats what i thought you were talking about just making sure...yea i got some of that stuff and i was gonna put it in my ATC...lol
01-03-2005 04:29 PM
Sport/SoundEdition Sorry I called it a Gel cause of my brother, Gel is the term used when talking about a Colored sheet of mylar or plastic that is placed infront of a light for a lighting effect on a stage.


It's been stated before that the use of a thin sheet of blue colored plastic or a piece of blue mylar plastic (like colored food wrap but higher quality) makes the ATC display turn a sexxy blue color. Any craft store should sell blue mylar or blue plastic for doing decorative gift wrapping (has to be the see thru kind) that can be used for the effect.
01-03-2005 10:19 AM
interpretblurple
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Originally Posted by Sport/SoundEdition
Just to clarify the comments I've made are for a MTC not an ATC........ the ATC's are easier to put led's in and put a blue gel over the display and get the desired effect.

blue gel?? what the hell is that is it like a slime that you put on the plastic piece...where you get that from?
01-03-2005 01:29 AM
Sport/SoundEdition Just to clarify the comments I've made are for a MTC not an ATC........ the ATC's are easier to put led's in and put a blue gel over the display and get the desired effect.
01-02-2005 01:50 PM
interpretblurple
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Originally Posted by CaptainMorgan
Oh sure you can put in leds instead, theres room for that. I'm not sure if they make ones that you can just stick back into the original holes so you might need to wire them up independantly. Thats no problem though. I just didn't think that there was enough room for a cathode tube, but it might be doable. I do know that you can change the color of all of the lights and the display by switching out the plastic sheet with one of a different color. Caffsoap and a few others have done it and apparently its pretty easy.
oh yeah i will agree you about that...i def. doesnt look like there is enough room for a cathode tube to fit..
01-02-2005 03:55 AM
CaptainMorgan Oh sure you can put in leds instead, theres room for that. I'm not sure if they make ones that you can just stick back into the original holes so you might need to wire them up independantly. Thats no problem though. I just didn't think that there was enough room for a cathode tube, but it might be doable. I do know that you can change the color of all of the lights and the display by switching out the plastic sheet with one of a different color. Caffsoap and a few others have done it and apparently its pretty easy.
12-21-2004 07:42 PM
interpretblurple
Opened the ATC and this is what i found.

Ok i dismantled the ATC and found that all that needs to be done is to switch the 4 led lights that light up the ATC to super whites...becuase i used a super white flashlight and shined it through the casing and it was blue...the other thing i did was took a piece of blue film that came with a strobe light that i had lying around and used it to cover the rectangle piece that shows the temp and setting etc...So i dont see why one cant just remove the old leds from the little plastic grey casings and then put super white ones or use some blue ones...is it really that difficult to remove the leds and put new ones in?
12-15-2004 12:40 AM
Sport/SoundEdition
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Originally Posted by interpretblurple
So are you disagreeing with what capt.morgan said about it not being something feasible (spell check)...are you suggesting that if the protective casing is removed that this mod would work?

Well after spending around an hour modding a set of white leds (had a white led "neon" tube from superbrightleds.com that had no use that and well I kinda broke the 194's and thier solder points when opeing the unit) into the houseing I can say that if you took the cold cathode out of the casing and then trimmed the light piping so the cathode would sit into it, you should be able to fit it in there...... the main obstice is the light piping, there is probably about a quater of an inch of room but the way the light piping is curved it's mostly used up. Also if you sink the cathode into the piping it will better distribute the light acrost the unit (like lighting up the A/C and rear defrost buttons).



NOTE!!!!!
If anybody does go this route, figure out a way to either remove the light piping or the decal for the MTC controls, they have a sticky backing and will catch all plastic shavings that are made from putting a channel in the light piping IE Learn from my mistakes, it's not cool to have lil bits of crap stuck to the face that constantly bugs you when the lights are turned on.
12-15-2004 12:33 AM
SharpTrep if i want to put mini neons in my front grille , what size and type should i get? i have underglows from liteglow, but what should i put in the grille?
12-15-2004 12:00 AM
interpretblurple
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Originally Posted by Sport/SoundEdition
On the ones I ordered it was pretty much just cracking appart the square end caps and carefully peeling them appart.......... That and I figured it was an inexpensive screwup if things broke which they did and I can whole heartly say I'm the only one to blame on that one.

If I had taken the whole unit appart I know there is enough room in there for the cathodes, just gotta get crafty and not aggressive (learn from my mistakes people!!!)
So are you disagreeing with what capt.morgan said about it not being something feasible (spell check)...are you suggesting that if the protective casing is removed that this mod would work?
12-14-2004 07:58 PM
Sport/SoundEdition
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Originally Posted by interpretblurple
how the hell did you remove the casing? You mean you broke the pastic off that covers them! Wow...you have balls for that...I will be ordering some more cathodes for this a project that was inspired from this thread...you all shall see inspiration in its finest....

On the ones I ordered it was pretty much just cracking appart the square end caps and carefully peeling them appart.......... That and I figured it was an inexpensive screwup if things broke which they did and I can whole heartly say I'm the only one to blame on that one.

If I had taken the whole unit appart I know there is enough room in there for the cathodes, just gotta get crafty and not aggressive (learn from my mistakes people!!!)
12-14-2004 05:57 PM
JGarrett911
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Originally Posted by interpretblurple
how the hell did you remove the casing? You mean you broke the pastic off that covers them! Wow...you have balls for that...I will be ordering some more cathodes for this a project that was inspired from this thread...you all shall see inspiration in its finest....
its not all that hard. I took the casing off the 4" that is in my compasspod - all you need is a dremel and some spare time

and you can buy them w/o the casing (atleast the longer tubes) but i dont remember where i saw them at
12-14-2004 05:23 PM
interpretblurple
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Originally Posted by CaptainMorgan
Sorry guys, but having taken apart both versions of our hvac controls (MTC and ATC) you won't be able to do the CC mod to either of them. Everything is all on one circuit board and then what you see is the black casing that the one board screws into. Unless you could somehow cram them into the tiny space you have and drill holes through the circuit board or the side of the black casing to run the wires i don't see this being possible.

Damnit...there has to be a way....
12-14-2004 04:54 PM
CaptainMorgan Sorry guys, but having taken apart both versions of our hvac controls (MTC and ATC) you won't be able to do the CC mod to either of them. Everything is all on one circuit board and then what you see is the black casing that the one board screws into. Unless you could somehow cram them into the tiny space you have and drill holes through the circuit board or the side of the black casing to run the wires i don't see this being possible.
12-14-2004 02:18 PM
Boberle1150 Ordered two green kits yesterday, so I will install them when they get here! One under each seat. Hope it looks good.
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