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  • My 98 GS-T Fabricating Thread!

    I'm just making this thread to post pictures and get insight and swap idea's with other members.

    My POS Pioneer croaked a few days ago, so I started ripping my interior apart to do some fabricating. I dont have my screen yet, but I'm aquireing a Pioneer DVDRW and some memory for my Shuttle. I'm going to put the DVDRW in the overhead console that has the button for the sunroof.

    Here's the faceplate that I'm going to mold the faceplate of the TS into.. I thought this was awsome when I thought of it... gotta delete the lever that goes in this hole for the HVAC... its never used. I dont even know what its for anyways, but I dont use it. So I superglued it. The superglue is working so far but I'm going to break it off so that I can cut the surounding off and then I'm going to probably hot glue it in as reinforcement so puting a card in wont break the seal.

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T
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  • #2
    Originally posted by 97GST
    Here's the faceplate that I'm going to mold the faceplate of the TS into.. I thought this was awsome when I thought of it... gotta delete the lever that goes in this hole for the HVAC... its never used. I dont even know what its for anyways, but I dont use it. So I superglued it. The superglue is working so far but I'm going to break it off so that I can cut the surounding off and then I'm going to probably hot glue it in as reinforcement so puting a card in wont break the seal.
    That lever is used to switch between air coming from outside the car (through the vents) -- when to the left; and air re-circulating inside the car -- when to the right.
    I remember back on my '98 GSX, when I'd go faster than 100MPH it'd move to the left (open) position by itself because of the air speed.
    I'd usually keep it closed during winter, and open during the summer, especially at night.
    For Sale: Carputer (CarPC) & RCA Y-Adapter
    Newsflash: Take a look at my unsold stuff above, thanks!
    Up Next: Make an OBD to Serial cable & Redo the "MMI buttons"

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    • #3
      Ok, so I dont really need it. I could just move it or something... Its never moved on its own. But before I take it out, I'll make sure its closed... Thats probably how mice got in my ac system.
      1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T
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      RF Power T162S | RF Power T162S | 2x RF Power T212D2 | RF Power T8004 | RF Power T20001bd | RF 3SIXTY.2

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      • #4
        I'd leave it open. You'll fog up the car on nasty cold rainy days. Oh, wait, I just read where you are, never mind. Some thing to think about if you do go some where with cold rainy/snow days.
        Failure is not an option....



        It's installed by default on every version of Windows.

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        • #5
          Well I'm thinking about just moving it... Its on a lever... I'm thinking about just extending the cable and moving it to the glove compartment or something. And we get those cold nasty foggy days here. Not many, but atleast 4 times a year. Especialy in winter time tho...
          1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T
          ABIT NF-M2 nView | AMD Athlon64 FX62 Windsor | nVidia GeForce 6150 | Realtek ALC883 7.1DTS | Vista x64
          RF Power T162S | RF Power T162S | 2x RF Power T212D2 | RF Power T8004 | RF Power T20001bd | RF 3SIXTY.2

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          • #6
            I finished the Card Reader so far. I am planing on replacing the Amber led with a blue one. I'm either looking for some HVAC Silver or White Gauge Faces or I'm going to add a few White LED's inside the HVAC controls to get them to look new. Replacing the Green LED when you press the AC button with a UV LED. The way I cut the bottom up on the HVAC controls, it shines light over the card reader and so all the slots light up. I didn't expect it, but it works! All your seing on the Card Reader is just light from the HVAC Controls. Even the LED isn't lit up.
            1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T
            ABIT NF-M2 nView | AMD Athlon64 FX62 Windsor | nVidia GeForce 6150 | Realtek ALC883 7.1DTS | Vista x64
            RF Power T162S | RF Power T162S | 2x RF Power T212D2 | RF Power T8004 | RF Power T20001bd | RF 3SIXTY.2

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            • #7
              Modding the LED inside the A/C button (it comes out separately from the bezel) is gonna be very difficult. Be sure you read the article about it on DSMTalk.
              I also remember that the whole HVAC panel is sold as an EL Glow gauge where it lights up in blue and red over a white background.
              For Sale: Carputer (CarPC) & RCA Y-Adapter
              Newsflash: Take a look at my unsold stuff above, thanks!
              Up Next: Make an OBD to Serial cable & Redo the "MMI buttons"

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              • #8
                lol I know. And I did modify the LED inside the AC Button, can't you see? Well I changed the regular bulb for an LED... and the Green LED isn't hard. Its actually easy! There is allready a resistor soldered onto the board so all you have to do is just replace the LED.. no problem at all... I just have to wait for LED's... I am out now.. so I just ordered a set. And I know there is an EL Glow panel sold somewhere, I just dont know where. Thats the problem.
                1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T
                ABIT NF-M2 nView | AMD Athlon64 FX62 Windsor | nVidia GeForce 6150 | Realtek ALC883 7.1DTS | Vista x64
                RF Power T162S | RF Power T162S | 2x RF Power T212D2 | RF Power T8004 | RF Power T20001bd | RF 3SIXTY.2

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                • #9
                  I decided to be a good person and help a fellow DSMer out tonight...
                  Here you go

                  BTW, your car is a GST (not a GS-T as it shows in the title), because as far as I can see, a 'GS-T' is a GS with a non-factory (or custom) turbo. AKA GS+T, just like the RS-T's.
                  For Sale: Carputer (CarPC) & RCA Y-Adapter
                  Newsflash: Take a look at my unsold stuff above, thanks!
                  Up Next: Make an OBD to Serial cable & Redo the "MMI buttons"

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                  • #10
                    the 1st Gens were labled GS Turbo and my car is a NT W/Turbo. And so I just like the way GS-T Looks. Its my 3rd DSM. Used to own a 91 GSX and a 95 GSX.

                    And thanks for the link, I found a few on Ebay, but I still dont know... I wish OTTO would make a set to match thier gauges.
                    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T
                    ABIT NF-M2 nView | AMD Athlon64 FX62 Windsor | nVidia GeForce 6150 | Realtek ALC883 7.1DTS | Vista x64
                    RF Power T162S | RF Power T162S | 2x RF Power T212D2 | RF Power T8004 | RF Power T20001bd | RF 3SIXTY.2

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                    • #11
                      ***update***blue Inverted Hvac!

                      I ordered 4 Inverted 194 Blue LED's just to toy with. And they seem to work soo much better at diverting the light in a circle instead of like a laser. So they are PERFECT for swaping out your gauge bulbs with since regular led's will just leave a bunch of hot spots. These dont. Only problem with my HVAC controls, is that they use only one bulb for all the light. A regular bulb ofcource puts out more light in a general area, kinda like neons vs led's. But these Inverted LED's are soo good, that they would have almost satisfied me. They would have satisfied pretty much anyone else, but I'm too damn picky. I threw one inside my Boost Gauge, only problem with a blue LED inside a AutoMeter Black Face Boost/Vac gauge is you can't read the VAC Reading, no biggie tho, it isn't a bad thing. The Boost side glows bright blue, and the needle glows like a black light is hovering it. Will grab photos of that tomorow because everyone is asleep now.

                      The remaining 3 LED's I dedicated to the HVAC Controls. It took 6 holes to locate the right area to get the best spread and brightness. I am using the stock location because it allready works out pretty good, but only problem is it doesn't get the left side of the controls, so I played around drilling some holes and testing the led to see how it looks, finaly found that the bottom of the control unit, is the best place for an Inverted LED to backup the oem location. Here in this photo I only have two led's lit up, I dont have a solder iron inside the house so this is just a temporary photo. Tomorow I'll get an image of everything installed with the Sony deck I'm selling under the boost gauge.
                      1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T
                      ABIT NF-M2 nView | AMD Athlon64 FX62 Windsor | nVidia GeForce 6150 | Realtek ALC883 7.1DTS | Vista x64
                      RF Power T162S | RF Power T162S | 2x RF Power T212D2 | RF Power T8004 | RF Power T20001bd | RF 3SIXTY.2

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                      • #12
                        I love the all blue look.. I plan on doing that once I can finish fiberglassing my lcd in! good job

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                        • #13
                          Yeah, I love checking it out while driving at night... lmao jp
                          1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T
                          ABIT NF-M2 nView | AMD Athlon64 FX62 Windsor | nVidia GeForce 6150 | Realtek ALC883 7.1DTS | Vista x64
                          RF Power T162S | RF Power T162S | 2x RF Power T212D2 | RF Power T8004 | RF Power T20001bd | RF 3SIXTY.2

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                          • #14
                            This is my first, so im pretty new at all this. But it looks like you just took the stock ac controller thing and just put a blue light there. But I was under the impression that there was some sort of colored like tint over the face, and the color was due to that tint, not the light.
                            And I have also used those 194 bulbs, I replaced the ugly orange foot light with a blue 194 bulb. And those inverted bulbs are quite awsome indeed.

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                            • #15
                              The gauges are. They have some orange tint on them. So I'm going to be installing some S7 Faces on them. But no, there is just a bulb with a condom to give off the orange look. But the problem is that there is only one bulb, and its not enough to get a good enough brightness. So I drilled a few locations to find the right spots, and I installed 3 inverted LED bulbs. Its just something you might wanna do if you dont want the ugly white face HVAC controls... I mean it does give a nice color those faces... but I hate the white. It would look nice to install white Inverted LED's.. give it a new car look.
                              1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T
                              ABIT NF-M2 nView | AMD Athlon64 FX62 Windsor | nVidia GeForce 6150 | Realtek ALC883 7.1DTS | Vista x64
                              RF Power T162S | RF Power T162S | 2x RF Power T212D2 | RF Power T8004 | RF Power T20001bd | RF 3SIXTY.2

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