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Old 03-30-2011, 07:07 AM   #41
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That gauge cluster is a safety hazard.

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Old 03-30-2011, 04:52 PM   #42
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I applaud the workmanship the ingenuity. The design is gross. There is a reason that lights in airplanes are red and that gauges forever have been white numerals on black back grounds. The less light shinning in your eyes the less you pupils contact the better you can see at night. That gauge cluster is a safety hazard.
Do you spend your days staring into the sun?
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Dangerous or not, they look awesome.

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Old 03-30-2011, 07:14 PM   #44
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Torch Vent said thats for the v6. Does Ford-a-tude plan on making any for the v8s.
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Torch Vent said thats for the v6. Does Ford-a-tude plan on making any for the v8s.
I THINK he already has them done. I thought that was his first project which resulted in a bunch of V6 guys wanting one
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:55 PM   #46
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Torch Vent said thats for the v6. Does Ford-a-tude plan on making any for the v8s.
Already done sir. Check the link in my sig for info.
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Any chance you'll be making gauges for those without mycolor?
At this point in time, no. Sorry, but I don't think there is enough interest.
You could always do an upgrade to a MyColor cluster tho.
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You could always do an upgrade to a MyColor cluster tho.
Wouldn't even kow where to begin, or want to...This is a good point for everyone, like myself, who has been waiting with baited breath for these gauges to realize that they are not available unless you have my color...I actually thought I did until re-reading several posts...My footwells light up like 10 different colors, but nothing else...BTW, excellent guuges, thanks for all the hard work and for being honest in your updates...

oh...forgot "safety hazzard", lol

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Wouldn't even kow where to begin, or want to...This is a good point for everyone, like myself, who has been waiting with baited breath for these gauges to realize that they are not available unless you have my color...I actually thought I did until re-reading several posts...My footwells light up like 10 different colors, but nothing else...BTW, excellent guuges, thanks for all the hard work and for being honest in your updates...

oh...forgot "safety hazzard", lol
I thought all GT/CSs came with MyColor? I could be wrong...just thought it was something that had to be included in the GT/CS package. The footwell thing is ambient lighting, but idk.
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lol???Unless I haveit but don't know it, but I've been all over this car, and I don't think I have it...My GT/CS is an 09?!?
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I could definitely be wrong. That was just the first thing that came to my mind when I read your post. I've never heard of a GT/CS with ambient lighting but not MyColor, but there is a first time for everything.
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lol???Unless I haveit but don't know it, but I've been all over this car, and I don't think I have it...My GT/CS is an 09?!?

Do you have the information center where the odometer is located? If so, then you probably have "my color" as well. The button in the center stack, left upper, that says "info" is what you use to set the my color. I don't have my car with me and it's been awhile since I last changed mine, but I think you hold that button in and it will then give you the options in the information center.
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Click the image to open in full size.

You mean where it's asking a color choice above? Yea, I have the two lines of text...If I go home and hit the info button and I have this I'll sh*t...I'll let y'all know tomorrow...

Rethinking this I have cycled (I think) through the info information, like mpg, ave speed, gals used, ect, but have never held it in? I'll let y'all know tomorrow, lol...could be a great nite!
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If the physical layout of the cluster is speedo & Tach with 4 gauges in the center, then what I have created will work. There is the other cluster style, which I am "Guessing" is the non-MyColor that has only 2 gauges in the center and the info center screen directly below them. There has turned out to be a few more cluster styles than I had originally been aware of when I started this whole thing.
Sorry for the confusion.
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If the physical layout of the cluster is speedo & Tach with 4 gauges in the center, then what I have created will work. There is the other cluster style, which I am "Guessing" is the non-MyColor that has only 2 gauges in the center and the info center screen directly below them. There has turned out to be a few more cluster styles than I had originally been aware of when I started this whole thing.
Sorry for the confusion.
+1 on this. If you have the 4 smaller gauges in the center of the console, then his setup will work. I think you are right, Ford-a-tude, when you think that the clusters without MyColor only have 2 guages in the center. Both of my S197s have had MyColor, so I'm not absolutely positive what the other ones look like, but just from memory I think everything being said is correct.

But even if your gauges don't change color for some reason, you could still use Ford-a-tudes product as long as you have 4 gauges in the center.

EDIT: After some research, I don't think you have to have MyColor if you get a GT/CS, but everything you've said points to the conclusion that you do. In 2009, the Interior Upgrade Package became standard on Premium V6s and GTs. One aspect of this package is Ambient Lighting (which it appears you have). I would be thoroughly surprised if you don't have MyColor after looking it up. One other aspect of that package is the satin dash.
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well, now that you both said that, I cannot recall where my textual information cluster is, or whether I have 2 or 4 middle gauges...Time to go home and find out...I'll post a pic tomorrow morning
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Here's what I have...First pic shows cluster...Seems like my text infomational window is in the correct place to have my color...Second pic shows the "switch" to control the footwell lights and toggle footwell colors...Third pic shows that I have the info button, but I tried to push it, hold it, talk nice to it, and could not get a color option to come up...Just the regular info like ave miles per hour, gals to empty, total gals used, ya ta da...Any ideas? Good news is it look like I may be able to use the new gauges with my setup in the first pic...I dunno?
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It appears that you can use my gauges. I am unaware of yet another cluster design without mycolor. Worst case is they would be white during day and green at night.
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Here's what I have...First pic shows cluster...Seems like my text infomational window is in the correct place to have my color...Second pic shows the "switch" to control the footwell lights and toggle footwell colors...Third pic shows that I have the info button, but I tried to push it, hold it, talk nice to it, and could not get a color option to come up...Just the regular info like ave miles per hour, gals to empty, total gals used, ya ta da...Any ideas? Good news is it look like I may be able to use the new gauges with my setup in the first pic...I dunno?
I had to look it up because I haven't done it in awhile. It is the "RESET" button you use not the INFO. And I didn't see anything in the manual about talking nice to it by the way LOL

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Headlamps must be on to set up the nighttime display color.

1. Press SETUP to get to the DISPLAY COLOR set up menu.
2. Pressing RESET will scroll through the following selectable colors:
Green Blue
Purple White
Orange Red

MyColor Adjust (to define MyColor)

Adjusting MyColor: MyColor is a user defined backlighting color. The backlighting colors are achieved through the blending of light from Red, Green, and Blue LEDs. Apart from the 6 preset colors, drivers can create their own color by adjusting the levels of the three primary colors through the MyColor feature to achieve any of 125 different
combinations.

The vehicle must be stationary to enter the MyColor adjust mode. To enter the MyColor adjust mode, hold RESET for 3 seconds at the Adjust menu, or press SETUP to scroll though the display colors again. When in the MyColor adjust mode, pressing RESET will step through the Red, Green, Blue and Exit options. Pressing SETUP will increment the proportion of the color being adjusted. Try many combinations and record your favorites. To Save and Exit MyColor adjust hold RESET for 3 seconds when prompted. Pressing RESET for less than 3 seconds will cycle back through the color components.
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I had to look it up because I haven't done it in awhile. It is the "RESET" button you use not the INFO. And I didn't see anything in the manual about talking nice to it by the way LOL

From my owner manual:

Headlamps must be on to set up the nighttime display color.

1. Press SETUP to get to the DISPLAY COLOR set up menu.
2. Pressing RESET will scroll through the following selectable colors:
Green Blue
Purple White
Orange Red

MyColor Adjust (to define MyColor)

Adjusting MyColor: MyColor is a user defined backlighting color. The backlighting colors are achieved through the blending of light from Red, Green, and Blue LEDs. Apart from the 6 preset colors, drivers can create their own color by adjusting the levels of the three primary colors through the MyColor feature to achieve any of 125 different
combinations.

The vehicle must be stationary to enter the MyColor adjust mode. To enter the MyColor adjust mode, hold RESET for 3 seconds at the Adjust menu, or press SETUP to scroll though the display colors again. When in the MyColor adjust mode, pressing RESET will step through the Red, Green, Blue and Exit options. Pressing SETUP will increment the proportion of the color being adjusted. Try many combinations and record your favorites. To Save and Exit MyColor adjust hold RESET for 3 seconds when prompted. Pressing RESET for less than 3 seconds will cycle back through the color components.

Oh man...Want to bury self under rock (and manual)...As I flamed someone for not reading the manual this morning, even threw in the icon, I feel bad about this...I have yet to read the manual cover to cover, and never thought I had my color, so I didn't even try to read that section...Also, embarrassingly <sp!> enough, I have never had the lights on (except for my avatar pic, night I brought her home) as she is a nice Saturday only garage queen with 4200 miles...I can't wait (again) to try your recomendations (from the manual) JIMC...thanks a bunch, and I'll let y'all know this weekend how it went...To the OP's last post, yes, the worst case scenerio is I CAN use cette gauges, but they'll just be normal colors, best case is I have mycolor...Very not too shabby of scenerios...RTFM dummie!
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